Dodai YS is a bomber aircraft that was featured in the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Dodai YS was originally developed as a bomber, but was converted to a sub-flight system to assist in the movement of mobile suits. The Dodai YS was used mainly to carry a mobile suit on its back, but could also act as a cargo transport. While equipped with eight missile launchers on the front of the aircraft, its air-to-air combat capabilities were limited. Therefore it was common for the Dodai YS to be escorted by a squadron of Dopp fighters.
- Missile Launcher
- Equipped on the front of the aircraft are eight missile launchers.
The Dodai YS was used by the Zeon Military during the One Year War. It served well enough that the Zeon sought to further develop its capabilities rather than completely replace it, leading to the development of the Dodai II.
After the One Year War ended, the Earth Federation would continue the idea of piloted craft that would serve as a sub-flight system for a mobile suit. By U.C. 0087 this research had accumulated in the development of the Dodai Kai and the Base Jabber, the latter of which was taken and used by Axis Zeon forces during the First Neo Zeon War.
Although it was an antiquated system, Zeon Remnants that managed to hide out on Earth worked to maintain any Dodai YS they had in possession. These Dodai YS would be used in attacks against the Federation in U.C. 0096.
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