The Columbus Kai-class is a transport ship that appears in Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory.
Design & Development
Not much is known about the Columbus Kai-class of ships, but its storage capacity seems to be increased by approximately 1/3. They could be equipped with a large scanner antennae system, which could be hooked up to the Solar System as a sort of targeting vessel.
- Scanner Antennae
The Columbus Kai-class can be equipped with a large scanner antennae system, which was wirelessly hooked up to the weapons operation system of the Solar System. This allowed the ship to take command of the entire weapon, allowing all of its focusing mirrors to be controlled by the ship and increasing its accuracy tenfold.
In U.C. 0083 during Operation Stardust, one Columbus Kai-class ship in a battle group under command of Bask Om was used as a command hub for the Solar System, which was to be used to destroy a colony sent on a collision course to Earth. The ship was destroyed by Anavel Gato in his AMX-002 Neue Ziel, resulting in the weapon unable to focus, failing to destroy the colony.