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Gwazine class (Great Degwin)

 

Gwazine class

 

General and Technical Data

 

Class: Gwazine

Name: Great Degwin
Ships of the line:
Great Degwin, Gwaden, Gwaran, Gwamel, Gwarib, BB-38 Gwazine, Asarum
Unit type:
battleship
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: March UC 0076
Dimensions: overall height 103.0 meters; overall length 440.0 meters;

overall width 320.0 meters
Weight: max gross 108100 metric tons
Propulsion: 8 x rocket engine
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 8 x external fuel tank
Fixed armaments: 4 x 2-barrel main gun, mounted on top of hull; 10 x 2-barrel secondary gun, mounted on port and starboard sides of midship; many x 155mm machine gun
Mobile suits: 20

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The most powerful space warships of the One Year War, the Zeon Gwazine class battleships are more than a match for any Earth Federation Forces warship. With high-powered main weaponry that outclasses the Federation Forces Magellan class ships and a large integral complement of mobile suits, Gwazine class ships are typically reserved as command ships used by high-ranking flag officers. The sheer firepower and defensive abilities of the Gwazine ensure that they remain as the most powerful warships in the Earth Sphere for many years. During the One Year War, the Great Degwin serves as the personal flagship of Sovereign Degwin Sodo Zabi, the head of the Principality. In the early stages of the war, Degwin watches the Battle of Loum play out from his ship. Near the end of the war, Degwin fields his ship in an attempt to end the war through peace negotiations with the EFF. However, Degwin's son Gihren fires the Solar Ray with the intent of killing his own father while also destroying the EFF fleet.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (anime); Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

 

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