Class: N/A
Name: FFMH-Y101 Eternal
Unit type: mobile suit support ship
Manufacturer: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
Operator(s): ZAFT; Three Ships Alliance
First deployment: 1 July C.E. 71
Dimensions: overall length 300 meters; overall height unknown
Wingspan: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: many x missile launcher; beam cannon; 2 x 2-barrel CIWS; 12 x CIWS
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x METEOR
Mobile weapons: C.E. 71: ZGMF-X09A Justice GundamZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam; 2 x METEOR; C.E. 73-74: ZGMF-X88S Gaia GundamZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom GundamZGMF-X19A ∞ Justice Gundam; 3 x ZGMF-XX09T DOM Trooper; 2 x METEOR

ZAFT’s transport ship Eternal was designed to exclusively support two mobile suits: the ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam and ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam. In addition to serving as a home base for these two suits, the Eternal also carried their METEOR mobile weapons platforms. The Eternal had an internal hangar and linear launch catapult for both Gundams, while the METEOR units were docked on the outer hull at the ship’s forward end. As a support ship, the Eternal was armed with a beam cannon, CIWS turrets and many missile launchers. However, when docked the METEOR units could function as gun turrets to increase the Eternal‘s firepower. On July 1, C.E. 71, the Eternal was stolen by Lacus Clyne and her supporters, including former North African commander Andrew Waltfeld. The rogue ship then joined with the rebel Earth Alliance ship Archangel and the Orb Union ship Kusanagi to create the Three Ships Alliance, a new faction independent of both the Alliance and ZAFT that was dedicated to ending the war. In the years following the Bloody Valentine War, the Eternal was hidden inside the factory satellite Terminal, which was camouflaged as a large asteroid. After the fall of the Atlantic Federation’s headquarters Heavens Base in Iceland, the Eternal was discovered by ZAFT when the ship’s crew investigated the abandoned Mendel colony for information about Supreme Council Chairman Gilbert Durandal.

Captain: Andrew Waltfeld
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara


Rear view

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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