Model number: N/A
Code name: Dish
Unit type:
 patrol aircraft
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: unknown
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; radome
Fixed armaments: machine gun

The small aircraft known as the Dish served multiple functions for the Earth Federation Forces, including EWAC (Early Warning And Control), EW (Electronic Warfare) and transport. The large radome that made up the central portion of the Dish’s fuselage served as powerful long range radar, although its effectiveness was greatly reduced by the advent of the Minovsky particle scattering system. Dish aircraft often assisted in long-range target identification, increasing the effectiveness of EFF troop deployment. Gen. Revil, commander of the EFF in the One Year War, used a Dish to fly to Belfast, Ireland, in late UC 0079 to inspect the Newtype crewmembers of the assault carrier White Base. Since Dish aircraft weren’t designed for combat, they were armed with only a small machine gun for defense.

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer:
Kunio Okawara


Rear view

Mobile Suit Gundam Info

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto
Kenichi Matsuzaki
Yoshihisa Araki
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer(s):
Yuji Matsuyama
Takeo Watanabe

43 episodes; 3 compilation movies

Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982


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