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Izumo class

 

izumo

 

General and Technical Data

 

Class: Izumo
Ships of the line:
Izumo, Kusanagi, Tsukyomi, Susanoo
Unit type:
battleship
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

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

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 belongs 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 Requeim, 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.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY
Original mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane

 

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