Braytong-class (Izumo-class) Super Dimensional Battleship
by Tim Wing
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The Braytong-class Super Dimensional Battleship was built by the Karbarrans starting in 2029. The Braytong-class served with the United Earth Expeditionary Force (UEEF) as the Izumo-class during the Sentinels Campaign. This was done through the same lend-lease arrangement that all Karbarran ships of the UEEF fell under. The Braytong-class was the first new class of Karbarran ship built after the liberation of the planet during the Sentinels Campaign.
The Braytong-class was a clean sheet design. The Karbarran naval architects received input from the UEEF, as they were going to be one of the major end users. Human influence in the design is evidenced by the presence of a sail-style bridge, very similar to that of the SDF-1 Macross. The
Braytong-class were large, 1000-meter-long battleships. The ship’s party piece was a massive triple barrel particle beam turret mounted on the ventral side. The turret measured nearly one hundred meters across, and each barrel was 70 meters long. Hanger space was plentiful, with room for 60 drop ships.
The lead ship for the UEEF fleet bore the name Izumo, in honor of the first UES Izumo, a Gardinia-class Super Dimensional Destroyer, which was destroyed early in the Sentinel’s campaign with all hands aboard. The second UES Izumo met an unlucky fate as well, being destroyed in action against the Robotech Masters in the closing days of the Second Robotech War, having been part of the reinforcements sent by the UEEF. Again, all hands were lost. Two more Izumos followed: a Jutland-class, which was the flagship of the 2nd Earth Reclamation Fleet in 2038, and a Liberator-class Super Dimensional Battlefortress. The Jutland-class UES Izumo was lost over Earth in 2038. The Liberator-class UES Izumo is still inservice.
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Original artwork by: Yoshitaka Amano, Shinji Aramaki and Hideki Kakinuma
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