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Gwazine class (Great Degwin)

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General and Technical Data

Class: Gwazine
Name: Great Degwin
Ships of the line: 
Great DegwinGwadenGwaran, Gwamel, Gwarib, BB-38 GwazineAsarum
Unit type:
 battleship
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: March UC 0076
Dimensions: overall height 134.8 meters; overall length 459.6 meters; overall width 219.2 meters
Weight: max gross unknown
Propulsion: 8 x rocket engine
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 8 x external fuel tank
Fixed armaments: 4 x 2-barrel mega particle cannon, mounted on top of hull; 20 x 2-barrel anti-air mega particle cannon, mounted across hull
Mobile suits: 20

Technical and Historical Notes

The most powerful space warships of the One Year War, the Zeon Gwazine class battleships were more than a match for any Earth Federation Forces warship. With high powered main weaponry that outclassed the EFF’s Magellan class ships and a large integral complement of mobile suits, Gwazine class ships were typically reserved as command ships used by high-ranking flag officers. The sheer firepower and defensive abilities of the Gwazine ensured that they remained the most powerful warships in the Earth Sphere for many years. During the One Year War, the Great Degwin served as the personal flagship of Sovereign Degwin Sodo Zabi, the head of the Principality. In the earliest stage of the war, Degwin watched the Battle of Loum play out from his ship. Near the end of the war, Degwin fielded his ship in an attempt to open peace negotiations with the EFF. However, Degwin’s son Gihren fired the Solar Ray with the intent of killing his own father while also destroying the EFF fleet.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (anime)
Original mechanical designer:
Kimitoshi Yamane

Lineart
gwazine conference room
Conference room
gwazine corridor
Corridor
gwazine monitor room
Monitor room
Mobile Suit Gundam Info


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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