At the end of Spaceballs there is a scene set at a diner / gas station / space station thing.

Here we clearly see several Winnebago style ships as well as the Millennium Falcon.

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Are any of these other vehicles from other properties?

One of them sort of looks like a NASA space shuttle (with the top ripped off). Another has the look of a flying saucer, and then one looks like a Concorde jet.

  • Dont forget the SAM or Intercontinental Missile next to the Saucer
    – user16696
    Jul 17, 2015 at 20:36
  • The one at the far left looks familiar, but I can't place it.
    – Joe L.
    Jul 17, 2015 at 23:31
  • I don't know about the ships, but The Mighty Ducks I, II, III, Jingle All the Way and A Prairie Home Companion movies contain scenes that were shot on location at Mickey's Dining Car, which looks quite a bit like Gus's. mickeysdiningcar.com, but then again, most train car diners look like Gus's. Jul 18, 2015 at 1:28
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    It's not the Shuttle with the topped ripped off; it's just the payload bay open Mar 22, 2017 at 19:12

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It looks like the lionshare are trucks, buses, and RV's with space ship flare stuck on. Other than that from you have a Millennium Falcon, what looks be a US Space Shuttle gutted for parts, your bog standard 50's UFO, and a SAM (possibly a US rim-8 talos, but I am not a sam expert) on a trailer. I don't recognize the top right one, it seems to be a kitbash of a few different ships. And the bottom right one seems to be a delivery truck with pointy bits on the nose, plus the rocket on the back.


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The green one is the Millennium Falcon, as you note.

The red one is the US Space Shuttle with the payload bay open, like this: STS-121 By NASA - http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/shuttle/sts-121/html/iss013e48788.html, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2177068


Top right one reminds me of the Eastern Alliance cruiser from 1978 Battlestar Galactica episodes (Season 1, Episode 19, "Experiment in Terra") - maybe even flipped upside down or had its nose chopped off.

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Note, however, that modelmakers routinely kit bash (even digitally in these days of the computer) (Kit bashing is a practice whereby a new scale model is created by taking pieces out of other model kits) to get their models for filming, some more so than others: and some just keeping in line with what's been established in the film already (RV's with wings, etc); and some could just be keeping up with the humor, and in-jokes (probably what the classic flying saucer is - I did hope it was the saucer from the classic "The Invaders" (a Quinn Martin production!) but the windows are wrong), so could be nods but also could be anything. (That shuttle looks like its cockpit has been bashed up)


The one to the left of the runway is similar to the Fairchild Republic C-119 Flying Boxcar/AC-119 Shadow/Stinger aircraft, as shown in the following image from an aerial photo taken during the Vietnam War.

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