Garga Falmul

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The flagship Garga Falmul (799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE))
Affiliation: Galactic Empire
Flag officer: High Admiral Lennenkampf
Type: Battleship
Purpose: Flagship (Lennenkampf Fleet)
Length: 1210 metres(FFC2)
Width: 420 metres(FFC2)
Height: 320 metres(FFC2)
Armament: 4 forward 40 cm neutron beam cannons
10 port cannons
10 starboard cannons
Crew: 986(FFC2)
Status: Unknown

The Garga Falmul (Japanese: ガルガ・ファルムル) was the Imperial flagship of Admiral Helmut Lennenkampf.


Service history

The largest warship observed in the Imperial fleet, the Garga Falmul's only battles were fought in the course of Operation Ragnarok, with Admiral Lennenkampf participating in the Ninth Battle of Iserlohn in late 798 UC (489 IC / 3598 CE). At the battle, High Admiral Oskar von Reuenthal permitted Lennenkampf to attack a convoy being escorted by Vice Admiral Dusty Attemborough. The convoy was a trap, and the Garga Falmul was almost destroyed when the transport ships self destructed. Lennenkampf then joined Reinhard von Lohengramm's main fleet after the fall of the fortress in early 799 UC (1 NIC / 490 IC / 3599 CE), and the Garga Falmul fought with the Steinmetz Fleet against the Yang Fleet near a black hole in between the Raigarh and Tripura systems. (LOGH: 'Admiral Yang's Ark Fleet', 'Battle After Battle')

With Lennenkampf appointed the governor of the Free Planets Alliance territory, the Garga Falmul was landed on the surface of Heinessen. Its fate following Lennenkampf's death is unknown. (LOGH: 'After the Ceremony, the Curtain Rises Again...')




Name variations

Background information

The name Garga Falmul is a mistranslation of Galga Farmr, one of the names of the Norse god Odin. It means burden of the gallows — an ironic name given Lennenkampf's suicide.

Licensed sources

The Garga Falmul was the 2nd ship of the Jotunheim class and was an evolution of it. It was completed in January 798 UC (489 IC / 3598 CE) and was the single largest warship constructed by the Galactic Empire. When the Brünhild and its revolutionary technology and design concepts were introduced, it was already too late to incorporate any of these new ideas into the Jotunheim but the Garga Falmul was able to do so to a limited degree.

Each of the 4 massive engines at its rear had a thrust output equivalent to that of 2 standard Imperial battleships. In case of being hit, the engines could be jettisoned to avoid the risk of secondary explosions. In such a case, engineering personnel would have evacuated to the central hull, or would have escaped via escape pods.

The ship was a hybrid battleship carrier. At its rear, between its engines, was a half open slit shaped hangar design. It had a total fighter complement of 180 Walküre fighters. At the rear were 4 dome shaped field generators that generated a field to shield against engine backwash from fighter launches. (Fleet File Collection Vol.2)

Its main armament comprised 4 40 cm calibre long range beam cannons, with maximum projected range estimated by Alliance experts to be up to 50 light seconds making it unmatched in long range gunnery.

To increase the survivability of such a large ship, the armor over the major systems was thick and the defensive shields were also very strong, though this dramatically increased power consumption. It was estimated the ship had the equivalent of 4 standard Imperial cruiser reactors to generate power. (Data Book: Mechanic & Seiyū Encyclopaedia, p. 165)

Given the situation of the New Galactic Empire at the end of 801 UC (3 NIC / 492 IC / 3601 CE), it is unlikely any ships as large or larger will be constructed in the near future. (Fleet File Collection Vol.2)

FFC drawing


Fleet File Collection

The Garga Falmul is included as a model (with both Goldenbaum and Goldenlöwe markings) in Fleet File Collection Vol.2.

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