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Questions tagged [vehicles]

A device or structure for transporting persons or things; a conveyance. Vehicles include tanks, spacecraft, cars, boats, airplanes, bicycles, motorbikes - the list goes on and on.

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Why is Wonder Woman's plane invisible?

The plane is invisible which would be good for stealth but you can see Wonder Woman flying it. My question is, what is the point of having an invisible aircraft if you can see the pilot? I would ...
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AT-AT pronunciation

I've heard fans pronounce the acronym for Imperial Walkers by saying each letter (A-T-A-T) and also by saying the two parts as words (At-At). Is there any consensus on which is right? AT-AT stands ...
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Where have all the Y-wings gone?

There is a significant battle in both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi that require heavy bombardment on an enemy target. In The Force Awakens it is the attack on Star Killer base, and in The Last ...
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Why does Rey leave her speeder unattended?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rey often leaves her speeder completely unattended. Why is this? Thievery appears to be very common on Jakku.
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Where is the Whomobile now?

The Whomobile was a strange-looking vehicle which appeared in a few Doctor Who episodes during the Third Doctor's tenure. It was the personal property of Jon Pertwee, and according to Wikipedia, it ...
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Does the DeLorean have a spare tyre?

I can't remember seeing a spare wheel for the DeLorean in Back to the Future (any of them). Doc pulls his suitcase out of the front trunk but there isn't much room in the trunk space. Bearing in mind ...
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What are the tactical advantages to having a flying aircraft carrier? [closed]

Both Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and The Avengers have flying aircraft carriers. Sky Captains and the World of Tomorrow's "Mobile Airstrip" The Avenger's "Helicarrier" Furthermore, a ...
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Why do Transformers turn into vehicles in the first place?

Everywhere, in the 1980 animation, Animated, Prime, RID2015 and comics they have their Cybertronian form and it is most often a vehicle. But, why? Because they don't have any reason to convert ...
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Do First Order TIE fighters have hyperdrives?

In the pre-Force Awakens Glactic Empire, TIE fighters did not have hyperdrives and thus depended on carrier ships to jump to lightspeed. Now in The Force Awakens Does this mean that First Order ...
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Is the AT-AT cockpit being a weak-point supported by canon?

In The Empire Strikes Back arcade game, AT-ATs can be destroyed by firing at their cockpits. The AT-AT Wookieepedia page states that The most vulnerable part of the walker was its flexible neck, ...
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What is the earliest instance of a motor powered flying vehicle?

We've seen flying cars recently in Harry Potter (flying bikes there too), Back to the Future (and a flying train) and going back to Chitty Bang-Bang. I'm wondering what the earliest instance of a ...
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Does the First Order's “Heavy Scout Walker” / “AT-HS” exist in any official fiction (besides Lego sets)?

The "First Order Heavy Scout Walker" Lego set depicts this multi-legged vehicle participating in the battle on Crait from The Last Jedi: But this does not seem to match the events of the movie, and I ...
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Why aren't flying cars/motorcycles invisible?

Knight Bus is magicked so that Muggles don't notice it (and its strange driving patterns). So why aren't magical flying vehicles (Arthur Weaseley's car, Sirius/Hagrid's motorcycle) either made ...
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Do repulsor craft have a height limit?

Repulsor-craft are land-based (usually) vehicles designed to levitate above the surface during operational use. Is there a technical limit to the achievable height? Most seem to hover just slightly ...
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How does the air traffic system on Coruscant work?

I'm currently watching Episode III, and when looking at the air traffic on Coruscant, it appears that traffic moves on level planes that differ by elevation, and so, I wondered: how are these ...
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Don't the cities ever employ mass transit on 1st World planets in the Star Wars Universe?

Some of the eye catching special effects visuals in the Star Wars franchise include an incredible number of small flying personal vehicles traveling through cities bumper to bumper to who knows where ...
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What late 80s - mid 90s cartoon had heroes with insect mechs?

I am trying to identify a TV show, aired somewhere between the late 80s and mid-90s. It was a cartoon, sort of like anime style but more like G.I. Joe. The main plot points that i can remember are: ...
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How is Max's Interceptor still running?

I am not referring to the fact that the Interceptor has been wrecked more than once. It is perfectly possible to salvage an engine from a wrecked car provided the engine block itself has not suffered ...
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Can an AT-AT properly get up/down on its legs intentionally?

An AT-TE is capable of lying prone on the ground and then getting back up again. An AT-ST (at least in Battlefront) has demonstrated the ability to lower its body when on standby and raising it up to ...
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Why are the cannons on a Snowspeeder angled inwards slightly?

This detail has not escaped me, being a fan of the X-Wing / Tie Fighter series and trying to do my own interpretation of a low-poly 3D model of a Snowspeeder... I've gotten many reference images, and ...
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Exactly how strong is AT-AT armour?

The only time we actually see an AT-AT in battle in its final form is at the Battle of Hoth. There, the only available firepower comes from turrets and snowspeeders, all of which are too weak to ...
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Movie with a man/woman fighting over a giant truck in the desert

I saw this movie a while ago and I remember a lot of images of huge desert landscapes and a man/woman fighting over the control of a huge truck (or maybe they had a truck each and were fighting over ...
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Are AT-ATs MIFVs or tanks by design?

Is there canon support for the "Transport" part of AT-AT's full name ("All Terrain Armored Transport")? The name seems to imply they are MIFVs (Infantry Fighting Vehicles, aka Armored, ala US ...
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Is there any terrain the All-Terrain series can't operate in?

The Galactic Republic and Empire's armoured units are represented by the iconic All Terrain series. Examples include the AT-RT, AT-TE, AT-ST & AT-AT. While officially labelled as All-Terrain, it'...
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Is a Hammerhead Corvette the only ship type capable of safely ramming other ships?

In Rogue One, Admiral Raddus called in a Hammerhead Corvette to ram an Imperial Star Destroyer and crash it into a second ISD, leading the two to subsequently come crashing down onto the space station ...
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What is the first instance of a pink armored military vehicle in a SciFi movie?

What is the first instance of a red or pink armored military vehicle in a SciFi-ish movie? Background of why I asked: In 2008, a famous Russian director released a movie "The Inhabited Island", ...