Class: New Macross
Ships of the line: NMCV-001 Macross 1, NMCV-003 Macross 3, NMCV-004 Macross 4, NMCV-005 Macross 5, NMCV-006 Macross 6, NMCV-007 Macross 7, NMCV-009 Macross 9, NMCV-011 Macross 11, NMCV-013 Macross 13, NMCV-014 Macross 14, NMCV-015 Macross 15, NMCV-017 Macross 17, NMCV-019 Macross 19, NMCV-020 Macross 20, NMCV-021 Macross Galaxy, NMCV-023 Macross 23, NMCV-029 Macross 29
Name: NMCV-021 Macross Galaxy
Unit type: Battle class stealth space attack carrier + colonization ship
Operator: NUNS (New U.N. Spacy)
First deployment: AD 2031
Dimensions: overall height 1,186.0 meters (Battle 21/Galaxy attack mode); overall length 1,681.0 meters (Battle 21/Galaxy, carrier mode); overall width 521.0 meters (Battle 21/Galaxy, cruiser mode), overall width 747.0 meters (Battle 21/Galaxy attack mode)
Weight: standard operating displacement 16,550,000.0 metric tons (Battle 21/Galaxy)
Powerplant: thermonuclear reaction engine matrix, power output rating unknown; Gunship reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: OTM Macross heat pile cluster system; OTEC/Shinnakasu/General Galaxy advanced fold system cluster; OTEC/Centinental impulse drive cluster; sub-thruster: Shinnakasu Industry Agar nuclear pulse rocket cluster; Gunship fold system
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; pinpoint barrier system; total barrier system; OTEC gravity control system; defensive shell (Island 1)
Fixed armaments: Gunship advance type main gun (aka Macross Cannon), mounted on forward ventral hull in carrier mode, hand-carried in attack mode; 12 x guided anti-ship heavy beam cannon turret, mounted across hull; many x close-range beam phalanx, mounted across hull; many x anti-ship reaction missile launcher, mounted across hull; many x micro-missile phalanx, mounted across hull
Following the near extinction of humanity at the end of Space War I in 2010, the Humanity Seeding Project was established to ensure the species’ survival by colonizing as many planets as possible. This led to the creation of multiple classes of long-distance emigrant fleets, starting with the Megaroad class in the 2010s and the New Macross class in the 2030s. In 2031, the Macross Galaxy launched from planet Eden as the 51st super long-distance emigration fleet. The Macross Galaxy was sponsored by large corporations like defense contractor General Galaxy, and it focused on developing advanced new technology, including cybernetic modifications that were banned by NUNS (New U.N. Spacy). Unlike other New Macross class ships, the Macross Galaxy used a new type of colony ship instead of a City ship. The fleet did not have any Zentradi residents and featured synthetic food production facilities instead of farmland. The colony ship was defended by a Battle class stealth carrier called Battle Galaxy. With its large-scale production capacity, the fleet was able to manufacture advanced variable fighters like the VF-27 Lucifer.
The Macross Galaxy fleet became notable in the late 2050s as the home to superstar singer Sheryl Nome, popularly known as the “Galactic Fairy.” In 2059, the fleet was seemingly destroyed in combat against the alien Vajra, but this was a deception and part of a conspiracy led by Grace O’Connor to seize control of the Vajra. O’Connor and her co-conspirators manipulated events throughout the year, which resulted in increasingly devastating Vajra attacks on the Macross Frontier emigrant fleet. After the conspiracy was exposed in September, Battle Galaxy was destroyed in combat against Battle Frontier, its counterpart from the Macross Frontier.
Japan 04.03.2008 – 09.25.2008