Vosgulov class


Class: Vosgulov
Ships of the line: CousteauNyiragongoDegtyarevVarnassBjelicaIlyasSt Helens
Unit type: attack submarine
Manufacturer: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
Operator: ZAFT
First deployment: unknown
Dimensions: overall length 270 meters
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 12 x anti-air missile pod; 12 x torpedo tube

The Vosgulov class submarine gave ZAFT underwater supremacy during the Bloody Valentine War. The Vosgulov class was armed with 12 anti-air missile pods, as well as 12 torpedo tubes. Its storage space allowed it to act as a mobile base. The Vosgulov class could hold up to four underwater mobile suits which could be launched through two underwater bays. Three vertical catapults allowed it to launch three regular mobile suits, and two smaller ones could launch support craft such as the Guul. Although the submarine could deploy its underwater suits while submerged, it needed to rise to the surface to launch mobile suits from its vertical catapults. One such ship, the Cousteau, served as the home base for Athrun Zala and his team when they were assigned to chase the Earth Alliance ship Archangel across the Pacific Ocean in C.E. 71. During the Second Bloody Valentine War, the submarine Nyiragongo was assigned to escort the battleship Minerva, but was destroyed in battle.

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Original mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane


Gundam SEED Info

Mitsuo Fukuda

Chiaki Morosawa
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Shigeru Morita
Akinori Endo
Yuuichi Nomura
Akemi Omode

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Kimitoshi Yamane
Junichi Akutsu

Character Designer:
Hisashi Hirai

Musical Composer:
Toshihiko Sahashi

50 episodes (original); 48 episodes (HD); 1 short; 3 compilation movies

Airdates (Original):
Japan 10.05.2002 – 09.27.2003
U.S. 04.17.2004 – 04.15.2005

Airdates (HD Remaster):
Japan 01.xx.2012 – 11.xx.2012

Video Release (SE):
Japan 08.27.2004 – 10.22.2004
U.S. 07.11.2005 – 11.22.2005


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