HT-01B Magella Attack


Model number(s): HT-01B; PVN.42/4
Code name: Magella Attack
Unit type: mass production attack use tank
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit in Magella Top
Dimensions: overall height 6.8 meters; overall length 12.5 meters
Weight: max gross 95.0 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: 2 x engine-driven caterpillar tread: (base unit); rocket thrusters (Magella Top)
Performance: maximum water speed 75 knots
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 5400 meters; freeziard
Fixed armaments: 175mm cannon, mounted on Magella Top; 3-barrel 35mm machine gun, mounted on base unit

The HT-01B Magella Attack served as the Principality of Zeon’s main battle tank on Earth. Its armaments included a 175mm main cannon, plus a 3-barrel 35mm machine gun. Compared to its Earth Federation Forces counterpart, the Type 61 Tank, the Magella Attack included a unique feature: its main cannon and cockpit could separate from the base unit and fly on their own. This allowed a pilot to continue fighting if the base tank unit was destroyed. Although the Magella Attack proved less useful against mobile suits, even its main cannon could be deadly at extreme close range. Magella Attacks were deployed throughout Earth. Zeon field engineers also adapted the cannon into a handheld weapon usable by mobile suits, and the Magella Attack’s tank base was combined with a mobile suit torso to create the MS-06V Zaku Tank.

Pilot(s): Crowley Hamon, Lunen, Barry, Bjorn Abust
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam and MSV versions), Kimitoshi Yamane (08th M.S. Team version)


Rear view (Version 1)


Rear view (Version 2)


Rear view (Version 3)

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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