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HotWheels Fast-Fortress

26.9k AWESOMENESS360  6 months ago

When I was little, I always played with the little Hotwheels Matchbox-Cars that I used to have. Today, while I don't exactly play with them anymore, I have replicated one of my favorites in SimplePlanes! Meet the Fast-Fortress™, a hybrid of what appears to be a futuristic jet car, made with the fuselage of a B-17G. Funny thing is, when I was little I never realized that it was a B-17, and I just thought it was a weird looking car, lol. But now that I'm as much of an aircraft and aviation enthusiast as I am, I now realize what it truly was this entire time!

Here's some pics:

This is what it looks like irl.


And this is it's SimplePlanes counterpart!

Controls: Pitch and Roll to drive, AG-1 activates all guns, including the Bubble-Turret; Yaw to aim it. AG-2 for headlights.
Includes working breaklights, very fast acceleration and top-speed, and it looks pretty cool overall.

Enjoy!

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 4 airplane(s) +21 bonus
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 13.2ft (4.0m)
  • Length 30.7ft (9.4m)
  • Height 8.5ft (2.6m)
  • Empty Weight 15,452lbs (7,009kg)
  • Loaded Weight 15,916lbs (7,219kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 7,886.4lbs/ft2 (38,504.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2.0ft2 (0.2m2)
  • Drag Points 8102

Parts

  • Number of Parts 312
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    1,740 HeavyC22

    Same exact one

    2 months ago
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    I have a brown one sitting on the stairs. Fun times

    2 months ago
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    44.8k FlyingThings

    Ayyyyy i have the same thing laying around somewhere
    Love it!

    2 months ago
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    780 Liensis

    Dude, I have the same HW car in slightly different colors.

    Had almost the same idea as you, but, instead of a replica car that properly works, I made a plane that looks bad and works more or less.

    5 months ago
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    1,671 Redvis

    Stunning

    6 months ago
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    i have one too,lol

    6 months ago
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    20.4k Insmallsky

    I love hotwheels!

    +1 6 months ago
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    Beautiful... Also, I have a slightly different one IRL, with a blue fuselage, grey fenders, and four wheels instead of six - I assume it's because your version is an older one? Also, I hate to be nit-picky on this masterpiece, but... I just have to say that the Matchbox design had a "Cheyenne Tail" (spherical tail turret featured on late-war B-17Gs), yet yours seems to have the tail turret of earlier B-17Gs.

    6 months ago
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    7,597 darkhawk138

    I still have this one, old and rusty

    +1 6 months ago
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    3,883 AtomicCashew

    I didn't know this many people had this one

    +1 6 months ago
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    88.6k ForeverPie

    I have this one too hahaha, love it!

    +1 6 months ago
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    Yeah surprisingly is was pretty clean. @AWESOMENESS360

    6 months ago
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    @AircraftoftheRedStar oh, well that's lovely.

    6 months ago
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    I found mine in the bottom of a kiddie ride.

    +1 6 months ago
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    @jamesPLANESii now all I can imagine is basically a random scene from WWII, but every aircraft is just driving around on the ground, not even in the form of a car, but literally as if they're all taxiing around and I can't stop thinking about it lol

    +2 6 months ago
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    If the B-17 was a car lol

    6 months ago
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    The second I saw this I was flooded with nostalgia. I still have mine, but I gave it to my little brother. He loves it.

    6 months ago
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    I miss my fast fortress i wonder where it is now i think its just somewhere in the house

    6 months ago
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    HotWheels us to have an animation that mixed the ideas of speed racier and mad max can't remember what it was called though. any way i had a few of the match box cars from that.

    +1 6 months ago
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    2,597 BricePianist

    @AWESOMENESS360 I'm behind you in best rated today

    6 months ago
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    This is great!

    6 months ago
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    I had one of those!!! Aghh I thought it was so cool. This is cool as well

    6 months ago
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    looks awesome

    6 months ago
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    12.1k Brields95

    Funfact: mine was painted after the Memphis Belle with chrome trim. The tail number was reversed.

    6 months ago
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    2,252 Blyatsickle

    @Blitz2848 same

    6 months ago
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