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Battle 7 in Carrier Mode

Battle 7 Carrier (Profile)

Battle 7 in Attack Mode

Battle 7 Gunship

Battle 7 docked with City 7

Extended rack missile launcher

Embedded slot missile launcher

Macross 1

New Macross Class Colonization Ship

Technical Data

Ship Type: stealth space attack carrier + city colonization ship
Government: United Nations Government (U.N.G.)
Manufacturer: unknown
Ship Class: Battle Class Stealth Space Attack Carrier + City Class (New Macross Class)
Ship Name: Macross 1, launched September 2030; Macross 3; Macross 5, (destroyed September 2045); Macross 7, launched 2038; Macross 9; Macross 11; Macross 13 (destroyed February 14, 2051)
Launch Date: September 2030
Commission Date: September 2030
Number of Class Commissioned: 25
Complement: crew unknown; colonists 350,000 (City 7, 2045)
Dimensions: Macross 7 (Battle 7 + City 7) approx 7,770 meters, Battle 7 Carrier Mode 1,510 meters; Battle 7 Attack Mode 1,177 meters; power plant approx 800 meters; City 7 approx 5,000 meters; Bridge 195 meters
Mass: Macross 7 (Battle 7 + City 7) displacement approx 7,777,770,000 metric tons; Battle 7 displacement 7,770,000 metric tons; Battle 7 empty 6,250,000 metric tons; Gunship 2,500,000 metric tons; Bridge 20,000 meteric tons
Structure: stealth composition
Power Plant: OTEC/General Galaxy Reactor (output 700,000,000 kw/h); Gunship Reactor
Main Machinery: OTEC/Shinnakasu/General Galaxy advanced fold system cluster (both Battle 7 and City 7 have fold engines, linkable through a power pipe); OTEC/Centinental impulse drive cluster; Shinnakasu Industry Agar nuclear pulse rocket cluster (sub-thruster); OTEC gravity control system; Gunship Fold System
Countermeasures: Pin-Point Barrier System; Total Barrier System (operable for a short time to short ranges)
Combat Data Systems: Stealth Aegis
  • 1 x OTEC-manufactured Gunship Main Gun super beam weapon, 100 degrees elevation when latched to holder grip, less than 1 shot/60 min, capable of independant maneuvering (mounted forward ventral hull in Carrier mode, starboard manipulator in Attack mode); folding hand grip; when used in hand-held shooting mode, energy is supplied from Battle 7; Macross Cannon can operate independently, but function and output will be greatly restricted; Macross Cannon energy consumption is intense and independent usage is limited to 2-3 times.
  • 4 x Beam Weapons (mounted under stealth covers facing forward in Carrier mode, shoulders facing forward in Attack mode)
  • many x OTEC-General Galaxy stealth concealed-unconcealed-type converging energy cannon ports
  • many x Bifors CIWS beam Phalanx
  • many x Anti-fleet anti-planet super-long range reaction warheads (mounted in extending rack launchers or embedded slot launchers)
  • many x Anti-ship High-maneuverability missile system
  • Variable Mecha: 450 x variable fighters, including VF-11C Thunderbolt, 3 x VF-17 Nightmare, 3 x VF-19 Excalibur, 2 x VF-22S Sturmvogel II (2046 February)
    Other Craft: 250 x attack craft; 9 x bombers; 60 x reconnaissance craft; 18 x transport craft; 12 x liaison craft

    Description and History

    The colonization of space that began in 2012, though initially beset by misfortune, was proving largely successful for the human race. Mass cloning provided significant population growth and the Megaroad Class ships were regularly carrying colonists to inhabit planets in the far reaches of space. Eventually, the growth of both the population and resources of the United Nations Government (UNG) demanded larger, more sophisticated ships to continue space colonization. Hence, the New Macross Class Super-Massive Colonization Battleships were designed and constructed. In 2030, the next major colonization fleet departed for the unknown with the first New Macross Class ship in command. With a total fleet population of over one million people, these massive colony fleets would quickly become the standard for the new wave of space colonization in the 2030's.

    The Battle Class Stealth Space Attack Carrier vessels are designed primarily as flagships for super-long-distance colonization fleets. Though armed for heavy anti-ship combat the primary role of the Battle Class is acting as mobile command center and the largest spacecraft/aircraft carrier in the fleet. The powerful main gun is a super beam weapon built as a mobile gunship separable from the ventral hull of the ship. The gunship is built with its own reactor and is capable of independent navigation if required. Like the SDF-1 Macross Class Super Dimension Fortress ships that preceded them, the Battle Class vessels are fully transformable ships that can convert into a humanoid-shaped Attack mode. The main gun is supplemented with four beam cannons, concealed/unconcealed ports for converging energy cannons and missile launchers. The Battle Class also carries a large number of over 700 variable fighters, attack craft and bombers that can engage enemy fleets and any enemy attack craft. For rapid deployment of all aerospace craft, the Battle Class has twelve total standard catapults; six on the forward deck, three on the center deck and three on the aft port side angled deck. The ship is also equipped with three additional electromagnetic catapults and a command liaison hatch mounted just forward of the main bridge for immediately launching interceptor-fighters (typically VF-17D Nightmare fighters). For defense, the Battle Class has a pin-point barrier system and a short range full barrier system to defeat incoming enemy fire. In accordance with UN Spacy military doctrine for all ships of the line, the Battle Class has a stealth composition.

    The City Class ships are designed as the super-long-distance colonization vessels of the New Macross Class. These ships almost always remained docked to the Battle Class vessels except in time of battle when the carrier will detach from the power plant docking unit mounted at the fore of the City ship. Inside the City Class ships is a fully functional city of roughly 350,000 people beneath the main dome. Outside the main city dome there is docking bay island (approximately 300 meters long) and the event dome. The City ships are powered by a separate reactor and even feature a basic space fold system for short-range interstellar travel. The City Class ships have no weapons and the City ship docked with the first Battle Class, Macross 1, had no defensive system. However, later City Class ships are all designed with a defensive shell that covers the city section of the craft in times of emergency (though both docking bay island and the event domes remain uncovered by the shell).

    Perhaps the most distinguished of this ship class is the Macross 7 of the 37th long-distance colonization fleet that took part in the Protodeviln War in 2045. The 37th long-distance colonization fleet consisted of 1 x Battle 7/City 7 (Macross 7), 1 x Einstein Research Experimental Ship, 1 x Hollywood Amusement Ship, 1 x Riviera Resort Ship, 1 x Sunnyflower Agricultural Ship, 1 x Three Star Factory Ship, 1 x West Point Class Macro-Training Base Ship, one or more Mark Twain VII Resort Ships, 45 x Guantánamo Class Stealth Carriers (for use in space), 20 x Uraga Class Escort Battle Carriers (for use in air and space) and lastly 120 x Northampton Class Stealth Frigates (for use in air and space). The ship-carried aircraft/spacecraft for the entire fleet consisted of approximately 1,800 x variable fighters (mostly VF-11C Thunderbolts), 600 x variable attack craft, 9 x variable bombers, 120 x electronic reconnaissance fighters, 60 x cargo plane/freight transports and 100 x liaison craft. Total fleet count is 194 large ships (of which 186 are combat ships) and 2,689 small craft (Macross Chronicle 2E Worldguide 15A). Commanded by Maximillian Jenius, the Battle 7 participated in numerous engagements against the Varauta Army throughout the war. Both the crew of the Battle 7 and the colonists of City 7 worked together during the ProtodevilnWar to develop a highly specialized sound technology that was used by several City 7 citizens to combat the Protodevlin. The infamous variable fighter unit Sound Force was stationed onboard the Macross 7 and the pilots - who together formed the rock band Fire Bomber - lived in the "Akusho" (or Acshio) area, the docking bay island section of City 7.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross 7, Episode 1
    Crew: Maximilian Jenius, Milia Jenius, Miho Miho, Sally S. Ford, Kim Saintlaurent, Rivi Donen, Ella Fitzgerald, Exedol Folmo, Gamlin Kizaki, Kinryu, Docker, Physica S. Fulcrum, Dick, Morry, Nekki Basara, Mylene Flare Jenius, Ray Lovelock, Veffidas Feaze, Dr. Chiba, Akiko Houjo, Rex, Michael Johnson, Janet Johnson, Flower Girl
    Other Appearances: Macross 7
    Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka

    Line Art

  • carrier mode multiple views set #1
  • carrier mode multiple views set #2
  • carrier mode multiple views set #3
  • carrier mode ventral starboard and port views
  • attack mode rear view
  • attack mode rear (top angle) view
  • attack mode rear (bottom starboard angle) view
  • attack mode side (port) view
  • attack mode front view (Gunship in firing position)
  • Battle 7 schematic attack mode front view
  • Battle 7 schematic carrier mode side view and transformation details
  • City 7 rear view
  • City 7 ventral view
  • City 7 forward docking port details
  • City 7 docking bay island Akusho "Acshio" area
  • Macross 7 (Battle 7 docked with City 7) rear view
  • Macross 7 schematics
  • bridge external details
  • bridge internal details
  • Gunship multiple views
  • transformation process part one
  • transformation process part two
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist