Northampton class


Class: Northampton
Ships of the line: FFM-796 Century, FFM-805 Glendale, FFM-810 Eden, FFM-832 Arc Broom, FFM-860 Amagi, FFM-866 BluewhaleBluenoseBologneseBolognese 003Bolognese 005Bolognese 006Carla 009FuriousGefionStargazerStarline
Unit type:
 stealth frigate
Manufacturer: unknown
Operator(s): U.N. Spacy; New U.N. Spacy
First deployment: unknown
Dimensions: overall length approx 250.0 meters
Weight: standard operating displacement 1,200.0 metric tons
Powerplant: General Galaxy impulse drive system, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: main engine nozzle; OTEC/Shinnakasu fold system (with gravity field control system attachment); many x OverTechnology vernier thruster
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensor dome, range unknown; stealth composition; concealed hangars
Fixed armaments: 2040: many x Bifors anti-ship/aircraft beam gun, mounted across vessel; many x Remmington anti-aircraft laser gun, mounted across vessel; many x Bifors anti-ship missile system; 2059: 2 x 72mm beam gun turret, mounted in midship and aft; 4 x twin 58mm beam gun, mounted ventral and aft; 18 x 20mm twin beam CIWS, mounted across vessel; 4 x anti-ship missile launcher, mounted across vessel
Mecha/aircraft: 37 variable fighters

The Northampton class stealth frigate was the workhorse warship deployed by U.N. Spacy to migrant fleets and on planetary defense duty. The Northampton could accommodate up to 37 variable fighters, which were deployed from concealed launch bays. The Northampton‘s armaments included anti-ship/aircraft beam guns, anti-aircraft laser guns, an anti-ship missile system and more. In 2045, a variant featuring Zentradi design elements was used by the all-Zentradi Macross 5 emigrant fleet. Ships used in 2059 by New U.N. Spacy featured a different set of armaments, including beam gun turrets, twin beam CIWS and multiple anti-ship missile launchers. The Northampton class was the most widely produced ship in service with New U.N. Spacy and was still active in 2067.

Captain: Maximilian Jenius (Stargazer)
First appearance: Macross Plus
Original mechanical designer: Kazutaka Miyatake


Underside view (Version 2)

Macross Plus Info

Shoji Kawamori
Shinichiro Watanabe

Keiko Nobumoto

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Kazutaka Miyatake

Character Designer:
Masayuki Yamaguchi

Musical Composer:
Yoko Kanno

Video Release:
Japan 08.25.1994 – 06.25.1995
U.S. 02.28.1995 – 04.16.1996

4 episodes; 1 compilation movie

Theatrical Release:
Japan 09.30.1995
U.S. 12.14.2021


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