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Raven X1-11

Raven X1-11

The Raven X1-11 was a prototype military helicopter designed and built by Wayne Enterprises.


Despite Bruce Wayne's misgivings, the Raven was developed and exhibited to a gathering of military officers, who were duly impressed of its performance. However, midway through the demonstration it was revealed that the craft was actually being piloted by The Penguin and his gang, who stole the craft and threatened to cause massive destruction with it if ransom wasn't paid.

Though he had been temporarily blinded during Penguin's destructive demonstration, Batman managed to down the Raven and apprehend Penguin.

Equipment and Design[]

Large enough to carry a crew of several men, the Raven had a number of unique features making it highly effective both as a scout vehicle and an offensive weapon:

  • Equipped for silent running, able to hush the noise of its own rotors as to be nearly impossible to hear from a distance.
  • "Cloaking device", which rendered it undetectable by radar and other electronic means of detection.
  • ZVF sensor package, which used a composite of radar and sonar to produce a vivid three-dimensional image for its pilot.
  • Side-mounted chain guns and a laser cannon mounted above the main rotor.

Though the Raven project was scrapped, Batman incorporated several of its features into his own equipment. He used a modified VFM module connected to a helmet, which he used to temporarily overcome his blindness. The Batwing is equipped with a cloaking device similar to the Raven X1-11.