The M353A4 Bloodhound is a hover transport that appears in Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity Front.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The M353A4 Bloodhound was a support vehicle assigned to Federation Forces ground combat units to provide them with battlefield intelligence when radar was rendered ineffective due to Minovsky Particle dispersal. Utilizing an advanced passive ground sonar suite to identify targets at long range, the Bloodhound was also equipped with a powerful communications system to penetrate low levels of Minovsky jamming. The Bloodhound was also designed with an open cargo bed for the transportation of supplies. For defense, the Bloodhound was armed with a multi-barreled 20mm Vulcan Gun mounted on the turret, primarily for anti-aircraft defense.
- 20mm Vulcan Gun
- The multi-barreled Vulcan Gun is installed on Bloodhound's open-top turret as its main weapon. The Vulcan Gun has a high rate of fire and is primarily used to ward off advancing enemies, shoot down fast moving targets, and it also made good use as an anti-aircraft and anti-personnel weapons.
Special Equipment & Features
- Underground Sonar Probe
- The Bloodhound is equipped with an extendable Underground Sonar Probe for enemy detection and information gathering for its affiliated MS Team. Sonar is a proven military technique which uses sound propagation via ground probe for detecting objects/enemies such as vehicles and mobile suits, in the surrounding area or wider battlefield. The Bloodhound will be braced when the sonar probe is operated, and it can be folded up when not in use.
- Smoke Discharger
- The smoke discharger is a defensive feature used to visually blind the opponent while their sensors are jammed by Minovsky particles. This allows the Bloodhound an opportunity to escape from the enemy.
Notes and Trivia
|MS IGLOO 2 Mechanics|
RGM-79［G］ GM Ground Type | RTX-440 Ground Assault Type Guntank
6×6 Cargo Truck | M353A4 Bloodhound | M72 Lakota | Type 61 Tank
Big Tray-class | Heavy Fork-class
|Aircraft / Spacecraft|
Dragonfly | FF-X7 Core Fighter
|Principality of Zeon|
MS-05B Zaku I | MS-06J Zaku II Ground Type | MS-07B-3 Gouf Custom | MS-09B Dom
B.M.C. Z78/2 | HT-01B Magella Attack | Magella Eins | PVN.3/2 Sauropelta | PVN.44/1 Weasel | Russel 1/12 Zebu
DFA-03 Dopp | PVN.4/3 Wappa
|Transporter / Supply Ship|
H.L.V. | Komusai | Papua-class
|Cruiser / Mother Ship|
Gaw | Musai-class