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The Batmissile
Batmissile
General Information
Official name: Batmissile
Appearances: Batman Returns
Designed by: Bo Welch
Thomas W. Lay Jr.
Type: Escape vehicle
Used by: Batman
"That's funny..."
―Batman.[src]

The Batmissile was a kind of escape vehicle that was integrated into the Batmobile. When needed, the Batmobile shed its outer "skin" and formed that bullet train-like vehicle that was able to pass through narrow spaces that it was not able to go through normally.

History

Batman Returns

"Alright, now I'm a little worried..."
―Batman[src]
Batmissile

The Batmobile transforming into the Batmissile in Batman Returns.

Batman used the Batmissile to escape from the GCPD after The Penguin hijacked the Batmobile. After he failed to activate a different function due to the Red Triangle Circus Gang's tampering, Batman activated that mode as a last resort to ditch the GCPD cars. The Batmissle managed to pass through an incredibly narrow alleyway, which caused three police cars to crash behind it and allowed for a speedy retreat back to the Batcave.

Batman later attempted to repair the Batmobile, but went on and used other models.

Technical Specifications

Statistics

  • Length: 260.7 in
  • Height: 51.2 in
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.7 seconds
  • Maximum Speed: 530 km/h with booster
  • Engine: Jet Turbine
  • Fuel: High octane; 97% special (gasoline paraffin mixture)
  • Wheelbase: 141.0 in
  • Wheels: Cast alloy, 15 x 6.5
  • Tires: High aspect L60-15

Arsenal

  • Armor plated body
  • Only shown in the games, the Batmissile featured forward mounted dual-missile launchers and 2x forward mounted machine guns.

Gallery

Behind the Scenes

Background Information and Notes

Built by Jay Ohrberg and his team, the Batmissile was originally meant to be an outer shell with an operating motorcycle within to move it. Scrapping that idea, the team instead opted to rig the "missile" so that it was pulled along a set of rails with a cable.

Legacy

A similar concept was later used in The Dark Knight. After the Tumbler was catastrophically damaged by The Joker, it folded and jettisoned the parts around its two front wheels into an escape vehicle that was called the Batpod.

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