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Battle 5 in Carrier Mode

Battle 5 docked with City 5

Macross 5 Fleet landing on planet Rax

New Macross Class Colonization Ship (Macross 5)

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 5 (destroyed September 2045)
Launch Date: unknown
Commission Date: 2030
Complement: crew unknown; approx colonists 300,000
Dimensions: Macross 5 (Battle 5 + City 5) approx 7,770 meters, Battle 5 Carrier Mode length 1,510 meters, width 370 meters, height 333 meters (not including antenna); Gunship 695 meters; City 5 width approx 3,885 meters, height approx 2,130 meters (not including antenna)
Mass: Macross 5 (Battle 5 + City 5) displacement approx 7,777,770,000 metric tons; Battle 5 displacement 7,770,000 metric tons; Battle 5 empty 6,250,000 metric tons; Gunship 2,500,000 metric tons
Structure: stealth composition
Main Power: OTM Macross thermonuclear reaction engine matrix; Gunship Reactor
Main Engine: OTM Macross heat-pile cluster system
Main Machinery: OTM Macross Fold engine cluster system; OTEC gravity control system
Countermeasures: Pin-Point Barrier System; Total Barrier System (to short ranges)
Combat Data Systems: Stealth Aegis
  • 1 x 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)
  • many x large guided anti-ship beam cannon turrets
  • many x anti-ship large-sized reaction warhead missile launchers
  • many x close-in high-maneuverability micro-missile phalanxes
  • Variable Mecha: 450 x variable fighters, including VF-11C Thunderbolt, 3 x VF-17 Nightmare, possibility of few x VF-19 Excalibur/VF-22S Sturmvogel II
    Other Craft: 250 x attack craft; 9 x bombers; 60 x reconnaissance craft; 18 x transport craft; 12 x liaison craft

    Description and History

    Launched sometime in the 2030s, the Macross 5 was the fifth New Macross Class vessel built by the UNG and the 35th long-distance immigration fleet. Unlike other ships of the class, the Battle 5 was constructed by Zentradi and designed with Zentradi technology. Thus the ship looks much smoother and more organic in style than comparable UN Spacy ships of the line. The Battle 5 contained Zentradi colonists in miclone form and the large fleet consisted of two other Macross-like ships in addition to Three Star Factory Ships, Stealth Frigates (Zentradi Variant) and Neo Nupetiet-Vergnitzs Class Fleet Command Battleships. The Macross 5 and Macross 7 share similar feautres since both structures were designed by General Galaxy.

    In early September 2045 the Macross 5 fleet landed upon the habitable planet Rax and began initial preparations for colonization. They contacted the nearby Macross 7 fleet to extend an invitation to visit the new colony world and hoped that the band Fire Bomber would make an appearance due to their popularity among the fleet. When the Macross 7 and it's fleet arrived in September 2045, the Macross 5 fleet was found destroyed and the colony annihilated. Most of the colonists had been taken captive by the Protodeviln and eventually mind controlled to fill the ranks of the Varauta military.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross 7, Episode 23
    Crew: no notables
    Other Appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka

    Line Art

  • New Macross Class (Macross 5) line art
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist