Papua class (The Origin anime)


Class: Papua
Unit type:
 supply ship
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0069
Dimensions: overall height 135.9 meters; overall length 292.2 meters; overall width 179.5 meters
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: 2 x thermonuclear rocket engine
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: many x 2-barrel machine gun turret, mounted across hull
Mobile suits: 24

The Papua class supply ship was a mainstay of the Principality of Zeon’s fleet. The Papua was used to transport both goods and mobile suits. Its front hangar could be divided into upper and lower sections, and it could store a total of 24 mobile suits in a laying down position. A work crane pulled the mobile suits out of their resting position and prepared them for launch in battle. Pipes on either side of the hull extended to move supplies from the Papua to another ship. The Papua saw heavy use early in the One Year War, when multiple ships were used to transport large numbers of mobile suits to the Battle of Loum.

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


Bridge module




Rear view

Gundam: The Origin Info

Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Takashi Imanishi

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

6 episodes (OVA); 13 episodes (TV re-edit)

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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