Columbus class (Beehive) (anime)


Class: Columbus
Name: Beehive
Unit type:
 modified transport ship
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: many x jet/rocket thruster
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 6 x mega particle cannon, mounted on main body
Mobile suits: unknown
Mobile weapons: FA-78 Full Armor Gundam; many x RGM-79 GM; 4 x RX-77 Guncannon; 20 x RGC-80 GM Cannon; 12 x RB-79 Ball
Launch catapults: 4

The Beehive was a modified Columbus class transport ship used by the Earth Federation Forces’ Moore Brotherhood volunteer force during the One Year War. The Beehive essentially combined the frames of two Columbus ships, creating double the storage space for mobile suits. The ship was armed with six large mega particle cannons. The Beehive served as the mothership of the Moore Brotherhood, which was fighting Zeon forces for control of its ruined colony cluster at Side 4. The Beehive was heavily damaged during a Zeon attack, leading Capt. Claudia Peer to order all hands to abandon ship. First Officer Graham then shot Claudia over his anger about her failures as a commanding officer. Survivors of the Beehive took control of the Zeon ship Dried Fish, but were subsequently captured when Zeon reinforcements arrived. The prisoners were then transported to the space fortress A Baoa Qu, but FA-78 Full Armor Gundam pilot Io Fleming escaped and rescued his comrades.

Captain: Claudia Peer
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (anime)
Note: Based on the Beehive from the Gundam Thunderbolt manga


Rear view

Gundam Thunderbolt Info

Kou Matsuo

Kou Matsuo
Yasuo Ohtagaki (manga)

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Seiichi Nakatani
Morifumi Naka
Yasuo Ohtagaki (manga)

Character Designer(s):
Hirotoshi Takaya
Yasuo Ohtagaki (manga)

Musical Composer:
Naruyoshi Kikuchi

8 episodes; 2 compilation movies

Internet Release:
Japan 12.25.2015 – 04.22.2016 (S1); 03.24.2017 – 07.14.2017 (S2)

Video Release (Movies):
Japan 07.29.2016 – 11.18.2017
U.S. 07.11.2017 – 02.05.2019


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