Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Dodai YS was a bomber aircraft developed by Principality of Zeon. It was used mainly to carry a mobile suit on its back and provides additional combat support as a mobile missile platform. The Dodai YS are mostly seen being used by MS-07 Gouf and MS-06 Zaku II which increases their mobility and fire power. Its main weapons are eight missile launchers on its front.
- Missile Launcher
- The Dodai's only offensive weapon is its 8-tube missile launcher mounted on the front of the unit. A single missile is particularly effective in anti-ship warfare, and can blow the torso off of an enemy mobile suit
The Dodai YS was used by the Zeon Military during the One Year War. It served well enough that the Zeon sought to further develop its capabilities rather than completely replace it, leading to the development of the Dodai II.
After the One Year War ended, the Earth Federation would continue the idea of piloted craft that would serve as a sub-flight system for a mobile suit. By U.C. 0087 this research had accumulated in the development of the Dodai Kai and the Base Jabber, the latter of which was taken and used by Axis Zeon forces during the First Neo Zeon War.
Although it was an antiquated system, Zeon Remnants that managed to hide out on Earth worked to maintain any Dodai YS they had in possession. These Dodai YS would be used in attacks against the Federation in U.C. 0096.