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M353A4 Bloodhound

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General and Technical Data

Model number: M353A4
Code name:
Bloodhound
Unit type:
 combat communications support truck
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0074
First deployment: UC 0074
Accommodation: 1 driver, 1 gunner, 1 sonar operator, 1 radio operator, in main cabin
Dimensions: overall height 3.3 meters; overall length 9.4 meters; overall width 6.3 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: 4 x hover engine, total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; underground sonar system; 2 x 4-tube smoke discharger, mounted on either side of main body
Fixed armaments: 20mm vulcan gun, mounted on roof

Technical and Historical Notes

The M353A4 Bloodhound was a support vehicle assigned to Earth Federation Forces ground combat units to provide them with battlefield intelligence when radar was rendered ineffective due to Minovsky particle broadcast. Utilizing an advanced passive ground sonar suite to identify targets at long range, the Bloodhound was also equipped with a powerful communications system to penetrate low levels of Minovsky jamming. The Bloodhound featured an open cargo bed for the transportation of supplies. For defense, the Bloodhound was armed with a single 20mm vulcan gun mounted on the turret, primarily for anti-aircraft defense. The standard ground mobile suit team consisted of three mobile suits and a Bloodhound, and these units were deployed in fronts in Europe, Southeast Asia and Australia.

Miscellaneous Information

Driver(s): Eledore Massis, Michel Ninorich, Kiki Rosita, Terry Sanders Jr., Anita Julianne, Maureen Kitamura, Noel Anderson, Mora Boscht
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th M.S. Team
Original mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane

Lineart

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Gundam: The 08th M.S. Team Info


Director(s):
Takeyuki Kanda
Umanosuke Iida

Writer(s):
Akira Okeya
Hiroaki Kitajima

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Hajime Katoki
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designer(s):
Toshihiro Kawamoto
Tomoaki Kado

Musical Composer:
Kouhei Tanaka

Format:
12 episodes; 1 compilation movie

Video Release:
Japan 01.25.1996 – 07.25.1999
U.S. 07.03.2001 – 01.22.2002

Theatrical Release:
Japan 08.01.1998

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