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Macross Quarter class (Macross Quarter 25) (Movie version)

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General and Technical Data

Class: Macross Quarter
Ships of the line: Macross Quarter 17Macross Quarter 23Macross Quarter 25
Name: Macross Quarter 25
Unit type: variable attack space aircraft carrier
Manufacturer(s): Hashuu Heavy Industrial Vessel Technical Research Institute; Shinsei Industry Vessel Design
Operator: SMS (Strategic Military Services)
First deployment: unknown
Complement: unknown
Dimensions: overall height 96.0 meters (cruiser mode), 316.0 meters (storm attack mode); overall length 472.0 meters (cruiser mode), 79.2 meters (storm attack mode), 254.0 meters (ARMD-L), 227.0 meters (ARMD-R), 129.0 meters (BASTER L/R); overall width 178.0 meters (cruiser mode), 164.0 meters (storm attack mode)
Weight: overall weight 265,000.0 metric tons (complete ship), 152,000.0 metric tons (main body), 56,000.0 metric tons (ARMD-L), 48,000.0 metric tons (ARMD-R), 8,855.0 metric tons (BASTER-L/R)
Powerplant: reaction engine cluster, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 4 x main engine thruster; fold system cluster
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; pinpoint barrier system; gravity control system
Fixed armaments: Gunship Gatling heavy quantum reaction cannon (aka Macross Cannon), mounted on starboard side of hull in cruiser mode, hand-carried in storm attack mode; 24 x quarter cannon beam gun turret, mounted across hull; many x reaction missile launcher
Mecha/aircraft: 80

Technical and Historical Notes

The Macross Quarter was a class of transformable space aircraft carriers in active use in the late 21st century. The class name came from the fact that with a length of 400 meters, it was one quarter the size of NUNS’ larger New Macross class carriers. As with previous ships bearing the Macross name, the Macross Quarter class could transform from ship to storm attack mode. The Macross Quarter was made up of five connected smaller ships: the main body, a forward port aircraft carrier (ARMD-L), a forward starboard gunship (ARMD-R), a rear port warship (BASTER-L) and a rear starboard warship (BASTER-R). Each warship was equipped with its own reaction engine and could operate independently. The Macross Quarter’s armaments included the main gunship heavy quantum reaction cannon (aka Macross Cannon), 24 quarter cannon beam gun turrets, a pinpoint barrier and reaction weapons. The ship’s complement included up to 80 variable fighters, destroids and other mecha.

In 2059, the government of the Macross Frontier emigrant fleet allowed the private military company SMS to operate aboard the Macross Quarter 25. Starting in March, the Macross Quarter 25 was frequently deployed to respond to attacks on the fleet from the alien Vajra. As the war took its toll on the fleet, the ship’s crew eventually discovered that government official Leon Mishima was part of a conspiracy to control the Vajra. As the conspiracy’s final phase was set into motion, Battle Frontier and Island 1 were hijacked and taken to the Vajra homeworld. In response, the crew of the Macross Quarter 25 called SMS for reinforcements before heading to the Vajra homeworld. Amidst fierce fighting, the Macross Quarter 25 finally received reinforcements from its sister ships and helped bring the battle to a close.

Miscellaneous Information

Captain: Jeffrey Wilder
First appearance: Macross Frontier (movies)
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki

Lineart

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Macross Frontier Info


Director:
Shoji Kawamori

Writer(s):
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Shoji Kawamori

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Junya Ishigaki
Takeshi Takakura

Character Designer(s):
Risa Ebata
Yuichi Takahashi

Musical Composer:
Yoko Kanno

Theatrical Release:
Japan 11.21.2009 – 02.26.2011
U.S. 06.14.2022 – 06.30.2022

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