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Alexandria class cruiser
|Alexandria class cruiser|
|Ship Type||Heavy cruiser|
|Launched:||Universal Century 0088?|
|Class Fate:||Production ended UC 0088; |
Gaunland recomissioned and refitted in UC 0150s
|Armament:||As Built: 4x 2-barrel main gun, 2x main gun, 4x 2-barrel secondary gun, 4x secondary gun |
Gaunland: 6x 2-barrel main gun, 2x secondary gun, 10x 3-barrel secondary gun, 8x missile launcher
|Mobile Suit Complement:||10|
|Ships of the Line||Alexandria, Al Giza, Lombardia, Aswan, Hario, Gaunland|
By the end of the One Year War it had become obvious to the Earth Federation that the primary weapon in any future war would be the Mobile Suit. Because of this the Federation began to study the lessons learned from the Pegasus class program (several units of which, including Albion, were still building) in order to create a better carrier for their mobile suit forces, and the result was the Alexandria class cruiser.
The Federation originally commissioned the Alexandria class shortly after the One Year War, and the ships were set to be delivered in time for the Federation's naval review in UC 0083; however, setbacks during the outfitting pushed back their launch date. The Alexandria class was equiped with four two-barrel main beam turrets and two single-barrel beam turrets, and had two launch platforms for its Mobile Suit contigent, which were stored in the bow below the bridge. These vessels became command ships for various Titans task force commanders.
These ships originally went into service for the Federation's elite "Titan" task force, a group formed in the wake of the Delaz Conflict whose sole purpose was to elimante threats to the Federation. The Titans were utterly ruthless in their pusuit of dissidents, taking up Zeon-style tactics including the wholesale nerve-gassing of entire colony cylinders, and brought about a full scale civil war between the Federation and the dissident Anti Earth Union Group (AEUG). After the defeat of the Titans, the Alexandria class became an uncomfortable reminder of them, and the class was quickly and quietly decomissioned, the last unit mothballed before the Second Neo-Zeon War in UC 0093.
Two ships of the Alexandria class were refitted. One was the Hario, a ship that was used by the Titans, which was modified to include addition aft firepower (the aft quarter being a traditional weak fire zone in space warships). Decades after the retirement of the last Alexandria class ship from the Earth Federation Space Force, the Gaunland, a ship of that class, was recomissioned and refitted by the League Militaire to act as their flagship against the invading Zanscare Empire. Included in the Gaunland refit were two additional Mobile Suit catapults in the aft, as well as addition beam turrets. Gaunland gave honorable service to the LM, redeeming at long last the honor of the class.
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