Ships of the line: Alexandria, Al Giza, Al Qasr, Aswan, Belgrade, Gaunland, Hario, Kandahar, Key West, Luxor, Mesopotamia, Tel Aviv
Unit type: heavy cruiser
First deployment: UC 0083
Dimensions: overall length 354.0 meters; overall width 98.0 meters
Propulsion: jet/rocket engine
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 4 x 2-barrel main beam cannon, mounted on top and bottom of middle section; 2 x beam cannon, mounted on port and starboard engine blocks; 4 x 2-barrel defensive turret, mounted on engine blocks and behind bridge; 4 x secondary turret, mounted above and below launch catapults
Mobile suits: 12
Launch catapults: 2
During the One Year War in UC 0079, the Earth Federation Forces deployed the new Pegasus class assault carriers, which were designed to internally accommodate mobile suits and featured launch catapults. After the war, this design trend continued with the creation of the Alexandria class heavy cruiser, which had some ships under construction as early as UC 0083 following the Delaz Fleet’s Operation Stardust. The Alexandria class could accommodate 12 mobile suits and had four launch catapults on the top and bottom of its bow. Ships were armed with multiple beam cannons and defensive gun turrets. By UC 0087, the Alexandria class was exclusively in use with the Titans, including two refit versions, the Hario and Aswan. In February UC 0088, the original Alexandria, commanded by Gady Kinsey, was destroyed by the Gryps 2 colony laser in the final battle of the Gryps War. The Alexandria class was removed from service following the dissolution of the Titans, but decades after their mothballing, the League Militaire refitted the Gaunland and brought it back to active service in UC 0153.
Captain(s): Gady Kinsey (Alexandria), Hank Ryan (Belgrade), Forma Guardner (Al Qasr), Emmet Brown (Mesopotamia), Nishizawa (Tel Aviv), Kilian (Luxor)
First appearance: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Kazumi Fujita (Zeta Gundam version), Hajime Katoki (Gundam 0083 version)
50 episodes; 3 compilation movies
Japan 03.02.1985 – 02.22.1986
Japan 05.28.2005 – 03.04.2006
The official account for MAHQ. Tweets by @cguanche. Rebooted version of original account. See also @gundamnatmahq.
MAHQ is now officially on Bluesky: https://bsky.app/profile/mahqdotnet.bsky.social.
Our future on this cursed app is unclear, but expect more posts over there.
Cutaway diagram of the VF-1J Valkyrie Fighter Mode from “This is Animation Special: Macross Plus”(1995). Larger versions on my DA profile:
Art by Kiyomi Tanaka. Original concept by unknown Macross fan. Image built by me
#Gundamn278; Next Episode! With our special guest, Sophia, we finally tackle the second half of the latest chapter of the #Gundam Franchise; #WitchFromMercury! Join us live on 07/20/2023 @ 10:15 p EDT! #MAHQ #Mecha #Anime #Podcast #G_Witch
Live Stream: https://youtube.com/live/fqw4pnuOYF4?feature=share