Ships of the line: Endra, Endra II, Mindra, Sandra, Milandra
Unit type: cruiser
Operator: Neo Zeon
First deployment: UC 0088
Dimensions: overall length 410.0 meters
Weight: 68,584.0 metric tons
Propulsion: jet/rocket engine; Minovsky craft system
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; optional ballute system; Komusai shuttle
Fixed armaments: 5 x mega particle gun, mounted below bridge, on underside and on bow; 2 x mega particle gun, mounted below bridge on port and starboard sides
Mobile suits: 6
Launch catapults: 2
Developed by the Axis Zeon, the Endra class cruiser was the successor to the Principality of Zeon’s Musai class cruisers. The Endra class featured improved performance and mobile suit capacity compared to the Musai. Endra ships could accommodate six mobile suits launching from two catapults. The ships also featured a Komusai shuttle docked behind the bridge. The Endra’s armaments included two mega particle guns and multiple gun turrets. The ships could use a ballute system for atmospheric reentry and fly unassisted on Earth through the use of a Minovsky craft system.
The Endra class entered service in early UC 0088 near the end of the Gryps War between the Titans and the AEUG. After the conflict’s end, Axis renamed itself Neo Zeon and set off the First Neo Zeon War. In March UC 0088, Mashymre Cello’s Endra made overtures to space colonies in Side 1 while also chasing the AEUG flagship Argama. The ship was later commanded by Chara Soon and destroyed in combat near the Moon Moon Colony. Several ships, including the Sandra and Mindra, participated in Neo Zeon’s invasion of Earth and the attack on the Earth Federation capital of Dakar in Africa. From space, Mashymre’s Endra II initiated a space colony drop that destroyed Dublin. The Endra class was phased out of use after the First Neo Zeon War, but at least one remained in service with Full Frontal’s Neo Zeon “Sleeves” faction during the Laplace Incident of UC 0096.
Captain(s): Mashymre Cello (Endra, Endra II), Glemy Toto (Sandra), August Gidan (Mindra), Artonaige (Milandra)
First appearance: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Mamoru Nagano