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Ark class

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Class: Ark
Ships of the line: Space Ark
Unit type:
battleship
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces

Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: 4 x jet/rocket thruster: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; retractable bridge
Fixed armaments: 2 x 2-barrel main gun, mounted on port and starboard sides of catapult; 6 x 2-barrel secondary gun, mounted on port and starboard sides of midship section under bridge; 2 x 3-tube missile launcher, mounted on bow
Mobile suits: 4
Launch catapults: 1

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The Ark class is a type of cruiser used by the Earth Federation Forces. Its basic design is similar to the earlier Clop class, although the radiator fins mounted underneath the hull have been omitted. The Ark’s armaments include a pair of main guns, multiple secondary guns and several missile launchers. Rendered obsolete by UC 0123, one of the ships, the Space Ark, is converted into a training ship for EFF cadets. When the Crossbone Vanguard begins its uprising in March UC 0123, the Space Ark gets caught up in the fighting. The ship goes into hiding in the Frontier I Colony and becomes a mobile headquarters for the civilian resistance opposing the Crossbone Vanguard. The ship, commanded by the inexperienced Acting Captain Leahlee Edaberry, plays a critical role in the fighting after civilian Seabook Arno joins its ranks and pilots the prototype F91 Gundam F91.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Captain: Leahlee Edaberry (Space Ark)

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam F91; Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax U.C.; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full Boost

Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

Lineart

 

Bridge

Bridge retracted

Mobile suit deck

Mobile suit maintenance bed

 

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