Ships of the line: Clop, Ra Chutter, Ra Zyme, Ra Kiem, Ra Elm, Ra Caym, Ra Guillem, Ra Gills, Unkai, Ra Dels, Carrot, Calfa, Tenenbaum, Ra Keyser, Damascus
Unit type: cruiser
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Dimensions: overall length 292.0 meters; overall width 133.0 meters
Propulsion: 6 x jet/rocket thruster: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 2-barrel mega particle cannon, mounted on port and starboard sides of midship; 6 x missile launcher, mounted in forward section; 2 x 2-barrel anti-air machine gun, mounted on either side of bridge; 12 x anti-air machine gun, mounted on either side of midship; 2 x 8-tube missile launcher, mounted behind bridge and between engine blocks
Mobile suits: 5-6
Launch catapults: 1
The Clop class cruiser was developed by the Earth Federation Forces as the successor to the aging Salamis class, which predated the creation of mobile suits. The Clop‘s overall design was a scaled down version of the Ra Cailum class. The Clop featured a central mobile suit hangar and launch catapult that could accommodate between five to six mobile suits. Its armaments included a pair of 2-barrel main and secondary guns, plus multiple machine guns and missile launchers. The Clop class was in service by the start of the Second Neo Zeon War in UC 0093 and remained in active use as late as the Zanscare War of UC 0153. Despite the Clop‘s long service history, it never fully replaced the modified Salamis, which also remained in active use as late as UC 0153.
Captain(s): Lauro (Ra Gills), Blanco Ducola (Calfa), Macias Testa (Ra Chutter, Ra Zyme, Ra Caym), Abaev (Damascus), Gary Gansel (Unkai), Sasai (Ra Dels)
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack
Original mechanical designer: GAINAX (Char’s Counterattack version)
Note: Ra Dels and Unkai custom color lineart by Deacon Blues
Char’s Counterattack Info
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