QCX-76A Jormungand


Model number: QCX-76A
Code name: Jormungand
Unit type: super-large fusion plasma gun
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: 15 January UC 0079
Accommodation: gunner only, at control console attached to gun
Dimensions: overall length 231.0 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,380 kW
Propulsion: maneuvering thrusters
Performance: maximum range: approx 1800-2000 km; effective range: 300 km
Equipment and design features: indirect targeting via observation craft, direct
visual targeting
Fixed armaments: super-large fusion plasma gun, beam output 500 terajoules, has muzzle velocity of 2,000 km/s, loaded projectile equivalent to 150,000 kW reactor output

The QCX-76A Jormungand was a super-large fusion plasma gun developed by the 603rd Technical Evaluation Unit on the Jotunheim. At 231 meters, the Jormungand was nearly the same length as a Musai class ship. The Jormungand’s estimated maximum firing range was 2,000 kilometers, but its effective firing range was only 300 kilometers. The Jormungand was incapable of independent movement and was assembled on site before use. It is operated by a gunner who relied on observational data from nearby ships. The Jormungand made its combat debut at the Battle of Loum in January UC 0079, but it was completely ignored by the Zeon hierarchy, which had instead chosen to rely on mobile suits for the battle. Gunner Aleksandro Hemme tried to fire the Jormungand with only visual data, and in the three shots fired managed to destroy a Magellan class ship before being killed by return fire. After the battle, weapons like the Jormungand were swept away as the age of mobile suit warfare began.

Gunner: Aleksandro Hemme
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO
Original mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane


Command post




Underside view


Warhead loading device


Takashi Imanishi

Hiroshi Ohnogi
Tomohide Ohkuma

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Yutaka Izubuchi
Shinji Aramaki
Kenki Fujioka
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designer:

Musical Composer:
Megumi Ohashi

6 episodes

Video Release:
Japan 04.26.2005 – 10.28.2005 (The Hidden One Year War); 04.26.2006 – 08.25.2006 (Apocalypse 0079)
U.S. 11.27.2007 (The Hidden One Year War); 01.08.2008 (Apocalypse 0079)


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