Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Himalaya-class was the class of aircraft carriers used by the Earth Federation in the original Mobile Suit Gundam. These aircraft carriers were based on of the Pre-Universal Century Kiev class aircraft carrier. The Himalaya-Class served as the mainstay of the Earth Federation's surface fleets and were called 'The Whale of the EF' by Zeon soldiers. These ships could hold up to 125 aircraft, including Don Escargot ASW aircraft. During the One Year War, the extensive battles for Earth's seas saw the construction of more than 35 of these large carriers, for operations around important coastal Federation installations such as Hawaii and Belfast.