Version 1, standard colors
Version 1, alternate colors
Version 1, equipped with booster
Version 1, Salamis capsule
Version 2, CG
Version 2, lineart
Ships of the line: Salamis, Saffran, Madagascar, Cisco, Philadelphia, West Sahara
Unit type: cruiser
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator(s): Earth Federation Forces; Kamerade
First deployment: October UC 0070
Dimensions: overall length 288.0 meters; overall width 68.5 meters; overall height 61.3 meters
Equipment and design features: re-entry capsule; sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 6 x mega particle cannon; 6 x 2-barrel machine gun; 2 x 6-tube missile launcher; 8-tube missile launcher
Launch catapults: none
The mainstay of the Earth Federation Space Force, the Salamis class light cruiser made up the vast majority of the Earth Federation Forces 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.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (Mobile Suit Gundam version), Hajime Katoki (MS IGLOO version)
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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