While Christopher Nolan has made it perfectly clear that The Dark Knight Rises is his last Batman film, that doesn’t mean the pic doesn’t include a good deal of new territory that wasn’t covered in the first two films. In addition to new villain Bane and new something Catwoman, Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne also gets himself a nice new toy to play with: The Bat. For all intents and purposes this is Nolan’s version of the Batwing, and just as his version of the Batmobile differed greatly in design and style from any other previous incarnations, his iteration of the Batwing is decidedly unique. A batch of new images from the book The Dark Knight Manual: Tools, Weapons, Vehicles & Documents from the Batcave have landed online, giving us a much closer look at The Bat.
Hit the jump to check out the images, which also point out some of the technical aspects of the vehicle. The Dark Knight Rises opens on July 20th.