You usually see this alot in almost any kind of game or movie, alot of the stuff from it can be traced back to some where else.
Example: In Star Wars the x-wings are alot like f-16 fighters, and in Halo the pelican is probally based of a ship in the 90es called aliens.
So state where you think the creators may have gotten there ideas. I'll start off.
The TEC strike craft carrier is of course modeled off the super carriers like the nimitz. And the bomber look a lot like the b-2.