Red Bamboo Fighter Plane 赤イ竹戦闘機

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Red Bamboo Fighter Plane
Length: 13 meters
Wingspan: 9 meters
Mass: 9,040 kilograms
  Powers/Weapons: Flight at mach 1.35; equipped with two 30mm cannons; 4 underwing hardpoints for missiles or bombs
First Appearance: Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)
Other Appearances: All Monsters Attack;Godzilla vs. Gigan (stock footage, mistake); Godzilla vs. Megalon (stock footage, mistake)
Series:  Showa  


Drawing from their collective intelligence, the Red Bamboo constructed an aerial fleet of state of the art fighter jets. Based on the Russian-designed MiG-19 Farmers, or more accurately their illegal Chinese counterpart: the F-6, the Red Bamboo's aerial fleet was more than capable of zigzagging across the skies at break neck speeds while unloading their weapons on designated targets. However, the planes would soon find a mangled fate at the hands of Godzilla. Learning of the nuclear menace's presence, the order was immediately given to head out and destroy the creature. A command that the pilots soon discovered was out of their reach. The blossoming fires that erupted around the land from the fighter planes' aerial assault seemed ineffective against the creature. Moving in for a more concentrated attack, the fighters were swatted from the air with a thrashing tail, or feverous-clawed swipes, while other were engulfed in blue fire from Godzilla's ray. The millions of dollars in stolen technology were reduced to worthless scrape in but a handful of minutes.