Lysithea class

General and Technical Data

Class: Lysithea
Unit type:
Manufacturer: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
Operator: BESPA (Zanscare Empire)
Rollout: UC 0153
First deployment: May UC 0153
Dimensions: overall length 227.0 meters; overall width 63.0 meters
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: jet/rocket thruster: total output unknown; 4 x hover engine
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 2-barrel main gun, mounted on forward and aft sections; 12 x 2-barrel secondary main gun, mounted on bow, midship section and hover engines; 2 x 6-tube missile launcher, mounted on either side of midship section under bridge
Mobile suits: 6
Launch catapults: unknown

Technical and Historical Notes

The Lysithea class cruiser, alongside the Adrastea class battleship, formed the heart of the Zanscare Empire’s Motorad fleet. Deployed in UC 0153, the Motorad fleet was the brainchild of Duker Iq, a member of the Zanscare’s Gachi Party who was obsessed with motorcycles. The ships of the Motorad fleet were equipped with massive tires, giving them the appearance of enormous motorcycles. When flying in space or in the air, the tires separated in half and functioned as propulsion units. However, their main function was to travel across the ground and crush entire towns and cities under their tires to clear away the empire’s opposition on Earth. The Lysithea was armed with multiple main and secondary guns, plus missile launchers.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
Original mechanical designer:
Kunio Okawara



Victory Gundam Info


Yoshiyuki Tomino

Sukehiro Tomita
Ken Oketani
Kazuhiro Kanbe
Hideki Sonoda
Minoru Onoya

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Kunio Okawara
Junya Ishigaki

Character Designer:
Hiroshi Osaka

Musical Composer:
Akira Senju

51 episodes

Japan 04.02.1993 – 03.25.1994


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