Latest in Airplane

Image credit:

ANA's Gundam Jet embarks on maiden voyage (video)

Sean Hollister
July 18, 2010
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

In case you weren't already aware, the island nation of Japan regards the thirtieth anniversary of their imaginary anime robot warriors as kind of a big deal, and so it seems fitting that they'd deck out a similarly gigantic flying object to match: the Boeing 777. All Nippon Airways (ANA) decked out the plus-size 777-300 model with full-size Gundam decals on either side, and the jumbojet made its first Tokyo-Osaka trip this weekend after a thorough photo shoot by reporters. We'd advise you to watch the skilled pilots take off and land after the break, but we'll warn you that you're in for mild disappointment -- at no point does a giant beam-saber-wielding robot burst out of the aluminum alloy frame.





All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2020 Back-to-School Guide

View
'Avatar: The Last Airbender' creators leave Netflix's live-action series

'Avatar: The Last Airbender' creators leave Netflix's live-action series

View
Puerto Rico’s Arecibo radio telescope suffers serious damage

Puerto Rico’s Arecibo radio telescope suffers serious damage

View
A 'GoldenEye 007' fan remake is dead after a cease and desist demand

A 'GoldenEye 007' fan remake is dead after a cease and desist demand

View
You can pre-order Microsoft's Surface Duo foldable phone today

You can pre-order Microsoft's Surface Duo foldable phone today

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr