The Squid-class is a battleship class appearing in the anime series Mobile Suit Victory Gundam.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
Developed in parallel with Keilas Guilie to serve as the cannon's defense and control ship. Squid-class has a symmetrical design in both the horizontal and vertical axis similar to Amalthea-class and Callisto-class, but featuring more weapons and launching catapults.
- 2-barrel Main Gun
- The main weapons of the Squid-class are eight 2-barrel main beam cannons situated on the dorsal, port, ventral, and starboard hull in pairs of two, each mounted in a superfiring structure. This positioning allows the ship to focus all its firepower on one target in front, as well as defend multiple angles of the ship. However, the rear of the ship is a large blind spot to these weapons.
The Squid-class was a specialized class of ship designed to be a command and control platform for the Keilas Guilie satellite cannon. Unlike the command and control ships used by the Earth Federation during the One Year War and following conflicts, the Squid was designed to defend itself and in fact carried more armament than any other class of Zanscare ship, with the exception of the Adrastea-class. The Squid I was used in the construction of the Reinforce Junior
Notes & Trivia
- In ∀ Gundam, the remains of a Squid-class ship is seen in a lunar city.
- With length of 656 meters, Squid-class is the longest battleship in Universal Century.