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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the UNIT carrier ''Valiant'' is large enough for '''Air Force One''' to land on it -- in comparison, real world aircraft carriers barely have enough clearance for their fighters to land safely, with carrier landings being described as "controlled crashes". [[spoiler:It also mounts a [[WaveMotionGun giant laser cannon]] that helped UNIT fend off against the Sontarans]]. Also of note is that it was designed by Harold Saxon, a.k.a. [[spoiler:The Master, who was able to get around any impracticalities due to being a [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Time Lord]] with knowledge of super-advanced alien technology]]. Sad to say, for all its awesomeness, it was not up to [[spoiler:fending off a full-scale Dalek attack in the next season, and was destroyed]].
* A pilot for a ''ComicBook/NickFury'' television series was filmed starring David Hasselhoff. It naturally included the Helicarrier.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The UNIT carrier ''Valiant'', introduced in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums "The Sound of Drums"]], is large enough for '''Air Force One''' to land on it in comparison, real world aircraft carriers barely have enough clearance for their fighters to land safely, with carrier landings being described as "controlled crashes". [[spoiler:It also mounts a [[WaveMotionGun giant laser cannon]] that helped UNIT fend off against the Sontarans.]] Also of note is that it was designed by Harold Saxon, a.k.a. [[spoiler:The Master, who was able to get around any impracticalities due to being a [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Time Lord]] with knowledge of super-advanced alien technology.]] Sad to say, for all its awesomeness, it was not up to [[spoiler:fending off a full-scale Dalek attack in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E12TheStolenEarth "The Stolen Earth"]], and was destroyed]].
* A pilot for a ''ComicBook/NickFury'' television series was filmed starring David Hasselhoff. It naturally included the Helicarrier.



* The Biodragon from ''Series/ChoudenshiBioman'', a large aircraft which opens to launch Biojet 1 & 2, which form the [[HumongousMecha BioRobo]].

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The Biodragon from ''Series/ChoudenshiBioman'', a large aircraft which opens to launch Biojet 1 & 2, which form the [[HumongousMecha BioRobo]].



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* In the Ravnica setting of ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', the Parhelion and Parhelion II serve this role. However, the aircraft it carries are '''[[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]]'''


* The British in ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' have parlayed their naval supremacy into a literal fleet of Airborne Aircraft Carriers.

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* The ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow''. With the help of GadgeteerGenius Dex, the British in ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' have parlayed their naval supremacy into created a literal fleet of Airborne Aircraft Carriers.flying aircraft carriers kept aloft by helicopter-style propellors.


* The [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-madness-of-the-lockheed-cl-1201.219823/ Lockheed CL-1201]] is a concept for a ''ludicrously'' enormous (as in ''Ace Combat'' levels of enormously huge planes) nuclear-powered plane. It has a weight of 5,265 tons, wingspan of 1,120 feet (or 341 meters), and a length of 560 feet (171 meters), and a crew of over 800 people. It would be powered by four massive turbofans each with the diameter of a 747 fuselage, as well as ''182 lift jets'' (meaning that it would be theoretically capable of VTOL). The concept proposes two uses for this massive plane: transporting a brigade-sized force to the frontlines (which would be transported to the ground via 747-sized transports that ''dock to the plane midair''), or carrying 22 fighters on pylons on its wings as a flying aircraft carrier. While ultimately no more than a concept, the CL-1201 is one of the most radical (and biggest) aircraft designs ever proposed outside of fiction.

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* The [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-madness-of-the-lockheed-cl-1201.219823/ Lockheed CL-1201]] is a concept for a ''ludicrously'' enormous (as in ''Ace Combat'' levels of enormously huge planes) nuclear-powered plane. It has a weight of 5,265 tons, wingspan of 1,120 feet (or 341 meters), and a length of 560 feet (171 meters), and a crew of over 800 people. It would be powered by four massive turbofans each with the diameter of a 747 fuselage, as well as ''182 lift jets'' (meaning that it would be theoretically capable of VTOL). The concept proposes two uses for this massive plane: transporting a brigade-sized force to the frontlines (which would be transported to the ground via 747-sized transports that ''dock to the plane midair''), or carrying 22 fighters on pylons on its wings as a flying aircraft carrier. While ultimately no more than a concept, the CL-1201 is one of the most radical (and biggest) aircraft designs ever proposed outside of fiction.


* The [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-madness-of-the-lockheed-cl-1201.219823/ Lockheed CL-1201]] is a concept for a ''ludicrously'' enormous (as in ''Ace Combat'' levels of enormously huge planes) nuclear-powered plane. It has a weight of 5,265 tons, wingspan of 1,120 feet (or 341 meters), and a length of 560 feet (171 meters), and a crew of over 800 people. It would be powered by four massive turbofans each with the diameter of a 747 fuselage, as well as ''182 lift jets'' (meaning that it would be theoretically capable of VTOL). The concept proposes two uses for this massive plane: transporting a brigade-sized force to the frontlines, or carrying 22 fighters on pylons on its wings as a flying aircraft carrier. While ultimately no more than a concept, the CL-1201 is one of the most radical (and biggest) aircraft designs ever proposed outside of fiction.

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* The [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-madness-of-the-lockheed-cl-1201.219823/ Lockheed CL-1201]] is a concept for a ''ludicrously'' enormous (as in ''Ace Combat'' levels of enormously huge planes) nuclear-powered plane. It has a weight of 5,265 tons, wingspan of 1,120 feet (or 341 meters), and a length of 560 feet (171 meters), and a crew of over 800 people. It would be powered by four massive turbofans each with the diameter of a 747 fuselage, as well as ''182 lift jets'' (meaning that it would be theoretically capable of VTOL). The concept proposes two uses for this massive plane: transporting a brigade-sized force to the frontlines, frontlines (which would be transported to the ground via 747-sized transports that ''dock to the plane midair''), or carrying 22 fighters on pylons on its wings as a flying aircraft carrier. While ultimately no more than a concept, the CL-1201 is one of the most radical (and biggest) aircraft designs ever proposed outside of fiction.


* The [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-madness-of-the-lockheed-cl-1201.219823/ Lockheed CL-1201]] is a concept for a ''ludicrously'' enormous (as in ''Ace Combat'' levels of enormously huge planes) nuclear-powered plane. It has a weight of 5,265 tons, wingspan of 1,120 feet (or 341 meters), and a length of 560 feet (171 meters), and a crew of over 800 people. It would be powered by four massive turbofans each with the diameter of a 747 fuselage, as well as ''182 lift jets'' (meaning that it would be theoretically capable of VTOL). The concept proposes two uses for this massive plane: transporting hundreds of troops and their equipment to the frontlines, or carrying 22 fighters on pylons on its wings as a flying aircraft carrier. While ultimately no more than a concept, the CL-1201 is one of the most radical (and biggest) aircraft designs ever proposed outside of fiction.

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* The [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-madness-of-the-lockheed-cl-1201.219823/ Lockheed CL-1201]] is a concept for a ''ludicrously'' enormous (as in ''Ace Combat'' levels of enormously huge planes) nuclear-powered plane. It has a weight of 5,265 tons, wingspan of 1,120 feet (or 341 meters), and a length of 560 feet (171 meters), and a crew of over 800 people. It would be powered by four massive turbofans each with the diameter of a 747 fuselage, as well as ''182 lift jets'' (meaning that it would be theoretically capable of VTOL). The concept proposes two uses for this massive plane: transporting hundreds of troops and their equipment a brigade-sized force to the frontlines, or carrying 22 fighters on pylons on its wings as a flying aircraft carrier. While ultimately no more than a concept, the CL-1201 is one of the most radical (and biggest) aircraft designs ever proposed outside of fiction.

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* The [[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-madness-of-the-lockheed-cl-1201.219823/ Lockheed CL-1201]] is a concept for a ''ludicrously'' enormous (as in ''Ace Combat'' levels of enormously huge planes) nuclear-powered plane. It has a weight of 5,265 tons, wingspan of 1,120 feet (or 341 meters), and a length of 560 feet (171 meters), and a crew of over 800 people. It would be powered by four massive turbofans each with the diameter of a 747 fuselage, as well as ''182 lift jets'' (meaning that it would be theoretically capable of VTOL). The concept proposes two uses for this massive plane: transporting hundreds of troops and their equipment to the frontlines, or carrying 22 fighters on pylons on its wings as a flying aircraft carrier. While ultimately no more than a concept, the CL-1201 is one of the most radical (and biggest) aircraft designs ever proposed outside of fiction.


*** The Belkan XB-0 ''Hresvelgr'' from ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar Ace Combat Zero]]'' is a super-massive bomber. Although it was yet able to carry and launch aircrafts, the series mythology states that the technology used was eventually evolved and perfected over the course of two decades to manufacture the Aigaion, making the Hresvelgr a forerunner of sorts. To hammer the point home, the man who designed both aircraft, a Belkan ace from ''Zero'', shows up as an enemy ace during the mission where you have to shoot Aigaion down.
*** Another cousin to the Hresvelgr was the Gleipnir and its prototype, the Gandr, from ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatXSkiesOfDeception Ace Combat X]]''. Still unable to carry aircraft, but the Gleipnir can actually ''turn invisible''. Their firepower is nothing to scoff at either, carrying devastatingly powerful Shockwave Ballistic Missiles that can instantly swat other aircraft out of the sky; the Gleipnir also carries the Shock Cannon, a [[WaveMotionGun cyclotronic particle accelerator that fires a meson blast]] to set off the same kind of explosion [=SWBMs=] cause, pulverizing everything that happens to be below the Gleipnir at the time.

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*** ** The Belkan XB-0 ''Hresvelgr'' from ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatZeroTheBelkanWar Ace Combat Zero]]'' is a super-massive bomber. Although it was not yet able to carry and launch aircrafts, the series mythology states that the technology used was eventually evolved and perfected over the course of two decades to manufacture the Aigaion, making the Hresvelgr a forerunner of sorts. To hammer the point home, the man who designed both aircraft, a Belkan ace from ''Zero'', shows up as an enemy ace during the mission where you have to shoot Aigaion down.
*** ** Another cousin to the Hresvelgr was the Gleipnir and its prototype, the Gandr, from ''[[VideoGame/AceCombatXSkiesOfDeception Ace Combat X]]''. Still unable to carry aircraft, but the Gleipnir can actually ''turn invisible''. Their firepower is nothing to scoff at either, carrying devastatingly powerful Shockwave Ballistic Missiles that can instantly swat other aircraft out of the sky; the Gleipnir also carries the Shock Cannon, a [[WaveMotionGun cyclotronic particle accelerator that fires a meson blast]] to set off the same kind of explosion [=SWBMs=] cause, pulverizing everything that happens to be below the Gleipnir at the time.


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*** The final mission of ''7'' also has the two SuperPrototype "Huginn" and "Muninn" [=UAVs=] which are able to deploy miniature [=UAVs=] to support them in battle.


* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the UNIT carrier ''Valiant'' is large enough for '''Air Force One''' to land on it -- in comparison, real world aircraft carriers barely have enough clearance for their fighters to land safely, with carrier landings being described as "controlled crashes". [[spoiler:It also mounts a [[WaveMotionGun giant laser cannon]] that helped UNIT fend off against the Sontarans]]. Also of note is that it was designed by Harold Saxon, a.k.a. [[spoiler:The Master]]. Sad to say, for all its awesomeness, it was not up to [[spoiler:fending off a full-scale Dalek attack in the next season, and was destroyed]].

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the UNIT carrier ''Valiant'' is large enough for '''Air Force One''' to land on it -- in comparison, real world aircraft carriers barely have enough clearance for their fighters to land safely, with carrier landings being described as "controlled crashes". [[spoiler:It also mounts a [[WaveMotionGun giant laser cannon]] that helped UNIT fend off against the Sontarans]]. Also of note is that it was designed by Harold Saxon, a.k.a. [[spoiler:The Master]].Master, who was able to get around any impracticalities due to being a [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Time Lord]] with knowledge of super-advanced alien technology]]. Sad to say, for all its awesomeness, it was not up to [[spoiler:fending off a full-scale Dalek attack in the next season, and was destroyed]].

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* ''Fanfic/TheInstituteSaga'' has ComicBook/TheAvengers' Helicarrier, which gets an upgrade near the end of the first story. Another three are introduced near completion in the third story and are promptly stolen by Apocalypse.


** Britain, meanwhile, has the ''Valiant,'' which takes a while to get out of dry dock, but does so in time to make a DynamicEntry over Hogwarts as a DeclarationOfProtection. Jokes are made about it [[NamesTheSame having the same name]] as [[Series/DoctorWho another fictional helicarrier - in this case, one that's fictional in-universe too]].

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** Britain, meanwhile, has the ''Valiant,'' which takes a while to get out of dry dock, but does so in time to make a DynamicEntry over Hogwarts as a DeclarationOfProtection. [[spoiler: It turns out to have the ''Dreadnought's'' vibranium armour, re-purposed and improved, thanks to which it's capable of going toe to toe with a planet-killing dragon.]] Jokes are made about it [[NamesTheSame having the same name]] as [[Series/DoctorWho another fictional helicarrier - in this case, one that's fictional in-universe too]].

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* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'' has the ''Scimitar'', NERV's mobile command carrier, which is described as an aircraft carrier attached to a pair of zeppelin balloons, all heavily armored and armed.


* The two ''Banshee'' units from ''Anime/SentouYouseiYukikaze''. It was specifically mentioned in the novels that they were assembled in low-Earth orbit and are never meant to land on the ground. Correspondingly, they are nigh-on ''gigantic'', are powered by nuclear reactors to keep them flying indefinitely, and are shown to shrug off just about any attack short of a tactical nuclear warhead.

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* The two ''Banshee'' units from ''Anime/SentouYouseiYukikaze''.''Literature/SentouYouseiYukikaze''. It was specifically mentioned in the novels that they were assembled in low-Earth orbit and are never meant to land on the ground. Correspondingly, they are nigh-on ''gigantic'', are powered by nuclear reactors to keep them flying indefinitely, and are shown to shrug off just about any attack short of a tactical nuclear warhead.


* The two ''Banshee'' units from ''Franchise/SentouYouseiYukikaze''. It was specifically mentioned in the novels that they were assembled in low-Earth orbit and are never meant to land on the ground. Correspondingly, they are nigh-on ''gigantic'', are powered by nuclear reactors to keep them flying indefinitely, and are shown to shrug off just about any attack short of a tactical nuclear warhead.

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* The two ''Banshee'' units from ''Franchise/SentouYouseiYukikaze''.''Anime/SentouYouseiYukikaze''. It was specifically mentioned in the novels that they were assembled in low-Earth orbit and are never meant to land on the ground. Correspondingly, they are nigh-on ''gigantic'', are powered by nuclear reactors to keep them flying indefinitely, and are shown to shrug off just about any attack short of a tactical nuclear warhead.

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