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Musai class (early production type)

 

musai

 

General and Technical Data

 

Class: Musai (early production type)

Ships of the line: Iwo Jima, Valkyrie
Unit type:
light cruiser
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: unknown
Dimensions: overall height 95.6 meters; overall length 230.1 meters; overall width 137.1 meters
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Komusai shuttle
Fixed armaments: 3 x 2-barrel mega particle cannon, mounted on aft section; many x machine gun, mounted on main body
Mobile suits: 6 (4 in hangar, 2 in Komusai shuttle)

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The Musai class light cruiser serves as the backbone of the Principality of Zeon’s space fleet during the One Year War. The Musai class is secretly first developed as the Arcana class civilian transport ship. As part of Zeon’s massive military buildup, Arcana ships are remodeled into the Musai early production type. The Musai’s hangar can accommodate four mobile suits, with an additional two stored in the Komusai shuttle. The Musai’s armaments include three 2-barrel mega particle cannons, plus multiple machine guns for rear defense. With the outbreak of war in UC 0079, the Musai class sees its first full-scale deployment at the Battle of Loum. The Musai’s design is refined multiple times throughout the war, with standard, late and final production types all seeing service.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (anime)
Original mechanical designer: Mika Akitaka

 

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