AC-3 White Heron

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AC-3 White Heron
The AC-3 White Heron
Length 30 meters[1]
Weight 35 metric tons[1]
Targets Godzilla
Piloted by Multiple
Latest appearance Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
First appearance Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

The AC-3 White Heron or Shirasagi (AC―3 しらさぎ,   Ei Shī Surī Shirasagi, lit. AC-3 Shirasagi) is a support vehicle used by the JSDF which first appeared in the 2002 Godzilla film, Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla.

History

Millennium Series

Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

The AC-3 White Herons were developed alongside Kiryu as a means to both pilot the mech and transport it. Two of the planes transported it to Yokohama to confront Godzilla for the first time. After Godzilla's roar caused the spirit of the first Godzilla within Kiryu's bones to possess the machine and rampage through the city. As Lieutenant Akane Yashiro struggled to regain control, Lieutenant Susumu Hayama attempted to lure Kiryu out to sea with a White Heron, but was promptly shot down by its homing missiles. All aboard narrowly escaped as the plane exploded.

The White Herons intervened several times during Kiryu's second battle with Godzilla in Tokyo. Lieutenant Kenji Sekine opened fire on Godzilla as he was about to fire his atomic breath at a prone Kiryu.

Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

To be added.

Filmography

Abilities

  • Flight at 930 kilometers per hour, or 750 kilometers per hour when lifting Kiryu
  • Functions as the control station for Kiryu
  • Capable of carrying and transporting extremely heavy objects with help of a wire.
  • Able to transmit energy to Kiryu

Weapons

  • Can fire dual pulsating cannons

Gallery

Screenshots

Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

Post-Production

References

This is a list of references for AC-3 White Heron. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works. Village Books. p. 30. 28 September 2012. ISBN: 4-864-91013-8.

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