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The gnomish flying machine (aka gnomish helicopter or gnomish copter) was designed by the gnomes of Khaz Modan to compensate for their lack of physical strength with ingenuity and daring. They are the inventers and pilots of the astounding flying machines. Although these awkward contraptions' armor and armament are too light for then to serve as weapons of mass destruction, flying machines can be used to survey vast areas of terrain, making them invaluable for discovering the movements of the Horde.
The first tiny flying machines were built by the gnomes of Khaz Modan, who proved their worth to the Alliance by using their helicopters to scout far behind enemy lines. Though unarmed, fragile, and temperamental, gnomish helicopters remain some of the fastest and most maneuverable machines in the skies. The flying machine is also known as a gnomish copter.
Dwarven tinkers improved on this technology after the Second War, first by creating dwarven gyrocopters and then later the upgraded dwarven flying machines. The gnomes themselves have upgraded to the static winged gnomish biplane.