Archangel class (Dominion)


Class: Archangel
LCAM-01XB Dominion
Ships of the line: LCAM-01XA ArchangelDominion
Unit type: 
assault ship
Manufacturer: Earth Alliance
Operator(s): Earth Alliance
First deployment: 20 June C.E. 71
Dimensions: overall length 420 meters; overall height unknown
Wingspan: unknown
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; laminated armor; ablative gel heat protection system
Fixed armaments: 2 x “Lohengrin” positron blaster cannon, stored in front ‘legs’; 2 x “Gottfried Mk.71” 225cm high-energy beam cannon; 2 x “Valiant Mk.8” 110cm linear cannon; 24 x surface-to-ship missile launcher; 16 x surface-to-air missile launcher; 16 x “Igelstellung” 75mm automatic multi-barrel CIWS
Mobile weapons: 3 x GAT-01 Strike DaggerGAT-X131 Calamity GundamGAT-X252 Forbidden GundamGAT-X370 Raider Gundam
Launch catapults: 2

Due to the critical role played by mobile suits in the Bloody Valentine War, the Earth Alliance constructed a second Archangel class mobile suit carrier, the Dominion. The design of the Dominion was nearly identical to that of the original Archangel, with the exception of an improved radar system and different color scheme. The Dominion entered service in late June C.E. 71, launching from the Alliance’s Ptolemaeus lunar base. Serving as captain was former Archangel second officer Natarle Badgiruel, who was charged with hunting down her former captain, Murrue Ramius. Accompanying her (and frequently overriding her authority) was Multa Azrael, the head of the Azrael Conglomerate military contractor. As the leader of the anti-Coordinator group Blue Cosmos, Azrael had his own agenda aboard the ship to wipe out all Coordinators. The Dominion‘s mobile suit complement included the mass production mobile suit GAT-01 Strike Dagger, along with with three new prototype Gundams brought aboard by Azrael. On September 27, Natarle finally stood up to Azrael and was shot by him several times for her defiance. Soon after, the Dominion was destroyed by the Archangel just before the end of the Bloody Valentine War.

Captain: Natarle Badgiruel
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Original mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane


“Gottfried Mk.71” 225cm high-energy beam cannon


“Lohengrin” positron blaster cannon


Rear view


Surface-to-air missile launcher


“Valiant Mk.8” 110cm linear cannon

Gundam SEED Info

Mitsuo Fukuda

Chiaki Morosawa
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Shigeru Morita
Akinori Endo
Yuuichi Nomura
Akemi Omode

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Kimitoshi Yamane
Junichi Akutsu

Character Designer:
Hisashi Hirai

Musical Composer:
Toshihiko Sahashi

50 episodes (original); 48 episodes (HD); 1 short; 3 compilation movies

Airdates (Original):
Japan 10.05.2002 – 09.27.2003
U.S. 04.17.2004 – 04.15.2005

Airdates (HD Remaster):
Japan 01.xx.2012 – 11.xx.2012

Video Release (SE):
Japan 08.27.2004 – 10.22.2004
U.S. 07.11.2005 – 11.22.2005


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