Name: SCVA-76 Nahel Argama
Unit type: carrier battleship
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator(s): AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group); Londo Bell
First deployment: 3 November UC 0088
Dimensions: overall length 380.0 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 2-barrel main gun; 2 x main gun; 2 x secondary gun; hyper mega particle gun; 2 x mega particle gun
Mobile suits: 12 (AEUG service); 16 (Londo Bell service)
Mobile weapons: AEUG service: MSZ-010 ZZ Gundam; MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam; RX-178 Gundam Mk-II; MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki; FXA-08R Mega Rider; Londo Bell service: 5 x RGM-89D Jegan Type D; 5 x RGZ-95 ReZEL
Launch catapults: 5 (original), 6 (refit)
Following the colony drop on Dublin, Neo Zeon leader Haman Karn returned to space to claim Side 3 in victory. The crew of the battered AEUG flagship Argama were forced to leave the ship behind for use on Earth by the AEUG’s sister organization, Karaba. However, after returning to space they found the new battleship Nahel Argama waiting for them at the Anaheim Electronics repair ship La Vie en Rose. This ship, constructed at Granada, had several improvements over its predecessor. Aside from being armed with a hyper mega particle gun, the Nahel Argama had a larger mobile suit carrying capacity and more launch catapults. Though pilot Judau Ashta wanted to use the ship to pursue Haman, the AEUG leadership decided to leave her alone in Side 3.
With the help of his friends (and Bright’s blessing) Judau stole the Nahel Argama, with Beecha Oleg serving as captain. Under orders from Bright, the Nahel Argama set out for Side 3 to find Haman. In transit, the crew picked up refugees from two ships, which consisted of citizens of the backwards Moon Moon colony and an incognito Haman. The ship stopped briefly at Tigerbaum Colony and then set off for Core 3, the main colony of Side 3 and Haman’s base of operations. As the only ship representing the AEUG, the Nahel Argama was caught in the middle when Glemy Toto began his rebellion against Haman. Soon after, both Haman and Glemy died in battle, thus ending the First Neo Zeon War in early UC 0089. After the war, the AEUG was folded back into the Earth Federation Forces, and the Nahel Argama was eventually reassigned to the Londo Bell task force. The ship received a refit with the addition of an extra launch catapult. In UC 0096, the ship had multiple engagements with the “Sleeves” faction of Neo Zeon during the Laplace Incident.
Captain(s): Beecha Oleg, Torres, Otto Mitas
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Original mechanical designer: Mika Akitaka (Gundam ZZ version)