Model number: N/A
Code name: Space Launch
Unit type: space launch
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator(s): Earth Federation Forces; Anti-Earth Union Group; True Federal
First deployment: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Propulsion: 2-4 x rocket thruster
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
The Space Launch was a small transport shuttle used by the Earth Federation Forces. In normal usage, the Space Launch ferried passengers, but in an emergency it also doubled as a lifeboat. On December 31, UC 0079, the assault carrier White Base crashed on the surface of the Zeon space fortress A Baoa Qu in the final battle of the One Year War. With some Newtype guidance from Amuro Ray, the crew was able to successfully evacuate in Space Launches before the ship exploded. Similar designs were used later by the EFF and AEUG in UC 0087-0088.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version), Mika Akitaka (Gundam: The Origin anime 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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MAHQ is now officially on Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/mahqdotnet.bsky.social.
Our future on this cursed app is unclear, but expect more posts over there.
Cutaway diagram of the VF-1J Valkyrie Fighter Mode from “This is Animation Special: Macross Plus”(1995). Larger versions on my DA profile:
Art by Kiyomi Tanaka. Original concept by unknown Macross fan. Image built by me
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