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Fat Uncle

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Model number: N/A
Code name:
Fat Uncle
Unit type:
transport plane
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: 2 pilots, in standard cockpit
Dimensions: overall length 38 meters; overall width 56.8 meters; overall height 21.2 meters
Wingspan: 56.8 meters
Weight: 195 metric tons; max cargo transport 140 metric tons
Propulsion: 2 x thermonuclear engine: maximum speed rated at Mach 0.7
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 3 x double machine gun
Mobile suits: 3

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The Fat Uncle transport aircraft is the primary non-combat transport aircraft for the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War. The Fat Uncle's ungainly appearance belies its true effectiveness, as it's a highly efficient aircraft, able to carry nearly twice its weight in cargo, including Zaku-type mobile suits standing in the massive cargo bay. This is in part due to the powerful thermonuclear jet engines used for thrust, and the large VTOL rotors used for lift. Despite the similarities between the thermonuclear jet engines of the Fat Uncle and Gaw class assault carrier, it's unknown if they use the same type of engines, but it's certainly a possibility. The Fat Uncle can carry roughly three mobile suits, but the exact capacity it can carry is difficult to estimate, as it's not originally designed to carry mobile suits, but rather a more general range of cargo. Long after the One Year War, Zeon remnants use several modified Fat Uncles during an attack on Australia's Torrington Base in UC 0096.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record UC 0081
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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Cargo bay

 

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