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Fat Uncle

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General and Technical Data

Model number: N/A
Code name: 
Fat Uncle
Unit type:
 transport plane
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; Themis
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: 2 pilots, in standard cockpit
Dimensions: overall length 38 meters; overall width 56.8 meters; overall height 21.2 meters; wingpsan 56.8 meters
Weight: 195.0 metric tons; max cargo transport 140.0 metric tons
Propulsion: 2 x thermonuclear engine: maximum speed rated at Mach 0.7
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 3 x double machine gun
Mobile suits: 3

Technical and Historical Notes

The Fat Uncle transport aircraft was the primary non-combat transport aircraft for the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War. The Fat Uncle’s ungainly appearance belied its true effectiveness, as it was a highly efficient aircraft, able to carry nearly twice its weight in cargo, including Zaku-type mobile suits standing in the massive cargo bay. This was in part due to the powerful thermonuclear jet engines used for thrust, and the large VTOL rotors used for lift. Despite the similarities between the thermonuclear jet engines of the Fat Uncle and Gaw assault carrier, it was unknown if they used the same type of engines. The Fat Uncle could carry roughly three mobile suits, but the exact capacity it could carry was difficult to estimate, as it was not originally designed to carry mobile suits, but rather a more general range of cargo. Long after the One Year War, Zeon remnants used several modified Fat Uncles during an attack on Australia’s Torrington Base in UC 0096.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer:
Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version)

Lineart

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Director(s):

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

Writer(s):
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

Airdates:
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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