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Chibe class (final production type)

 

chibe

 

General and Technical Data

 

Class: Chibe (final production type)
Name: Graf Zeppelin
Ships of the line: Graf Zeppelin, Tikal
Unit type:
battleship
Manufacturer:
Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features:
sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments:
2 x 3-barrel mega particle gun
Mobile suits: minimum capacity 8, maximum capacity unknown

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

At the outbreak of the One Year War, the Chibe class heavy cruiser is one of the oldest ships in the Zeon arsenal, and its abilities are substandard compared to the new Musai and Gwazine class ships. Introduced late in the One Year War, the final production type is designed as a replacement for the aging Chibe. Although the Chibe mounts the same triple-mount mega particle gun turrets, the final production type is designed in accordance with One Year War Zeon doctrine centering around mobile suits. As a result, it features improved mobile suit launching facilities, though like most other Zeon warships, lacks a catapult system. The final production type also features improved speed over its predecessor, due a larger and more streamlined engine section. Very few of these improved vessels are built, with one ship, the Graf Zeppelin, being assigned to Von Helsing of the Zeon Special Forces unit at Granada. Von Helsing is under orders from Col. Killing to destroy Side 6's Libot Colony with a nuclear missile as punishment for allowing them to develop the RX-78NT-1 Gundam NT-1 Alex. The attack fails, and Libot is ultimately spared from destruction.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Captain: Von Helsing (Graf Zeppelin)
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket; Mobile Suit Gundam MSV-R: The Return of Johnny Ridden
Original mechanical designer: Yutaka Izubuchi

 

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