Model number: N/A
Code name: Medea
Unit type: transport plane
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: 2 pilots, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 15.9 meters; overall length 45.0 meters; overall width 67.7 meters
Weight: max gross 245.0 metric tons
Propulsion: jet engine: 6; hover engine: 5
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; cargo capacity 160.0 metric tons
Fixed armaments: 2 x 2-barrel machine gun, mounted on main body
The Medea was a class of transport plane used by the Earth Federation Forces. The massive plane featured VTOL rotors that allowed it to take off from any location. Its large cargo container was attached to the bottom of the main body, underneath the main engines. The Medea was most often used to transport cargo, but it could also transport mobile suits for airdrop missions. The Medea was minimally armed with a pair of anti-air machine guns, which provided little protection for the frequent frontline duty that the planes saw. The Medea was widely deployed across Earth during the One Year War and after. The EFF also created the C-88 Medea, a variant unit with a redesigned fuselage.
Pilot(s): Matilda Ajan, Edward Lee
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version), Kimitoshi Yamane (08th M.S. Team version), Yasuo Ohtagaki (Gundam Thunderbolt manga version)
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)
43 episodes; 3 compilation movies
Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982
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