Name: Great Degwin
Ships of the line: Great Degwin, Gwaden, Gwaran, Gwamel, Gwarib, BB-38 Gwazine, Asarum
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
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.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (anime)
Original mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)
43 episodes; 3 compilation movies
Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982
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