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Pegasus class (LMSD-71/MSC-02/SCV-70 White Base)

 

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(Mobile Suit Gundam)

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Pegasus class (White Base)

 

General and Technical Data

 

Class: Pegasus
Name: LMSD-71/MSC-01/SCV-70 White Base
Ships of the line:
LMSD-70/MSC-01/SCV-69 Pegasus, LMSD-71/MSC-02/SCV-70 White Base, LMSD-72/SCV-71 White Base II, LMSD-73/SCVA-72 Thoroughbred, LMSD-74/SCV-73 Blanc Rival, LMSD-75/SCVA-73 Troy Horse, LMSD-76/MSC-05 Gray Phantom, LMSD-77/MSC-06 SCVA-74 Stallion, LMSD-78/MSC-07/SCVA-75 Albion, Spartan
Unit type:
assault carrier
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces

Rollout: June UC 0079
First deployment: 15 September UC 0079
Dimensions: overall length 250.0 meters; overall height 97.0 meters; wingspan 180.0 meters
Weight: max gross 68,000 metric tons
Propulsion: 8 x jet/rocket thruster; Minovsky craft system
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2-barrel 580mm main gun; 2 x 2-barrel mega particle gun, mounted on port and starboard sides of midship; 8 x anti-aircraft 2-barrel machine gun; 8 x 3-tube missile launcher
Mobile suits: 6
Mobile weapons: RX-78-2 Gundam; RX-77-2 Guncannon; RX-75-4 Guntank; 2 x FF-X7-Bst Core Booster; 2 x G-Armor; Gunperry
Launch catapults: 2

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The debut of the Earth Federation Forces' Pegasus class assault carrier during the One Year War changes the face of battleship design. Pegasus class ships are constructed using an advanced block method that divides the ship into seven blocks: the bridge and living quarters, the central bow hangar, the engine room and stern landing port. The living quarters are twice the size of the ones in earlier ships and include an artificial gravity area and an open deck that runs from bow to stern. The ships utilize a Minovsky craft system that allows them fly at low altitudes on Earth and escape from the planet's atmosphere without booster rockets. The Pegasus class is the first type of EFF ship specifically designed to carry mobile suits, and each of its "leg" hangars house launch catapults. Armaments include a 580mm main gun, two mega particle guns and multiple missile launchers and anti-air machine guns. Other Pegasus ships retain the same basic design as the White Base, but can differ enough in appearance to look like a different class.

 

Constructed at the EFF Jaburo base on Earth, the White Base is the most famous ship of the Pegasus class. Launched under the command of Capt. Paolo Cassius, the White Base takes off for space and arrives at Side 7 in September UC 0079 to retrieve mobile suits secretly developed as part of Operation V. However, the colony comes under attack from within by Zeon forces, and subsequent battles leave most of the White Base's senior crew incapacitated or killed. Junior officer Bright Noa is forced to take command from Cassius and quickly grows into the role of commanding the ship as it is chased across space by Char. Based on the ship's appearance, Zeon forces give it the nickname "Trojan Horse." The White Base returns to Earth and travels across Zeon-occupied territory before eventually returning for Jaburo for refitting. The ship is assigned to the 13th Autonomous Corps and is tasked with serving as a decoy for the Zeon as the EFF pushes the battlefield from Earth back to space. The White Base participates in Operation Cembalo, the attack on the space fortress Solomon, and Operation Star One, the attack on A Baoa Qu. It is at the latter space fortress that the ship meets its fate: heavily damaged by enemy fire, the White Base crashes on the fortress' surface. However, thanks to Newtype guidance from RX-78-2 Gundam pilot Amuro Ray, the crew is able to safely evacuate the ship in Space Launches before it explodes. After the One Year War, the design of the White Base inspires that of two AEUG flagships: the Argama and Nahel Argama.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Captain(s): Paolo Cassius, Bright Noa, Mirai Yashima
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Journey to Jaburo; Mobile Suit Gundam: Outer Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Federation VS Zeon DX; Gundam the Ride: A Baoa Qu; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes; Gundam 0079: The War for Earth; Gundam Evolve; Mobile Suit Gundam: Pilot's Locus; Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax U.C.; Gundam Crisis; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.; Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Cosmic Drive/Universe Accel; Mobile Suit Gundam U.C. HARDGRAPH Iron Mustang; Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost; Mobile Suit Gundam: Hunter of Black Clothes; MS Battlefield Record Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Side Story; Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (anime)
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

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