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BatplaneGK1

Owner: Bruce Wayne
Designation: Batplane
Affiliation: Bat Family
First Appearance: Gotham Knights #48



A modified Wayne Aerospace SlipStream ($ 46 million sans "extras"). This Batplane is detailed to resemble a standard medium sized corporate jet during take-offs and landings; capable of transforming between the appearance of a civilian VIP jet and that of an all-black stealth jet.
At cruising altitude (35,000-45,000 ft.), telescoping wings retract. Exterior sections of tail and nose-cone envelop cockpit and cabin fuselage for higher altitude pressurization. Gaining further altitude (45,000-55,000 ft.) delta fins in the tail and snub winglets elongate to increase efficiency and stability as speeds approach supersonic. At ceiling altitudes (55,000-60,000 ft.) "smart" paint on exterior radar-shielding ceramics responds to dropping air pressure and temperature, thus camouflaging the Batplane's exterior to stealthy black.
Avionics include ergonomic "at-a-glance" viewing levels for all electronics and multifunction displays. The breakaway canopy allows for pilot/co-pilot emergency ejection. The reinforced acrylic glass canopy windows polarize at stealth altitude.

The Bat Clan used this jet to travel to the mountain of Naja-Naja in the Himalayas in pursuit of Bane and Killer Snake. The jet was shot down by a heat-seeking missile on arrival.


Equipment

- Height: 14.5 ft.
- Length: 57.7 ft.
- Wingspan: 47.6 ft. (The wings are protected by a bleed-air anti-icing system.)
- Altitude Ceiling: 60,000 ft.
- Maximum Speed: 4,400 mph
- Range: 2,486 n m
- Take-Off Distance: 5,230 ft.
- Landing Distance: 2,984 ft.
- Payload: 2,670 lb.
- Refueling Time: 7.8 minutes

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