Flying Fortresses

Just some amazing alliterative awesomeness this week.

Moon Spawn appearing over Coral, an artists impression © Corporal Nobbs

Moon Spawn appearing over Coral, an artists impression © Corporal Nobbs

Moon’s Spawn — from one of my favorite books, Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson — was a frightening sight for anyone. Especially since its keeper, Anomander Rake, wielded a sword that transported its victims to another hellish realm. In the ninth book in the series our heros had to face down about twenty of these things. Not pretty.

A Russian Flying Fortress. This was a 1930’s concept - it wasn’t built.http://mrlake.fncinc.net/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=10864

A Russian Flying Fortress. This was a 1930’s concept – it wasn’t built.http://mrlake.fncinc.net/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=10864

Odd. It looks a little like the German flying machine in Captain America. I think it’s safe to say that if the Russians ever created these things we would have been in a lot of trouble.

Even the most pixelated fantasy lands can have their flying fortresses.

The Helicarrier from The Avengers.http://forum.madgaming.eu/index.php?topic=3696.0

The Helicarrier from The Avengers.http://forum.madgaming.eu/index.php?topic=3696.0

No Flying Fortress compilation would be complete without the Helicarrier from the Avengers movie. (Not possible, of course).

DeathStar2

Is it really flying if there is no gravity? Vader says this still counts. I’m not arguing.

If you can think of any other great FFs to add to this list, holler!

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