Lord Zack's Space Opera
Falmel-class light cruiser
The Falmel is the main light cruiser used by the Zeon Empire. It is very similar to the Musai-class light cruiser of the One Year War, being named for the Musai used by Char Aznable during that conflict. It also takes some of the best features of the Musai’s earlier successors, like the Endra’s mobile suit capacity and the Musaka’s point defense weaponry. It does sacrifice anti-warship weaponry, relying primarily on it’s mobile suits to destroy enemy warships. There are three mobile suit hangers, each of which is essentially a shuttle similar to the Komusais used by the original Musai, called Kofalmels. They are capable of reentry and, unlike the original Komusai it can actually leave the atmosphere under it’s own power. However, these shuttles are not equipped with mobile suit catapults, these being a part of the Falmel itself, though if the shuttles are attached to the ship the mobile suits can be moved to the catapults relatively easily.