The development of this jeep started since before the founding of the Principality of Zeon, and is part of a plan for the creation of special means collectively under the symbol PVN. At that time, the Corps of National Defense of Side 3 required a light vehicle produced in series, with particular attention to cost / performance: the result is the PVN.3 / 2 Sauropelta, simple but robust, suitable for operating on any terrain.
Until the beginning of the One Year War, it seemed that the PVN.3 / 2, despite its excellent quality, had been used mostly in military parades. Its first real war employment was on March, U.C. 0079, following the invasion of Earth.
- Its name is taken from a Lower Cretaceous armored dinosaur (family Nodosauridae), and in ancient Greek means "lizard with a shield."
|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|
| Mobile Suit|
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