Ships of the line: Red Viscount, Purple Widow
Unit type: heavy cruiser
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0070
Dimensions: overall height 92.0 meters (96.1 including rear wings); overall length 319.9 meters; overall width 116.7 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 3 x large 2-barrel mega particle cannon, mounted in forward and aft sections; 2 x secondary 2-barrel mega particle cannon, mounted across main hull; 8 x 2-barrel machine gun, mounted on either side of midship section
Built before the start of the Principality of Zeon’s mobile suit project, the Chibe class was one of the first warships commissioned by Zeon, and saw use into the One Year War. The Chibe class was one of the first to use the mega particle cannon. Although the Chibe predated mobile suits, most Chibe hulls were spacious enough to be easily converted to mobile suit carriers, with the ability to carry eight mobile suits in the main hull. The aging Chibe class was updated and retrofitted during and after the One Year War, with some ships remaining in service until at least UC 0087.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (anime)
Original mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane
Gundam: The Origin Info
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (manga)
6 episodes (OVA); 13 episodes (TV re-edit)
Video Release (OVA):
Japan 02.28.2015 – 05.08.2018
U.S. 08.01.2017 – 07.02.2019
Airdates (TV version):
Japan 04.29.2019 – 08.12.2019
U.S. 07.06.2019 – 10.05.2019
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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