The Dish is a patrol aircraft in Mobile Suit Gundam.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Dish is a high-speed patrol and reconnaissance aircraft. Much of its disk-shaped body is occupied by a large radome that served as a powerful long-range radar. During the One Year War, it was mainly used for long-distance target detection and identification. Although it was developed as an airborne Early Warning and Control (EWAC) aircraft, it could not perform under dispersed Minovsky particles, and was instead used as a high-speed liaison aircraft for dignitaries by taking advantage of its long-range enemy search performance.
Special Equipment & Features
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.