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Luggun

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General and Technical Data

Model number: N/A
Code name: Luggun
Unit type: mass production reconnaissance plane
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; Zeon remnants; Themis
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot and copilot, in canopy-style cockpit on top of main body
Dimensions: overall height 12.4 meters; wingspan 22.8 meters
Weight: max gross 10.5 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x radome, mounted on main body
Fixed armaments: 2 x 20mm 2-barrel machine gun, mounted on ends of wings; 4 x missile launcher, mounted under main body

Technical and Historical Notes

The Luggun was a reconnaissance aircraft used by the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War in UC 0079. The Luggun was equipped with two radomes for data collection and lightly armed with missile launchers and a machine gun. The Luggun’s armaments were intended for defense rather than offense, and units came under attack on multiple instances from FF-X7 Core Fighters assigned to the White Base and Spartan. Because the Luggun was unsuited to sustained combat, Dopp fighters sometimes flew escort for it. After the war, the PMC Themis used Luggun crafts as part of its forces in UC 0090. Zeon remnants continued to use the Luggun as late as UC 0096.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Char Aznable, Dren, Kate, Janice
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version), Kimitoshi Yamane (08th M.S. Team version)

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luggun cockpit
Cockpit (Mobile Suit Gundam version)
Mobile Suit Gundam Info


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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