Total Nerd The Most Famous Fictional Aircraft  

Chino Fernandez
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Aircraft will always be objects of fascination for humanity. Thus, some movies and TV shows portray aircraft as the "main hero" of the story. There have been many cool planes and other types of aircraft that, though fictional, would have been awesome to see in real life. Here are among the more well-known fictional aircraft that probably most enthusiasts will remember. Note, this list is limited to atmospheric aircraft mostly of a new design, although there will be a few existing-in-real-life designs that were given new livery in several movies, cartoons and books. 

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Mig-31 Firefox

Mig-31 Firefox is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Famous Fictional Aircraft
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Perhaps one of the most famous cinema aircraft of all, this plane was the star of the movie adaptation of the Craig Thomas novel, Firefox. The plane probably became more famous at the time than the movie's main actor, spaghetti western-veteran Clint Eastwood. Its weapons included not only missiles and guns, but its rearward-firing flares. Even if there is a real Mig-31 (called the Foxhound), nothing will erase the image of this fantastic plane from the minds of fans. 

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X-Men Blackbird

X-Men Blackbird is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Famous Fictional Aircraft
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The Blackbird in the comics was originally based on the SR-71. In canon, it used alien technology for its stealth and VTOL abilities. In the cartoons and movies, it became a nice forward-swept sleek jet that evokes the letter X with its wing planform. 

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Indiana Jones Flying Wing

Indiana Jones Flying Wing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Famous Fictional Aircraft
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Based on actual German flying wings designed during World War 2, this movie aircraft gives Raiders of the Lost Ark its semi-sci-fi feel. It's also notorious for giving a Nazi henchman a good shredding. It was reportedly built from a Swiss-made Pilatus P-2. 

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Stealth Hawk

Stealth Hawk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Famous Fictional Aircraft
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This picture was shared around the Internet with the claim that this was the actual aircraft used in the raid in Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was killed. In truth, this was a movie prop for Zero Dark Thirty. Whether a stealth helicopter was used in the Pakistan raid remains the subject of conspiracy theory websites.

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