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* In 1934, the French navy deployed a triple-mashup in the ''Surcouf'' a Submersible Carrier and Cruiser. The biggest sub ever made until nuclear ballistic missile subs, it was a submarine that carried 3 floatplane scout/fighters and had a single turret with 2 8-inch artillery guns, as well as the standard torpedo tubes of a submarine.



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* There's one such canon vehicle in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', but it's extremely rare (only a few are still in existence in the modern era) and they're not considered especially useful aside from the fact that they can give a few aerospace fighters a place to launch from that's capable of hiding from retaliation attacks.




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* Rules for creating environmentally sealed tanks exist in ''TabletopGame/BattleTech''. There are a few canon tanks that are designed for operating underwater, but it's considered impractical to do so given taht tanks are ''incredibly'' slow underwater. Mostly they're used for duty in contaminated environments.


** In ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'', the Federation is the only faction with a dedicated science ship class at every level (Klingons have ships that can be variably modified to fit such a role and the Romulans can use their allied faction science ships until proper level).
** Some fans speculate that the Federation's dedication to making these ships defensive science ships rather than offensive war ships is why they make great warships. A science ship would be over sensored and calibrated to find any odd particle at trace levels at range. A federation vessel might not be a great war ship, but considering that the two biggest enemies both rely on cloak technology which require very precise conditions to remain hidden, a single small flaw could easily be picked up by a Starfleet Vessel... and ships under cloak cannot run shields without decloaking. The first ship to really give the Federation's Galaxy class trouble were the Dominion Attack Ships, which were dedicated war ships that didn't bother with cloaking.

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** *** In ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'', the Federation is the only faction with a dedicated science ship class at every level (Klingons have ships that can be variably modified to fit such a role and the Romulans can use their allied faction science ships until proper level).
** *** Some fans speculate that the Federation's dedication to making these ships defensive science ships rather than offensive war ships is why they make great warships. A science ship would be over sensored and calibrated to find any odd particle at trace levels at range. A federation vessel might not be a great war ship, but considering that the two biggest enemies both rely on cloak technology which require very precise conditions to remain hidden, a single small flaw could easily be picked up by a Starfleet Vessel... and ships under cloak cannot run shields without decloaking. The first ship to really give the Federation's Galaxy class trouble were the Dominion Attack Ships, which were dedicated war ships that didn't bother with cloaking.



* The ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' series loved having giant spaceship/aircraft carrier fusions that would carry the protagonist's equipment (including flying motorcycles, and flying tanks that could often split into a jet fighter and a drilling machine), and transform into other modes, typically a HumongousMecha and/or a big-ass laser gun used for anti-aircraft purposes.

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* The ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' ''Series/MetalHeroes'' series loved having giant spaceship/aircraft carrier fusions that would carry the protagonist's equipment (including flying motorcycles, and flying tanks that could often split into a jet fighter and a drilling machine), and transform into other modes, typically a HumongousMecha and/or a big-ass laser gun used for anti-aircraft purposes.


* [=GoGoVoyager=] from ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger'' is basically a battleship with wheels (and a terrain-flattening roller), able to go from sea to land and leave a path of devastation. Did we mention [[CombiningMecha it also seperates into five assault vehicles]] [[HumongousMecha AND combines again into a big horkin' robot?]]

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* [=GoGoVoyager=] from ''Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger'' (aka the Battlefleet Megazord from ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'') is basically a battleship with wheels (and a terrain-flattening roller), able to go from sea to land and leave a path of devastation. Did we mention [[CombiningMecha it also seperates separates into five assault vehicles]] [[HumongousMecha AND combines again into a big horkin' robot?]]



* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' has had a number of these in toy form, although they rarely appeared in the cartoons. One of them, the General ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_(G.I._Joe) The Other Wiki link]]) did recieve the focus of an entire episode. Driven by the Russian guy no less. Go peristrokia.
* The Nazi wheel tank from the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "The Savage Time". These were taken from the old ''ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}'' comics during that time.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' has had a number of these in toy form, although they rarely appeared in the cartoons. One of them, the General ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_(G.I._Joe) The Other Wiki link]]) did recieve receive the focus of an entire episode. Driven by the Russian guy no less. Go peristrokia.
* The Nazi wheel tank (War Wheels) from the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' episode "The Savage Time". These were taken from the old ''ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}'' comics during that time.



* "Katastrophe", The first SeasonFinale of ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'', had the Kats use one of these against the alliance of Dark Kat, Dr. Viper, and the Metallikats.

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* "Katastrophe", The the first SeasonFinale of ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'', had the Kats use one of these against the alliance of Dark Kat, Dr. Viper, and the Metallikats.



* Many amphibious tanks and armoured personnel carriers do exist in the RealLife. Unfortunately, they tend to be extremely unstable and unseaworthy, and tend to sink easily - with often fatal results.

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* Many amphibious tanks and armoured armored personnel carriers do exist in the RealLife. Unfortunately, they tend to be extremely unstable and unseaworthy, and tend to sink easily - with often fatal results.



* ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' has the Special Hydro-Aero Recon Craft, aka [[FunWithAcronyms SHARC]]. ''Why'' you'd need your plane to drive on the surface of water is a good question, but it sure [[RuleOfCool looks awesome doing it]].

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* ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' has the Special Hydro-Aero Recon Craft, aka [[FunWithAcronyms SHARC]]. ''Why'' you'd need your plane to drive on the surface of water is a good question, but it sure [[RuleOfCool looks awesome doing it]]. (Presumably they used it because their Zords would be AwesomeButImpractical when not in combat.)




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* The ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' series loved having giant spaceship/aircraft carrier fusions that would carry the protagonist's equipment (including flying motorcycles, and flying tanks that could often split into a jet fighter and a drilling machine), and transform into other modes, typically a HumongousMecha and/or a big-ass laser gun used for anti-aircraft purposes.


** Remember that Maus we showed you on the Land Battleship section? It also counts as one of these. With air piped in through a snorken, another Maus powering it from the beach, they were literally designed to go across rivers because bridges would just collapse with them on top. Once it goes across, It then helps the other Maus through the river.

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** Remember that Maus we showed you on the Land Battleship section? It also counts as one of these. With air piped in through a snorken, snorkel, another Maus powering it from the beach, they were literally designed to go across rivers because bridges would just collapse with them on top. Once it goes across, It then helps the other Maus through the river.


** The C&C eries usually has a


* ''GIJoe'' has had a number of these in toy form, although they rarely appeared in the cartoons. One of them, the General ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_(G.I._Joe) The Other Wiki link]]) did recieve the focus of an entire episode. Driven by the Russian guy no less. Go peristrokia.

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* ''GIJoe'' ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' has had a number of these in toy form, although they rarely appeared in the cartoons. One of them, the General ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_(G.I._Joe) The Other Wiki link]]) did recieve the focus of an entire episode. Driven by the Russian guy no less. Go peristrokia.



* On ''GIJoe'', Cobra had a couple, the most notable being the [[http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/90/hammerhead/hammerhead_title1.jpg Hammerhead,]] which was not only a submersible tank, but also a submersible carrier for its own mini-fleet of smaller vehicles.

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* On ''GIJoe'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'', Cobra had a couple, the most notable being the [[http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/90/hammerhead/hammerhead_title1.jpg Hammerhead,]] which was not only a submersible tank, but also a submersible carrier for its own mini-fleet of smaller vehicles.



* ''GIJoe'' had the S.H.A.R.C. (Submersible High-speed Attack and Reconnaissance Craft.) The [[MerchandiseDriven toy company]] intended it to be strictly a submarine, but in playtesting, kids started treating the toy as an aircraft. So now it's both.

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* ''GIJoe'' ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' had the S.H.A.R.C. (Submersible High-speed Attack and Reconnaissance Craft.) The [[MerchandiseDriven toy company]] intended it to be strictly a submarine, but in playtesting, kids started treating the toy as an aircraft. So now it's both.


* The aliens in ''TheKrakenWakes'' drive their tanks from the deepest parts of the ocean up to the coast to attack humans.

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* The aliens in ''TheKrakenWakes'' ''Literature/TheKrakenWakes'' drive their tanks from the deepest parts of the ocean up to the coast to attack humans.



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* ''TabletopGame/GURPSInfiniteWorldsBritannica6'' features an eccentric variant; the ''Ice Dreadnought.'' Over-the-top engineering is something of a competitive sport for the lords of the Britannica-6 British Empire, and one particular piece of craziness is His Majesty’s Ice Ship ''Earthshaker,'' constructed to the order of the Duke-Governor of Greater Manitoba in response to the threat he perceives from the Russian colony in Alaska and propelled by the largest ski-track system yet built on any timeline. This does impress the Russians somewhat, but it mostly spends its time intimidating unruly Inuit.


** The C&C eries usually has a



** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' does one better, with ''amphibious battleships.'' Not a battleship-sized tank on treads, but a literal [[ShipOutOfWater battleship on treads.]]

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** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' does one better, with ''amphibious battleships.'' Not a battleship-sized tank on treads, but a literal [[ShipOutOfWater battleship on treads.]]]] Meanwhile, every faction's Mobile Construction Vehicle is unarmed, but are big enough that they can run over vehicles and infantry.



* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' makes extensive use of amphibious units, as a way to make the inclusion of sea combat less frustrating and complex. The Empire of the Rising Sun has the [[MeaningfulName Tsunami Tank]], the Soviet Stingray is a boat that sprouts legs, while the Allies have the Assault Destroyer.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' makes extensive use of amphibious units, as a way to make the inclusion of sea combat less frustrating and complex. The Empire of the Rising Sun has the [[MeaningfulName Tsunami Tank]], the Soviet Stingray is a boat that sprouts legs, while the Allies have the Assault Destroyer.Destroyer, a destroyer that deploys treads to move on land.



* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'''s [[http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Sea-Wing Sea-Wing]] is a submersible ambush jet fighter.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'''s ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3''
** The Empire's
[[http://cnc.wikia.com/wiki/Sea-Wing Sea-Wing]] is a submersible ambush jet fighter. Note that it can only attack air units while in the water and surface targets while airborne.
** The Mecha/Jet Tengu is an amphibious mecha (that is, it hovers over water rather than floating in it) that transforms into an fighter jet.



* The United Kingdom messed around a bit with a seaplane jet fighter, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saunders-Roe_SR.A/1 Saunders-Roe SR.A/1]], and the Americans similarly worked on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F2Y_Sea_Dart Convair F2Y Sea Dart,]] but both nations moved away from seaplane fighters once carrier-born fighter jets became practical.

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* The United Kingdom messed around a bit with a seaplane jet fighter, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saunders-Roe_SR.A/1 Saunders-Roe SR.A/1]], and the Americans similarly worked on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F2Y_Sea_Dart Convair F2Y Sea Dart,]] but both nations moved away from seaplane fighters once carrier-born carrier-borne fighter jets became practical.


** The P1000 Ratte And the P1500 monster previously mentioned under land battleship also would have had the ability to drive underwater up to a certain depth. This actually made sense for two reason, one both vehicles where designed partially using U-boat parts so adding more submarine features wasn't a terrific leap in cost. The other reason was that vehicles so heavy couldn't use conventional bridges, as they would crush them.

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** The P1000 Ratte And and the P1500 monster previously mentioned under land battleship Land Battleship also would have had the ability to drive underwater up to a certain depth. This actually made sense for two reason, one reasons: both vehicles where designed partially using U-boat parts so adding more submarine features wasn't a terrific leap in cost. The other reason was that cost; and vehicles so heavy couldn't use conventional bridges, bridges as they would crush them.



* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_boat Flying Boats,]] being a fairly straightforward combination of a boat and an airplane. For decades, these planes were used as long range transports, bombers, and scouts, as they did not require a prepared runway to land and refuel, as long as there was a sizeable enough body of calm water to land on. Flying Boats which were unable to fly due to damage or being overloaded could often simply sail like a boat, using their engines to push them along and their rudder to steer, as happened with a Catalina flying boat that ended up taking on 56 shipwrecked sailors after the sinking of the USS ''Indianapolis''. Various models are still in use to this day, although their popularity faded with the development of proper long-range land-based planes, and in particular Jet Liners such as the Boeing 767.
** The thing that dug the flying boats in wasn't the development of a jetliner — these still needed the long paved runways — but the improvement in the airport infrastructure. After the WWII, with its ever-increasing speeds and number of planes, most significant airfields in the world acquired paved runways and observation radars, which finally allowed the safe and efficient usage of long-range airliners, and the developments in long-range bombers during the war had directly translated into the airliner development. In fact, the second jet airliner in the world, the Soviet Tu-104, was essentially a civilian version of their first jet strategic bomber, Tu-16, and they later did the same trick with the turboprop Tu-95/114 combo.
** Overall the effect was that with the newly much longer ranges of the modern airliners, and the lots and lots of improved airfields around, the sturdy-but-tricky flying boats were simply not needed anymore. They also were the fuel hogs, due to radically different hull forms needed to function well in the water and in the air. They still exist, but are more of a niche thing, used where their ability to land on the water is crucial, like as the anti-submarine patrol, in the Search and Rescue or as the fire bombers, where it allows them to take on water quickly and efficiently. Still, even then most of them are actually equipped with the conventional landing gear and are technically amphibious — this is largely because they can only land on ''calm'' water.[[note]]Even the sturdiest modern flying boat, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ShinMaywa_US-2 the Japanese ShinMaywa US-2,]] can only land in what is basically just a stiff breeze by the naval standards.[[/note]]
* A much less conventional hybrid between a plane and a boat is the ground effect vehicle, also known as ekranoplanes. These often look like strange flying boats with short wings but rely on the ground effect principle, which basically they ride on a cushion of air that forms between the wings and the ground (or the sea). While smaller ground effect vehicles are basically high speed hovercrafts, the larger are often solely relegated to the water and often function as high speed cargo haulers. It still isn't decided if they technically planes or ships, which is important as they could be considered the fastest ships or the heaviest airplanes.
** Behold the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caspian_Sea_Monster Caspian Sea Monster,]] the largest of the ekranoplans.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_boat Flying Boats,]] Boats]], being a fairly straightforward combination of a boat and an airplane. For decades, these planes were used as long range transports, bombers, and scouts, as they did not require a prepared runway to land and refuel, as long as there was a sizeable enough body of calm water to land on. Flying Boats which were unable to fly due to damage or being overloaded could often simply sail like a boat, using their engines to push them along and their rudder to steer, as happened with a Catalina flying boat that ended up taking on 56 shipwrecked sailors after the sinking of the USS ''Indianapolis''. Various models are still in use to this day, although their popularity faded with the development of proper long-range land-based planes, and in particular Jet Liners such as the Boeing 767.
** The thing that dug the flying boats in wasn't the development of a jetliner — these still needed the long paved runways — but the improvement in the airport infrastructure. After the WWII, with its ever-increasing speeds and number of planes, most significant airfields in the world acquired paved runways and observation radars, which finally allowed the safe and efficient usage of long-range airliners, and the developments in long-range bombers during the war had directly translated into the airliner development. In fact, the second jet airliner in the world, the Soviet Tu-104, was essentially a civilian version of their first jet strategic bomber, Tu-16, and they later did the same trick with the turboprop Tu-95/114 combo.
** Overall the effect was that with the newly much longer ranges of the modern airliners, and the lots and lots of improved airfields around, the sturdy-but-tricky flying boats were simply not needed anymore. They were also were the fuel hogs, due to radically different hull forms needed to function well in the water and in the air. They still exist, but are more of a niche thing, used where their ability to land on the water is crucial, like as the in anti-submarine patrol, in the Search and Rescue or as the fire bombers, where it allows them to take on water quickly and efficiently. Still, even then most of them are actually equipped with the conventional landing gear and are technically amphibious — this is largely because they can only land on ''calm'' water.[[note]]Even the sturdiest modern flying boat, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ShinMaywa_US-2 the Japanese ShinMaywa US-2,]] can only land in what is basically just a stiff breeze by the naval standards.[[/note]]
* A much less conventional hybrid between a plane and a boat is the ground effect vehicle, also known as ekranoplanes. These often look like strange flying boats with short wings but rely on the ground effect principle, which basically means they ride on a cushion of air that forms between the wings and the ground (or the sea). While smaller ground effect vehicles are basically high speed hovercrafts, the larger are often solely relegated to the water and often function as high speed cargo haulers. It still isn't decided if they technically planes or ships, which is important as they could be considered the fastest ships or the heaviest airplanes.
** Behold the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caspian_Sea_Monster Caspian Sea Monster,]] Monster]], the largest of the ekranoplans.


* The Puddle Jumpers from ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' take this to it's illogical conclusion: submersible spacecraft.

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* The Puddle Jumpers from ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' take this to it's its illogical conclusion: submersible spacecraft.


* ''Series/JyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' has Plezuon. This is the category it ''best'' fits, but really, where can't it go? Based on a plesiosaur, it was born/made for underwater use, but it was refitted for ''space'' travel. Its first partner even has the SpaceIsAnOcean metaphor as part of his roll call phrase; the seas of the earth and the sea of stars belong to "[[InTheNameOfTheMoon the marine hero, Kyoryu Violet]]!" (Its humanoid transformation enables land combat, but that's sorta cheating.)

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* ''Series/JyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' has Plezuon. This is the category it ''best'' fits, but really, where can't it go? Based on a plesiosaur, it was born/made for underwater use, but it was refitted for ''space'' travel. Its first partner even has the SpaceIsAnOcean metaphor as part of his roll call phrase; the seas of the earth and the sea of stars belong to "[[InTheNameOfTheMoon the marine hero, Kyoryu Violet]]!" (Its humanoid transformation enables land combat, but that's sorta cheating.)


** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' does one better, with ''amphibious battleships.'' Not a battleship-sized tank on treads, but a literal [[http://portal.commandandconquer.com/portal/site/redalert/template.MAXIMIZE/factions_en/?javax.portlet.tpst=887f789b1e9f05362087dce7b100cda0_ws_MX&javax.portlet.prp_887f789b1e9f05362087dce7b100cda0_viewID=proxy_view_secondary&javax.portlet.prp_887f789b1e9f05362087dce7b100cda0_wcproxyurl=http%253A%252F%252Flocalhost%253A8080%252FSiteAssets%252Ffactions%252FAssault_Destroyer.html battleship on treads.]]

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** ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'' does one better, with ''amphibious battleships.'' Not a battleship-sized tank on treads, but a literal [[http://portal.commandandconquer.com/portal/site/redalert/template.MAXIMIZE/factions_en/?javax.portlet.tpst=887f789b1e9f05362087dce7b100cda0_ws_MX&javax.portlet.prp_887f789b1e9f05362087dce7b100cda0_viewID=proxy_view_secondary&javax.portlet.prp_887f789b1e9f05362087dce7b100cda0_wcproxyurl=http%253A%252F%252Flocalhost%253A8080%252FSiteAssets%252Ffactions%252FAssault_Destroyer.html [[ShipOutOfWater battleship on treads.]]

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* Modern advancements in remote operated weapon stations have actually allowed the return of the concept of having multiple turrets on a tank. Modern tanks such as the M1 or the Japanese Type 10 can now be equipped with the [[FunWithAcronyms CROWS]] (Common Remote-Operated Weapon Stations), essentially a small remote controlled turret on top of the main turret that can house a number of weapons ranging from small machine guns to 40 mm grenade launchers (which are technically of a larger caliber than many early tank guns, even up to the early days of World War II).

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