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Dabude-class

Dabude

Dabude-igloo

Unit Type

Commander-use Ground Battleship

Appearances

Anime
OVA
Game

Profile

First Seen
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Captains
Known Crew

General Characteristics

Overall Height
  • 44.0 meters144.357 ft
    1,732.283 in
Overall Length
  • 109.0 meters
Overall Width
  • 93.0 meters9,300 cm
    305.118 ft
    3,661.417 in

Movement

Caterpillar Treads
  • 2
Armaments
  • 2 x 2-barrel Main Cannon
  • 2 x 2-barrel Machine Gun
Mobile Weapons

The Dabude-class (officially and frequently romanized Dobday) is a Zeon land battleship which appears in the Mobile Suit Gundam tv series.

Technology and Combat Characteristics

The Dabude-class of land battleships is the Principality of Zeon's answer to the Big Tray-class land battleship used by the Earth Federation.

The main weapons of the Dabude-class is the two double barrel cannons. The cannons are mounted on extended apertures, allowing the rotating cannons a clear field of fire that extends more than 180 degrees. The cannons are so powerful that the Dabude requires braces to dig into the ground to prevent it from moving due to recoil.

The secondary weapons are a pair of 2-barrel machine guns mounted in the "neck" of the battleship between the bridge and the main body. The machine guns serve as anti-air defense.

Unlike the Big Tray-class, which uses hoverjets to provide movement, the Dabude-class utilizes caterpillar treads.

The Dabude-class land battleship is one of the few large vessels created by the Principality of Zeon that was not designed to support mobile suits. Although it was standard procedure for all Dabude's to be escorted by at least a few mobile suits for protection, the Dabude had no hangers or external support equipment for the mobile suits. Any mobile suits traveling with the Dabude had to be carried on its back.

Armaments

  • 2-barrel Main Cannons
The main weapons of the Dabude-class is the two double barrel cannons. The cannons are mounted on extended apertures, allowing the rotating cannons a clear field of fire that extends more than 180 degrees. The cannons are so powerful that the Dabude requires braces to dig into the ground to prevent it from moving due to recoil.
  • 2-barrel Machine Guns
The secondary weapons are a pair of 2-barrel machine guns mounted in the "neck" of the battleship between the bridge and the main body. The machine guns serve as anti-air defense.

In MS IGLOO 2, the Dabude is shown with two additional sets of Machine Guns mounted directly behind the bridge, and a smaller cannon in a rearward-facing turret behind the "neck".

History

The Dabude-class land battleship was introduced by the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War to serve as a mobile heavy artillery platform. In that role, the Dabude-class would primarily be used in siege actions, pounding the enemy with its powerful cannons to soften them up for the mobile suits.

One of the most famous battle's the Dabude-class would take part in would be Operation Odessa where numerous Dabudes would be used to defend the mining operation from the Earth Federation attack forces, competing directly with numerous Big Tray-class and Heavy Fork-class land battleships. One of these Dabude-class battleships would be under the command of Captain M'Quve.

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Dabude-class
Aircraft
DFA-03 Dopp
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Gaw | Musai-class

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