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Northampton Class Stealth Frigate (Zentradi Type)

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Northampton Class Stealth Frigate (Zentradi Type)

Technical Data

Ship Type: space stealth frigate zentradi type
Government: U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: unknown
Ship Class: Northampton
Ship Name: Bluenose, Macross 7 Fleet; Bolognese, Macross 7 Fleet; Bolognese 003, Macross 7 Fleet; Bolognese 005, Macross 7 Fleet; Bolognese 006, Macross 7 Fleet; Carla 009, Macross 7 Fleet; Lucy, Macross 7 Fleet; Stargazer, Macross 7 Fleet (destroyed February 2046); Glendale FFM-805, Macross Frontier Fleet; Amagi FFM-860, Macross Frontier Fleet; Century FFM-796, Macross Frontier Fleet; Eden FFM-810, Macross Frontier Fleet; Arc Broom FFM-832, Macross Frontier Fleet; Furious, Macross Frontier Fleet; Bluewhale FFM-866, Macross Frontier Fleet; Starline, Macross Frontier Fleet
Commission Date: unknown
Number of Class Commissioned: exact number unknown (large numbers)
Complement: unknown
Dimensions: approximate length 250 meters
Mass: standard operational displacement 1,200 metric tons
Structure: stealth composition; concealed hangars; sensor dome
Power Plant: General Galaxy impulse drive system
Main Machinery: main engine nozzle (circumfrence of main center aft hull); OTEC/Shinnakasu Fold system (gravitational field control system attachment); OverTechnology vernier thrusters
Max instantaneous acceleration during combat: 1.95 G+
  • many x Bifors anti-ship/anti-aircraft beam guns
  • many x Remmington anti-aircraft laser guns
  • many x Bifors anti-ship missile system
  • many x other armaments
  • Space planes: unknown
    Variable Mecha: approx 37 x variable fighters (28 x VF-11C Thunderbolts, 4 x VF-17 Nightmare, 4 x VF-19 Excalibur + landing pod and 1 x VF-22S Sturmvogel II + fold booster aboard Stargazer, 2046 February)

    Description and History

    Following Space War I the significant number of Zentradi survivors became a driving force within the new United Nations Government. Since the UN Spacy fleet was almost completely destroyed after Space War I, the 100 remaining Zentradi spaceships of the Adoclass fleet became the bulk of the UNG's space fleet forces and Britai's command ship became the first battleship of the new UN Forces. The Zentradi, long familiar with using their own technology but lacking technical skills, were taught to understand and create technology of their own as they became assimilated into human culture. Zentradi OverTechnology remained common throughout the UNG colonies even decades later and it became standard practice for many Zentradi to create their own variants of existing UNG variable fighter and ship designs. In the 2030s, the Zentradi built Stealth Frigates with variations specific to Zentradi crews. The ships featured the recognizable green colors common to older Zentradi spaceships and the smooth, organic style became pronounced in all Zentradi variant hull designs. The Frigate retained a stealth composition in the Zentradi variant and was built with Zentradi engines, fold drives and gravity control systems. Many of these Zentradi Stealth Frigates served in the ill-fated Macross 5 fleet.

    Production Notes

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

    Line Art

  • Northampton Class Stealth Frigate (Zentradi Type) aft view
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist