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Dabude class

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General and Technical Data

Class: Dabude
Unit type:
 land battleship
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Dimensions: overall height 44.0 meters; overall length 109.0 meters; overall width 93.0 meters
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: 2 x engine-driven caterpillar tread: maximum speed unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 4 x grounding braces, mounted on main body
Fixed armaments: 2 x twin barrel main cannon, mounted on either side of main body; 2 x twin barrel machine gun, mounted below bridge

Technical and Historical Notes

The Dabude was a class of land battleship used by the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War in UC 0079. It served as both a mobile artillery platform and command center, similar to the Earth Federation Forces’ Big Tray class. The Dabude‘s main armament was a pair of powerful twin barrel cannons that required the use of four grounding braces to protect the craft from recoil. It was also armed with a pair of twin barrel machine guns mounted below the bridge. Dabudes were used throughout Earth, but were extensively deployed in Europe, with many fighting against the EFF’s Operation Odessa.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer:
Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version)

Lineart

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Director(s):

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

Writer(s):
Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto
Kenichi Matsuzaki
Yoshihisa Araki
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer(s):
Yuji Matsuyama
Takeo Watanabe

Airdates:
Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982

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