Himalaya class


Class: Himalaya
Ships of the line: Westmoreland
Unit type:
 aircraft carrier
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: propeller engines
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2-barrel main cannon; cannon; 6 x machine gun; 2 x anti-submarine missile launcher
Aircraft: 30

The Himalaya class aircraft carriers were based on an old Russian design, the Kiev class, and served as the mainstay of the Earth Federation Forces’ surface fleets, primarily for Don Escargot aircraft. With a maximum capacity of 30 aircraft, these large vessels were called “The Whale of the EF” by Zeon soldiers. During the One Year War, the extensive battles for Earth’s seas saw the construction of more than 10 of these large carriers, for operations around important coastal EFF installations such as Hawai’i and Belfast.

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer:
Kunio Okawara


Mobile Suit Gundam Info

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Ryoji Fujiwara (movie 1)

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

43 episodes; 3 compilation movies

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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