Class: Salamis (modified)
Ships of the line: Yulin, Nashville, Monterey, Madras
Unit type: cruiser
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Dimensions: overall height 58.0 meters; overall length 198.0 meters; overall width 75.0 meters
Weight: max gross 12,100 metric tons
Propulsion: 5 x jet/rocket engine, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 3 x 2-barrel mega particle cannon, mounted on port and starboard sides of midship and bottom of hull; 2 x 15-tube missile launcher, mounted on port and starboard sides of midship; 3 x 90mm anti-aircraft turret, mounted across hull; 4 x laser turret, mounted across hull; 4 x laser turret, mounted across hull; 8-tube missile launcher, mounted on top of hull; 7 x main gun, mounted across hull
Mobile suits: none
The advent of the mobile suit in the One Year War changed the rules for space combat. With their smaller size and higher mobility, mobile suits were capable of single-handedly destroying a ship. After the war, the Earth Federation Forces upgraded its aging Salamis class cruiser, which entered service prior to the creation of mobile suits. The upgraded Salamis had a more compact profile and a significantly shorter length than the original version. To boost the ship’s mobility, the upgraded Salamis added four extra engines. The ship’s armaments were also modified with increases to its missile launching capacity and new laser turrets. In November UC 0083, multiple modified Salamises were destroyed when Anavel Gato fires a nuclear warhead at the EFF’s naval review at Confeito. Surviving ships chased after the remnant Zeon Delaz Fleet when it conducted a colonyjack. Due to the Salamis’ continued poor performance in the era of mobile suit combat, the ship’s design was upgraded again, with another modified version in service by UC 0087. This upgraded version had mobile suit storage hangars and became the backbone of the EFF space fleet for several decades.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
Original mechanical designer: Toru Sumiya (aka Junya Ishigaki)
Gundam 0083 Info
13 episodes; 1 compilation movie
Japan 05.23.1991 – 09.24.1992
U.S. 01.22.2002 – 07.23.2002
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