The Gwanban-class (also spelt as Gwanvan) is a battleship class first introduced in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
Developed by the Axis Zeon's engineers post One Year War, the Gwanban-class was a successor to the older Gwazine-class battleships. While the Gwanban-class was smaller, it is well-armed with three mega particle cannons and six single barreled cannons, and could carry up to 18 mobile suits. A large MS deck located behind the bow of the ship has sufficient space for storing and maintaining large mobile weapon such as the NZ-000 Queen Mansa or the AMX-002 Neue Ziel.
- Mega Particle Cannon
- The Gwanban-class is armed with three mega particle cannons. One is mounted atop the ship's midsection, while the locations of the other two are unknown.
- Single Barreled Cannon
- The Gwanban-class is equipped with six single barreled cannons. One is mounted before the bridge tower, one each on the left and right side of the bridge tower, and two are on the underside of the ship. The location of the last cannon is unknown.
In U.C. 0083, the Gwanban-class battleship Gwanzan served as the flagship of the Axis advance fleet, which supported the Delaz Fleet during Operation Stardust. The Gwanzan also brought with it a mobile armor developed by Axis Zeon, the AMX-002 Neue Ziel, which became the personal machine of Anavel Gato.
During the Gryps War, the nameship Gwanban served as the flagship of the Axis Zeon after the destruction of the Gwadan. During the First Neo Zeon War, Glemy Toto rebelled against Haman Karn and took the Gwanban as his flagship. In the resulting battle, the Gwanban was destroyed, which marked the beginning of the end for both Glemy's rebellion and Haman Karn's Neo Zeon movement.