Technology & Combat Characteristics
The VTOL Fighter is equipped with two powerful turbines to port and starboard, allowing it to take off and land vertically as well as fly, similar to a helicopter. It is armed with a chain gun mounted to the underside of its nose and two eight-tube missile launchers, and appears to have two canopies.
Very little is known about the history of the VTOL Fighter, which was in service with the Alliance during the First Alliance-PLANT War, deployed at the Alliance's bases on Earth - notably at Porta Panama, in which they were engaged by ZAFT's mobile suit forces until the deployment, later in the battle, of the GAT-01 Strike Dagger. It is unknown if the VTOL Fighter remains in service with the Alliance after the Alliance-PLANT War.
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