The Irish-class is a class of space battleships that first appeared in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Irish-class was a battleship designed by Anaheim Electronics based on the Argama-class assault carriers. Compared to its base unit, It has a cheaper, more straightforward design with a greater emphasis on firepower. Its armament consisted of a pair of twin mega particle guns and five secondary mega particle guns. The Irish-class was also equipped with more engines than the Argama-class, making it a more combative ship. It has two launch catapults in the bow and one recovery deck in the aft. Due to cost-cutting measures, the Irish-class lacks the Argama-class' rotating residential modules and seems incapable of operating in the atmosphere.
- Twin Mega Particle Gun
- The primary armament of the Irish-class are a pair of twin mega particle guns, which are situated above and below the mobile suit hangar. Both guns are mounted as to give them a clear field of fire to cover the front and sides of the ship.
- Secondary Mega Particle Gun
- The Irish-class is equipped with five single-barrel secondary mega particle guns, with four mounted on the sides of the ship and one above the rear mobile suit hangar/recovery deck.
The Irish-class was developed and built in U.C. 0087 by Anaheim Electronics' Granada factory. The Irish-class was commissioned and funded by the AEUG who required a more powerful and capable battleship/mobile suit carrier than the Salamis Kai-class cruiser during the Gryps War, yet less expensive than the Argama-class assault cruiser. One known ship was the Radish captained by Henken Bekkener, which fought and survived alongside the Argama for much of the war until its destruction at the hands of Yazan Gable.
The Irish class performed exceptionally well during the Gryps War, but it is unknown how many survived and the ships of the class were not seen in use during the First Neo Zeon War, a subsequent conflict that the AEUG participated. The Earth Federation was known to use a number of Irish-class battleships after the Gryps War, but it is unclear if these ships are newly constructed, surviving ships from the Gryps War, or a mix of both.
The Irish-class ships continued to serve the Earth Federation Forces for several decades. In December U.C. 0095, the Échalote, with two high-ranking Federation officers onboard, served as the mothership of the Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex during joint evaluation tests with the Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee. The Échalote's bridge was destroyed by the runaway Phenex in what would be later known as the "Échalote Incident". During the Laplace Incident in U.C. 0096, one Irish-class ship was deployed to resupply the Nahel Argama. Three Irish-class ships were assigned to the 13th Autonomous Corps in U.C. 0120: the Arlberg, Meteran, and Saint Ives.
- Mobile Suit Gundam UC: One of Seventy Two
|Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative Mechanics|
|Earth Federation Forces/Luio & Co.|
FD-03 Gustav Karl | MSK-008 Dijeh | MSN-001A1 Delta Plus | RAS-96 Anksha | RGM-89A2 Jegan Type-A2 (GR) | RGM-89D-ESC Jegan Type D Escort Type | RGM-96Xs Jesta (Shezarr Type) | RGZ-95C ReZEL Type-C (GR) | RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex | RX-9 Narrative Gundam | RX-9/A Narrative Gundam A-Packs | RX-9/B Narrative Gundam B-Packs | RX-9/C Narrative Gundam C-Packs
|Aircraft / Spacecraft|
|Cruiser / Mother Ship|
Clop-class | Dogosse Giar-class | Irish-class
|Republic of Zeon|
AMS-129 Geara Zulu (Erika Custom) | AMS-129 Geara Zulu (Guards Type) | AMX-009 Dreissen | MSN-06S-2 Sinanju Stein
NZ-999 II Neo Zeong
|Cruiser / Mother Ship|
ARX-014S Silver Bullet Suppressor