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Medalusa-class
Megaluda
Affiliation Gatlantis Empire
General characteristics
Fighters 12
Armaments
  • 1 Flame Strike Gun
  • 2 teleportation projector
  • 1 quintuple-mount bow turret
  • 3 8-barrel rapid fire gun turret
  • 2 twin-barrel rapid fire gun turret
  • 16 8-barrel high angle gun turret (anti-aircraft battery)
  • 9 bow torpedo tubes
  • 4 quantum torpedo launchers
Length 505 meters[1]

The Medalusa-class annihilation heavy battleship is a battleship class in service of the Gatlantis Empire.

Armaments and Technical SpecificationsEdit

Armed to the teeth with a single quintuple-mount turret at the bow, a multitude of torpedo tubes, and several other artillery batteries placed around the ship, the Medalusa-class battleships were built to dominate any opponent on the battlefield. Its most lethal weapon is a massive cannon, dubbed the Flame-Strike Cannon.

Located in a special bow compartment, the weapon was constructed by Garmillas science slaves and was based around experimental instant matter transmission and wave-motion technology. This weapon can fire a massive wave of energy that can be teleported to a target via twin warp projectors in the bow. The cannon's energy is comparable to a wave-motion gun; one particular Medalusa managed to destroy an entire Garmillas fleet by itself with its cannon alone, and it cannon's energy can also be rerouted other shipboard systems. Also lethal is the fact that the cannon can be fired multiple times in quick succession, making it nearly impossible for the ship's targets to escape. The cannon can also be detached if needed.[source?]  

HistoryEdit

At least three Medaulsa class vessels have been placed into service: the Megaulda and two others that fought at the Battle of the Eighth Floating Continent.

Megaluda served under Governor-General Goran "Thunder" Dagam as his personal flagship, leading the Gubata Expedition Force on a search for the Celestial Ark, Shambleau. The flagship completely destroyed a task force of Garmillas ships before encountering the Earth battleship Yamato. Megaluda's cannon fire was deflected by the battleship's wave motion shield, eventually allowing Yamato to escape. However, the Megaluda and the expeditionary fleet later caught up with the Yamato and a Garmillas task force at Shambleau. During the ensuing battle, the Earth and Garmillan forces were able to predict the appearance of the Flame-Strike Cannon's weapon fire, rendering it useless and forcing Megaluda into a final direct confrontation with Yamato that ended in its destruction (Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Odyssey of the Celestial Ark).

In December 2202, two Medalusa ships participated in the Gatlantean defense of the Eighth Floating Continent against an allied Earth and Garmillan fleet. They were able to overcome specially armored Zoelguut-Class Super Dreadnoughts with two shots of their Flame-Strike Cannons ("The Year is 2202--Raise the Space Battleship Yamato").

ReferencesEdit

Japanese language informationEdit

メダルーサ級殲滅型重戦艦 Medarūsa-kyū senmetsu-gata jū senkan

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