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C-88 Medea

 

c-88

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: C-88
Code name: Medea
Unit type:
transport plane
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: unknown
Dimensions: unknown
Wingspan: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: 8 x jet engine
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The C-88 Medea was a variant of the standard Medea cargo plane with a redesigned fuselage and cargo section, along with more powerful jet engines. The C-88 had slightly smaller cargo capacity than the standard Medea; however it had the added benefit of a more aerodynamic shape and additional speed, although it came at the cost of the defensive armament and VTOL capability. The C-88s were generally used to transport important personnel and equipment in secured airspace, and several were present at the Earth Federation Forces Arctic base when it was attacked by the Zeon's special forces Cyclops team in late UC 0079. The C-88s remained in service after the end of the One Year War, and in UC 0083 several were used to transport pilots and mobile suits to Australia's Torrington Base after Anavel Gato's theft of the prototype RX-78GP02A Gundam "Physalis." The C-88 saw use as late as UC 0096.

 

Miscellaneous Information


Pilot: Edward Lee
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory; Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (anime); Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories; Mobile Suit Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans!!; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Rebellion; Mobile Suit Gundam U.C. 0094: Across the Sky; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Missing Link
Original mechanical designer:
Yutaka Izubuchi

 

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