Fly Manta


Model number: N/A
Code name: Fly Manta
Unit type: mass production fighter/bomber
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 6.0 meters (including landing gear); overall length 17.0 meters; overall width 13.0 meters
Weight: max gross 11.7 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: 2 x jet engine: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 3-tube missile launcher, mounted on main body; 2 x 30mm vulcan gun, mounted on main body
Optional fixed armaments: many x bombs

The Fly Manta was an atmospheric fighter/bomber used by the Earth Federation Forces. The Fly Manta’s armaments included two 3-tube missile launchers and a pair of 30mm vulcan guns, but it could also be outfitted with bombs. Thanks to its high maneuverability, the Fly Manta was able to engage Zeon aircraft in dogfights. The Fly Manta was deployed extensively and was part of the air campaign during Operation Odessa, as well as the battle to retake the California Base from Zeon.

Pilot: Texan Dmitri
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara


Rear view


Underside view

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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