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Fly Manta

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Model number: N/A
Code name: Fly Manta
Unit type: mass production fighter/bomber
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 6.0 meters (including landing gear); overall length 17.0 meters; overall width 13.0 meters
Weight: max gross 11.7 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: 2 x jet engine: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x triple missile launcher, mounted on main body; 2 x 30mm vulcan gun, mounted on main body

Optional fixed armaments: many x bombs

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The Fly Manta is an atmospheric fighter/bomber used by the Earth Federation Forces. The Fly Manta's armaments include two triple missile launchers and a pair of 30mm vulcan guns, but it can also be outfitted with bombs. Thanks to its high maneuverability, the Fly Manta is able to engage Zeon aircraft in dogfights. The Fly Manta is deployed extensively and is part of the air campaign during Operation Odessa, as well as the battle to retake the California Base from Zeon.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Texan Dmitri
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam MS Generation; Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation VS Zeon DX; Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles; Mobile Suit Gundam U.C. HARDGRAPH Iron Mustang; Advance of Zeta: The Traitor to Destiny; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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