Unit type: land battleship
Manufacturer: Principality of Zeon
Operator: Principality of Zeon
First deployment: UC 0079
Dimensions: overall length 48.0 meters; overall width 44.7 meters
Armor materials: unknown
Propulsion: 8 x jet engine: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; attachable support pod; bridge escape module
Fixed armaments: 2 x 2-barrel machine gun, mounted on main body; 2-barrel main cannon, mounted on main body
Mobile suits: 3
The Gallop class was a land battleship used by the Principality of Zeon in space colonies and on Earth during the One Year War. Powered by eight jet engines, the Gallop could hover over the ground at high speed. The Gallop was armed with a pair of 2-barrel machine guns and a 2-barrel main cannon. It had a carrying capacity of three mobile suits, but it could also support several smaller vehicles like Cui tanks. The Gallop could attach an optional support pod. One unique feature was the ability for its bridge module to separate from the main unit as an aerial escape craft. Notably, one Gallop was used by Ramba Ral against the White Base on his mission to avenge the death of Earth Attack Force Commander Garma Zabi. That Gallop was destroyed in combat, and later on Ral’s lover Crowley Hamon attempted to destroy Amuro Ray’s RX-78-2 Gundam by packing the support pod with explosives. However, her plan failed and she was subsequently killed in combat.
Captain: Ramba Ral
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)
43 episodes; 3 compilation movies
Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982
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