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Flydart

 

flydart

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: N/A
Code name:
Flydart
Unit type:
interceptor aircraft
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: unknown
Wingspan: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: unknown

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Along with the Flatmouse, the Flydart was an aircraft based on the data from the FF-X7 Core Fighter. The Flydart was developed to operate in the highest levels of Earth's atmosphere, and intercept targets that were in the process of reentry, or had just achieved reentry. Due to the extreme altitudes it had to operate at, the Flydart couldn't take off via conventional means if it intended to operate at high altitudes. Instead, two methods were developed to launch the Flydart: from the ground using jettisonable booster rockets, or from an altitude of 10,000 meters from the underside of a modified Depp Rog heavy bomber. The Flydart could be recovered post-sortie by the modified Depp Rog via use of a special hook near the cockpit. The Flydart, being primarily designed to operate at high altitudes, used rocket engines for thrust, and its small wingspan stem medfrom the use of the lifting-body principle, and both of these factors made is far less effective at lower altitudes. Flydarts saw heavy action during the One Year War, where they were primarily responsible for disrupting the Principality of Zeon's re-supply route between Side 3 and the Earth Attack Force, which they accomplished with great effectiveness.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: MSV (Mobile Suit Variations)
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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