The Life Boat is a space pod introduced in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
An escape spacecraft deployed on the colony of Heliopolis. It has a cylindrical hull with a cockpit, crew seats, and an airlock. It also has a pair of simple manipulators.
On January 25, C.E. 71, during the Battle of Heliopolis, the colony was attacked by ZAFT, who engaged the Earth Alliance forces secretly stationed in the colony. Heliopolis’ citizens were ordered to retreat to the Life Boats within the emergency shelters. At the battle’s climax, the damage suffered from the battle between the EA and ZAFT caused the colony to break apart, and the thousands of Life Boats within the colony ejected to preserve the lives of the citizens. One Life Boat, however, was damaged during the ejection and was found by Kira Yamato, piloting the Sword Strike Gundam. Kira brought the Life Boat onboard the Archangel, despite initial refusal from the ship’s officers, and the civilians within the Life Boat they would travel aboard the ship on its journey to Earth.
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