Zanzibar class (Kerguelen)


Class: Zanzibar
Ships of the line: CCM-80 ZanzibarKerguelenRagnarok, MadagascarSangre AzulCCM-91 ChimairaKeraunosIngolstadt
Unit type:
 mobile cruiser
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Dimensions: overall height 70.5 meters; overall length 255.0 meters; overall width 221.8 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: 4 x jet/rocket engine: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2-barrel main gun, mounted on main body; 4 x mega particle gun, mounted on main body; 5 x 2-barrel machine gun, mounted on main body
Mobile suits: 6

The Kerguelen was a Zanzibar class mobile cruiser used by the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War. Like other ships of its class, the Kerguelen was capable of atmospheric re-entry and unassisted flight on Earth with its powerful rocket thrusters. A booster attachment allowed the ship to launch into orbit and return to space. In UC 0079, the Kerguelen was stationed at a secret Zeon mountain base in Southeast Asia, where it was used to power Ginias Sahalin’s mobile armor research facility. In November UC 0079, the Earth Federation Forces discovered the base’s location and began their siege. Ginias’ sister (and Apsaras III) copilot Aina helped push through a temporary cease fire to allow wounded soldiers to evacuate on the Kerguelen. However, Ginias violated the cease fire in his madness, and the EFF responded by having an RGM-79[G] GM Sniper shoot down the Kerguelen, resulting in a loss of all hands.


Gundam: The 08th M.S. Team Info

Takeyuki Kanda
Umanosuke Iida

Akira Okeya
Hiroaki Kitajima

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Hajime Katoki
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designer(s):
Toshihiro Kawamoto
Tomoaki Kado

Musical Composer:
Kouhei Tanaka

12 episodes; 1 compilation movie

Video Release:
Japan 01.25.1996 – 07.25.1999
U.S. 07.03.2001 – 01.22.2002

Theatrical Release:
Japan 08.01.1998


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