Unit type: assault ship
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator(s): Earth Federation Forces; AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)
First deployment: UC 0079
Propulsion: 4 x rocket thruster
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x large missile
With the loss of several fleets in the One Week War in January UC 0079, the Earth Federation Forces found themselves at somewhat of a loss when the time came to mount a counterattack in space. The Public class assault ship was an attempt to create a simple gunboat that could supplement the main fleet of Salamis and Magellan class ships in an assault. A simple design, the only weapons of the Public class were two large capital ship-grade missiles. These missiles were intended to be utilized in hit-and-run operations against large immobile targets during a space battle. However, while fast, the Publics possessed poor maneuverability and poorer armor, and many of these ships were destroyed in the battles for Solomon and A Baoa Qu in late UC 0079.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)
43 episodes; 3 compilation movies
Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982
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