Auerstädt Submarine Aircraft Carrier
From Macross Compendium
Submarine aircraft carrier in service with the Anti-U.N. Forces and refitted from a super-scale missile nuclear submarine of the former Russian forces. It is an elusive, difficult foe. SV-51 units deployed and launched from carrier in 2008. The carrier launches SV-51s in pressure-resistant capsules from underwater and rises to the surface only for their retrieval. It was also equipped with advanced radar and torpedoes. [Note: Several SV-51 units exists which have been modified for underwater launching capabilities from submarines.]
- Six Torpedo tubes located in the lower bow section. Torpedoes use camera and ultrasound devices to automatically track targets.
- Anti-aircraft weaponry in bays in forward dorsal section and aft dorsal section. Countermeasures can be ejected from dorsal tail section.
- Variable fighters: SV-51s in 12 vertical launch docks.
- Destroid: Destroid launch bay located lower bow.
Notes: The name is a reference to the German town that was a decisive battlefield between the French and Prussians in 1806 during the Napoleonic Wars.