The Taurus Cruiser (トーラスクルーザー) (also known as Taurus Carrier (トーラスキャリアー) is a transport spacecraft featured in the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam Wing.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Taurus Cruiser is high speed space ship designed for transportation of the OZ-12SMS Taurus. It's simple design with mushroom cap-like shield in front of it to protect the boarding Taurus. Up to three Taurus can be docked outside of the Taurus Cruiser, with an airlock from the Taurus Carrier directly connected to the mobile suits' cockpit. Although it's unarmed, the boarding Taurus is capable of attacking with beam rifle or beam cannon mounted on its back. The Taurus Cruiser was originally supposed to withdraw from the battle after deliver the boarding Taurus, but later used to direct the operation of mobile doll Taurus.