Concept Art For The Avengers’ SHIELD Heli-Carrier

Will SHIELD’s famous heli-carriers make an appearance in Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers”? It would appear so, at least according to these early concept artwork (via I09).

The designs look more “submarine”-ish than the SHIELD heli-carriers I’ve seen in the comics. As far as I know, the heli-carriers spent most of their time in the air, while these designs would seem to indicate they’re going to be spending just as much time on the water.

In any case, we’ll find out for sure when “The Avengers” opens in May 4, 2012.

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