Macross Compendium

1 + 1 Macross Class (SDF)

Government: U.N. GOVERNMENT



Hull :

No: SDF 1
Builders: OTEC Co (Original creators: Supervision Army)
Laid down: 1999 Jul 01 (Date of crash on Earth; original laydown date unknown)
Launched: 2009 Feb 07
Commissioned: 2009 Feb 07

No: SDF 2
Builders: OTEC Co
Laid down: 2003 Nov
Launched: 2013 (planned)
Commissioned: 2014 (planned)
[Please see 13 Megaroad class entry.]

Displacement, tons:
SDF-1 Macross: 18000000 standard operating, 22000000 standard operating (after 2012 overhaul)
SDF 2 Megalord: 20700000 standard operating (planned)
Dimensions, metres:
SDF-1 Macross: 1210 x 496 x 312 (length x width x height), 1200 x 600 (approximate, after 2012 overhaul)
SDF 2 Megalord: 1620 (length, planned)

Main machinery: Overtechnology Macross heat pile system cluster, Overtechnology Macross gravity control system, Overtechnology Macross fold system cluster
Main thruster: Overtechnology Macross nozzle cluster
Vertical thruster: Overtechnology main nozzle cluster
Vernier thruster: Overtechnology vernier thrusters

Complement: 20000; 58000 civilians (reduced to 56000 and then 40000 by attrition)

Cannons: Main: Overtechnology Macross bow-firing super-dimension-energy cannon with beam polarizing converging system. Auxillary: 8 Overtechnology guided converging beam cannon system, 4 high speed 178-cm-diameter electro magnetic rail cannons.

Missiles: Main: large automatic anti-ship missile launchers. Auxillary: various missile emplacements.

Countermeasures: Pin-point/total barrier system.

Fixed wing aircraft: 120 QF-3000E Ghost.

Mecha: 212 VF-1 Valkyrie (2009 February 7, 120 VF-1A, 12 VF-1D, 50 VF-1J, 30 VF-1S). 300+ VF-1 Super Valkyrie (2010 February 11).

Destroids: 587 Destroids initially stationed on docked SLV-111 Daedalus, including 2 HWR-00-Mk. II Monster, 85 MBR-07-Mk. II Spartan, and approximately 500 MBR-04 (reduced to 440 subsequently). A third HWR-00-Mk. II Monster, 40 ADR-04-Mk. X Defender, over 20 SDR-04-Mk. XII Phalanx built in onboard factory.

Programmes: Restoration and reconstruction of then-named ASS-1 for use as the main warship of UN Forces authorised in 2001 September. ASS-1 is redesignated SDF-1 in the same month and named Macross in 2009 January. Construction of second Macross class ship begins 2003 November. SDF-1 Macross launched in 2009 February 07 after intital estimated launch date of 2006 May. The first space fold transported the ship near the orbit of Pluto instead near the Moon the intended destination on the same day. Underwent refit with a civilian and business sector built into aft section hull and docked with CVS-101 Prometheus and SLV-111 Daedalus 2009 February to March. Underwent complete overhaul from 2012 January to August.

Modernisation: After the end of Space War I, the New U.N. Military Command Center was built in the midsection of the SDF-1 Macross. Construction begins again on half-completed Megaroad-01 2010 June [Please see 13 Megaroad class entry]. After the (First Defensive) Battle of Macross City and the resulting heavy damage on the Macross in January 2012, the U.N. authorized a complete overhaul, including redesigned bow-firing cannon and improved bridge layout. Overhaul largely completed by September 2012 before the space launch ceremony of the SDF-2 Megaroad-01. Space flight and combat tests of the Ghost X-9 unmmaned fighter conducted from the Macross under ship captain Higgins. "Sharon Apple Incident" occurs during the Space War I Armistice 30th anniversary ceremony and Ghost X-9 public unveiling 2040 March. To date, it continues to fulfil its assigned task of planetary defense.

Debut: Macross TV episode 1
Other appearances: Movie, 2012, II, Plus
Notes: In the story, the Macross name was coined from the English [Greek] prefix "macro-" for its large-scale connotation. In real life, Macross (Makurosu) was coined by Studio Nue and Artland as a compromise with Big West's producer, a Shakespeare fan who wanted to name the series Macbeth (Makubesu). The main cannon was called the "buster cannon" during pre-production.


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