'''Basic Trope''': Combining several different war machines into one.
* '''Straight''': Emperor Evulz has a fleet of amphibious battleships, the heroes - AirborneAircraftCarrier.
* '''Exaggerated''': The heroes' [[TheBattlestar Battlestar]] is capable of atmospheric flight, operation on and underwater, and carries a fleet of HumongousMecha which [[TransformingMecha transform into]] {{Space Plane}}s also able to go underwater. On the opposing side there is Emperor Evulz' space dreadnought harboring a WaveMotionGun, [[ThisIsADrill a giant drill]], also capable of entering the atmosphere, and pumping out lots of [[SpiderTank spider-legged]] submarines [[CloningBlues complete with crews]] [[AwesomePersonnelCarrier which are themselves APCs]] for [[MechaMooks hordes of unmanned]] MiniMecha. [[{{HSQ}} Haw-Lee-Shit]].
* '''Downplayed''': Heroes use tanks equipped with medical supplies (tankbulances) to both fight Emperor Evulz forces and heal their wounded, while Emperor Evulz armed forces use jeeps with mounted mortars, and other such combinations vehicles and weapons at least somewhat related.
* '''Justified''': Emperor Evulz' doctrine is to overwhelm his enemies with artillery fire, which Land Battleships can bring anywhere. They are also handy for instilling fear in the enemies. The speed of AirborneAircraftCarrier, meanwhile, allows heroes to pick their fights and strike the Empire's weakest spots.
* '''Inverted''': Functions of a larger machine are divided between several types of [[AttackDrone unmanned drones]], which are then [[WeHaveReserves produced en-masse]].
* '''Subverted''': Emperor Evulz' land battleship cannot open full fire on land, as doing so on hard ground would put too much strain on the chassis -- forcing it to serve only one function at once.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...but that does not stop it from crushing tank formations.
* '''Parodied''': In an effort to create an unstoppable army, military scientists combine Mi-24 helicopter with an [[BadHumorTruck ice-cream van]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': Despite the setting being high-tech enough, no land battleships, flying aircraft carriers, or mobile factories are to be seen.
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': "What now, a submersible aircraft carrier?! [[PrecisionFStrike We're fucked]]."
* '''Invoked''': Emperor Evulz watches ''[[ShowWithinAShow The Unstoppable Armada]]'' in his free time, and thinks: "Hey, that's actually a clever idea!"
* '''Exploited''': Evulz calls an assembly of engineers and industrialists, and they cheer him on, since building land battleships will bring them a lot of money.
* '''Defied''': His plans are then swiftly shot down by his advisor pointing out [[AwesomeButImpractical just how much it will cost]].
* '''Discussed''': "Battleship on treads is still a pretty good idea, dontcha think?" "Maybe, but not nearly as useful as an aircraft-carrying submarine." "Hey, then let's make one of those instead!"
* '''Conversed''': ???
* '''Deconstructed''':
** The machines in question are a bitch to repair and ludicrously expensive.
** The collateral damage from Land Battleships is enormous, and Emperor Evulz ends up ruling over the smoldering wasteland.
** [[MasterOfNone Land battleships and airborne aircraft carriers prove to be inferior at fulfilling the multiple roles when compared to their more conventional counterparts.]]
* '''Reconstructed''':
** EasyLogistics and AppliedPhlebotinum nullify the problem of maintaining such a machine.
** Evulz doesn't mind the massive collateral damage, however, because [[VisionaryVillain his plan is to remake the world]] [[ItsAllAboutMe in his own image]], and he might as well start from scratch.
** The machines gain new roles the originals are not capable of: the land battleships can effectively carve a path for the other units simply by driving along due to their massive weight, while an airborne aircraft carrier can also act as a really well-stocked bomber... [[ColonyDrop or a really big bomb.]]
* '''Played For Laughs''': GeneralRipper sets out to create the ultimate all-aspect battle machine - an amphibious winged [[NukeEm nuclear]] DrillTank equipped with FrickinLaserBeams [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a minibar]]. ''[[CrazyAwesome And it works]].''
* '''Played For Drama''': GeneralFailure is convinced that [[SoLastSeason littering his shoreline with mines, barbed wire, tank traps, and bunkers]] will halt any landing attempts... untill Emperor Evulz' battleships [[OhCrap hit the shore and flatten every single line of defense]].
It would be a good idea to fly your {{shiny looking|Spaceships}} [[IfItSwimsItFlies submersible]] SpacePlane back to MilitaryMashupMachine.
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???