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The Egg Jet has a peculiar design, whose components are all blocky. Mostly colored grey with hints of red and black, it has a streamlined main body and attachments on the top and bottom reminiscing space shuttle fins. The rear and the recess in it is covered with five rocket exhausts.
The Egg Jet was used when Dr. Robotnik escaped from Wing Fortress Zone to the Death Egg, after he failed to get rid of Sonic in the Wing Fortress' cockpit room. While Sonic missed the Egg Jet, Tails returned with an enhanced Tornado and they chase after it. After a while, Sonic managed to grab onto the Egg Jet's side and rode it to the Death Egg where it docked. The Egg Jet is not seen since then and was possibly destroyed when the Death Egg crashed on Angel Island or when the Death Egg was completely blown up.
In other media
Sonic the Comic
In the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions, the rocket goes unnamed, but its background is identical to its game counterpart. During the comics, Sonic and Tails used it to reach the floating ruins of the Death Egg in space.
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the rocket appeared under the name Egg Jet and is based on its appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. In this media, it was one of the aircraft stationed onboard the Death Egg Mark 2. It first appeared during Operation: Clean Sweep where it was used by Dr. Eggman and afterwards by Snively during his attempt to overthrow his uncle.
After the Super Genesis Wave, the Egg Jet became virtually identical to its game counterpart, only for it to be piloted by Dr. Snively.
- The Egg Jet's name was not mentioned in the games. Instead, it was mentioned as the name for its counterpart in the Sonic comics published by Archie Comics.
- Eggman is known to have more space shuttles inside of his hidden pyramid base during the events of Sonic Adventure 2, as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy used one to get to the Space Colony ARK and then possibly used it to get back to the earth at the end of the game. This space shuttle apparently bears a heavy resemblance to the American space shuttle "Discovery," which was part of NASA's Space Shuttle program.