The Quinjet is one of the coolest vehicles in the MCU - here are all the variations across the Quinjet's movie appearances. The Quinjet was actually created by Black Panther in the comics, with the jet earning its name from the 5 jet thrusters that power it. Since every superhero team needs a really cool, special vehicle to travel in the Quinjet made its MCU debut in Joss Whedon's The Avengers in 2012.
The Quinjet has reappeared in the MCU many times since then, including on TV series Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. The jet's unique design makes it idle for stealth missions and following the events of The Avengers they've frequently been used in combat operations.
Let's explore the journey of the Quinjet and all the variations the vehicle has seen over the years.
The Avengers Quinjet
The Quinjet made its first outing in The Avengers with S.H.I.E.L.D's Helicarrier holding a few of them. The jet appears in several key scenes, such as the team arriving in Stuttgart to capture Loki and a brainwashed Hawkeye using a stolen jet to free Loki, who later escapes with the vehicle.
In contrast to later appearances, The Avengers Quinjet is lightly armed and only really used for transport purposes. This basic model would reappear throughout the franchise, including Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Quinjet
The Quinjet next appears in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and is featured in a prominent action scene where one appears to kill a fleeing Steve Rogers after he's betrayed by Alexander Pierce. These jets were upgraded for combat following the New York attack, being outfitted with heavy machine guns, in addition to featuring a shorter wingspan. Falcon later battles one in the movie's finale.
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok Quinjet
Tony Stark gave the Quinjet a special redesign for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. This jet is larger than previous versions, and tech upgrades include a new cloaking system and wings that fold around the main body. Black Widow drives out of this jet on a bike during one sequence and Ultron himself would later use its weapons to kill Quicksilver.
Hulk used the jet's cloaking systems to disappear in the movie's finale, with this particular jet later reappearing in Thor: Ragnarok. It turns out Hulk crash-landed on a planet called Sakaar, where he became a gladiator.
Captain Marvel Quadjet
An earlier version of the Quinjet, dubbed a Quadjet, appears in Captain Marvel. Carol Danvers and Nick Fury use this during an action sequence, and the vehicle is later upgraded by the Skrulls to fly into space. The Quadjet retains the basic shape of its successor, with a lighter paint scheme and some weaponry like Gatling guns.
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019