Model number: N/A
Code name: Dragonfly
Unit type: ferry plane
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Propulsion: propeller engine: maximum speed unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
With the advent of the Minovsky scattering system, the Earth Federation Forces found themselves without a reliable line of communication through areas saturated with Minovsky particles. The Dragonfly light aircraft served as a communication and courier aircraft that allowed communication with areas suffering from Minovsky jamming. Known to Zeon as the Commu, this small propeller-driver aircraft was of light construction and had a large wing surface, which allowed it to be classified as a STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) type aircraft. This ability allowed the Dragonfly to use very short runways, including the deck of a Big Tray class land battleship. A Dragonfly was used by Zeon double agent Judock as he ferried back and forth between Zeon and the EFF, where he posed as an assistant to the traitorous Gen. Elran.
Pilot(s): Judock, Dick Allen
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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