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4th Aug '17 2:22:27 PM BKelly95
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'':
** In the main game, Franklin has to steal a prop car from the set of a spy movie. It turns out the onboard weapons are completely functional when he has to defend the truck transporting it and a few other stolen cars.
** In Online, cars both armed and armored are introduced in the Heists update. Specifically, we see an armored sport sedan (Karin Kuruma), an off-roader with a machine gun mounted on it (HVY Insurgent Pickup), and a pickup truck with a gun mounted in the bed (Karin Technical).
** More are introduced in the Executives and Other Criminals Update, including luxury sedans with the option to add armor and a limo with a gun turret.
** More still are introduced in the Import/Export Update. Highlights include a delivery van with armor and a machine gun, a pair of off-road vehicles that carry guns and [[AmphibiousAutomobile float]], and a muscle car resembling [[Series/KnightRider a certain black Trans-Am]].
** The Gunrunning Update goes even further, including a muscle car with machine guns on the roof, a motorcycle with missiles and some flight capability, and an armed sports car.
28th Jul '17 4:51:45 AM longWriter
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* ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan'': In one episode, Grinder added explosive weapons to Team Xtreme's convertible, including missile launchers under the hood and explosives in the passenger's seat to act as a self-destruct. Did we mention the car was being remote-controlled on top of all this?
28th Jun '17 12:21:58 PM FordPrefect
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* '''Go-karts and other racing vehicles:''' nothing says speed like racing vehicles. That said, what can be put on the may be limited, and they tend to be more fragile, resulting in {{Fragile Speedsters}}, especially when compared to...

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* '''Go-karts and other racing vehicles:''' nothing says speed like racing vehicles. That said, what can be put on the may be limited, and they tend to be more fragile, resulting in {{Fragile Speedsters}}, Speedster}}s, especially when compared to...
13th Jun '17 10:10:10 PM nombretomado
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* During and immediately after WorldWarOne, several concepts for one man tanks were proposed. One example was the [[http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/GreatBritain/BritishTankettes.html Morris-Martel One Man Tankette]].

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* During and immediately after WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, several concepts for one man tanks were proposed. One example was the [[http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/GreatBritain/BritishTankettes.html Morris-Martel One Man Tankette]].



** Its predecessor was the AC-47, modified from the WW2-era C-47 Skytrain transport and cargo plane.
** Similarly, many German bombers leading into WorldWarII were converted airliners (albeit airliners designed specifically to be easily converted into bombers), such as the Focke-Wulf FW-200 Condor. Other countries enacted similar programs during the war to reduce development time, leading to designs such as the Short Sunderland. In fact, such design methods are still used today, leading to aircraft like the P-8 Poseiden, a Boeing 737 with various upgrades to include a bomb bay.

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** Its predecessor was the AC-47, modified from the WW2-era [=WW2=]-era C-47 Skytrain transport and cargo plane.
** Similarly, many German bombers leading into WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII were converted airliners (albeit airliners designed specifically to be easily converted into bombers), such as the Focke-Wulf FW-200 Condor. Other countries enacted similar programs during the war to reduce development time, leading to designs such as the Short Sunderland. In fact, such design methods are still used today, leading to aircraft like the P-8 Poseiden, a Boeing 737 with various upgrades to include a bomb bay.
23rd Apr '17 1:00:43 PM nombretomado
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* Both the [[TMNT1987 1987]] and [[TMNT2003 2003]] ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' 'toons featured these. The original toon featured the Party Wagon, while the second series featured two different Battle Shells, the Turtle Hauler, and several less-frequently-used vehicles. The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012]] series continues this tradition with the Shellraiser, Casey Jone's [[Hot Rod]], and the new Party Wagon.

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* Both the [[TMNT1987 1987]] and [[TMNT2003 [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 2003]] ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' 'toons featured these. The original toon featured the Party Wagon, while the second series featured two different Battle Shells, the Turtle Hauler, and several less-frequently-used vehicles. The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 2012]] series continues this tradition with the Shellraiser, Casey Jone's [[Hot Rod]], and the new Party Wagon.
22nd Apr '17 10:24:36 PM Getta
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* '''Go-karts and other racing vehicles:''' nothing says speed like racing vehicles. That said, what can be put on the may be limited, and they tend to be more fragile, resulting in {{Fragile Speedsters}}, especially when compared to...



Subtrope of CoolCar. Not to be confused with CarFu. See VehicularCombat for the game genre based around a bunch of these blasting the crap out of each other.

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Subtrope of CoolCar. Not to be confused with CarFu. See VehicularCombat for the game genre based around a bunch of these blasting the crap out of each other.
other. WackyRacing may also involve these.



* ''VideoGame/XCOMApocalypse'' has the Stormdogs and the [[FlyingCar Phoenix Hovercars]]. While the former is nigh useless due to being stuck on the highly destructible roads, the latter is excellent for supporting [[CoolBike Hoverbike]] [[ZergRush Swarms]] in taking down {{Flying Saucer}}s.

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* ''VideoGame/XCOMApocalypse'' has the Stormdogs and the [[FlyingCar Phoenix Hovercars]]. While the former is nigh useless due to being stuck on the highly destructible roads, the latter is excellent for supporting [[CoolBike Hoverbike]] Hover]] [[ZergRush Swarms]] in taking down {{Flying Saucer}}s.



* In the WhereAreTheyNow epilogue of ''Videogame/CrashTeamRacing'', [[TheEngineer Dr. N. Gin]] attempted to patent such a system, but, as shown in the page quote, it was hastily withdrawn.

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* In the WhereAreTheyNow epilogue of ''Videogame/CrashTeamRacing'', [[TheEngineer Dr. N. Gin]] attempted to patent such a system, but, as shown in the page quote, it was hastily withdrawn. In the game itself, the characters' karts can pack such things like homing missiles, rolling bombs, TNT/Nitro boxes, DeflectorShields, and other goodness.


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* ''Videogame/MegaManX'': the Ride Chasers are basically [[CoolBike hover bikes]] armed with energy cannon in front of it.
22nd Apr '17 1:23:43 PM Getta
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Compare TankGoodness for actual artillery vehicles.
22nd Mar '17 9:47:25 PM Yalsaris63
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* ''VideoGame/{{Interstate 76}}'' games have weaponized muscle cars. The first game, being a simulator of sorts, realistically deals with the difficultly of aiming a fixed machine gun from a bouncy car moving at 100mph.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Interstate 76}}'' games have weaponized muscle cars. The first game, being a simulator of sorts, realistically deals with the difficultly difficulty of aiming a fixed machine gun from a bouncy car moving at 100mph.
19th Mar '17 5:13:05 AM shadowbeast
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* ''ComicBook/WackyRaceland'', DC's post-apocalyptic reboot of the ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', has the racers' cars issued with AIs that are as surly and sour as their crews, all hard, grizzled veterans of the wasteland. In one issue they are parked outside a bush pub where their crews are drinking, and... indulging in less healthy chemical stimulations (willingly or not), while talking smack and dealing with wasteland critters. A six-legged mutant lizard jumps up and urinates on the Mean Machine, which fries it alive.

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* ''ComicBook/WackyRaceland'', DC's post-apocalyptic reboot of the ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', has the racers' cars issued with AIs that are as surly and sour as their crews, crews: all hard, grizzled veterans of the wasteland. wasteland, and all packing various weapons. The Army Surplus Special isn't quite the best example, but the others have various weapons stuck on, including power tools and energy weapons (the Compact Pussycat has a gatling sticking out one side of the nose!). In one issue they are parked outside a bush pub where their crews are drinking, and... indulging in less healthy chemical stimulations (willingly or not), while talking smack and dealing with wasteland critters. A six-legged mutant lizard jumps up and urinates on the Mean Machine, which fries it alive.
19th Mar '17 5:05:27 AM shadowbeast
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* ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'s [[CoolCar Jaguars E-Type]]. The weapons vary depending on the particular one he picked and what modifications he did this time, and have included smoke bombs, DeadlyGas, {{Caltrops}}, [[StuffBlowingUp mine launchers]], [[KillItWithFire flamethrowers]], ''[[FrickinLaserBeams lasers]]'', and many other things ([[ImprovisedWeapon some not actually meant to act as weapons]]) in various combinbations, but [[DoesntLikeGuns no firearms]].

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* ComicBook/{{Diabolik}}'s [[CoolCar Jaguars E-Type]]. The weapons vary depending on the particular one he picked and what modifications he did this time, and have included smoke bombs, DeadlyGas, {{Caltrops}}, [[StuffBlowingUp mine launchers]], [[KillItWithFire flamethrowers]], ''[[FrickinLaserBeams lasers]]'', and many other things ([[ImprovisedWeapon some not actually meant to act as weapons]]) in various combinbations, combinations, but [[DoesntLikeGuns no firearms]].firearms]].
* ''ComicBook/WackyRaceland'', DC's post-apocalyptic reboot of the ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'', has the racers' cars issued with AIs that are as surly and sour as their crews, all hard, grizzled veterans of the wasteland. In one issue they are parked outside a bush pub where their crews are drinking, and... indulging in less healthy chemical stimulations (willingly or not), while talking smack and dealing with wasteland critters. A six-legged mutant lizard jumps up and urinates on the Mean Machine, which fries it alive.
--->'''Mean Machine''': I've got to put up with a driver who gets me trashed in every single race and a biomechanical dog who wipes his wormy tailpipe on my seats on a daily basis. I sure as hell don't have to take crap from an eight-legged lizard.
--->'''Convert-O-Car''': Technically, that was urine.
--->''A drunk vomits on the Mean Machine''
--->'''Mean Machine''': Hey!
--->''The other cars point and laugh''
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