Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Gattle was Zeon's main space fighter. Its firepower was lower than a mobile suit, but it was more mobile. As a result, it was used to defend bases or hold off enemies until mobile suits could sortie. The Gattle had two single-seat cockpits, each of which could eject in an emergency and achieve limited self-propelled spaceflight, increasing the survival rate of the pilots. Two legs extended from the craft, with a landing strut at the end of each. A pair of attitude control verniers facing forward and backward were also mounted at the ends of each leg as well as each wing. The Gattle was armed with a variety of vulcan guns and missiles.
- Vulcan Gun
- A pair of vulcan guns are mounted on each cockpit, for a total of four. The vulcan guns can still be used after the cockpits are ejected.
- 5-tube Missile Launcher
- A 5-tube missile lancher is mounted in each of the legs extending from the Gattle's fuselage.
- Large Missile
- A pair of large missiles can be mounted on each side of the Gattle, for a total of four.
The Gattle would be used by the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War to support their mobile suits against the numerically superior Earth Federation.