The Dish is a patrol aircraft in Mobile Suit Gundam.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
- Machine Gun
The Early Warning and Control (EWAC) aircraft that Earth Federation Forces used for reconnaissance and patrol. During the One Year War, they were mainly used in the airspace near bases and served mostly for long-distance target detection. The frame of the airplane, which resembles a round turtle, had been designed to enable efficient sensor and radar detection. The engines are integrated into the hull bottom. The EWAC aircraft themselves are armed only with a machine gun and therefore are dependent on the protection afforded by fighters. After the end of the One Year War, all modernized Dish units were transferred to the post-war armed forces. They are even deployed in U.C. 0096, sixteen years after the war.