Used primarily by the Avengers for transportation to various locations, the quinjet is first designed by the Wakanda Design Group, headed by Black Panther, T'Challa. Each one is equipped with VTOL capability and turbojet engines. A quinjet can reach Mach 2.1. Two highly specialized ultra-large Quinjets were used to transport various superheros through space during the Infinity Crusade.
When the New Avengers were formed, Iron Man reveals that he has three new-model Quinjets that had been in beta testing when the Avengers disbanded. One was destroyed on their first outing to the Savage Land.
Mutant X (Earth-1298)
Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999)
In this universe, the Quinjet is the regular S.H.I.E.L.D. aircraft.
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Earth-8096)
In this universe, the Quinjet is presented by Tony Stark as soon as the Avengers formed, stating that "This is a fully functional hangar with two prototype high-speed aerial shuttles. The Quinjets. Weapons, shields, and an air speed of Mach-8, for those of us who can't fly. But they can go into space too".
- In Fantastic Four #243, the Quinjet Captain America uses is a open air/topless version that appears to resemble the Champscraft model.
- Similarly, the Quinjet has been modified and updated numerous times over the years. For example, to increase it's speed the Quinjet was once harnessed to Thor's hammer . Captain America also modifed a Quinjet to some unique specifications and referred to it as "Flag Ship One". Quinjet have also been modified for space and sub-space travel.
- Quinjets are infamous for being destroyed soon after they appear.
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