Classification: Terrestrial technology

Creator: Reed Richards

User/Possessors: Avengers (Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch)

First Appearance: Avengers I#27 (April, 1966)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: Nothing is known of the specific capabilities of the Aero-Sub, other than that it could accommodate a crew of four and fly as an aircraft; it could also retract its wings and function as a submersible vehicle.




(Avengers I#27 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, the Aero-Sub was built by Reed Richards.

(Avengers I#27) - Hawkeye borrowed the Aero-Sub to fly to the aid of his three teammates, who had been captured at sea by Attuma.

  After Hawkeye rescued Quicksilver, the two traveled underwater in the Aero-Sub while they were pursued by two of Attuma's patrol subs. They next encountered a gigantic squid, which they escaped by maneuvering the small Aero-Sub past the monster's tentacles and tricked it into capturing the larger patrol subs. They later crashed the Aero-Sub through the bulkhead of Attuma's submarine battlecruiser, rescued Captain America and the Scarlet Witch, then returned to the surface and switched the Aero-Sub to flight mode. The four heroes flew off as Attuma's vessel was destroyed by the tidal expander.




Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Don Heck.

I don't recall the Fantastic Four ever actually using the Aero-Sub themselves -- it doesn't even have a "4" insignia on it.

I'd speculate that perhaps the Aero-Sub was modified/rebuilt/amalgamated using parts from the U-Car and the "Fantasti-Jet".

I remember Doctor Doom using his own aero-sub in Fantastic Four I#6 -- maybe Reed based his design on Doom's craft.

Profile by John Kaminski


The Aero-Sub has no known connections to

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Avengers I#27, p7, pan2 (Aero-Sub in flight mode)

p12, pan2 (Aero-Sub submersible mode)
p14, pan3 (Aero-Sub crashing through Attuma's submarine)

Avengers I#27 (April, 1966) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Don Heck (pencils), Frank Giacoia (inks)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Last Updated: 06/07/04

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