The VTOL Fighter is a vehicle from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
A medium-duty aerial assault vehicle, the VTOL Fighter is equipped with two powerful turbines to port and starboard, allowing it to take off and land vertically as well as fly, similar to a helicopter. It is armed with a chain gun mounted to the underside of its nose and two eight-tube missile launchers, and appears to have two canopies.
The VTOL Fighter was in service with the Earth Alliance during the First Alliance-PLANT War, deployed at the Alliance's bases on Earth. Several VTOL Fighters were used at the Battle of Porta Panama, in which they were engaged by ZAFT's mobile suit forces until the deployment of the GAT-01 Strike Daggers. After the First Alliance-PLANT War, the VTOL Fighter's role was changed to a support unit, and during the Second Alliance-PLANT War, several were used for the defense of the Hannibal-class vessel, Bonaparte.
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