Model number: PVN.4/3
Code name: Wappa
Unit type: hovercraft
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon/Zeon remnants; African Front; civilians
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in open air cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 2.7 meters; overall length 5.5 meters; overall width 2.1 meters; fan diameter 1.1 meters
Armor materials: unknown
Propulsion: 2 x hover engine
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: MG74/S machine gun, mounted on rack over pilot’s seat
The PVN.4/3 Wappa was a hovercraft used by Principality of Zeon ground units during the One Year War in UC 0079. As a unit intended mainly for reconnaissance, the Wappa was ill-suited for combat due to its light weaponry and complete lack of protection for the pilot. However, one group of Zeon soldiers put their Wappas to novel use by utilizing their small size to plant multiple explosives all over Amuro Ray’s RX-78-2 Gundam. Because the Gundam was too big to confront the Wappas during their attack, Amuro was forced to disarm all the bombs by hand afterward – a task he barely completed before they exploded.
Pilot(s): Cuaran, Miru, Sol, Manarantha Ahja
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam 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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