Izumo class (Gundam SEED DESTINY)


Class: Izumo
Ships of the line: 
Unit type: 
Manufacturer: Morgenroete, Inc
Operator: Orb Union/Three Ships Alliance
First deployment: unknown
Dimensions: overall length 290 meters
Wingspan: unknown
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x “Gottfried” Mk 71 225cm high-energy beam gun; many x “Igelstellung” 75mm automatic multi-barrel CIWS; 2 x “Lohengrin” positron blaster gun; many x surface-to-ship missile launcher; many x surface-to-air missile launcher
Mobile weapons: many x MVF-M11C Murasame
Launch catapults: 1

The Orb Union’s weapons research led to the creation of a new type of battleship: the Izumo class. This new battleship design also served as the basis for the Earth Alliance’s new Archangel class. While the Kusanagi was operated by the Athha family, the Izumo belonged to another of Orb’s ruling families, the Sahakus. Because it was the inspiration for the Archangel class, much of its weaponry and internal design was the same. In early C.E. 74, several Izumo class ships from Orb’s space fleet launched from the lunar city Copernicus and joined with the Three Ships Alliance near the end of the Second Bloody Valentine War. Their goal: to seize control of Requiem, a Moon-based Alliance cannon that ZAFT had captured and intended to fire at the Orb mainland on Earth. During the battle, Requiem was destroyed by Athrun Zala’s ZGMF-X19A ∞ Justice Gundam and Neo Roanoke’s ORB-01 Akatsuki Gundam.

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY
Original mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane



Mitsuo Fukuda

Chiaki Morosawa
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Kazuho Hyodo
Shigeru Morita
Natsuko Takahashi
Yuuichi Nomura

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designer:
Hisashi Hirai

Musical Composer:
Toshihiko Sahashi

50 episodes; 1 TV special; 4 compilation movies

Airdates (Original):
Japan 10.09.2004 – 12.25.2005

Airdates (HD Remaster):
Japan 04.xx.2013 – 03.xx.2014

Video Release (SE):
Japan 05.26.2006 – 02.23.2007
U.S. 06.17.2008 – 01.13.2009


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