The Fanfan was a hovercraft produced by the Earth Federation.
Woody Malden sortied a Fanfan when Principality of Zeon forces attacked the Federation’s headquarters Jaburo. However, he enocuntered the MSM-07S Z’Gok Commander Type piloted by Char Aznable. The aircraft was no match for the mobile suit and was taken out.
The hovercraft system allowed the Fanfan to remain in a stationary position while in flight. This enabled it to maintain its position while it unloaded its missiles at its target. It could also move vertically with the hovercraft system.
The Fanfan was equipped with machine guns for anti-aircraft measures, and missiles for long range attacks.
The hovercraft was mounted with two five-tube guided missile launchers. These were used to take out lightly armoured surface targets. The missiles were ineffective against mobile weapons.
The Fanfan had two 7.72 mm machine guns built into each side of its fuselage near the nose. The guns were mainly used against enemy aircraft.
Behind the scenes
Kunio Okawara was the original mechanical designer.