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Gaw

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General and Technical Data

Model number: N/A
Code name: Gaw
Unit type: atmospheric attack carrier
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Dimensions: overall height 72.4 meters; overall length 147.4 meters; wingspan 159.4 meters
Weight: max gross 690.4 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: 18 x jet engine: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 3 x twin mega particle gun, mounted in main body; many x bombs
Mobile suits: 3
Fighters: 8

Technical and Historical Notes

The Gaw was an atmospheric attack carrier deployed by the Principality of Zeon’s Earth Attack Force during the One Year War. The Gaw had a dual function as both a transport and carpet bomber. Its armaments included bombs and a trio of mega particle guns. Thanks to its large size, the Gaw could transport eight Dopp fighters and up to three mobile suits. The Gaw was widely used throughout Earth, including during Zeon’s carpet bombing and eventual invasion of the Earth Federation Forces’ Jaburo headquarters in South America. Famously, Earth Attack Force Commander Garma Zabi was killed while piloting a Gaw in a kamikaze attack on the White Base after being betrayed by Char Aznable. Following the rollout of the EFF’s combat ready mobile suits, the Gaw became an easy target for them.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s):
 Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version), Kimitoshi Yamane (08th M.S. Team version)

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Director(s):

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

Writer(s):
Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto
Kenichi Matsuzaki
Yoshihisa Araki
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer(s):
Yuji Matsuyama
Takeo Watanabe

Airdates:
Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982

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