The Dish is a patrol aircraft in Mobile Suit Gundam.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Early Warning and Control (EWAC) aircraft that Earth Federation Forces used for reconnaissance and patrol. During the One Year War, they were mainly used in the airspace near bases and served mostly for long-distance target detection. Although it was developed as an early warning machine, it was not able to demonstrate performance under Minovsky particle dispersing, and it was used as a high-speed communication machine for dignitaries taking advantage of the long-range search enemy 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.