The Gallop-class was a line of land battleships produced by the Principality of Zeon.
The Gallop-class land battleship was designed to carry a small squadron of mobile suits. Its small hangar could carry up to three mobile suits. Drawing form the design of the Federation’s Big Tray-class land battleships, the Zeon engineers equipped the Gallop-class ships with eight jet engines that allowed it to hover on the ground.
The design of the battleship meant that it could function as a mobile command post that the Zeon forces could launch attacks from. It was fast and had the facilities to resupply its mobile suits, albeit with limited resources.
The Gallop-class battleship was armed with main cannons and machine guns. The ship relied on its mobile suit complement to provide cover when needed.
A twin cannon turret served as the primary weapon of the Gallop-class battleship. This provided it with the majority of its fire power.
The battleship was mounted with two twin machine gun turrets to provide anti-aircraft and anti-mobile suit defence. However, these were front-facing turrets and their limited firing range left the rear vulnerable.
Behind the scenes
Kunio Okawara was the original mechanical designer.