Ships of the line: Birmingham
Unit type: battleship
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0083
Dimensions: overall height 129.0 meters; overall length 398.0 meters; overall width 171.0 meters
Weight: max gross 88,500 metric tons
Propulsion: 9 x jet/rocket engine, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 5 x 2-barrel mega particle gun, mounted on top and bottom of hull; main gun; 4 x secondary gun; 12 x 2-barrel laser turret; 2 x 12-tube missile launcher; 4 x missile launcher
Mobile suits: none
Constructed after the One Year War, the battleship Birmingham was the first and only ship of its class. The Birmingham was intended to show off the power of the Earth Federation Forces, which was reflected in its size: at 398 meters long, it was larger than any One Year War battleships, with the exception of the Principality of Zeon’s Gwazine and Dolos classes. The Birmingham’s defenses were focused on the ship’s own firepower, and despite its postwar construction, it lacked mobile suit storage facilities. The Birmingham’s armaments included multiple mega particle guns, laser gun turrets and missile launchers. On November 10, UC 0083, the Birmingham travelled to Confeito under the command of Adm. Green Wyatt to participate in the EFF’s naval review. Unbeknownst to many, Wyatt was involved in secret negotiations with Cima Garahau, a Zeon commander whose fleet participated in Operation Stardust. However, the Birmingham was destroyed when Anavel Gato fired the nuclear warhead carried by the stolen RX-78GP02A Gundam GP02A Physalis. Four years later, the Birmingham’s design was revisited as the inspiration for the Titans carrier Dogosse Giar, which packed both heavy firepower and a high mobile suit capacity.
Captain: Green Wyatt
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
Original mechanical designer: Toru Sumiya (aka Junya Ishigaki)
Gundam 0083 Info
13 episodes; 1 compilation movie
Japan 05.23.1991 – 09.24.1992
U.S. 01.22.2002 – 07.23.2002
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