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Dreadnought-class
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Affiliation Earth Federation
Launched 2202
General characteristics
Fighters Up to 15 Cosmo Tiger IIs[1]
Auxiliary craft 2 excursion boats[1]
Armaments
  • Wave motion gun
  • 3 30.5 cm triple mount positron shock cannons[1]
  • 6 consecutive large energy cannons[1]
  • 8 anti-ship grenade projectors[1]
  • 4 subspace torpedo launchers[1]
  • 8 small torpedo launch tubes[1]
  • 8 missile launch tubes[1]
  • 12 small torpedo launch tubes[1]
  • 16 multiple interlocked missile launchers[1]
  • 3 bridge tower Shockfield defense guns[1]
  • 2 rows of 6 proximity battle beam guns[1]
  • 4 anti-aircraft pulse laser turrets[1]
  • 3 diffusion type anti-aircraft pulse laser turrets[1]
  • Anti-aircraft missile launcher[1]
Defenses
Propulsion
  • Dimensional wave motion engine (primary)
Power Wave motion energy
Length 242 m[1]
Width 45.8 m[1]
Height 99 m[1]
This article describes the ship class depicted in Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love. For its counterparts in Farewell to Space Battleship Yamato and in Space Battleship Yamato 2 and its sequels, see EDF Battleship and the EDF Dreadnought.

The Dreadnought-class battleship is a warship class in service of the United Nations Cosmo Navy. Smaller and less heavily armed than the Andromeda class that entered service at nearly the same time but able to be manufactured in greater numbers, the Dreadnought class exemplifies a new and aggressive military doctrine on the part of the Earth Federation.

Armament and Technical Specifications Edit

The Dreadnought-class battleship possesses a bifurcated wave motion gun muzzle in its bow section. Three positron shock cannons are mounted along the upper deck, two of them positioned in front of the bridge tower and one behind. Like the Andromeda class and its predecessor, the space battleship Yamato, Dreadnought class ships are equipped with two bridges. ("Departing for the Unknown!", "Clash! Yamato Versus Andromeda")

History Edit

Like the Andromeda class, Dreadnought-class battleships were armed with wave motion weaponry in violation of the Earth Federation's treaty with Iscandar, and were built in secret. With the clandestine assistance of the Great Garmillas Empire, the Earth Federation was able to take advantage of a hidden zone of time distortion for its production facility; inside this dimensional time fault, time flowed much faster than in the outside world, allowing a factory to build Dreadnought class and other ships for Earth and for Garmillas in the span of only a couple of years ("Impact--Legacy of the Cosmo Reverser"). By the end of 2202, fourteen Dreadnought vessels left the assembly line and participated in a fleet exercise over Jupiter, easily blasting away rocky space debris with shock cannon fire ("Clash! Yamato Versus Andromeda").

Ships of the ClassEdit

  • Danae D-0010-2002[1]
  • Dartmouth D-0008-2002[1]
  • Devastation D-0002-2002[3][1]
  • Devonshire D-0007-2002[3][1]
  • Diadem D-0005-2002[3][1]
  • Diamond D-0014-2002[1]
  • Diana D-0009-2002[3][1]
  • Dido D-0011-2002[1]
  • Dominion D-0004-2002[3][1]
  • Doris D-0012-2002[1]
  • Drake D-0006-2002[3][1]
  • Dreadnought D-0001-2002[1]
  • Dublin D-0013-2002[1]
  • Duncan D-0003-2002[3][1]

GalleryEdit

Notes and ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 Bandai 1/1000 Earth Federation Dreadnought Battleship plastic model
  2. See this note on Migobueza armor and Yamato. The same defensive coating may have also been used on subsequent UNCN ships.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Name visible on ship hull in "Clash! Yamato Versus Andromeda"

Japanese language informationEdit

ドレッドノート級前衛航宙艦 Doreddonōto-kyū zen'ei kōchū-kan

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