Must have been a system error, I fixed it now. -Dav7d2 - The ChroniK Editor! 21:51, February 15, 2011 (UTC)
First to use?
Hey, does anyone know who was the first to use the Irish-class? As far as I know it was the AEUG that developed and built the ships but according to this bit on the Magellan-class's page the Irish-class was developed and produced by the Earth Federation as a successor to the Magellan, however I always thought that was the Alexandria-class.
I would like to make edits to make the history more comprehensive but I don't want to put anything down before I am sure of who actually created the ship.--Animefan29 12:53, February 17, 2011 (UTC)
The fist party to use this ship was indeed the AUEG. I do not believe it so much was developed to be successor to the Magellan as SERVED as the successor. Well actuall I think it was more likely the Birmingham that was the successor to the Magellan in terms of design philosphy. Lots of guns and no MS hangars at all. However the Birmingham was apparently only designed to be a one-of flagship and that one was sunk at Solomon (or whatever the Feddies chose to call it). Actually the Birmingham page does say"Preceded by: Magellan-class battleship | Succeeded by: Irish-class battleship".
So here's the key. The Irish class, like many things was actually developed by Anaheim Electronics. Now AE had their hands in EVERYTHING. They chose to give the design to the AUEG (largely no doubt because it was funded by private investors supporting the AUEG, such as Wong), however this doesn't mean it wasn't used as a Federation ship. It most likely came to replace the Magellan at some time after the Gryps Conflict. Much of the AUEG's technology was used by the Federation after the AUEG was reabsoarbed into it, take the Pegasus III for instance.
So yes it was in fact first used by the AUEG. I cite as further reference the Radish's page on the Japanese Gundam Wiki. http://ja.gundam.wikia.com/wiki/ラーディッシュ
Cerano Agamemnon 21:19, February 17, 2011 (UTC)