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Magellan Kai-class



Unit Type

Limited Production Space Battleship


Photo Novel


Namesake Ferdinand Magellan
Developed from
Ships of the Line
  • Nagato, Toulon, Bull Run, Marengo, Scharnhorst, North Carolina
First Seen
Known Captains

General Characteristics

Overall Height
  • 96 meters314.961 ft
    3,779.528 in
Overall Length
  • 327 meters
Overall Width
  • 102 meters10,200 cm
    334.646 ft
    4,015.748 in
Max Weight
  • 62900 metric tons
  • Minovsky-Ionesco Fusion Reactor
MS Hangars
  • 0
MS Catapults
  • 0


  • Rocket Engines: 4 x ? kg
  • 7 x 2-barrel Mega Particle Gun
  • 16 x 2-barrel Laser Turret
  • 8 x Heavy Missile Launcher
Special Equipments and Features
  • Re-entry Shuttle
Optional Equipment
  • Supplemental Rocket Booster
Mobile Weapons

The Magellan-class (0083 refit) is a fictional space battleship that appeared in the anime OVA Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory.

Technology and Combat Characteristics

Despite the superiority of mobile suit based combat, the Federation's engineers were not about to give up on Magellan-class battleships just yet. Between the end of the One Year War and the Federation's naval review in November of U.C.0083, the Magellan-class battleships underwent an overhaul and refit. During this refit the missile launchers were removed in favor of two additional anti-MS beam gun turrets. More importantly, all of the old style machine guns were replaced with a new kind of small caliber beam turret which fired at a slower rate but stood a better chance of killing an opponent should the beam strike.

Despite being a more powerful and efficient battleship the refit Magellan-class was still an ineffective weapon against small and agile fighters such as mobile suits.


  • 2-barrel Mega Particle Guns
The refit Magellan-class mounts seven 2-barrel mega particle gun turrets, four on the bow and two starboard and port of the engine block.
  • 2-barrel Laser Turrets
For anti-mobile suit combat the refit Magellan is equipped with fourteen 2-barrel laser turrets in place of the original Magellan's machine guns. The laser turrets have a slower rate of fire but are more effective against a mobile suit's armor. The laser turrets were placed so that they concentrated around the mid-section of the ship where the bridge was.
  • Heavy Missile Launcher

Special Equipment & Features

  • Re-entry Shuttle
  • Supplemental Rocket Booster


This refit, known as the Magellan Kai-class battleship (or less formally, the (0083 refit)), was introduced along with the refitted Salamis-class cruisers and the new Birmingham-class during the U.C. 0083 naval review at Konpei Island, the former Principality of Zeon space base known as Solomon. During the Konpei Island naval review, the stolen RX-78GP02A Gundam "Physalis" fired a nuclear warhead that destroyed much of the Federation's space fleet. Many of the newly refitted Magellan-class battleships were destroyed or damaged beyond repair.

Refitted Magellans were then deployed to combat the Delaz Fleet, however despite possessing an increased anti-mobile suit combat ability many still fell to the Zeon remnants mobile suits and their new AMA-002 Neue Ziel.</p>

The Earth Federation, finally seeing that the "All Big Gun" ship philosophy simply would not work against mobile suits, called it quits for the Magellan-class battleship program, and decommissioned most of the remaining vessels before the Gryps War in U.C. 0087.

In place of the Magellan line of battleships new battleships would be commissioned which combined the heavy firepower of the Magellan line and the mobile suit carrying capabilities of the Pegasus-class. This ships often resembled a hybrid of both lines. Such ships include the Alexandria-class heavy cruiser, Irish-class battleship, and finally the Ra Cailum-class battleship.



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