Invisible Jet
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The Invisible Jet (sometimes referred to as the Invisible plane, Invisible thought plane and Transparent Plane) is Wonder Woman's mode of transport.

Background Information

On the parallel-universe of Earth-One, after leaving in such haste after dropping Steve Trevor off at the army hospital, Wonder Woman returns to her home.[1] During her return trip home, Diana tells her mother that ‘riding on the air-currents’ is not practical for fighting crime with other-worldly criminals. Queen Hippolyta thinks it’s best to consult the goddess Athena to find a plane equal ‘unique in its own way’ as the lasso, Bracelets, tiara and other parts of her costume. Athena tells her that she will find the most ‘unique aerial steed’ the skies have ever seen. But first she must journey through the Green Grotto at the bottom of the seas and fight her way to the prize. She wastes no time and heads deep into the ocean. After a series of struggles that she overcomes, she is soon caught in a giant water spout and is hurled upward at incredible speed. As she is thrown out of the water and into the air, she sees a magnificent sight! It is Pegasus – the flying mystical horse. Pegasus proves to be difficult. Wonder Woman is forced to lasso the beast with her magic lasso. It pulls her high into the sky. When she loosens the rope, she is thrown free and beings to fall. She wishes to herself that Pegasus would come to her aid and he does. Then, as if by magic the sky is filled with lightning and they fly into a mysterious cloud. Then it happened – the winged steed transformed into a unique plane![2] Diana is dubbed “Wonder Woman” by her fellow Amazons, and takes the transparent Robot Plane given to her by the Queen as a parting gift.[3]


Abilities


Onboard Equipment

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Trivia

  • During the 1950s, the plane became a jet, and was often shown swooping over Lt. Prince's office at Military Intelligence. She would strip out of her uniform at super speed and would bound to the plane, out of her office window or from the roof.
  • The Plane was depicted as semi-transparent for the reader's convenience, in-story dialogue indicated that it actually was completely invisible, or at least able to become so as the need arose.[6]
  • Wonder Woman continued to use the plane for super-speed, outer space, and multi-dimensional transport up until Diana gave up her powers, becoming a non-powered heroine.
  • When Wonder Woman resumed super-powered, costumed operations in 1973, she continued to use the jet as before, even though she was shown gliding on air currents for short distances.
  • At one point, Aphrodite granted the plane the power to fly faster than the speed of light for any interstellar voyages her champion might undertake.[7]
  • Thanks to tinkering by gremlins, the Plane even developed intelligence and the power to talk.[8]


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References

  1. As revealed in Wonder Woman, #98 (May 1958). If we use Issue #98 as your first Silver-Age canonical appearance of Diana coming to America, it makes sense to use this story found in Issue #128 as your Robot Plane origin sotry.
  2. As revealed in Wonder Woman, #128 (February 1962).
  3. As revealed in Wonder Woman, #159 (January 1966).
  4. As revealed in the Season 1 episode: The Power Pirate (September 8, 1973).
  5. As revealed in the Season 1 episode: The Power Pirate (September 8, 1973).
  6. As revealed in DC Comics Presents, #41 (January, 1982).
  7. As revealed in Wonder Woman, #261 (November, 1979).
  8. As revealed in Wonder Woman, #312 (February, 1984).
  9. Jimenez, Phil (2008), "Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet", in Dougall, Alastair, The DC Comics Encyclopedia, London: Dorling Kindersley, pp. 34-35, ISBN 0-7566-4119-5
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