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Gaw

 

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Mobile Suit Gundam version

08th M.S. Team

version

Apocalypse 0079

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Gaw

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: N/A
Code name: Gaw
Unit type: atmospheric attack carrier
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Dimensions: overall height 72.4 meters; overall length 147.4 meters; wingspan 159.4 meters
Weight: max gross 690.4 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: 18 x jet engine
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 3 x twin mega particle gun, mounted in main body; many x bombs

Mobile suits: 3

Fighters: 8

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The Gaw is an atmospheric attack carrier deployed by the Principality of Zeon's Earth Attack Force during the One Year War. The Gaw has a dual function as both a transport and carpet bomber. Its armaments include bombs and a trio of mega particle guns. Thanks to its large size, the Gaw can transport eight Dopp fighters and up to three mobile suits. The Gaw is widely used throughout Earth, including during Zeon's carpet bombing and eventual invasion of the Earth Federation Forces' Jaburo headquarters in South America. Famously, Earth Attack Force Commander Garma Zabi is killed while piloting a Gaw in a suicide attack on the White Base after his betrayal by Char Aznable. Following the rollout of the EFF's combat ready mobile suits, the Gaw becomes an easy target for them.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam MS Generation; Mobile Suit Gundam Ex-Revue; Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th M.S. Team; Gundam 0079: The War for Earth; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes; Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation VS Zeon DX; Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo; Mobile Suit Gundam 0079: Zeonic Front; Mobile Suit Gundam: Lost War Chronicles; Mobile Suit Gundam: Pilot's Locus; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO Apocalypse 0079; Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax U.C.; Gundam Legacy; Mobile Suit Gundam: Spirits of Zeon ~Dual Stars of Carnage~; Mobile Suit Gundam: Operation Troy; Mobile Suit Gundam: We're Federation Hooligans!!; Mobile Suit Gundam Battlefield Record UC 0081; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: The Gravity Front; Mobile Suit Gundam U.C. HARDGRAPH Iron Mustang; Advance of Zeta: The Traitor to Destiny; Mobile Suit Gundam MSV-R: The Return of Johnny Ridden; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version), Kimitoshi Yamane (08th M.S. Team version)

 

Lineart

 

Bridge (Mobile Suit Gundam version)

 

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