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Nazca class

 

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Standard version

Special refit "Neutron Stampeder"

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Nazca class

 

General and Technical Data

 

Class: Nazca
Ships of the line: Vesalius, Heusinger, Helderton, Voltaire, Rousseau, Caernafon, Holst, Burton, Barfest, Fourier, Herchel
Unit type: battleship
Manufacturer: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
Operator(s): ZAFT; Three Ships Alliance; civilians
First deployment: C.E. 71
Dimensions: overall length 255 meters; overall height unknown
Wingspan: unknown
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 120cm high-energy beam cannon; 2 x 66mm dual railgun; 10 x 58mm CIWS; 5 x 450mm multipurpose Vertical Launch System
Mobile suits: 6
Launch catapults: 1

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The Nazca class is ZAFT's latest model battleship, introduced during the Bloody Valentine War. This new class of ship is faster than the Earth Alliance's new Archangel class. It is also heavily armed with beam cannons, railguns and CIWS vulcan guns. The Nazca class also includes an internal hangar with space for up to six mobile suits. In the postwar period leading up the Second Bloody Valentine War, the Nazca class is produced in greater numbers to begin replacing the older Laurasia class. In late C.E. 73, one Nazca class ship is secretly refit into a defensive system called the "Neutron Stampeder." When fired, the Neutron Stampeder causes nuclear weapons to detonate prematurely by controlling the neutrons inside them and setting off a fission reaction. The Neutron Stampeder is used to successfully protect the PLANTs from the Alliance's nuclear attack following the "Break the World" incident in October C.E. 73.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Captain: Ades (Vesalius)
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED (manga); Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY (OVA); Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY R; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY ASTRAY; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never-Ending Tomorrow; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY: Alliance VS ZAFT II
Original mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane

 

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