New Macross class (Macross 5)


Class: New Macross
Name: NMCV-005 Macross 5
Ships of the line: NMCV-001 Macross 1, NMCV-003 Macross 3, NMCV-004 Macross 4, NMCV-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: unknown
Complement: 300,000 civilian (AD 2045)
Dimensions: overall height approx 2,130.0 meters (without antenna); overall length 7,770.0 meters (complete ship), overall length 5,000.0 meters (City 5), overall length 1,510.0 meters (Battle 5, carrier mode), overall length 1,177.0 meters (Battle 5, attack mode); overall width approx 3,885.0 meters (City 5)
Weight: standard operating displacement 7,777,7770,000.0 metric tons (complete ship), standard operating displacement 7,770,000.0 metric tons (Battle 5), standard operating displacement 2,500,000.0 metric tons (Gunship); standard operating displacement 2,500,000 metric tons (bridge); empty operating displacement 6,250,000.0 metric tons (Battle 5)
Powerplant: OTM Macross thermonuclear reaction engine matrix, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: OTM Macross heat pile cluster system; OTM Macross fold engine cluster system
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; defensive shell (City 5)
Fixed armaments: OTEC Gunship main super beam weapon (aka Macross Cannon), mounted on forward ventral hull in carrier mode, hand-carried in attack mode; many x large guided anti-ship beam cannon turret, mounted on hull; many x anti-ship large reaction warhead missile launcher, mounted on hull; many x high-maneuverability micro-missile phalanx, mounted on hull
Mecha/aircraft: 2045: 450 x variable fighters; 250 x attack craft; 60 x reconnaissance craft; 9 x bomber; 18 x transport craft; 12 x liaison craft

The Macross 5 was a New Macross class ship that consisted of the docked Battle class stealth space attack carrier and a City class colonization ship. In contrast to other emigration fleets, the citizens of Macross 5 were all Zentradi miclones. As a result, the Macross 5 itself utilized a Zentradi design aesthetic instead of the standard U.N. Spacy design. In September 2045, the Macross 5 fleet began surveying the habitable planet Rax for colonization and sent an invitation to the nearby Macross 7 fleet. However, soon after sending the message, the Macross 5 fleet was completely destroyed by the Varauta. The fleet’s citizens were captured and either brainwashed to serve as Varauta pilots or used in the Protodeviln’s Spiritia Farm. Eventually, the citizens of the former Macross 5 were rescued from the Protodeviln by the Macross 7.

First appearance: Macross 7
Original mechanical designer: Kazutaka Miyatake


Rear view

Macross 7 Info

Tetsuro Amino

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

49 episodes

Japan 10.16.1994 – 09.24.1995


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