Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Zanzibar-class Kai (CCM-91 Chimaira) is designed for MS transportation, and a cargo bay unit has been added to the rear of the hull to increase the mounting capacity of MS. The unit consists of one electromagnetic catapult deck for MS launch, and the interior consists of a hangar and a residential floor.
- Mega Particle Gun
The CCM-91 Chimaira-class is armed with four mega particle guns, two on each side of the ship. They are locked in a forward firing position, requiring the ship to constantly face the enemy if it needs to use them. They are retractable and can be locked in hatches for protection.
- J-Missile Launch Tube
The CCM-91 Chimaira-class is armed with two large launch tubes, each capable of firing a large J-missile, which was capable of seriously crippling or even destroying a ship in a single attack.
- Anti-Aircraft Gun
The CCM-91 Chimaira-class is armed with five 2-barrel anti-aircraft guns used for defending against enemy fighters and mobile suits. There is one under the nose of the ship, two on each side near the front, and one atop each of its large engine intakes. They are unsuitable for anti-ship combat purposes.
Special Equipment & Features
- Space Cargo Unit
The CCM-91 Chimaira-class is equipped with a large space cargo unit, with a large launch and retrieval deck underneath the ship. The cargo unit is attached to the rear of the ship, equipped with four massive propellant tanks and thrusters, three additional secondary thrusters, and added internal space to hold additional mobile suits or mobile armors.
In U.C. 0079, the Zanzibar-class Kai (CCM-91 Chimaira) was a ship belonging to the Chimera Corps. The army brass ordered the development of the of the Zanzibar-class Kai, in response to the sense of danger from the White Base and the mobile units on board. But the ship was not developed specifically for the Chimera Corps. According to documents, only three Zanzibar-class Kai were built and one was assigned to the elite Chimera Corps. It is said that the other two Zanzibar-class Kai ships were not used during the war. The current status of all Zanzibar-class Kai ships are unknown. At the end of One Year War, many ships have left to Axis but there were no reports of the CCM-91 Chimaira. There were witness seeing a ship in the corridor reef airspace right before the end of the One Year War. However, based on the ship's characteristics, it was not a match.
Notes & Trivia
- The Action Graphic artwork from the MSV-R design entry spells it "Chimaira", which is the correct name. "Chimera" and "Chimaera" are the Latinized versions of this.