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
Armor materials: unknown
Propulsion: 4 x hover engine, total output 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
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.
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
Gundam: The 08th M.S. Team Info
12 episodes; 1 compilation movie
Japan 01.25.1996 – 07.25.1999
U.S. 07.03.2001 – 01.22.2002
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