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Chibe class

 

chibe

 

General and Technical Data

 

Class: Chibe

Ships of the line: Red Viscount, Purple Widow
Unit type:
heavy cruiser
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0070
Dimensions: overall height 92.0 meters (96.1 including rear wings); overall length 319.9 meters; overall width 116.7 meters
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 3 x large 2-barrel mega particle cannon, mounted in forward and aft sections; 2 x secondary 2-barrel mega particle cannon, mounted across main hull; 8 x 2-barrel machine gun, mounted on either side of midship section

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Built before the start of the Principality of Zeon's mobile suit project, the Chibe class was one of the first warships commissioned by Zeon, and saw use into the One Year War. The Chibe class was one of the first to use the mega particle cannon. Although the Chibe predated mobile suits, most Chibe hulls were 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 was 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: The Origin (anime)
Original mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane

 

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