Big Gun (anime)

General and Technical Data

Model number: N/A
Code name: Big Gun
Unit type:
 long-range sniper gun emplacement
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: none
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: long-range beam cannon

Technical and Historical Notes

The Big Gun was a mobile suit sniper turret developed by the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War. The Big Gun mounted a large beam cannon on the turret and was powered by three generators. The Big Gun’s sensors interfaced with the controlling mobile suit to scan the area for potential targets. Due to particles converging in the Big Gun’s barrel, it wore out after several shots and required constant replacement. In December UC 0079, Zeon troops from the Living Dead Battalion used multiple Big Guns to snipe enemy targets in the Thunderbolt Sector. The Big Gun’s legs featured clamps to lock the turret into position. In the Thunderbolt Sector, Big Guns were often attached to large pieces of space colony wreckage floating in the ruins of Side 4.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (anime)
Based on the Big Gun from the Gundam Thunderbolt manga



Gundam Thunderbolt Info

Kou Matsuo

Kou Matsuo
Yasuo Ohtagaki (manga)

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Seiichi Nakatani
Morifumi Naka
Yasuo Ohtagaki (manga)

Character Designer(s):
Hirotoshi Takaya
Yasuo Ohtagaki (manga)

Musical Composer:
Naruyoshi Kikuchi

8 episodes; 2 compilation movies

Internet Release:
Japan 12.25.2015 – 04.22.2016 (S1); 03.24.2017 – 07.14.2017 (S2)

Video Release (Movies):
Japan 07.29.2016 – 11.18.2017
U.S. 07.11.2017 – 02.05.2019


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