Technology & Characteristics
A vessel of the Principality of Zeon's space fleet, used to carry commander-class officers. The Red Viscount used by Rear Admiral Conscon, which is painted red, participates in the Battle of Loum. Kycilia Zabi's Purple Widow also uses the same hull design, with some differences in equipment. The Chivvay-class surpasses the Musai-class light cruiser in both offensive and defensive strength. It is equipped with large triple mega particle cannons in its bow and stern, twin mega particle cannons on each side, and single mega particle cannons on the sides near the engine. There are also numerous machine gun turrets for point defense and missile launchers mounted on the bow.
This warship is capable of high-speed movement thanks to its large engines, and it's front hangar can carry up to 12 mobile suits.
The Chivvay is a newly commissioned warship meant to serve as flotilla leaders alongside mainstay Musais, which were originally civilian transports converted into light cruisers. This is in direct contrast to the original Gundam 0079 lore, which portrays Chivvays as older fleet vessels and Musais as the newest cutting-edge warships.
Several Chivvay-class heavy cruisers, painted in fleet Zeon green, participate in the Battle of Loum.