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Adrastea class

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General and Technical Data

Class: Adrastea
Ships of the line:
 AdrasteaRasteo
Unit type:
 battleship
Manufacturer: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
Operator: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
Rollout: UC 0153
First deployment: May UC 0153
Dimensions: overall length 426.0 meters; overall width 98.0 meters
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: jet/rocket thruster: total output unknown; 4 x hover engine
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; retractable bridge
Fixed armaments: 8 x 2-barrel main gun, mounted on forward and aft sections and hover engines; 3-barrel main gun, mounted on hull 2 x 2-barrel secondary gun, mounted on hull; 35 x secondary gun, mounted across hull
Mobile suits: unknown
Launch catapults: unknown

Technical and Historical Notes

The Adrastea class battleship, alongside the Lysithea class cruiser, formed the heart of the Zanscare Empire’s Motorad fleet. Deployed in UC 0153, the Motorad fleet was the brainchild of Duker Iq, a member of the Zanscare’s Gachi Party who was obsessed with motorcycles. The ships of the Motorad fleet were equipped with massive tires, giving them the appearance of enormous motorcycles. When flying in space or in the air, the tires separated in half and functioned as propulsion units. However, their main function was to travel across the ground and crush entire towns and cities under their tires to clear away the empire’s opposition on Earth. The Adrastea was heavily armed with multiple main and secondary guns. Two ships were known to have been built, but neither survived the war.

Miscellaneous Information

Captain(s): Cronicle Asher (Adrastea), Arbeo Pippiniden (Rasteo)
First appearance: Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

Lineart

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Director:

Yoshiyuki Tomino

Writer(s):
Sukehiro Tomita
Ken Oketani
Kazuhiro Kanbe
Hideki Sonoda
Minoru Onoya

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Kunio Okawara
Junya Ishigaki

Character Designer:
Hiroshi Osaka

Musical Composer:
Akira Senju

Airdates:
Japan 04.02.1993 – 03.25.1994

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