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Mother Vanguard

 

mothervanguard

 

General and Technical Data

 

Class: unknown
Name: Mother Vanguard (original name: Babylonia Vanguard)
Unit type: space battleship
Manufacturer: Buch Concern
Operator: Crossbone Vanguard
First deployment: UC 0128
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: jet/rocket thruster; Minovsky craft system; Minovsky drive thrusters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown 
Fixed armaments: 6 x 5-barrel mega particle cannon, mounted on mast; 2 x 3-barrel mega particle cannon, mounted on rudder; 4 x 6-barrel broadside mega particle cannon, mounted on port and starboard sides of main hull; 2 x 4-barrel broadside mega particle cannon, mounted on port and starboard sides of main hull; 2 x 5-tube missile launcher, mounted on mast; beam shield, protects main hull
Mobile suits: unknown
Mobile weapons: many x XM-08 Zondo Gei; many x EMS-06 Batara; many x XM-10 (F97-E) Flint; EMS-10 Pez Batara; XM-X1 (F97) Crossbone Gundam X-1/XM-X1 (F97) Crossbone Gundam X-1 Kai; XM-X2 (F97) Crossbone Gundam X-2
Launch catapults: 2

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Following the Babylonia Founding Conflict, the Crossbone Vanguard is briefly split by an internal struggle between supporters of Meitzer Ronah's Nobility Principle and followers of Bera Ronah, who urges a more compassionate approach. After the conflict is resolved, a new warship is constructed to be the symbol of the reunited Vanguard's new-found strength of purpose. This ship, the Babylonia Vanguard, vanishes with all hands in UC 0128, lost somewhere in space. However, in reality, Bera and those loyal to her learned about the secret machinations of the Jupiter Empire and fake their own disappearance so they can engage in a shadow war to protect the Earth, and the Babylonia Vanguard (now rechristened the Mother Vanguard) is the perfect ship for the job.

 

One of the Mother Vanguard's most important features is a Minovsky drive propulsion system, allowing it to project a "sail of light" which gives it incredible speed and makes travel between Earth and Jupiter relatively quick. Additionally, it boasts a full-body beam shield which covers the entire main hull, but can't be used for more than 20 minutes continuously or else it will deplete its energy reserves. The beam shield, combined with the standard Minovsky craft system, allows the Mother Vanguard to enter a planet's atmosphere and continue operation just as well as in space.

 

During the Jovian War, the Mother Vanguard sustains critical damage in battle with the Earth Federation (who, thanks to a false flag operation, think the Vanguard was hostile). After ordering all crew to the escape pods, Bera has the Mother Vanguard self-destruct to cover their escape. After the war's end, Anaheim Electronics recovers the ship's sail and turns it into a Minovsky drive test flight wing, which becomes a critical part of the Crossbone Vanguard remnants' attempts to oppose the revived Jupiter Empire.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Captain: Bera Ronah (aka Cecily Fairchild)
Appearances: Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam; Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Skull Heart; Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Steel 7; Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs.
Original mechanical designer: Yuichi Hasegawa
Note: custom color lineart by AmuroNT1

 

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