Gelgoog JÃ¤ger wrote:In the same battle it can be seen that at least one Musai is model with 3-turrets while the other two only have 2 turrets. In the movie, The Musais participating in the same battle are all 3-turret types(the only two that are seen close enough have them: the one close to the Gwazine and the one that is part of the escort of Char's Zanzibar. This one is shot down by White Base after the head into the Federation fleet.) Now the interesting point of all this is the fact that all the MS deployed in this battle, with the exception of Char's Gelgoog, are Rick Doms. So 3-turret type Musais seem to be capable of carrying them as well.
My guess on the 2-turret type Musais is that they are new vessels which lack the third turret in order to reduce costs. The late type Musai also applies the same meassure.
One thing worth mentioning, as Mark pointed out in his Musai page
, is that this was the only time late in the show that we see the three-turreted Musai
, and that "the animation is somewhat inconsistent on this point". That said, it's been suggested that the two-turreted Musai
had it's hanger reconfigured to better suit the larger Rick Dom, and I can't see why a few of the older, three-turreted model didn't get the same thing done to them (Which would explain why those three-turreted models carry them).
Gelgoog JÃ¤ger wrote:The Dolowa is official by Sunrise standards since Delaz names it on the 0083 OVA. He tells Gato that his carrier, the Dolowa, has been shot down. Since it is mentioned in an animated production, it is considered official.
The name is mentioned, but IIRC, nothing in 0083 ever confirmed the class of ship the Dolowa
was. However, reguardless of whether 0083 confirmed it or not, we all know that the Dolowa
was the second and final ship of the Dolos
class to be built (After the namesake, of course).
Gelgoog JÃ¤ger wrote:Now the Zanzibar. My only problem here is the MS capacity of this ships. Char's ship carries a Bygro, a Zakrello and 2 Rick Doms. The Bygro alone is 45.5m long and 26.3 tall. It is probaly as wide if not more as it is long. The Zakrello is 25m long. Considreing the large amount of space this 2 MAs take. Later on, the same Zanzibar holds Char's Gelgoog, 2 Rick Doms and the Elmeth, which is 85.4m long and 47.7 meters tall.
We can safely assume that the MS capacity of the Zanzibar is not just 6 MS, although I cannot give an exact number either.
Not really. What isn't taken into account is that we don't know the size and dimensions of the Zanzibar's
hanger. We also don't know how the MS are arranged inside the hanger (Although the animation may provide some help with that), which would also have to be taken into account. All we know is that the official number of MS the Zanzibar
can carry is six, but as numerious other designs have shown us (Such as the Salamis Kai
and half the ships from the mid-0080's), these numbers usually reflect the normal/basic amount of MS a ship can/will carry, and it isn't uncommon for them to be able to squeeze in a few more (For example, Zeta-era ships can often fit in around 50% more MS than their listed amount).