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PVN.4/3 Wappa

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General and Technical Data

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
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: 2 x hover engine
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: MG74/S machine gun, mounted on rack over pilot’s seat

Technical and Historical Notes

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.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Cuaran, Miru, Sol, Manarantha Ahja
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version)

Lineart
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Console (MS IGLOO 2 version)
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Leg (MS IGLOO 2 version)
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Seat (MS IGLOO 2 version)
Mobile Suit Gundam Info


Director(s):

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

Writer(s):
Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto
Kenichi Matsuzaki
Yoshihisa Araki
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer(s):
Yuji Matsuyama
Takeo Watanabe

Airdates:
Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982

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