Jukon-class

The Jukon-class was a line of combat submarine produced by the Principality of Zeon.

History

The Earth Federation produced several submarines during the One Year War. Some of these were captured by the Principality of Zeon when they invaded Earth in UC 0079. Zeon modified the seized vessels into the Jukon-class submarines to transport amphibious mobile suits.

These submarines remained in service even up till UC 0096.

Design

The Jukon-class combat submarine was designed by the Earth Federation. The Principality of Zeon captured some of these submarines and modified them to serve as mobile suit transports. The most noticeable change was the enlargement of the hull to carry mobile suits.

The submarine’s propellers were also upgraded to compensate for its increased weight.

Armaments

The Jukon-class submarine was armed with missile and torpedo launchers for ship-to-ship and ship-to-surface bombardment.

Missile launchers

Three triple missile launchers were built into the hull of the submarine. These were used for both ship-to-ship and ship-to-surface attacks. They could also be fired at mobile suits as a last ditch defensive manoeuvre.

Torpedo launcher

The Jukon-class submarine had a torpedo launcher that it uses to attack enemy ships.

Behind the scenes

Yoshiyuki Tomino was the principal mechanical designer and Kunio Okawara assisted with the cleaning up of the design.

Appearances