Ships of the line: CV-65 Dolos, Dolowa
Unit type: heavy carrier ship
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Dimensions: overall length 492 meters; overall width 351.5 meters; overall height 123.7 meters
Weight: max gross 144,000 metric tons
Propulsion: 5 x rocket engine: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 8 x 2-barrel main gun; 2 x 2-barrel machine gun
Mobile suits: 182
A product of Gihren Zabi’s quest for the ultimate war-winning super weapon, the Dolos class was the largest dedicated mobile suit carrier ever built. With the capacity to carry an unprecedented 182 mobile suits, the Dolos could transport almost an entire corps within its vast hull. However, like many of Gihren’s super weapons, the Dolos had flaws, the most principle of which was the lack of adequate launching facilities for its massive mobile suit complement. With only seven catapults, deploying the entire mobile suit complement could take more than 20 minutes. At least three of these massive ships were built starting in December UC 0078, and two were destroyed by the Earth Federation Forces during the final battle of the One Year War at the asteroid base A Baoa Qu. A third, submerged under the Earth’s oceans, acted as a base for Zeon remnants in UC 0080.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Yoshiyuki Tomino (principal design), Kunio Okawara (cleanup)
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)
43 episodes; 3 compilation movies
Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982
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