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The 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..."

The Batmissile is a kind of escape vehicle integrated into the Batmobile. When needed, the Batmobile can shed its outer "skin" and form this bullet train-like vehicle that is able to pass through narrow spaces the Batmobile would not ordinarily be able to go.


Batman Returns

"Alright, now I'm a little worried..."

Batman used the Batmissile to escape from the GCPD after the Penguin's hijacking of the Batmobile. After failing to activate a different function due to the Red Triangle gang's tampering, Batman intiates this mode as a last resort to ditch the chasing police cruisers. The Batmissle managed to pass through an incredibly narrow alleyway, causing three police cruisers to crash behind it and allowed for a speedy retreat back to the cave.

Batman later attempted to repair the Batmobile and eventually went on to use other models.

Technical specifications


  • 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
  • Tyres: High aspect L60-15


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


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.


A similar concept would later be used in 2008's The Dark Knight. After the Tumbler is catastrophically damaged, it folds and jettisons the parts around its two front wheels into an escape vehicle called the Batpod.

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