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Meltran Gunboat in "Chlore Fleet" Colors


Chlore's gunboat amidst the Meltran fleet


Bridge exterior of the Meltran Gunboat
Meltran Medium Scale Gunboat "Chlore Fleet Command Ship"

Technical Data

Ship Type: medium-scale gunboat
Government: Meltrandi
Manufacturer: unknown
Dimensions: length 1,800 meters
Mass: unknown
Power Plant: heat pile system cluster
Primary Systems: macro nozzle cluster (main thrusters); vernier nozzle cluster; gravity control system; fold system cluster
Design Features: 2 x large-size engines; slim bow and thick stern-design common among Meltrandi warships; bridge and hanger located in the central block; holographic information network (for managing navigation, armaments and troops onboard)
Armament:
  • 1 x High-output short-range guided converging beam gun (located in the bow-section)
  • many x guided beam cannons
  • many x small maneuverable warship weapons
  • many x anti-ship/anti-aircraft missile launchers
  • Spaceplanes: none
    Mecha: many x Queadluun-Rau battle suits

    Description and History

    Well known for her incredible mecha piloting skills, Meltrandi ace pilot Chlore eventually rose in the ranks of the Zentradi military to command a fleet of her own. Rather than lead her fleet aboard the largest of Meltrandi vessels such as the Meltran Flagship (as is customary among most fleet commanders), Chlore instead assumed command of her forces aboard a custom Meltran Gunboat. Chlore's hands-on style of leadership made the frontline warship an obvious choice for command of her fleet. From her ship, Chlore herself would still pilot a customized Queadluun-Rau powered battle suit into combat and thus inspire her troops. Customized with a light turquoise hull, Chlore's Meltran Gunboat lead a large fleet of dark blue colored Meltrandi warships with the Meltran Flagship being the only other ship of the line to share the same colors. In between her sorties against enemy forces, Chlore would seek the counsel of Tranquil, her chief advisor aboard the Meltran Gunboat.

    NOTE: The Meltran fleet was described in dialog as outnumbering the Macross 7 fleet 500 to 1. In 2008, the Macross Chronicle Issue 5 at last published the fleet count of the 37th long-distance colonization fleet, which totaled 194 large ships and 2,689 small craft. At a 500 to 1 ratio, this places Chlore's Meltran fleet at 97,000 warships and 1,344,500 combat vehicles.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross 7: Encore, Episode 1 (Fleet of the Strongest Women)
    Crew: Chlore, Advisor Tranquil
    Other Appearances: Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
    Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka

    Line Art

  • Meltran Gunboat line art #1
  • Meltran Gunboat line art #2
  • Meltran Gunboat bridge interior and exterior
  • Meltran Gunboat Q-Rau launching and hangar bays
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist