Class: Magellan (modified)
Unit type: battleship
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Dimensions: overall height 96.0 meters; overall length 327.0 meters; overall width 102.0 meters
Weight: max gross 62,900 metric tons
Propulsion: 4 x jet/rocket engine, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; re-entry capsule
Fixed armaments: 7 x 2-barrel mega particle cannon, mounted on forward, midship and aft sections; 16 x 2-barrel laser gun turret, mounted on port and starboard sides
Mobile suits: none
The advent of the mobile suit in the One Year War changed the rules for space combat. With their smaller size and higher mobility, mobile suits were capable of single-handedly destroying a battleship. After the war, the Earth Federation Forces upgraded its aging Magellan class, which entered service prior to the creation of mobile suits. To bolster anti-mobile suit defenses, the upgraded Magellans replaced their machine gun turrets with laser turrets. In November UC 0083, multiple modified Magellans were destroyed when Anavel Gato fired a nuclear warhead at the EFF’s naval review at Confeito. Surviving ships chased after the remnant Zeon Delaz Fleet when it conducted a colonyjack. Due to the Magellan’s continued poor performance in the era of mobile suit combat, the entire class was retired by UC 0087 in favor of the upgraded Salamis type.
Gundam 0083 Info
13 episodes; 1 compilation movie
Japan 05.23.1991 – 09.24.1992
U.S. 01.22.2002 – 07.23.2002
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