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The Zanzibar-class mobile cruiser is a carrier utilized by the Principality of Zeon during the Universal Century timeline. These ships are functionally equivalent to the Earth Federal Space Force's Pegasus-class assault carriers, and fill a similar role in the battlefield. It first appears in the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam.

Technology and Combat Characteristics

The Zanzibar-class is designed for mobile suit transportation, and as such the ship relies on its mobile suits for most of its offensive and defensive power. This is also the only Zeon ship that can undergo atmospheric re-entry and return to space. Unlike the Federation's Pegasus-class ships, the Zanzibar class does not have an integrated Minovsky Craft System, so it must depend on sustained thrust to operate. These ships have appeared several times, usually in support of major operations. Some were even used as flagships by high ranking Zeon members (like Rear Admiral Kycilia Zabi) when a battleship was unavaible or ill-suited for the role. Perhaps the most creative use of a Zanzibar class ship was in Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, when Ginias Sahalin used one as a power plant for his Southeast Asia base. Some of the Zanzibar's had also been modified to replace the hangar space of four of their mobile suits by a mobile armor. It was more balanced in terms of weapons, since it was equipped with machine gun turrets for point defense. But Zeon space commanders were not as eager to use the class since the Zeon space navy had been built around mobile suit transportation and combat. Additionally, the Zanzibar's were more expensive, so the Zanzibar-class ships took a back seat to the Musai-class.

One detail that is easily overlooked are the Zanzibar's two large missiles tubes which are probably used for anti-ship work. They are removed in the Zanzibar II refit to allow for more Armor Plating and additional mountings of two-barrel beam turrets.

In the strategy game series Gihren's Greed, the Zanzibar-class is one of the most expensive vessels the Zeon forces can build, but on the other hand it is arguably the most useful as well. As it can enter the Earth's atmosphere independently, it can be used to spearhead land-drop operations and function as a supplier for the mobile suit forces (as opposed to relying solely on HLVs which, in addition to being defenseless, do not resupply units).

In the manga Portrait Of Young Comet, the Ingolstadt, which is named after a city in the Free State of Bavaria, is a Zanzibar-class cruiser refitted with additional booster propellant tanks.

Armaments

  • 2-barrel Main Gun Turret
The Zanzibar-class mobile cruiser is equipped with one 2-barrel main gun turret.
  • Mega Particle Cannon
The Zanzibar-class mobile cruiser is equipped with four mega particle cannons.
  • Large Missile Launcher
The Zanzibar-class mobile cruiser is equipped with two large missile launchers for anti-ship combat.
  • 2-barrel Machine Gun
The Zanzibar-class mobile cruiser is equipped with five 2-barrel machine gun turrets.

Special Equipment & Features

  • Supplemental Boosters

History

The Zanzibar-class ship is a Zeon battleship that was introduced during the One Year War as a multi-environment mobile suit carrier. Despite being produced in limited numbers the Zanzibar-class performed in several important operations. Notably the Zanzibar was placed under command of Char Aznable during his pursuit of the Earth Federation ship White Base. Another important use for the Zanzibar-class was to act as escape craft for Zeon forces on Earth after Operation Odessa.

Near the end of the One Year War, Zeon launched its United Maintenance Plan in an attempt to increase the performance of existing machines while streamlining construction to make construction and maintenance cheaper and easier. The Zanzibar-class was one of the ships classes put through the Plan, leading to the development of the Zanzibar II-class mobile cruiser.

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Mobile Suit Gundam Mechanics
Earth Federation
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RGM-79 GM | RX-75-4 Guntank | RX-77-2 Guncannon | RX-78-2 Gundam | RX-78-2 Gundam + B-Parts | RX-78-3 Gundam "G-3"
Mobile Pod
RB-79 Ball

Land Vehicle
Anti-Zaku Tank | Missile Buggy | Missile Car | Type 61 Tank | Vulcan Armored Car
Land Battleship
Big Tray-class
Ship
Himalaya-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Depp Rog | Dish | Don Escargot | Dragonfly | Fanfan | FF-4 Toriares | FF-X7 Core Fighter | FF-X7-Bst Core Booster | Flyarrow | Fly Manta | G-Armor | G-Bull | G-Bull Easy | G-Fighter | G-Sky | G-Sky Easy | Public-class | Space Launch
Transporter / Supply Ship
Columbus-class | Gunperry | Medea
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Magellan-class | Pegasus-class | Salamis-class | SCV-70 White Base
Super Weapon
Solar System
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-05B Zaku I | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-06J Zaku II Ground Type | MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type | MS-07B Gouf | MS-09B Dom | MS-09R Rick Dom | MS-09RS Rick Dom C.A. Custom | MS-14A Gelgoog | MS-14S Gelgoog Commander Type | MSM-03 Gogg | MSM-04 Acguy | MSM-07 Z'Gok | MSM-07S Z'Gok Commander Type | MSM-10 Zock | MSN-02 Zeong | YMS-15 Gyan
Mobile Armour
MA-04X Zakrello | MA-05 Bigro | MA-08 Big Zam | MAM-07 Grublo | MAN-03 Braw Bro | MAN-08 Elmeth | MAX-03 Adzam

Land Vehicle
HT-01B Magella Attack | PVN.4/3 Wappa | Samson
Land Battleship
Dabude-class | Gallop-class
Ship / Submarine
Jukon-class | Mad Angler-class | Prober-class | Sealance
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Cui | Dodai YS | DFA-03 Dopp | Gattle | Jicco-class | Komyu | P01B Luggun | Sodon | Space Launch
Transporter / Supply Ship
Fat Uncle | Komusai | Papua-class | Pazock-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Chivvay-class | Dolos-class | Gaw | Gwazine-class | Musai-class | Zanzibar-class
Super Weapon
Solar Ray
Civilians
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06J Zaku II Ground Type

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Hulke | Towing Ship | TV Space Boat


The 08th MS Team Mechanics
Earth Federation
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RGM-79[E] GM Early Type | RGM-79[G] GM Ground Type | RGM-79[G] GM Sniper | RX-75 Guntank Mass Production Type | RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type | RX-79[G]Ez-8 Gundam Ez8
Mobile Pod
RB-79K Ball Type K

Land Vehicle
Hover Cargo Truck | Type 61 Tank | Type 74 Hover Truck
Land Battleship
Big Tray-class
Ship
Jungle Boat
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Dish | Fanfan | FF-6 TIN Cod | FFB-7Bst Jet Core Booster II
Transporter / Supply Ship
Gunperry | Medea | Space Transport Ship
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Magellan-class | Salamis-class
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-05B Zaku I | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-06JC Zaku II | MS-06K Zaku Cannon | MS-06RD-4 Zaku High Mobility Test Type | MS-06V Zaku Tank | MS-07B-3 Gouf Custom | MS-07H-8 Gouf Flight Type | MS-09B Dom | MS-14A Gelgoog | MSM-03 Gogg | MSM-04 Acguy
Mobile Armour
Apsalus I | Apsalus II | Apsalus III

Land Vehicle
Armored Vehicle | HT-01B Magella Attack
Ship / Submarine
Jukon-class | Mad Angler-class | Sealance
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Cui | Dodai II | DFA-03 Dopp | Gunship Heli | P01B Luggun
Transporter / Supply Ship
Dora | Komusai
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Gaw | Musai-class | Zanzibar-class


Char's Deleted Affair Mechanics
Principality of Zeon/Axis Zeon/Zeon Remnants
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06F Zaku II | MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type | MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type | MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type | MS-09R Rick Dom | MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II | MS-09R4 Psycommu Rick Dom | MS-09RN-2 Tusche Schwarz | MS-14A Gelgoog | MS-14Jg Gelgoog Jäger | MS-14S Gelgoog Commander Type | MS-18E Kämpfer | MSN-02 Perfect Zeong | YMS-15 Gyan
Mobile Armour
AMA-00GR Zero GR | MAN-08 Elmeth

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Scout Shuttle
Transporter / Supply Ship
Komusai | Yukimizuki
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Gwazine-class | Musai-class | Musai-class Final Production Type | Musai-class Late Production Type | Zanzibar-class
Earth Federation/Titans
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RGC-83 GM Cannon II | RGM-79 GM | RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79GS GM Command Space Type | RGM-79N GM Custom | RGM-79Q GM Quel | RGM-79SP GM Sniper II | RX-78-2 Gundam | RX-78-3 Gundam "G-3"

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Magellan-class | Pegasus-class | Salamis-class
AEUG
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RMS-099 Rick Dias

Mother Ship
Argama-class


The Flag of Titans Mechanics
Earth Federation/Titans
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 (Advanced Hrairoo) | RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79CR GM Type C High Mobility Type | RGM-79EW EWAC GM | RGM-79Q GM Quel | RGM-79Q GM Quel [Hazel Reserve Unit] | RGM-79Q GM Quel Konpeitoh Army Specification | RGM-79SR GM Sniper III | RGM-79SR GM Sniper III High Mobility Type | RGM-79SR GM Sniper III Medium Range Support Type | RMS-106C Hizack Cannon | RMS-117 Galbaldy β High Mobility Type | RMS-154 Barzam | RMS-179 GM II | RX-107 Rosette | RX-107 Rosette Enhanced Land Battle Form | RX-107 Rosette Enhanced Land Battle Form (Prototype) | RX-107 TR-4 (Dandelion) | RX-121 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel] | RX-121 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel] Full Armor Form | RX-121 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel] High Mobility Form | RX-121-1 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel Custom] | RX-121-1 Gundam TR-1 (Hazel Custom) w/Icarus Unit | RX-121-1 Gundam TR-1 (Hazel Custom) w/Sniper Unit | RX-121-1 Gundam TR-1 (Hazel Custom) w/Sub Arm Unit | RX-121-1+FF-X29A Gundam TR-1 (Hazel-Rah) | RX-121-1+FF-X29A Gundam TR-1 (Hazel-Rah) Second Form | RX-121-2 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel II] | RX-121-2 Gundam TR-1 (Hazel Owsla) | RX-121-2 Gundam TR-1 (Hazel Owsla) Last Shooting version | RX-121-2 Gundam TR-1 (Hazel Owsla) w/ Gigantic Arm Unit | RX-121-2A Gundam TR-1 (Advanced Hazel) | RX-121-3C Gundam TR-1 (Hyzenthlay) | RX-121-3C Gundam TR-1 (Hyzenthlay-Rah II) | RX-121-3C Gundam TR-1 (Hyzenthlay-Rah II) Cruise Form | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Advanced Kehaar II) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Gaplant II) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Hazel II) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Hi-Zack II) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Hyzenthlay II-Rah) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Kehaar II) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Queenly) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Queenly) Full Armor Form | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Woundwort) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Woundwort) Gigantic Form | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Woundwort-Rah) | YRMS-106 Hizack Pre-Production Type | YRMS-106+BL-85X Bizack TR-2 (Bigwig)
Mobile Armour
NRX-044 Prototype Asshimar TR-3 (Kehaar) | NRX-044(R) Prototype Asshimar TR-3 (Kehaar) Space Type | ORX-005 Gaplant | ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 | ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 [Fiver] | ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 (Hrairoo) | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Dandelion II)
Other
RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Fiver II] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 [Inle] | RX-124 Gundam TR-6 (Psyco Inle)

Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-X29A G-Parts (Hrududu) | FF-X29A G-Parts (Hrududu II) | Primrose | Primrose II
Transporter / Supply Ship
Space Transport Ship
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Alexandria-class | Salamis Kai-class
Zeon Remnants
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06F Zaku II | MS-06F Zaku II (Stutzer) | MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type | MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai | MS-07B-3 Gouf Custom | MS-07H-8 Gouf Flight Type | MS-09R Rick Dom (Stutzer) | MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II | MS-14A Gelgoog (Stutzer) | MS-14B Gelgoog High Mobility Type | MS-14F Gelgoog Marine

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Dodai II
Mother Ship
Zanzibar-class
AEUG
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MSA-003 Nemo Cannon | MSA-099 Rick Dias (Stutzer) | RMS-117 Galbaldy β High Mobility Type | RMS-179 GM II
Mobile Armour
NRX-044 Asshimar


The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
Keraunos /AEUG/Karaba/Anaheim Electronics
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MSA-003 Nemo | MSA-003+FXA-05D Nemo-Defenser | MSA-005 Methuss (Avey Alva use) | MSA-005K Guncannon Detector | MSA-099 Rick Dias (Delphi Squad) | MSK-003 Wagtail II | MSW-004 Full-Armor Kestrel | MSW-004 Gundam [Kestrel] | MSW-004 Gundam (Kestrel) Armor Exterior | MSW-004 Gundam (Kestrel) Maneuver Exterior | ORX-008 Gundam [Gullinbursti] | RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79C GM Type C [Keraunos Squad] | RGM-79C GM Type C "Wagtail" | RGC-83 GM Cannon II (Lucien Bendt Use) | RGC-83 GM Cannon II (White Coral) | RMS-099 Rick Dias | RMS-106 Hizack (Epidendrum) | RMS-106 Hizack (Keraunos Squad) | RX-178 Gundam Mk-II

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Base Jabber | Dodai Kai
Supply Ship
La Vie en Rose
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Irish-class | Salamis Kai-class | Zanzibar-class
Earth Federation/Titans
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06E-3 Zaku Flipper | MS-06M Zaku Marine Type | ORX-003 Domingo | ORX-008 Gundam [Gullinbursti] | ORX-009 Gundam [Sköll] | RGM-79 GM | RGM-79G GM Command | RGM-79Q GM Quel | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-108 Marasai | RMS-179 GM II | RX-106E Hi-Zack [Vanargand] | RX-110C Gabthley [Hugin] | RX-110NT-1 Gabthley [Munin]
Mobile Armour
MA-05 Bigro | NRX-044 Asshimar | NRX-044Q Asshimar (Danda-Chakra) | ORX-007 [Hati] | RX-136-1 Rakshasa
Mobile Fortress
NRX-033 Matabiri

Land Battleship
Heavy Fork-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-6 TIN Cod | FFB-7Bst Jet Core Booster II | Fly Manta
Transporter / Supply Ship
H.L.V. | Medea
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Alexandria-class | Salamis Kai-class
Principality of Zeon/Delaz Fleet/Zeon Remnants/African Liberation Front
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06D Desert Zaku | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-14F Gelgoog Marine | MSM-04 Acguy | MSM-07 Z'Gok | RMS-192M Zaku Mariner

Land Vehicle
PVN.4/3 Wappa
Aircraft / Spacecraft
DFA-03 Dopp | Dodai YS | Dodai II
Submarine
Jukon-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Gaw | Musai-class
Neo Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-003 Gaza-C | AMX-103 Hamma Hamma | MS-14J ReGelgu | RMS-099B Schuzrum Dias

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Endra-class | Musai-class
Kamerado
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-103 Hamma Hamma | RGM-86R GM III | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-108 Marasai

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Salamis-class | SCV-102 Nelson

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