Model number: N/A
Code name: Dopp
Unit type: mass production atmospheric fighter
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; Zeon remnants; Themis
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 4.9 meters; overall length 9.2 meters; wingspan 12.1 meters
Weight: max gross 5.2 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 20mm vulcan gun, mounted on main body; 2 x 6-tube missile launcher, mounted on main body
Optional fixed armaments: 6 x missile, mounted on hardpoints under wings
The Dopp was a Principality of Zeon atmospheric fighter that made its debut in the early stages of the One Year War following the invasion and occupation of Earth. The Dopp was frequently assigned to escort and patrol duty, but also used to engage ground-based targets. Although Zeon had an advantage through the introduction of the mobile suit, the Earth Federation Forces possessed an air force capable of countering the Dopp. The Dopp was armed with a pair of 20mm vulcan guns housed in the same area as the 6-tube missile launchers. Earth Attack Force Commander Garma Zabi preferred to sortie into combat with a custom colored Dopp rather than a mobile suit. After the war ended, Dopps remained in service with Earth-based Zeon remnants. In UC 0090, multiple Dopps were in use with the PMC Themis. Decades later, the Dopp served as the inspiration for another fighter from an invading space force: the Zanscare Empire’s Overhead Hawk.
Pilot(s): Garma Zabi, Norris Packard, Hamble, Gevil, Bison
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version), Kimitoshi Yamane (08th M.S. Team version), Yasuo Ohtagaki (Gundam Thunderbolt manga version)
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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