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Gwazine class

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General and Technical Data

Class: Gwazine
Ships of the line: 
Great DegwinGwadenGwaran, Gwamel, Gwarib, BB-38 GwazineAsarum
Unit type:
 battleship
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; Delaz Fleet; Axis
First deployment: March UC 0076
Dimensions: overall length 440.0 meters; overall width 320.0 meters; overall height 103.0 meters
Weight: max gross 108,100.0 metric tons
Propulsion: 8 x rocket engine
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 8 x external fuel tank
Fixed armaments: 3 x 2-barrel main gun; 10 x 2-barrel secondary gun; many x 155mm machine gun
Mobile suits: 20

Technical and Historical Notes

The most powerful space warships of the One Year War (excluding the giant Dolos class), 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 as 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. It was destroyed when his son Gihren fired the Solar Ray at the EFF fleet. Another ship, the Gwaden, served as the personal ship of Aiguille Delaz during the war and afterwards during Operation Stardust in UC 0083. In UC 0087, the AEUG discovered a derelict Gwazine floating through space, which was subsequently destroyed in battle with the Titans.

Miscellaneous Information

Captain: Aiguille Delaz (Gwaden)
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Yoshiyuki Tomino (principal design, Mobile Suit Gundam version), Kunio Okawara (cleanup, Mobile Suit Gundam version), Hajime Katoki (MS IGLOO 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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