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Chibe class

 

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Standard colors (Mobile Suit Gundam)

Alternate colors (Mobile Suit Gundam)

Standard colors (Apocalypse 0079)

Standard colors (Gundam Unicorn Novel)

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Chibe class

 

General and Technical Data

 

Class: Chibe
Unit type:
heavy cruiser
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator(s): Principality of Zeon; Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: June UC 0070
Dimensions: overall length 235 meters; overall width 113.2 meters; overall height 99.4 meters
Weight: max gross 16000 tons
Propulsion: 5 x rocket engine
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 3-barrel mega particle cannon; 18 x 2-barrel machine gun; 12 x missile launcher
Mobile suits: 8

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Built before the start of the Principality of Zeon's mobile suit project, the Chibe class is one of the first warships commissioned by the Principality of Zeon, and sees use into the One Year War. The Chibe class is one of the first to use the mega particle cannon, and it mounts six of these powerful weapons in two turrets. Although the Chibe is designed before the Zeon mobile suit project, most Chibe hulls are spacious enough to be easily converted to mobile suit carriers, with the ability to carry eight mobile suits in the main hull. The aging Chibe class is updated and retrofitted during and after the One Year War, with some ships remaining in service until at least UC 0087.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Space Beyond the Blaze; Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space; Gundam Evolve; Mobile Suit Gundam: Pilot's Locus; Mobile Suit Gundam: Spirits of Zeon ~Dual Stars of Carnage~; Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079; Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (novel); Mobile Suit Gundam: Hunter of Black Clothes; Mobile Suit Gundam MSV-R: Legend of the Universal Century Heroes; Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt (anime)
Original mechanical designer(s): Yoshiyuki Tomino (principal design), Kunio Okawara (cleanup), Hajime Katoki (Apocalypse 0079 and Gundam Unicorn Novel versions)

 

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