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Garuda class

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Class: Garuda
Ships of the line: AudhumlaGarudaMelordSudori, Garwish
Unit type: large transport plane
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator(s): Earth Federation Forces; AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group); Titans; Neo Zeon
First deployment: unknown
Dimensions: overall length 317.0 meters; wingspan 524.0 meters
Weight: max gross 9,800.0 metric tons
Propulsion: 10 x jet engine
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 10 x 2-barrel laser gun turret, mounted across main body
Mobile suits: 20

The Garuda class was a stratospheric mobile suit transport plane constructed by the Earth Federation Forces as part of its Garuda Initiative. Six Garudas were assigned to Earth’s air defense zones to act as an emergency preparedness initiative for mobile suit deployment. The massive plane’s design bore a similarity to the Principality of Zeon’s Gaw planes from the One Year War. The Garuda class could carry up to 20 mobile suits, as well as multiple sub-flight systems. The Garuda class was lightly armed with 10 laser gun turrets and thus relied on the mobile suits it carried for its primary defense.

Captain: Layla Bias (Garwish)
Original mechanical designer: Kazumi Fujita

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Gundam ZZ Info

Director:
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Writer(s):
Yumiko Suzuki
Minoru Onoya
Hidemi Kamata
Meigo Endo
Ken Terasawa

Mechanical Designer(s):
Mika Akitaka
Makoto Kobayashi
Hideo Okamoto
Yutaka Izubuchi
Hajime Katoki
Yoshinori Sayama
Masahiko Asano
Mamoru Nagano

Character Designer:
Hiroyuki Kitazume

Musical Composer:
Shigeaki Saegusa

Format:
47 episodes

Airdates:
Japan 03.01.1986 – 01.31.1987

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