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Eight-Wheeled Armored Vehicle

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General and Technical Data

Model number: N/A
Code name: Eight-Wheeled Armored Vehicle
Unit type:
 armored personnel carrier
Manufacturer: Republic of Zeon
Operator: Republic of Zeon
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: 1 driver, 1 gunner, 8 passengers
Dimensions: overall height 3.1 meters; overall length 7.0 meters; overall width 3.8 meters
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x smoke discharger, mounted on rear hatch; optional loudspeaker, mounted on left side of main body
Fixed armaments: machine gun, mounted on cupola

Technical and Historical Notes

The Eight-Wheeled Armored Vehicle was an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) developed by the Republic of Zeon. The vehicle was covered in thick armor and could transport eight passengers over rough terrain. The vehicle was armed with a cupola-mounted machine gun. The APC was also used for training by students at the Space Defense Military Academy at Side 3’s Guardian Colony. The APC was part of the equipment used by Char Aznable and Garma Zabi when they instigated an uprising and attacked the nearby Earth Federation Forces barracks. The successful uprising was later known as the Dawn Rebellion.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (anime)
Original mechanical designer:
Kimitoshi Yamane

Lineart
8wheel-zeon-hatch
Rear hatch
Gundam: The Origin Info


Director(s):
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Takashi Imanishi

Writer(s):
Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (manga)

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Mika Akitaka
Kimitoshi Yamane
Junichi Akutsu

Character Designer(s):
Tsukasa Kotobuki
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Takayuki Hattori

Video Release (OVA):
Japan 02.28.2015 – 05.08.2018
U.S. 08.01.2017 – 07.02.2019

Airdates (TV version):
Japan 04.29.2019 – 08.12.2019
U.S. 07.06.2019 – 10.05.2019

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