Bang-goo

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The flagship Bang-goo (796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE))
Affiliation: Free Planets Alliance
Flag officer: Vice Admiral Ulanhu
Type: Ajax class flagship
Purpose: Flagship (10th Fleet)
Pennant number: 1001
Length: 1159 metres
Width: 72 metres
Height: 365 metres
Armament: 40 25 cm forward neutron beam cannons
80 12 cm electron beam cannons
60 multiple missile launchers
8 rail guns
36 Spartanian fighters
6 launches
2 large launches (Data Book: Mechanic & Seiyū Encyclopaedia, p. 120)
Crew: 1222
Status: Destroyed in combat
Destroyed: October 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE)

The Bang-goo (Japanese: 盤古) was the Alliance flagship of Vice Admiral Ulanhu of the 10th Fleet.

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Service history

The Bang-goo led its fleet in the Alliance dispatch against an Imperial expedition in February 795 UC (486 IC / 3595 CE) along with the 5th Fleet and 11th Fleet, which culminated in the Third Battle of Tiamat. It also participated in the Alliance invasion of Imperial territory in 796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE). When the Imperial counter-attack began, the 10th Fleet was attacked and eventually encircled by the Black Lancers at planet Lügen. After taking significant casualties, Vice Admiral Ulanhu managed to achieve a breakthrough and save the remnants of his fleet, holding the Bang-goo back as long as possible to ensure as many damaged ships got away first. Ordering his fleet to launch all remaining missiles, the Bang-goo's missile launcher deployed and began to fire. However, enemy cannon fire struck the missile launcher within seconds, causing a catastrophic explosion. The Bang-goo broke up and exploded soon after, taking Ulanhu with it. (TBT: 'Part One'; LOGH: 'The Battle of Amritsar Starzone')

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Background information

The name Bang-goo is a mistranslation of Pangu (aka Pan Gu), the name of the creator in Chinese mythology.

Licensed sources

The Bang-goo was designed for a balance between offence and defence. Some features of its hull design were incorporated into the later constructed Maurya. On its underside was a large hangar for small craft, specifically ship launches. These large shuttles enabled large quantities of materiel to be shipped to and from orbit. For this reason, the Bang-goo was included in the first vanguard formation of the Alliance offensive into the Empire.

In 791 UC (482 IC / 3591 CE), it had its first refit, focused on its engine section and the fitting of a new model of warp stabilisers.

During the Third Battle of Tiamat, it suffered light damage that nonetheless required 6 months of repair work. (Data Book: Mechanic & Seiyū Encyclopaedia, p. 121)

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DVD features

A sketch of the Bang-goo appears in the extra features of the DVD box set.

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