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Musai class (late production type)

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General and Technical Data

Class: Musai (late production type)
Ships of the line: Peer GyntNibelung
Unit type: cruiser
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon/Zeon remnants
First deployment: UC 0079
Dimensions: overall height 69.0 meters; overall length 234.0 meters; overall width 162.0 meters
Weight: max gross 26,200 metric tons
Propulsion: 2 x rocket engine, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Komusai II shuttle
Fixed armaments: 5 x 2-barrel mega particle cannon, mounted on forward, midship and aft sections; 10 x 2-barrel 120mm machine gun turret, mounted on forward, midship and aft sections; 10 x missile launcher, mounted on neck midship section
Mobile suits: 4

Technical and Historical Notes

The Principality of Zeon’s Musai class light cruiser saw several revisions throughout the course of the One Year War in UC 0079. The late production type, fielded in the latter stages of the war, featured upgraded mobile suit storage capacity and launching capability. Two mobile suit hangars were now located in the aft section, resulting in increased width over the standard version. The late production type also utilized the upgraded Komusai II shuttle. The ship’s defenses were improved with the addition of 10 machine gun turrets. As the war ended, multiple late production types in service with the Delaz Fleet retreated from A Baoa Qu and spent the next three years hiding in a makeshift base known as the Garden of Thorns. The ships participated in Operation Stardust when it began in October UC 0083, and the Peer Gynt served as the base of operations for ace pilot Anavel Gato.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
Original mechanical designer:
Shoji Kawamori

Lineart
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Bridge
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MS deck
Gundam 0083 Info


Director(s):
Takashi Imanishi
Mitsuko Kase

Writer(s):
Fuyunori Gobu
Ryosuke Takahashi
Akinori Endo
Tomohide Ohkuma

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Shoji Kawamori
Mika Akitaka
Yasushi Ishizu

Character Designer:
Toshihiro Kawamoto

Musical Composer:
Mitsuo Hagita

Video Release:
Japan 05.23.1991 – 09.24.1992
U.S. 01.22.2002 – 07.23.2002

Theatrical Release:
Japan 08.29.1992

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