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FirstBatwingClose

Top view of the Batwing

BatwingPanels

Side view of the Batwing

FlightControlManual

Cockpit view, flight control manual

The Mark I Batwing was Batman's original flying vehicle. Much like the original Batmobile, the Batwing was armed with heavy artillery and explosives.

Years later a redesigned version was created with the organic "ribs" motif, exposed innards aglow with blue neon to match the Mk II Batmobile.

HistoryEdit

CreationEdit

It is unknown when Bruce built the Batwing or how exactly it was constructed.

Gotham's 200th Anniversary Parade Edit

Batman first used the Batwing to fly out into Downtown Gotham to stop Joker's plan in gassing the crowd with Smilex gas. Batman used the plane to grab Joker's balloons which were filled with the gas and towed them to Gotham Harbor where they flew harmlessly away. He then opened fire at Joker's goons and dropped them.

Shortly after Batman turned his focus on The Joker who goaded him to kill him. He fired everything that the Batwing had but Joker was unharmed. The Clown Prince Of Crime then pulled out a long barreled pistol from his pants and fired a direct hit at the Batwing causing it to be critically damaged and crashed into the steps of the Gotham Cathedral.

Years later the second Batwing was developed and used to confront Two Face and the Riddler on Claw Island.

Capabilities Edit

To be added

Behind the ScenesEdit

Conceptual designEdit

David Russell did several unused concepts for the Batwing. Julian Caldow created the design that ended up being used, albeit refined by others.

ModelsEdit

BatwingCockpit

Large scale Batwing model cockpit

The construction and filming of the Batwing models was overseen by Derek Meddings. The primary large scale model was constructed at Pete Aston's studio by Brian Cole, Garry Hood and Greg Morgan. Two smaller sized Batwings and the miniature Batmobile were built in Terry Reid’s workshop in Shed 7 at Pinewood.

Cockpit interiorEdit

A full scale cockpit was built to film with Michael Keaton inside. The cockpit was rocked in front of blue screen to achieve the desired effect. B-roll footage of the filming of these shots can be seen in the vintage Making of a Hero documentary.

Full scale crashed BatwingEdit

Steven Begg

Steven Begg inside the full scale crashed Batwing


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