[[caption-width-right:330:[-Care to guess the name of the CoolStarship that's the focal point of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''?-] ]]

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 (i.e. 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.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' named after the propagonists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_Torpedo_Boat_PT-109 Torpedo Boat]].
* ''Anime/CombattlerV''
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' named after the Bebop, an [[UsedFuture old]] interplanetary fishing trawler.
* ''Anime/{{Daimos}}''
* ''Anime/DairuggerXV''
* ''Anime/FafnerInTheAzureDeadAggressor''
* ''Anime/GoLion''
* ''Anime/LinebarrelsOfIron''
* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', which refers to the franchise's main class of [[TheBattlestar Battlestar]]:
** ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''
** ''Anime/Macross7''
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' is a subversion: While the show does feature a ship called the ''Macross Frontier'' which figures heavily into the plot, it actually focuses on a ship called the ''Macross Quarter''[[note]]A play on the show's ArcNumber 25, since it's the franchise's [[MilestoneCelebration 25th anniversary]][[/note]].
* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''.
* ''Anime/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]]'', ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED SEED]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Iron Blooded Orphans]]''. Those series still have Gundams, but the series/film names don't refer to a specific unit like most ''Gundam'' sequels.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''
* ''Anime/OutlawStar''
* ''Franchise/SentouYouseiYukikaze''
* ''Anime/SolBianca''
* ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'' AKA ''Star Blazers'')
* ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon''
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''
* ''Anime/{{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)
* ''Anime/VisionOfEscaflowne''
* ''Anime/VoltesV''
* ''Anime/{{Voltron}}''

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''The Haunted Tank'' in Franchise/TheDCU.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/BonersArk''

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Franchise/{{Cars}}'' film series
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress''
* ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE''
* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine''

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert''
* ''Film/AirForceOne''
* ''Film/{{Airplane}}''
* ''Film/{{Ariel}}''
* ''Film/{{Battleship}}''
* ''Film/TheBattleshipPotemkin''. A film labelled "the most important propaganda film of all time".
* ''Film/TheBeastOfWar'', though not calling it by name.
* ''Film/TheBigBus''
* ''Film/BlackMoonRising''
* ''Film/BlueRuin'', after Dwight's blue Pontiac. "Ruin" refers both to the dismal state of the car and the dismal state of Dwight's life [[spoiler:after his parents were killed inside it 20 years earlier]].
* ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''
* ''Film/TheDarjeelingLimited''
* ''Film/DriveAngry''
* ''Film/EventHorizon''
* ''Film/Fury2014'' (''Fury'' is the nickname of the tank)
* ''Film/TheGeneral''
* ''Film/{{Genevieve}}''
* ''Film/GhostShip''
* ''Film/GranTorino''
* ''Film/{{The Hindenburg|1975}}''
* ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober''
* ''Film/TheIronHorse''
* ''Film/K19TheWidowmaker''
* Both Thor Heyerdahl's documentary ''Film/KonTiki'' and the 2012 dramatic adaptation, ''[[Film/KonTiki2012 Kon-Tiki]]'', are titled after the raft that Heyerdahl and his crew floated 5,000 miles across the open ocean from Peru to Polynesia.
* ''Film/TheLoveBug''
* ''Film/MemphisBelle''
* ''Film/TheMemphisBelle''
* ''Film/MoneyTrain''
* ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress1974''
* ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress2017''
* ''Film/TheNavigator''
* ''Film/OnceUponATexasTrain''
* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl''
* ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'' and its remake ''Film/{{Poseidon}}''
* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}''
* ''PT-109''
* ''Film/RaiseTheTitanic''
* ''Film/TheRover''
* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', TheMovie of ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. See the Live Action [=TV=] section below for the latter.
* ''Film/ShanghaiExpress''
* ''Film/SilverStreak'' (Silver Streak is the nickname of the train.)
* ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane''
* ''Film/{{Snowpiercer}}''
* ''Film/{{Sorcerer}}'' is the name given to one of the trucks, although this fact is somewhat obscured in the movie.
* ''Film/{{Stagecoach}}''
* ''Film/TheTakingOfPelhamOneTwoThree'' (Pelham 1-2-3 is a subway train)
* ''Film/ThreeTenToYuma1957''
* ''Film/{{Titanic 1943}}''
* ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''
* ''Film/TheTitfieldThunderbolt''
* ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'' (technically, since the eponymous mechas can transform into various vehicles)
* ''Film/TheTrain''
* ''Film/TwentiethCentury'' (the 20th Century Ltd. is the name of a train)
* ''Film/{{U571}}''
* ''Film/USSIndianapolisMenOfCourage''
* ''Film/TheWackiestShipInTheArmy''
* ''Film/TheWarWagon''

* Creator/CliveCussler's ''Literature/RaiseTheTitanic''.
* C. S. Forrester's ''The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck'' and its 1960 film adaptation, ''SinkTheBismarck''
* Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/{{Christine}}''
* ''HMS Surprise'' of the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series.
* ''Literature/KonTiki''
* ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus''
* Several of the novels in the ''Literature/ClockworkCentury'' series are named after vehicles:
** ''Boneshaker'', named after a DrillTank.
** ''Dreadnought'', named after the CoolTrain.
** ''Clementine'', named after a CoolAirship.
** ''Ganymede'', named after CoolBoat (a submersible to be exact).
* ''Literature/TheTimeMachine''

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'' (helicopter)
* ''Series/{{Andromeda}}''
* ''Series/ArkII''
* ''Series/{{Battlestar|Galactica 1978}} [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Galactica]]''
* ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'' (two of the eponymous team's three {{Humongous Mecha}}s are composed of {{combining|Mecha}} {{Cool Plane}}s and a {{transforming|Mecha}} CoolStarship)
* ''Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger'' (the eponymous team's mechas are all made of {{Cool Car}}s)
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' to an extent. While the actual ship was named ''Serenity'', it was a Firefly-class transport.
* ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger'' and its western counterpart, ''Series/PowerRangersTurbo'' (the eponymous teams' mechas are all made of {{Cool Car}}s)
* Technically, every ''Franchise/KamenRider'' series since they're all {{Badass Biker}}s.
* ''Series/KousokuSentaiTurboranger'' (the eponymous team's mechas are all made of {{Cool Car}}s)
* ''Series/{{Lexx}}''
* ''Series/TheLoveBoat'' was an in-universe nickname for the semi-eponymous cruise liner "Pacific Princess".
* ''Series/RedDwarf''
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', technically; their {{Myth/Atlantis}} ''is'' a starship, but it doesn't travel any significant distance until the series finale. Could also apply to the franchise as a whole, with the "vehicle" being the Stargate itself.
* ''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. Within the show, there are episodes titled "The Raven", "Equinox", and "Alice", which focus on ships with those respective names.
** ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'', for the most part.
* ''Series/StreetHawk''
* ''Series/{{Supertrain}}''
* ''Series/{{Viper}}''

* ''Big Yellow Taxi'' by Music/JoniMitchell
* ''Chasing Cars'' by Music/CountingCrows
* ''Good Ship Venus''
* ''Jeepney'' by Spongecola
* ''Jet lag'' by Music/SimplePlan and Music/NatashaBedingfield
* ''Rock the Boat'' by Music/{{Aaliyah}} (it's her very last single before her untimely death)
* ''Starships'' by Music/NickiMinaj
* ''Yellow Submarine'' by Music/TheBeatles (also applies to [[WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine the film]])

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* ''Series/FireballXL5''
* ''Series/{{Supercar}}''
* ''[[Series/{{Stingray 1964}} Stingray]]''
* ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'', sort of.

* ''Radio/BoldVenture''

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Battleship}}''
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' had the long-running ''Weatherlight'' saga, named after the flying ship ''Weatherlight''.

* ''Theatre/HMSPinafore''
* [[http://www.duncanpflaster.com/ Duncan Pflaster's]] play ''The Starship Astrov''
* Subverted in ''Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire'' as the reference is merely symbolic.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore''
* ''Astro Fang: Super Machine''
* ''VideoGame/StarshipTitanic''
* ''VideoGame/GatlingGears''
* ''Magic Fly''
* ''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.
* ''VideoGame/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]]
* ''VideoGame/RType'' - The R-Series fighters.
* Numerous vehicle [[SimulationGame simulators]], especially flight simulations:
** ''AH-64D Longbow''
** ''VideoGame/B17FlyingFortress''
** ''F-15''
** ''VideoGame/F15StrikeEagle''
** ''F/A-18''
** ''VideoGame/IL2Sturmovik''
** ''iM1A2 Abrams''
** ''Sherman M4''
** ''SSN-21 Seawolf''
* ''VideoGame/StrikeSuitZero'' - after the Strike Suit you'll be using for much of the game, the Zero probably refering to it being a prototype.
* ''VideoGame/TitanicAdventureOutOfTime''

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Dogstar}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfTheTitanic''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus''
* ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpeedBuggy''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine''
* ''WesternAnimation/TitanicTheLegendGoesOn''
* ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' (technically, since the eponymous mechas can transform into various vehicles)