Model number: N/A
Code name: Fanfan
Unit type: hovercraft
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: 2 pilots, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 5.6 meters; overall length 9.2 meters; overall width 10.2 meters; wingspan 10.7 meters
Weight: max gross 3.3 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: 2 x hover engine
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 5-tube wire-guided missile launcher, mounted on main body

The Fanfan was a light hovercraft used by the Earth Federation Forces to defend its Jaburo base. Propelled by two hover engines, the Fanfan was intended for use against enemy ground units that infiltrated the base. Because Minovsky particles were not spread inside Jaburo, the Fanfan was able to use wire-guided missile launchers. However, the Fanfan was ill-equipped to fight mobile suits. When Zeon forces led by Char Aznable infiltrated the base in UC 0079, Woody Malden was killed in an ill-advised attempt to use a Fanfan against Char’s custom MSM-07S Z’Gok.

Pilot(s): Woody Malden, Agar
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version), Yasuo Ohtagaki (Gundam Thunderbolt manga version)


Rear view (Version 1)

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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