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21st May '16 6:43:27 PM Doug86
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* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel Final Frontier (no relation to the fifth movie), it was revealed that the ''Enterprise'' was the prototype for the Constitution class line. It was deliberately overbuilt, explaining how Kirk (and Scotty) could constantly push it past its design limits. Constitution ships-of-the-line were economized, resulting in them being more delicate ships.

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* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novel Final Frontier ''Final Frontier'' (no relation to the fifth movie), it was revealed that the ''Enterprise'' was the prototype for the Constitution class line. It was deliberately overbuilt, explaining how Kirk (and Scotty) could constantly push it past its design limits. Constitution ships-of-the-line were economized, resulting in them being more delicate ships.



* In Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDoctorJekyllAndMrHyde, the potion responsible for separating Jekyll and Hyde only worked because of an unspecified impurity in one of the ingredients. When Jekyll/Hyde ran out of the one contaminated batch, it didn't work anymore.

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* In Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDoctorJekyllAndMrHyde, ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', the potion responsible for separating Jekyll and Hyde only worked because of an unspecified impurity in one of the ingredients. When Jekyll/Hyde ran out of the one contaminated batch, it didn't work anymore.
20th May '16 9:58:42 AM Jhonny
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** The British [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Passenger_Train Advanced Passenger Train]] holds several records that have yet to be broken by regular trains on British Rails. It was plagued with trying to do too many things at once and ultimately killed by politicians who had expected it too early (meaning it was rushed to market before it was ready) and then complained of its "greenness". Some of the patents, notably that for active tilting were later sold to Italy and used to develop a new class of Pendolino tilting trains that have been sold - to Great Britain among others.
19th May '16 2:32:03 AM himmelicht
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* As a general rule of thumb, there are two types of prototypes: concepts that barely work, and just demonstrate what the finished product could be; and stuff that has more buttons and features and flashing lights than you can imagine, and is prohibitively expensive or complicated to make on a wide scale. Super Prototypes are the latter category.



* As a general rule of thumb, there are two types of prototypes: concepts that barely work, and just demonstrate what the finished product could be; and stuff that has more buttons and features and flashing lights than you can imagine, and is prohibitively expensive or complicated to make on a wide scale. Super Prototypes are the latter category.
13th May '16 1:42:22 PM comicwriter
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* Steve's nearly-indestructible shield in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''. When Steve asks why it isn't standard issue for normal soldiers, Howard Stark says it's because the metal used to make it is nearly impossible to get a hold of.

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* Steve's nearly-indestructible shield in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''. When Steve he asks why it isn't standard issue for normal soldiers, Howard Stark says it's because the metal used to make it is nearly impossible too rare to get a hold of.produce more copies.
13th May '16 1:38:42 PM comicwriter
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* Steve's nearly-indestructible shield in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''. When Steve asks why it isn't standard issue for normal soldiers, Howard Stark says it's because the metal used to make it is nearly impossible to get a hold of.
28th Apr '16 3:53:11 PM EricNeoMatrix
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* In ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'', Tsali himself was this to the Tsali Endoskeletons. It's later revealed to be a JustifiedTrope - the endoskeletons were built in the last days of the Demon-Seedrian War, with the Seedrians nearly wiped out and scraping together anything to slow the Demons down.
27th Apr '16 3:27:48 AM LinTaylor
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*** The Gundams used by [[ThoseTwoBadGuys The Frost Brothers]] though, the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Virsago and Ashtaron]], play this straight.

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*** The Gundams used by [[ThoseTwoBadGuys The Frost Brothers]] though, the Brothers]]' [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Virsago and Ashtaron]], Ashtaron]] seem to play this straight.straight, but the ''VideoGame/SDGundamGGeneration'' series gave them their '''own''' Super Prototype: the Gundam Belphagor, a contemporary of the GX, Airmaster, and Leopard. Instead, the Virsago and Ashtaron essentially split the Belphagor's gimmicks in half and develop them in their own direction.
4th Apr '16 7:36:05 AM Jhonny
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** The Intercity Experimental, prototype predecessor to the Intercity Express of UsefulNotes/DeutscheBahn, had a lot of features that would only be seen in revenue service decades later or never. It also had a higher top speed (which is an EnforcedTrope, as trial runs in Europe have to be done with the top speed +10% to give a safety reserve)
** There were trial runs with prototype electric trains in 1903 on a military railway in Prussia that was equipped with prototype overhead wires for that purpose. The trains reached 200 km/h, but none of them ever entered revenue service and neither did the electrification system.
3rd Apr '16 11:08:20 AM Mhazard
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* The [[RareGuns Heckler & Koch G11]] is an experimental assault rifle which uses caseless ammunition, it has a slow full auto firing mode and an ''absurdly quick and accurate'' three round burst mode. It also looks [[OurWeaponsWillBeBoxyInTheFuture boxy and futuristic]] thanks to its unique loading mechanism. Unfortunately, despite being a huge success, the cost inefficiency has terminated its production.



* The [[RareGuns Heckler & Koch G11]] is an experimental assault rifle which uses caseless ammunition, it has a slow full auto firing mode and an ''absurdly quick and accurate'' three round burst mode. It also looks [[OurWeaponsWillBeBoxyInTheFuture boxy and futuristic]] thanks to its unique loading mechanism. Unfortunately, despite being a huge success, the cost inefficiency has terminated its production.

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* The [[RareGuns Heckler & Koch G11]] is an experimental assault rifle which uses caseless ammunition, it has a slow full auto firing mode and an ''absurdly quick and accurate'' three round burst mode. It also looks [[OurWeaponsWillBeBoxyInTheFuture boxy and futuristic]] thanks to its unique loading mechanism. Unfortunately, despite being a huge success, the cost inefficiency has terminated its production.
3rd Apr '16 11:08:04 AM Mhazard
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\n* The [[RareGuns Heckler & Koch G11]] is an experimental assault rifle which uses caseless ammunition, it has a slow full auto firing mode and an ''absurdly quick and accurate'' three round burst mode. It also looks [[OurWeaponsWillBeBoxyInTheFuture boxy and futuristic]] thanks to its unique loading mechanism. Unfortunately, despite being a huge success, the cost inefficiency has terminated its production.
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