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Birmingham class

 

birmingham

 

General and Technical Data

 

Class: Birmingham
Ships of the line: Birmingham
Unit type: battleship
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0083
Dimensions: overall height 129.0 meters; overall length 398.0 meters; overall width 171.0 meters
Weight: max gross 88500 metric tons
Propulsion: 9 x jet/rocket engine, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 5 x 2-barrel mega particle gun, mounted on top and bottom of hull; main gun; 4 x secondary gun; 12 x 2-barrel laser turret; 2 x 12-tube missile launcher; 4 x missile launcher
Mobile suits: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Constructed after the One Year War, the battleship Birmingham is the first and only ship of its class. The Birmingham is intended to show off the power of the Earth Federation Forces, which is reflected in its size: at 398 meters long, it is larger than any One Year War battleships, with the exception of the Principality of Zeon’s Gwazine and Dolos classes. The Birmingham’s defenses are focused on the ship’s own firepower, and despite its postwar construction, it lacks mobile suit storage facilities. The Birmingham’s armaments include multiple mega particle guns, laser gun turrets and missile launchers. On November 10, UC 0083, the Birmingham travels to Confeito under the command of Adm. Green Wyatt to participate in the EFF’s naval review. Unbeknownst to many, Wyatt is involved in secret negotiations with Cima Garahau, a Zeon commander whose fleet is participating in Operation Stardust. However, the Birmingham is destroyed when Anavel Gato fires the nuclear warhead carried by the stolen RX-78GP02A Gundam GP02A Physalis. Four years later, the Birmingham’s design is revisited as the inspiration for the Titans carrier Dogosse Giar, which packs both heavy firepower and a high mobile suit capacity.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Captain: Green Wyatt
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory; Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Rebellion

 

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