The Vulcan Armored Car or Large Caliber Vulcan Heavy Armored Vehicle is a type of ground weapon appeared in the Mobile Suit Gundam TV series. It was fielded by the Earth Federation in Universal Century and saw service up until at least U.C. 0079.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Vulcan Armored Car featured a 9-barrel 60mm Vulcan Gun on a half-track platform. It was created by the Earth Federation Force as a stop-gap measure to counter the MS-06 Zaku II mobile suits during Zeon's Earth Invasion in U.C. 0079.
- 9-barrel 60mm Vulcan Gun
- Mounted on top of the half-track platform, the vulcan gun possessed a high rate of fire. Primarily used to ward off advancing enemies, shoot down missiles or other fast moving targets, it was also useful as an anti-aircraft or anti-personnel weapon. The vulcan gun however had a hard time piercing heavy armor (though they had shown the ability to do severe damage to Mobile Suit's if fired at point-blank range) and thus were not often used against larger, more heavily armored foes.
The Vulcan Armored Cars had seen services at important E.F.F. bases such as Belfast and Jaburo. Their effectiveness however, were very limited against the more advanced and heavy-armored MS such as the MSM-03 Gogg.
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