Gunperry

The Gunperry was a transport plane produced by the Earth Federation.

History

During the One Year War, the Earth Federation begun the secret Project V to develop mobile weapons, after it received intelligence reports of the mobile suits that the Principality of Zeon was building. The Gunperry was developed as an aircraft with the primary purpose of transporting Project V mobile weapons.

The Federation’s Pegasus-class assault carrierWhite Base carried a Gunperry. It was use mainly to transport the RX-78-2 Gundam, RX-75-4 Guntank. It was also used to transport modules of the Core Block System to the FF-X7 Core Fighter in the battlefield to allow it to transform into the RX-78-2 Gundam.

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Gunperry from The 08th MS Team

When the White Base was being pursued by Zeon forces under the command of Garma Zabi, the two sides agreed on a temporary ceasefire to allow the White Base to drop off the civilians who had evacuated from Side 7. The Gunperry was used to transport the civilians to a settlement. The White Base crew saw it as an opportunity to get the Gundam behind enemy lines.

The Gunperry was intentionally damaged to make it look battle worn. It carried the civilian evacuees along with the Gundam in the cargo hold. A Zeon Luggun escorted the Gunperry to a drop-off point behind their defensive line. The Gunperry pilots staged an emergency landing. Smoke bombs were released to make it look like the Gunperry crashed. After the civilians had evacuated, the Gundam launched. When the Zeon forces attacked White Base, the Gundam performed a flank attack to turn the tide of the battle in the favour of the Federation forces.

The White Base was being pursued across the Atlantic Ocean by the forces of Flanagan Boone when the Gunperry launched carrying six high-yield warheads. The Gunperry was able to destroy the Zeon MAM-07 Grabro and the MSM-07 Z’Gok.

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Gunperry rear view

Despite its usefulness at the start of the One Year War, the Gunperry had limited effectiveness due to its limited capacity and operational range. The development of mobile suits with improved aerial capabilities and operation duration eventually made the Gunperry unnecessary in the battlefield and it was phased out.

The Federation created a variant with a larger capacity, the CB-X5SGT Gunperry Assault Type.

Gunperry

Production overview

Code name: Gunperry

Type: Transport plane

Completed: UC 0079

First deployment: UC 0079

Manufacturer: Earth Federation

Operator: Earth Federation

Developed from: None

Developed into: None

Variants: CB-X5(SGT) Assault Type Gunperry

General characteristics

Crew: Pilot only

Cockpit: Standard with linear seat cockpit

Total length: 34.0 m

Total height: Unknown

Empty weight: Unknown

Gross weight: 185.0 t

Armour: Unknown

Sensors: Unknown

Sensor range: Unknown

Performance

Power plant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor

Power output: Unknown

Propulsion:

‣ 4 x jet engine

‣ 3 x VTOL rotor

Max speed: Unknown

180° turn time: Unknown

Thrust-to-weight ratio: Unknown

Equipment

Armament

‣ 6 x missile

Hangar bay

‣ 1 x mobile suit

Design

The Gunperry was a vertical take-off and landing aircraft. It had three vertical rotors for take-off and landing. Four jet engines provided propulsion. The Gunperry had a large container that could carry a mobile suit.

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Gunperry cockpit

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EX Model Gunperry

Armaments

The Gunperry did not have any weapons. However, it could be equipped with six high-yield warheads that it carried in its cargo hold.

Known pilots

Behind the scenes

Kunio Okawara was the original mechanical designer for the version that appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam. Kimitoshi Yamane designed the version in Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team.

Appearances