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Ra Cailum class (Ra Cailum)

 

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Char's Counterattack version

Gundam Unicorn

novel version

Gundam Unicorn

anime version

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Ra Cailum class (Ra Cailum)

 

General and Technical Data

 

Class: Ra Cailum

Name: Ra Cailum
Ships of the line:
Ra Cailum, Ra Gustar, Jeanne D'Arc, Ajax, Abrams, Admiral Tianem
Unit type:
battleship
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces

Rollout: unknown
First deployment: UC 0093
Dimensions: overall length 487.0 meters; overall width 165.0 meters
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: 8 x jet/rocket thruster: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Minovsky craft system; retractable bridge
Fixed armaments: 4 x 2-barrel main gun, mounted on top and bottom of forward and midship section and aft section behind bridge; 6 x missile launcher, mounted in forward section; 22 x 2-barrel secondary gun, mounted throughout ship
Mobile suits: 8

Mobile weapons: UC 0093: RX-93 v Gundam; RGZ-91 Re-GZ; 6 x RGM-89 Jegan; UC 0096: 3 x RGM-96X Jesta; RGZ-91 Re-GZ; 6 x RGM-89 Jegan Type D
Launch catapults: 2

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The Ra Cailum is the lead vessel in a new battleship class developed by the Earth Federation Forces before the outbreak of the Second Neo Zeon War in UC 0093. The Ra Cailum combines design elements from both EFF ships and the AEUG’s Argama class. The ship features both a normal bridge and a more protected battle bridge for its crew to transfer to. Its hangar can store eight mobile suits and features two launch catapults. Like the earlier Pegasus class, the Ra Cailum utilizes a Minovsky craft system and can freely enter Earth’s atmosphere and fly unassisted at low altitudes. The ship’s armaments include 2-barrel main and secondary guns, plus multiple missile launchers.

 

In UC 0093, the Ra Cailum is assigned to serve as the flagship of the Londo Bell task force under the command of Captain Bright Noa, a veteran of the One Year War, Gryps Conflict and the First Neo Zeon War. When Char Aznable initiates the Second Neo Zeon War, Bright leads Londo Bell’s response in the attempt to stop the asteroid Axis from slamming into Earth. Three years later, the Ra Cailum is involved in the Laplace Incident and plays a role in exposing the collusion between the EFF and the Vist Foundation. The EFF continues to field Ra Cailum class ships as late as the Zanscare War in UC 0153.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Captain: Bright Noa
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack; Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack - Beltorchika's Children (novel); Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack - Hi-Streamer; Mobile Suit Gundam in UC 0099: Moon Crisis; Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (novel); Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full Boost; Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (anime); Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Bande Dessinee; Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack - Beltorchika's Children (manga)
Original mechanical designer(s): GAINAX (Char's Counterattack version); Hajime Katoki (Gundam Unicorn novel and anime versions)

 

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