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Gallop class

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General and Technical Data

Class: Gallop
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
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: 8 x jet engine: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; attachable support pod; bridge escape module
Fixed armaments: 2-barrel machine gun x 2, mounted on main body; 2-barrel main cannon, mounted on main body
Mobile suits: 3

Technical and Historical Notes

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.

Miscellaneous Information

Captain: Ramba Ral
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

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gallop bridge escape module
Bridge escape module
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Director(s):

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

Writer(s):
Yoshiyuki Tomino
Masaru Yamamoto
Kenichi Matsuzaki
Yoshihisa Araki
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Yoshiyuki Tomino

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer(s):
Yuji Matsuyama
Takeo Watanabe

Airdates:
Japan 04.07.1979 – 01.26.1980
U.S. 07.23.2001 – 09.12.2001

Theatrical Release:
Japan 03.14.1981 – 03.13.1982

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