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New Macross class (Macross 1)

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General and Technical Data

Class: New Macross
Name: NMCV-001 Macross 1
Ships of the line: NMCV-001 Macross 1, NMCV-003 Macross 3, NMCV-004 Macross 4NMCV-005 Macross 5, NMCV-006 Macross 6NMCV-007 Macross 7, NMCV-009 Macross 9NMCV-011 Macross 11NMCV-013 Macross 13, NMCV-014 Macross 14, NMCV-015 Macross 15, NMCV-017 Macross 17, NMCV-019 Macross 19, NMCV-020 Macross 20NMCV-021 Macross Galaxy, NMCV-023 Macross 23, NMCV-029 Macross 29
Unit type:
 Battle class stealth space attack carrier + City class colonization ship
Manufacturer: unknown
Operator: U.N. Spacy
First deployment: AD 2030
Complement: unknown
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: fold system cluster
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; stealth composition; pinpoint barrier system; total barrier system; stealth Aegis combat data systems; OTEC gravity control system
Fixed armaments: OTEC Gunship main super beam weapon (aka Macross Cannon), mounted on forward ventral hull in carrier mode, hand-carried in attack mode
Mecha/aircraft: unknown

Technical and Historical Notes

Following the devastation of Space War I and the near extinction of humanity, a mass space colonization effort was initiated in 2012 with the launch of the Megaroad-01 fleet. Many more fleet launches followed, but U.N. Spacy eventually replaced the Megaroad class in 2030 with the advanced New Macross class for super long-distance colonization. The New Macross class consisted of two docked vessels: a Battle class stealth space attack carrier and a City class colonization ship. The City class was unarmed and relied on the Battle class for its defenses. The Battle class operated as a carrier ship, but it could also transform into a robot attack mode like the original Macross. The Battle class’ main armament was a Gunship super beam weapon (aka Macross Cannon), and it was also armed with additional beam weapons and reaction missile launchers. As a carrier, the Battle class could house hundreds of variable fighters. In contrast, the domed City class resembled a typical Earth city and typically was protected by a shell that covered the dome, although this feature was not implemented on the Macross 1 when it launched from Earth in September 2030. Regular launches of New Macross class ships followed, but the scale of colony ships grew again in 2041 with the even larger Island Cluster class.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Macross 7
Original mechanical designer: Kazutaka Miyatake

Lineart

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Macross 7 Info


Director:
Tetsuro Amino

Writer(s):
Sukehiro Tomita
Minto Hajime

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Kazutaka Miyatake
Hiroshi Ogawa
Munehori Nawa
Meijo Maeda

Character Designer:
Haruhiko Mikimoto

Musical Composer:
Fire Bomber

Airdates:
Japan 10.16.1994 – 09.24.1995

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