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This is one of the easiest ways to name a work of fiction. Instead of naming a series after [[ThePlace a central location]], the name comes from the vehicle that is the focal point of the series. Extra points to those works where the vehicle doubles as the primary setting (ie a good deal of the character interaction occurs onboard), the MacGuffin, or some combination of the two, all of which seem to be more likely if the vehicle is a CoolShip (no, not [[{{Shipping}} that]] kind of ship) be it [[CoolStarship spacefaring]], [[CoolBoat nautical]], time-traveling, or an [[CoolAirship airship]]. As the title suggests, other vehicles, mecha, helicopters, tanks etc. also qualify for this trope.

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!!Examples

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' named after the propagonists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_Torpedo_Boat_PT-109 Torpedo Boat]].
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' named after the Bebop, an [[UsedFuture old]] interplanetary fishing trawler.
* ''Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor''
* ''LinebarrelsOfIron''
* ''MartianSuccessorNadesico''.
* ''MazingerZ''
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and almost every other ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' title since, excluding ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket 0080]]'', ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam The 08th MS Team]]'', ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory 0083]]'', ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char's Counterattack]]'', and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED SEED]]''. Those series still have Gundams, but the series/film names don't refer to a specific unit like most ''Gundam'' sequels.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''
* ''OutlawStar''
* ''{{Rahxephon}}''
* ''Franchise/SentouYouseiYukikaze''
* ''SolBianca''
* ''SpaceRunawayIdeon''
* ''SuperDimensionFortressMacross''
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
* ''UchuuSenkanYamato'' (AKA ''SpaceBattleshipYamato'', AKA ''StarBlazers'').
* ''{{Vandread}}'' sort of. The main ship is called the Nirvana, but the series gets it's name from the Vandreads (made by combining Dread fighter-ships Van mecha) all of which are called Vandred (insert female pilot's name here), except Super Vandread a.k.a. Vandread Pyoro (Pyoro being a robot and neither a pilot nor female)
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''The Haunted Tank'' in the {{DCU}}.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE''
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/AirForceOne'' sort of.
* ''Film/{{Airplane}}''
* ''Film/TheBattleshipPotemkin''. A film labelled "the most important propaganda film of all time".
* ''Film/TheBeastOfWar'', though not calling it by name.
* ''Film/TheBigBus''
* ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''
* ''Film/DriveAngry''
* ''Film/{{Genevieve}}''
* ''Film/TheHindenberg''
* ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober''
* ''Film/K19TheWidowmaker''
* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''
* ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'' and its remake ''Film/{{Poseidon}}''
* ''PT-109''
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert''
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', TheMovie of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. See the Live Action [=TV=] section below for the latter.
* ''Film/{{Stagecoach}}''
* ''Film/ThreeTenToYuma''
* ''Film/{{Titanic}}''
* ''Film/{{U571}}''
* ''Film/TheWackiestShipInTheArmy''
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[[folder:Literature]]
* CliveCussler's ''Literature/RaiseTheTitanic''.
* C. S. Forrester's ''The Last Nine Days of the Bismark'' and its 1960 film adaptation, ''SinkTheBismark!''
* Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Christine}}''
* ''HMS Surprise'' of the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series.
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'' (helicopter)
* ''Series/{{Andromeda}}''
* ''Series/ArkII''
* ''Series/{{Battlestar|Galactica Classic}} [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Galactica]]''
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' to an extent. While the actual ship was named ''Serenity'', it was a Firefly-class transport.
** Also Firefly's pilot episode: ''Serenity''.
* ''Series/{{Lexx}}''
* ''Series/TheLoveBoat'' was an in-universe nickname for the semi-eponymous cruise liner "Pacific Princess".
* ''Series/RedDwarf''
* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
** In German-speaking markets, ''Star Trek'' was originally called ''Raumschiff Enterprise''.
** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' has the episodes "Defiant" and "Valiant". Care to guess which ships those episodes revolve around? There was another episode called simply "The Ship" about a crashed Jem'hadar fighter.
** The series is set on a ''{{space station}}'' called Deep Space Nine, and so it is technically a "ThePlace" title, rather than a ''vehicle'' title. On the other hand, the station does move a (comparatively) short distance in the first episode, to take position next to a [[OurWormholesAreDifferent wormhole]]...
** ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', which was originally just ''Enterprise'' until plunging ratings in the second season led to a ReTool and a mid-series rebranding.
** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', pictured above.
* ''Series/StreetHawk''
* ''Series/{{Supertrain}}''
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[[folder:Music]]
* ''Good Ship Venus''
* ''Yellow Submarine'' by Music/TheBeatles (also applies to [[WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine the film]])
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/FireballXL5''
* ''Series/{{Supercar}}''
* ''[[Series/{{Stingray 1964}} Stingray]]''
* ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'', sort of.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* ''Radio/BoldVenture''
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' had the long-running ''Weatherlight'' saga, named after the flying ship ''Weatherlight''.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/HMSPinafore''
* [[http://www.duncanpflaster.com/ Duncan Pflaster's]] play ''The Starship Astrov''
* Subverted in ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' as the reference is merely symbolic.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore''
* ''Astro Fang: Super Machine''
* ''StarshipTitanic''
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' - Only for [[VideoGame/MetalGear the first game]], where the enemy mecha is simply called "Metal Gear". Afterward, the game titles and the Metal Gear mecha featured in each game no longer matched up.
** Except for ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]'', which ''is'' the name of the game's featured mecha.
* ''MetalSlug''. The subtitle for the first game is even "Super Vehicle 001".
* ''VideoGame/ChromeHounds''
* ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' - The warriors of the future pilot [[HumongousMecha (battle)Mechs]]
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Dogstar}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus''
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpeedBuggy''
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