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Macross Cannon in Carrier Mode


Macross Cannon in Attack Mode

Macross Cannon

Technical Data

Ship Type: super dimension fortress
Government: U.N. Spacy
Commission Date: 2070
Number of Class Commissioned: unknown
Complement: unknown
Dimensions: length 6,000 meters
Mass: unknown
Power Plant: OverTechnology reaction system
Primary Systems: OverTechnology main thrusters, OverTechnology vernier thrusters, OverTechnology gravity control system, OverTechnology fold system cluster
Armament:
  • 4 x zentradi-style heavy converging energy beam cannons (mounted two in forward bow, one port and one starboard, become arms in attack mode)
  • Variable Mecha: many x VF-2SS Valkyrie II variable fighters

    Description and History

    The massive Macross Cannon vessels are heavily armed ships designed for intense anti-ship combat. Over 6,000 meters long, this class of combat vessel is armed with four Zentradi-style cannons that open along the horizontal axis to collimate the heavy converging energy beams for use against enemy warships. The Macross Cannons are extremely effective vessels for countering enemy warships and their multiple heavy guns allow a single Macross Cannon to destroy multiple ships with one volley. While potent against all kinds of enemy warships the Macross Cannons are quite vulnerable to swarms of enemy craft and in sufficient numbers the ships can be successfully assaulted. In the war with the Mardook in 2092, the UN Spacy fielded many Macross Cannons and they initially inflicted heavy losses upon the Mardook forces. However, the Mardook fielded far more ships that eventually overwhelmed the lesser number of Macross Cannons and many of these powerful vessels were lost. Captain Nexx commanded a Macross Cannon in the final battle of the Mardook war.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again, Episode 1
    Crew: Nexx Gilbert
    Other Appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Koichi Ohata

    Line Art

  • Macross Cannon line art
  • Translated information from Entertainment Bible #51, B-Club #79, Mecha Press #7 and Macross Chronicle
    Images From - This Is Animation Special 5: Macross II, B-Club #79 and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist