The F-7D Spearhead is a fighter craft introduced in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
Officially known as the "F-7D Spearhead Multi-Purpose Air Superiority Fighter", twin-engine VTOL aircraft uses a close-coupled delta system with canard wings in front of the cockpit. It is produced by Propulsion & Machinery Progress. The spearhead is armed with four 20mm machine guns, a weapon bay in the body, and six missiles in a drum-type launcher. It is one of the few effective weapons against MS, whose movements are greatly restricted under gravity, and it even outperforms the AMF-101 DINN in terms of speed and cruising range, though it is inferior in terms of firepower and turning ability. The spearhead later served as the basis for the FX-550 Skygrasper.
- 20mm Machine Gun
- Air-to-Air Missile
In August of C.E. 70, Edward Harrelson piloted a Spearhead, while suffering from a hangover over South America, and tore through a AME-WAC01 DINN Special Electronic Installation Type with his aircraft's wing, earning him the nickname "Ed the Ripper".
In C.E. 71 many Spearheads were stationed at the Earth Alliance headquarters JOSH-A, and engaged ZAFT's mobile suits during Operation Spitbreak. Mu La Flaga used a Spearhead to reach the Archangel during the battle and performed an emergency landing inside the ship's hangar. Large numbers of Spearhead also participated in the Battle of Orb, being carried abroad Spengler-class carriers and used for attacking Orb naval vessels and the rouge Archangel.
The Spearhead remained in active use. Two Spearheads were stationed on the Spengler-class carrier, the John Paul Jones, and were used to scout the area just prior to the Battle of Dardanelles.
- Television Series
- Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
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