CVN-99 Asuka II
From Macross Compendium
Advanced small-scale stealth carrier developed by the United Nations government. Although it was the originally a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force-constructed standard-power aircraft carrier, it was transferred to the U.N. Forces by the Japanese Unification-government group when they joined and completed as a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. It became the de facto mobile base of first VF-0 special duty combat test unit (Skull Team), deployed in 2008. In addition, engineers assigned to the VF-0 development and maintenance were transferred aboard this ship to maintain these difficult units. Two-bridge design. Stealth structure. Complex polyhedron island design.
- One Westinghouse Electric Corporation A6W Nuclear reactor improves upon two A4W nuclear reactor used in Nimitz class aircraft carrier.
- Four steam turbines
- Multi-bladed directional highly-skewed propellers
- Aegis system
- Overtechnology beam gun mounted in starboard
- Phalanx CIWS mounted on forward port, forward starboard, aft port, aft starboard, and mid-ship starboard
- Destroid docking booths located on the aft section of the island. Destroids can act as CIWS.
- VLS launcher mounted on mid-ship starboard
- Variable Vehicles
- Other aircraft equipment available for F-14A+, Ghosts, Avenger II, and Sea Sergeant.
- Dimensions, Meters:
- 276 (approximate, length) [250m (approximate, length)]
- Water Displacement, standard: 38,200t
Maximum speed, knots: 40
- Debut: Macross Zero
The name (sometimes written as ASCA) is a reference to Asuka, a common Japanese name for several ships, including an experimental ship of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force.
The ship's length was initially set at 250 meters, but Ishigaki said that they revised the size during production.