The Batwing

The Batwing, or Batplane, is a powerful and silent form of aircraft. The Batwing is Batman's main mode of aerial transport. It is shaped like a stylized bat with very long wings that jut out past the "head" of the plane with a "tail" at the rear above the thrusters.

See also Batwing Images


Bruce Wayne trained as a trained pilot sometime in his youth and was able to pilot virtually any form of aircraft. When he started his crime fighting days he eventually built an aircraft to use in his vigilante work. He used the Batwing when it was necessary to travel longer distances than he could in the Batmobile, his primary transport method, as well as to counter airborne threats, or to ambush enemies from above.

Robin is also seen piloting the Batwing on multiple occasions hinting that Bruce had Dick go through flight training at some point or another as well. Whether Bruce taught him personally is unknown. The Batwing was also used by Batman in his ruthless hunting of Tony Zucco to bring him to justice for the murder of Robin's parents.

During Batman's investigations into Roland Daggett's attempt to frame and incriminate Bruce Wayne, he used the Batwing to interrogate one of Dagget's lackey's before dropping him in Gotham Harbour to the police. Robin flew the Batwing to the bridge where Judge Vargas was blackmailed by crooks employed by Hugo Strange to pick up Batman. It was also utilised in a deadly mid-air duel with Man-Bat.

Alfred used the Batwing to rescue Batman one time he was kidnapped by Boss Biggis. Alfred used a tracker device and the auto-pilot feature to get to the location where Bruce was being held. Alfred forced the Batwing to land on a very dangerous zone and reached Bruce almost by accident.[1]


The Batwing can travel at super fast speeds making travelling long distances almost redundant and it also has the ability to hover as well. One of the many features it has is a "claw" that can both rip apart things and safely grab people in mid-air. The batwing also featured a radio with direct connection to police band frequencies.[2]

The on-board computer can pilot the Batwing and land the vehicle as well, according to the terrain conditions or by the pilot's command.[1]



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