Class: Macross Quarter
Ships of the line: Macross Quarter 25
Name: Macross Quarter 25
Unit type: variable attack space aircraft carrier
Manufacturer(s): Yaesu Heavy Industries; L.A.I.
Operator: SMS (Strategic Military Services)
First deployment: 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
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; 10 x quarter cannon beam gun turret, mounted across hull; many x reaction missile launcher
Mecha/aircraft: 80, including many x VF-25 Messiah; many x AIF-7S Ghost; many x Destroid Cheyenne II; 3 x Queadluun-Rhea; VB-6 König Monster
The Macross Quarter class was a type of transformable space aircraft carrier 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), 10 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 emigration 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 a result, the crew hijacked the ship and deserted from the fleet in search of the truth, leaving behind pilots Alto Saotome and Luca Angeloni. Eventually, the Macross Quarter 25 returned to provide reinforcements during the war’s final battle at the Vajra homeworld.
Captain: Jeffrey Wilder
First appearance: Macross Frontier (TV series)
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki
Japan 04.03.2008 – 09.25.2008