Model number: N/A
Code name: Sodon
Unit type: space tugboat
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 3 x 2-barrel machine gun, mounted on forward, left and right sections of main body
The Sodon was a small space tugboat roughly the same size of a mobile suit, used primarily to resupply mobile suits units with fuel and ammunition. The Sodon had enough thrust to tow three MS-06F Zaku II-type mobile suits, but was limited in range, despite the large round fuel tanks mounted to the rear of the vessel. The Sodon was also often used as a booster for mobile suits to extend their operating range, a forerunner to later sub-flight systems such as the FXA-00 Flying Armor and Base Jabber of the Gryps War in UC 0087. However, the Sodon was soon rendered obsolete by advances in mobile suit technology and the upgrading of mobile suits with external fuel tanks.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
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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Art by Kiyomi Tanaka. Original concept by unknown Macross fan. Image built by me
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