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22nd Jun '16 6:56:31 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''WesternAnimation/DinosaurTrain'', "Dinosaur Train: Zeppelin Adventure" is a two-part special featuring the latest innovation from Dinosaur Train Industries: a zeppelin. It doesn't seem to travel through time, but it can the characters places that the train and the submarine can't. It comes complete with its own catchy theme tune.
14th Jun '16 2:58:49 AM ProfessorDetective
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** ''Anime/SherlockHound'' has many examples, the biggest of which being Episode Five: 'The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle' where Moriarty uses a pink, Pterodactyl-shaped biplane as a distraction for a jewel heist and Episode Ten: 'The White Cliffs of Dover' concerning a rash of sabotages with the Royal Mail's air service to Europe and sees the return of the aforementioned Pterodactyl.



** The steam-powered, wing-flapping aircraft of ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' are beautiful examples, including both giant war-planes and small [[FlyingCar commuter craft]]. Eventually, the castle itself becomes an example.

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** The steam-powered, wing-flapping aircraft of ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'' are beautiful examples, including both giant war-planes warplanes and small [[FlyingCar commuter craft]]. Eventually, the castle itself becomes an example.
6th May '16 8:59:10 AM Piando
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* The various steampunk-ish aircraft seen in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''TheLegendOfKorra'' are generally pretty plausible, but Asami's airship is as magnificent as it is impossible. It looks like the offspring of a blimp and a skyscraper, being mostly made of glass and metal and featuring an excessively huge and lavishly-decorated bridge. Eight comparatively small propellers attached to the back half of the ship (via huge and ornate metal frames) supposedly keep the monster airborne.

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* The various steampunk-ish aircraft seen in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''TheLegendOfKorra'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' are generally pretty plausible, but Asami's airship is as magnificent as it is impossible. It looks like the offspring of a blimp and a skyscraper, being mostly made of glass and metal and featuring an excessively huge and lavishly-decorated bridge. Eight comparatively small propellers attached to the back half of the ship (via huge and ornate metal frames) supposedly keep the monster airborne.
19th Feb '16 2:17:03 PM Sturmtrommel
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Gigantic}}'' each team of heroes arrive on the battlefield aboard a winged airship and re-spawn there if they die in combat.
19th Jan '16 3:08:15 PM Vios
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* In ''Literature/{{Updraft}}'', use of hang-glider-esque wings to fly around and between the [[SkyscraperCity towers of the city]] is routine, and Kirit is very keen to pass her tests and become an airborne trader like her mother. These wings are also used for combat, both against monsters and in duels (including TrialByCombat). There do not seem to be any larger air vehicles, however; or powered ones.
15th Jan '16 4:40:00 AM DaibhidC
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* ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir'' has Leonard of Quirm's Flapping-Wing-Flying-Device (ornithopter). A model briefly appears in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', but in the game he's built a full-size version. [[spoiler: Which Lewton flies in the final battle with Nylonathotep]].

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* ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir'' has Leonard of Quirm's Flapping-Wing-Flying-Device (ornithopter).(pedal-powered ornithopter). A model briefly appears in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', but in the game he's built a full-size version. [[spoiler: Which Lewton flies in the final battle with Nylonathotep]].
15th Jan '16 3:47:21 AM DaibhidC
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* ''VideoGame/DiscworldNoir'' has Leonard of Quirm's Flapping-Wing-Flying-Device (ornithopter). A model briefly appears in ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', but in the game he's built a full-size version. [[spoiler: Which Lewton flies in the final battle with Nylonathotep]].
31st Oct '15 8:19:18 AM SithLordPlagueis
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* The VSF miniatures game Aeronef by Wessex Games is set in an alternate universe where powered dirigible airships, nicknamed "'digs", are invented in 1852, and a powered anti-gravity system is developed in 1884, resulting in the construction of the titular Aeronefs, often shortened to "'nefs". Later developments include the discovery of negative-gravity particles that are passively generated from "R-Matter", a substance found in meteorites, usually in rainforests or polar regions. 'Nefs and 'Digs come in a variety of types, mostly military, ranging from small Patrol 'Nef to Battleships, as well as Carriers and specialist bombers. The style of miniatures is heavily inspired by the pre-dreadnought era from the mid-1870s to around the early 1910s, and the official timeline ends in 1911 before the outbreak of WWI.

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* The VSF miniatures game Aeronef by Wessex Games is set in an alternate universe where powered dirigible airships, nicknamed "'digs", are invented in 1852, and a powered anti-gravity system is developed in 1884, resulting in the construction of the titular Aeronefs, often shortened to "'nefs". Later developments include the discovery of negative-gravity particles that are passively generated from "R-Matter", a substance found in meteorites, usually in rainforests or polar regions. 'Nefs and 'Digs come in a variety of types, mostly military, ranging from small Patrol 'Nef to Battleships, as well as Carriers and specialist bombers. The style of miniatures is heavily inspired by the pre-dreadnought era from the mid-1870s to around the early 1910s, combining ship-like designs with aerial features such as control surfaces and the official timeline ends in 1911 before the outbreak of WWI.more "conventional" gas-bag dirigible airships, albeit with a bit [[More Dakka]].
31st Oct '15 8:16:47 AM SithLordPlagueis
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* The VSF miniatures game Aeronef by Wessex Games is set in an alternate universe where powered dirigible airships, nicknamed "'digs", are invented in 1852, and a powered anti-gravity system is developed in 1884, resulting in the construction of the titular Aeronefs, often shortened to "'nefs". Later developments include the discovery of negative-gravity particles that are passively generated from "R-Matter", a substance found in meteorites, usually in rainforests or polar regions. 'Nefs and 'Digs come in a variety of types, mostly military, ranging from small Patrol 'Nef to Battleships, as well as Carriers and specialist bombers. The style of miniatures is heavily inspired by the pre-dreadnought era from the mid-1870s to around the early 1910s, and the official timeline ends in 1911 before the outbreak of WWI.
28th Oct '15 9:10:44 AM JoieDeCombat
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* In ''VisualNovel/CodeRealize'', [[Literature/FromTheEarthToTheMoon Impey Barbicane]] successfully builds a steam-powered [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornithopter ornithopter]]. It looks like a mechanical mosquito with too many wings and, despite the fact that it seems like there should be no possible way it would ever get off the ground, manages to fly fast and high when needed and can also hover in place.
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