Macross class (Macross)


Class: Macross
Name: SDF-1 Macross
Ships of the line: SDF-1 Macross
Unit type:
 super dimension fortress
Manufacturer(s): Meltrandi (original ASS-1); OTEC Company (Macross)
Operator: U.N. Spacy
First deployment: 7 February AD 2009
Complement: 20,000 crew; 58,000 civilian
Dimensions: overall height 312.0 meters; overall length 1,210.0 meters (original version), overall length 1,200.0 meters (2012 refit); overall width 496.0 meters (original version), 600.0 meters (2012 refit)
Weight: standard operating displacement 18,000,000.0 metric tons (original version), standard operating displacement 22,000,000.0 metric tons (2012 refit)
Powerplant: OverTechnology Macross heat pile system cluster, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: main thrusters: OverTechnology Macross nozzle clusters; vertical thrusters: OverTechnology main nozzle clusters; OverTechnology vernier thrusters; OverTechnology Macross fold system cluster
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Destroid docking alcoves; pinpoint barrier system; full barrier system; OverTechnology Macross gravity control system
Fixed armaments: OverTechnology Macross super-dimension energy cannon with beam polarizing converging system, can only be fired in attack mode after loss of space fold system, mounted in bow; 8 x OverTechnology guided converging beam cannon system, mounted across hull; 4 x high-speed 178cm electromagnetic rail cannon, mounted across hull; many x large automatic anti-ship launcher, mounted across hull; many x auxiliary missile emplacement; 2 x cannon, mounted in ARMD carriers; 2 x cannon, mounted in legs
Mecha/aircraft: 2092: none

In 1999, human history was forever changed when an alien gun destroyer crashed on Earth. Rebuilt and renamed as the Macross, the super dimension fortress played a critical role a decade later in Space War I against the giant Zentradi and Meltrandi. After the war, the Macross became one of Earth’s relics that was maintained at Culture Park near U.N. Spacy headquarters. Eighty years later, the derelict ship regularly conducted random energy discharges into sky from its main gun. In 2092, the alien Mardook attacked Earth with their army of brainwashed Zentradi and Meltrandi soldiers. The Mardook Emulator Ishtar was brought to Earth by SNN reporter Hibiki Kanzaki and came to believe that the Macross was the legendary Mardook ship known as the Alus. As the situation became grim, Hibiki, Ishtar and U.N. Spacy ace pilot Sylvie Geena reactivated the Macross and attacked the Mardook Carrier that was commanded by the dictator Ingues. Unfortunately, the Macross‘ weapons caused little damage, and a retaliatory attack from the Carrier destroyed nearly the entire ship, save for the bridge module. However, the Mardook turned on Ingues due to his indiscriminate killing of his own people, destroying the Carrier and him with it.


Macross II Info

Kenichi Yatagai
Ken’ichi Yatsuya

Sukehiro Tomita
Manabu Nakamura
Eitakeshi Arii

Mechanical Designer(s):
Junichi Akutsu
Koichi Ohata
Kazumi Fujita
Atsushi Okuda

Character Designer:
Haruhiko Mikimoto

Musical Composer:
Shiro Sagisu

6 episodes

Video Release:
Japan 05.21.1992 – 11.21.1992
U.S. 10.28.1992 – 02.10.1993


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