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Old October 12 2013, 01:06 AM   #1
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Avengers Quinjets...

should have 5 jets. Is that so hard?

Nuff said.
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Old October 12 2013, 01:57 AM   #2
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Re: Avengers Quinjets...

And who didn't?
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Old October 12 2013, 02:21 AM   #3
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Re: Avengers Quinjets...

I presume he's complaining about the movie version. Of course, they don't refer to the jet by name onscreen.

Nearly 40 years of comics reading, and I never realized that they were called quinjets because they had 5 jets....
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Old October 12 2013, 02:42 AM   #4
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Re: Avengers Quinjets...

^ I'd always assumed that there were five of those aircraft available and that the name derived from that.
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Old October 12 2013, 03:57 AM   #5
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Re: Avengers Quinjets...

I was under the impression that it was the "quintessential jet" designed so anyone could fly it, including The Avengers, most of whom were not trained pilots.
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Old October 12 2013, 11:41 AM   #6
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Re: Avengers Quinjets...

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Old October 12 2013, 03:46 PM   #7
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Re: Avengers Quinjets...

Well, the fifth one is only available whenever they serve chili in the pilots' mess.
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Old October 12 2013, 04:13 PM   #8
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Re: Avengers Quinjets...

Doesn't "quin" actually refer to one of the children born as quintuplets? Kind of how someone is a twin despite being just one person.
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Old October 12 2013, 04:52 PM   #9
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Re: Avengers Quinjets...

In the Americas we call them a quint.

Maybe the person who invented them was named Quin.
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Old October 12 2013, 06:28 PM   #10
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Re: Avengers Quinjets...

If you're thinking of babies, "tuplet" can be added to a couple prefixes, like quintuplet and octtuplet... oct s a bad example. Hextuplet... "Sextuplets" is 6. Probably something to do with an aversion to witchcraft.
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Old October 12 2013, 06:50 PM   #11
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Re: Avengers Quinjets...

How many engines should the Champscraft have?
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Old October 12 2013, 07:28 PM   #12
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Re: Avengers Quinjets...

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How many engines should the Champscraft have?
One, there's only one champ...
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Old October 13 2013, 01:00 AM   #13
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Re: Avengers Quinjets...

Biplanes weren't just about fulfilling sexual urges.
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Old October 13 2013, 02:16 PM   #14
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Re: Avengers Quinjets...

It's because the design (at least initially) called for five engines:

http://scifi.stackexchange.com/quest...e-name-quinjet

The diagram at the bottom labels 4 of the engines, and the big, unlabeled afterburner at the center makes 5.
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Old October 13 2013, 02:25 PM   #15
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Re: Avengers Quinjets...

Not sure who designed the "signature" version of the comics, although I know that it dates back to at least the late 1970's. The cutaway art is by Eliot R. Brown from the original edition of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe.
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