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Salamis class

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General and Technical Data

Class: Salamis
Unit type:
 cruiser
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0070
Dimensions: overall height 80.1 meters; overall length 268.7 meters; overall width 79.6 meters
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; re-entry capsule; optional atmospheric escape booster
Fixed armaments: 6 x mega particle cannon, mounted in midship and aft sections; 6 x 2-barrel mega particle cannon, mounted in midship and aft sections; 2 x 6-tube missile launcher, mounted on either side of midship section; 8-tube missile launcher, mounted in bow

Technical and Historical Notes

The mainstay of the Earth Federation Space Force, the Salamis class light cruiser made up the vast majority of the EFF fleet. Named after an earlier class of ship in service at the start of the Universal Century, the Salamis class, like the Magellan class, was a product of the 70s Armament Reinforcement Plan. Salamis class ships, like the Magellan class, carried a small re-entry shuttle on the ventral hull. Though armed with six mega particle cannons, two missile batteries, and several machine gun turrets, the Salamis class proved highly ineffective in combat against the Principality of Zeon’s Musai class light cruiser with its mobile suit complement and more effective long-range weapons. Nonetheless, Salamis class cruisers were produced in such numbers that they were continually updated and refitted, with some remaining in service until at least UC 0153.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (anime)
Original mechanical designer
: Mika Akitaka

Lineart
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Bridge view 1
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Bridge view 2
Gundam: The Origin Info


Director(s):
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Takashi Imanishi

Writer(s):
Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (manga)

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Mika Akitaka
Kimitoshi Yamane
Junichi Akutsu

Character Designer(s):
Tsukasa Kotobuki
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Takayuki Hattori

Video Release (OVA):
Japan 02.28.2015 – 05.08.2018
U.S. 08.01.2017 – 07.02.2019

Airdates (TV version):
Japan 04.29.2019 – 08.12.2019
U.S. 07.06.2019 – 10.05.2019

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