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Musai class (early production type)

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General and Technical Data

Class: Musai (early production type)
Ships of the line: Iwo Jima, RetvizanAmagiRheinlandBertinZatopekKiel
Unit type:
 light cruiser
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: unknown
Dimensions: overall height 95.6 meters; overall length 230.1 meters; overall width 137.1 meters
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Komusai shuttle
Fixed armaments: 3 x 2-barrel mega particle cannon, mounted on aft section; 2 x 3-barrel anti-air machine gun, mounted behind bridge; 3 x 2-barrel anti-air machine gun, mounted on bottom of hull and below bridge
Mobile suits: 6 (4 in hangar, 2 in Komusai shuttle)

Technical and Historical Notes

The Musai class light cruiser served as the backbone of the Principality of Zeon’s space fleet during the One Year War. The Musai class was secretly first developed as the Arcana class civilian transport ship. As part of Zeon’s massive military buildup, Arcana ships were remodeled into the Musai early production type. The Musai’s hangar accommodated four mobile suits, with an additional two stored in the Komusai shuttle. The Musai’s armaments included three 2-barrel mega particle cannons, plus multiple machine guns for rear defense. With the outbreak of war in UC 0079, the Musai class saw its first full-scale deployment at the Battle of Loum. The Musai’s design was refined multiple times throughout the war, with standardlate and final production types all seeing service.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (anime)
Original mechanical designer
: Mika Akitaka

Lineart
musai-early-mpc
2-barrel mega particle cannon
Gundam: The Origin Info


Director(s):
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Takashi Imanishi

Writer(s):
Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (manga)

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Mika Akitaka
Kimitoshi Yamane
Junichi Akutsu

Character Designer(s):
Tsukasa Kotobuki
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Takayuki Hattori

Video Release (OVA):
Japan 02.28.2015 – 05.08.2018
U.S. 08.01.2017 – 07.02.2019

Airdates (TV version):
Japan 04.29.2019 – 08.12.2019
U.S. 07.06.2019 – 10.05.2019

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