Model number: N/A
Code name: Dish
Unit type: patrol aircraft
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: 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
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)
43 episodes; 3 compilation movies
Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982
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MAHQ is now officially on Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/mahqdotnet.bsky.social.
Our future on this cursed app is unclear, but expect more posts over there.
Cutaway diagram of the VF-1J Valkyrie Fighter Mode from “This is Animation Special: Macross Plus”(1995). Larger versions on my DA profile:
Art by Kiyomi Tanaka. Original concept by unknown Macross fan. Image built by me
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