The Baronche (バロノーク Baronōku?) is a fictional assault cruiser from the Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Memories of Sid manga series and Mobile Suit Gundam AGE anime series. It is commanded by leader of the Bisidian Space Pirates, Captain Ash, in A.G. 164.
Technology and Combat Characteristics
The Baronche is the Bisidian's flagship, an assault carrier strongly resembling the Diva and enhanced using Vagan technology. The Baronche was originally a state-of-the-art Federation Forces warship which was stolen by Bisidian. The central part of the front of the ship's hull, where the ramming blade is mounted, is in between the two catapults where the Diva has its Photon Blaster Cannon. Like the Diva-class the Baronche is designed to carry a number of mobile suits to further support the ship in battle, consisting principally of Bisidian's Shaldoll Rogue and G-Exes Jackedge mobile suits, as well as Bisidian leader Captain Ash's AGE-2DH Gundam AGE-2 Dark Hound. Its mobile suits are deployed from two linear catapults positioned to each side on the bow of the ship. In addition to weapons that rival those of the Diva-class cruisers, the Baronche is equipped with the Vagan's Invisible Umbrella Stealth System, obtained from the salvaged remains of a Vagan Battleship and allowing it to get past enemy radars undetected.
- Anti-Air Cannons
- The Baronche is equipped with a large number of anti-air cannons (exact number currently unknown). The cannons appear to be able to adjust their angle in order to better target the enemy. The cannons also appear to be beam cannons. Judging from what has been seen so far it appears that the Baronche mounts at least twenty of these weapons.
- 3-Barrel Beam Cannon
- The Baronche's primary anti-ship weapons are large scale beam cannons, of which there are at least 5.
- Ramming Blade
- The Bottom Hull of the Baronche is armed with a giant blade which can split a battleship in half. However, this must be used when the ship is ramming another enemy ship and the crew must be wary on even using it.
- Invisible Umbrella Stealth System
- The Baronche was equipped with the Vagan's Invisible Umbrella Stealth System which they have salvaged from the remains of Vagan Battleship as stated in episode 38.
- In certain elements of its design, the Baronche bears a very strong resemblance to the Diva.
- The Baronche's black-red-yellow paint scheme is somewhat reminescent of that of the Dominion .