List of vehicles and transportation devices used in the Final Fantasy VII series.
The Shera is the second major airship, appearing in later Compilation titles that chronologically follow Final Fantasy VII. Shera is the WRO airship fleet's command ship.
Shinra Transportation unit Gelnika
The Gelnika is the main transportation unit for Shinra. It is depicted as bombing the town of Modeoheim in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-, and transferring the Huge Materia from Junon to Rocket Town for the attempt to destroy the Meteor with Shinra No. 26. Another craft of this type is shown crashed on the ocean floor near Costa del Sol, having crashed while transferring weapons to be used against Sephiroth. It is accessible as a dungeon containing many of the more powerful enemies in the game.
The Tiny Bronco was designed to be a small aircraft built for speed. However, when Rufus Shinra tries to steal it from its builder, Cid Highwind, Cid defects and joins with Cloud Strife and the party. The Tiny Bronco is hit by shots from Shinra soldiers, and is then forever disabled. In Final Fantasy VII it serves not as the party's aircraft, but as a mere boat. It can only sail through shallow water.
Shinra No. 26
The Shinra No. 26 is the number and official name of the rocket piloted by Cid Highwind. It was one of the successful rockets developed by Shinra's Space Exploration Department. Because of a mishap that occurred inside the rocket during the day of the launch, it was aborted. The site of the aborted launch served as a landmark years later for Rocket Town. The rocket was later successfully launched to space with Huge Materia on board.
There are two types of helicopters in Final Fantasy VII, yet both look highly similar. Rufus uses the B1 Alpha to arrive at the Shinra Headquarters, and also uses it to retreat from a confrontation with Cloud Strife. It also is seen picking Rufus up at Costa del Sol, and later overflying the Sister Ray at Midgar.
Shinra uses a military transport helicopter to deploy SOLDIERs and Turks to missions in Crisis Core, Advent Children, and Final Fantasy VII Remake . The Turks use it for transport and aerial offense. Shinra medical team uses it for extractions, and Avalanche HQ is also seen using a similar one. The medical helicopter is red and white, whereas the others are metallic colored. The Turks' helicopters have the Shinra Electric Power Company logo .
The Hardy-Daytona is the motorcycle Cloud Strife uses to escape from the Shinra Building. The motorbike is one of the vehicles on display in the Shinra Building Exhibition Room. It is used briefly in a motorcycle minigame, that can later be played at Gold Saucer. Cloud acquires another motorcycle after the events of Final Fantasy VII.
The Hardy-Daytona appears as Cloud's vehicle in the game, Chocobo Racing.
The Motonox Gust is driven by Cloud and Wedge during Final Fantasy VII Remake chapter Mad Dash to get topside from the slums. Before this, Cloud can spot a man in the slums with one. Similar to how Hardy-Daytona was based on real world motorcycles, the Motonox Gust appears to be based around dual sport motorcycles (akin to a Honda XR605L or a Suzuki DR-Z400S). The segment takes cues from the motorcycle minigame from the original Final Fantasy VII where the player swats Shinra bikers with their sword while trying to avoid damage to both Cloud and to Wedge. The boss of this segment is Roche.
Shinra Public Security motorcycles
As seen in Chapters 4 and 18 of the Final Fantasy VII Remake, Shinra's Public Security operators ride on motorcycles to apprehend Shinra's enemies. Like Cloud's Hardy-Daytona, these bikes are based on a real-world design, taking inspiration from models driven by law enforcement officers around the world. Judging from the shape of the chassis, the height of the windshield, and the large saddlebags, it can be assumed these bikes are based on a Harley-Davidson FL model (one of the most popular police bikes in use).
In the Final Fantasy VII Remake, SOLDIER operatives (typically seen as 3rd Class) drive motorcycles during Chapter 4 and Chapter 18. Like the Hardy-Daytona and the Shinra PS bikes, these models are based on real-world motorcycles, but take a more retro vibe (likely being based on a 1977 model Magni MV Agusta 850 SS Monza). The SOLDIER operatives in Chapter 18 ride green variants, while the most famous rider of this model, Roche, rides a bike that is bright red.
The remnants' motorcycles
The remnants of Sephiroth also ride motorcycles, although their design is quite different from the Fenrir. The unnamed motorcycle model is distinguished by three large pipes that emerge over the rear wheel and a series of other pipes that cover the vehicle otherwise, although they are not exhaust pipes and are merely aesthetics.
Designer Takayuki Takeya has said he designed their motorcycles "without a face", which gave them character, and admitted he "never really thought about what made [it] move. If I did, I'd be stuck thinking about it all day". In a scene in Advent Children Complete, it is also shown that some type of rapid-fire guns are mounted on the sides of the wheel on the motorcycles' front.
sA-27 type Motor Tricycle
The sA-27 is one of two motor tricycle type cars on display in the Exhibition Room of the Shinra Building. It is never used, and only depicted during the opening FMV.
|sA-27 type Motor Tricycle|
|Load Capacity||820 kilograms|
|Cubic Displacement||760 cubic centimeters|
|Engine||1S-Ge type (Oil-Cooling 1 Cylinder OHV)|
sA-37 type Motor Tricycle
The sA-37 is the other motor tricycle. It is called Shinra Hauler SA-37 in the remake. This one is used by Barret and the other party members when they escape from the Shinra Building and is part of the following minigame segment. If the enemy motorcycles hit this car, then the party takes damage. That damage will be represented in the battle with Motor Ball in the original Final Fantasy VII.
pA-86 type Automobile
The pA-86 is a vehicle on display in the Exhibition Room of the Shinra Building. It is later seen as the vehicle carrying Rufus Shinra during his parade through Junon, and can also be seen in Cid's garage in Rocket Town, and its wreck is seen in Corel Prison.
|pA-86 type Automobile|
|Load Capacity||1,280 kilograms|
|Cubic Displacement||1,004 cubic centimeters|
|Engine||3p-Geu type (Vertical Position 3 Cylinder OHV-6valve)|
Trains are used in Midgar as the main form of public transportation. The public train system is the only way to go from the slums up to the upper portion of the plate. There are also abandoned rail systems running through Mt. Corel but are only used once by Shinra to transport the Huge Materia.
The Buggy is a large ground vehicle running on tank-treads. It can run over all ground terrain outside of deep water and high mountains, notably being able to drive through rivers. Cloud and his party get the only known Buggy from Dio.
The truck makes an appearance in an optional flashback sequence where Zack and Cloud ride on it on their way to Midgar. The truck scene is recreated in Last Order -Final Fantasy VII- and is briefly glimpsed in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children as well. As a curiosity, the tire of the truck reads "Good Stone", a mix of real world tire brands Goodyear and Bridgestone.
The SOLDIER convoy headed by Sephiroth sent to Nibelheim to investigate the appearance of monsters around the Mt. Nibel Mako Reactor was brought in by a truck. The truck is attacked by a dragon and though Sephiroth slays it, it is unknown what happened to the vehicle as the party arrives in Nibelheim on foot. In dummied content there are hints that there were once plans for a scene where the party would have lost the truck and its driver, and thus had to walk to Nibelheim on foot, which is why two Shinra infantrymen arrive in Nibelheim instead of the three seen in the truck.
The Shadow Fox is an all-terrain, multi-purpose truck developed and used by the World Regenesis Organization which saw great use during the conflict against Deepground. Unlike most other vehicles seen in Final Fantasy VII (or its compilation), the Shadow Fox appears to be powered by hover technology. Similar to the aesthetic of Final Fantasy VII, the truck appears to be based on real world military troop transport vehicles, such as the Praga V3S.
The Cargo Ship is a boat that travels the waters between Junon and Costa del Sol, being the only link between the Eastern and Western continents for much of the game. The player cannot control the Cargo Ship, but it can ferry the party back and forth between the ports. The Cargo Ship can also carry the Buggy.
UV type submarine
Submarines are the only vehicles that can submerge below the ocean floor and explore the underwater locations. There are two colors of submarine, red and grey. Neither are different in any significant fashion. They are limited by the areas in which they can go; only being able to sail in the center ocean between the three continents. They dock in a port next to Junon.
Unnamed Shinra boat
Chocobos are large birds that can be ridden like real world horses. Depending upon the breed, they can ride over every sort of terrain on the world map. Yellow chocobos can only ride over flat ground. Blue chocobos can also ride over shallow water. Green chocobos can run over tall mountains and cliffs. Black chocobos have all the abilities listed combined into one. Gold chocobos can ride over every type of terrain, even the deepest water. Chocobos are often the only types of transportation that can go to certain places, such as the Materia Caves.
Only two chocobo carts are seen during the game. One is used by Don Corneo to transport captured women to his mansion in the Wall Market. It is an antique wooden kart carried by a chocobo similar to a real world horse and buggy. Another is seen near Corel Prison, if the player gets lost on the desert it will come up and take the party back to the prison entrance.
The chocobo cart morphed into Sam's Delivery Service in the remake.
The Snowboard is a small means of transportation that involves sliding down snow slopes. It can be obtained from an injured kid in Icicle Inn, and is only used once to go to the Great Glacier. There is a brief minigame that can be played on the snowboard, and depending upon the player's choice at the forks, the party will land in different locations on the Glacier. Afterwards, the minigame can be played at Gold Saucer. The snowboarding minigame was later released for mobile phones as a stand-alone game.
|Waist Width||25.1 centimeters|
|Load Capacity||2,920 kilograms|
|Maximum Inclined Angle||Approximately 42 degrees|