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Papua class

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General and Technical Data

Class: Papua
Ships of the line: Dried Fish
Unit type:
 supply ship
Manufacturer:
 Principality of Zeon
Operator:
 Principality of Zeon
First deployment: October UC 0069
Dimensions: overall length 300.0 meters
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: many x machine gun turret, mounted across hull

Technical and Historical Notes

One of the Principality of Zeon’s first ships, the Papua class transport ship remained the mainstay of the Zeon logistical fleet for many years until the introduction of the Pazock class. The Papua class ships saw service throughout the One Year War, supplying ships on the front lines independently. These Papuas often carried a small defensive/work contingent of Gattle space fighters and sometimes a MS-05B Zaku I mobile suit for loading and defense. One such Papua was captained by veteran soldier Gadem during the One Year War. In September UC 0079, Gadem was sent to resupply Char Aznable’s Falmer after the first encounter with the Earth Federation Forces’ Operation V mobile suits, and both Gadem and his Papua went down in battle against the EFF’s superior mobile suits.

Miscellaneous Information

Captain: Gadem
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version), Hajime Katoki (MS IGLOO version)

Lineart

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Director(s):

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

Writer(s):
Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto
Kenichi Matsuzaki
Yoshihisa Araki
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer(s):
Yuji Matsuyama
Takeo Watanabe

Airdates:
Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982

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