The SCVA-72 Thoroughbred was a Pegasus-class assault carrier first mentioned in the Mobile Suit Gundam II (1980) novel and later, the Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: Space, To the End of a Flash manga.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
Unlike the White Base, the Thoroughbred was designed for secret operations. As such, it was equipped with specialized warheads that could deploy anti-laser chaff, creating jamming fields which render laser communications unusable, as well as mechanisms that could quickly disperse Minovsky particles through a wide area. Its blue-gray color was also intended to lower its visibility in space.
- Twin 560mm Gun
- Twin Mega Particle Cannon
- Front Missile Discharge Device
- Rear Missile Discharge Device
- Twin 40mm AA/AMS Gun
Special Equipment & Features
- Minovsky Craft System
The Thoroughbred first saw service when it was launched from Jaburo in November of UC 0079. Assigned to the 16th Autonomous Corps it was launched as one of 4 decoy ships in order to guard the rear of the Earth Federation Forces main fleet. To accomplish this, the Thoroughbred was given two Gundams, RX-78-5 Gundam Unit 5 "G05" and RX-78-4 Gundam Unit 4 "G04", piloted by ace pilots Ford Romfellow and veteran Luce Cassel. Three RX-77-2 Guncannons were also assigned to the ship. Once in space the Thoroughbred was asked to intercept a Zeon supply route behind the Moon that leads to Space Fortress Solomon in preparation for "Operation Star One".
Throughout much of the rest of the war, the ship spent its time attacking Zeon supply ships and reinforcements. Originally, it was planned to participate in the Battle of A Baoa Qu. However, due to the loss of G04 and its pilot, it was instead tasked with escorting prime minister Darcia Bakharov of the Principality of Zeon to Granada in order to hold the final peace negotiations aimed at ending the war. Although the ship was attacked by Zeon forces who were unwilling to let the war end, the Thoroughbred was able to reach Granada safely and accomplish its mission.
- In the 29th episode of Mobile Suit Gundam, a green ship can be seen docked beside the White Base in Jaburo, though it was never actually referred to in the episode. In the Lost War Chronicles manga, that ship is retroactively identified as the Thoroughbred.
- In the PS2 game Mobile Suit Gundam: The One Year War, during the Jaburo stage, the green ship from the TV series can be seen in the Jaburo hangar, next to the White Base. The Thoroughbred's bow section is seen in the same hangar, implying that the green ship was the Thoroughbred prior to its bows being installed.
|Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories Series Original Mechanics|
RGM-79BD-0 Blue Destiny Unit 0 | RGM-79DO GM Dominance | RGM-79DO［AQ］ GM Dominance (Underwater Equipment) | RGM-79FD Armored GM | RX-78XX Gundam Pixy | RX-79［G］ SW Slave Wraith | RX-79［G］WR Full Armor Slave Wraith | RX-79BD-1 Blue Destiny Unit 1 | RX-79BD-2 Blue Destiny Unit 2 | RX-79BD-3 Blue Destiny Unit 3 | RX-80PR Pale Rider | RX-80PR-2 Pale Rider Cavalry | RX-80PR-3 Pale Rider Dullahan
|Cruiser / Mother Ship|
SCV-73 Blanc Rival | SCVA-72 Thoroughbred
|Principality of Zeon|
MS-05S Zaku I Commander Type | MS-05B Zaku I Land Warfare Type | MS-08TX Efreet | MS-08TX(EXAM) Efreet Custom | MS-09F Dom Funf | MS-14G Gelgoog Ground Type | RX-79BD-2 Blue Destiny Unit 2 | RX-80PR Pale Rider | YMS-06Z Psycommu Early Test Type Zaku