Gwadan class


Class: Gwadan
Ships of the line: 
Unit type:
Manufacturer: Axis
Operator: Axis
First deployment: UC 0087
Dimensions: overall length 600.0 meters
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: jet/rocket engine
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 8 x external fuel tank
Fixed armaments: 4 x 2-barrel main gun, mounted on top and bottom of hull; 4 x secondary gun, mounted on main body; 10 x 2-barrel secondary gun, mounted on main body
Mobile suits: approx 100
Launch catapults: unknown

The massive Gwadan class battleship was used by the Axis Zeon during the Gryps War in UC 0087. With its red paint scheme and external fuel tank, the Gwadan’s design resembled the Principality of Zeon’s old Gwazine class. At 600 meters long, the Gwadan matched the Titans’ equally large Dogosse Giar class. The vessels were armed with multiple main and secondary gun turrets. Its large hangar was believed to accommodate up to 100 mobile suits. The lead ship served as Axis leader Haman Karn’s flagship for most of the Gryps War, and ornately decorated halls within the ship highlighted the position of Mineva Lao Zabi as the last heir to the old Principality. At least three Gwadan ships were constructed, with the original being destroyed by the Titans in January UC 0088.

First appearance: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Original mechanical designer:
Kazumi Fujita




Rear view


Throne room

Zeta Gundam Info


Yoshiyuki Tomino

Hiroshi Ohnogi
Yumiko Suzuki
Tomoko Kawasaki
Yasushi Hirano
Akinori Endo
Miho Maruo
Minoru Onoya

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kazumi Fujita
Mamoru Nagano
Kunio Okawara
Makoto Kobayashi
Kazuhisa Kondo
Hideo Okamoto

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Shigeaki Saegusa

50 episodes; 3 compilation movies

Japan 03.02.1985 – 02.22.1986

Theatrical Release:
Japan 05.28.2005 – 03.04.2006


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