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ASS-1 (Meltran Gun Destroyer) in Mauve Hull Colors
Alien StarShip One (Film Version - Meltran Gun Destroyer)

Technical Data

Ship Type: medium-scale gun destroyer
Government: Meltrandi
Manufacturer: unknown.
Dimensions: length 1,200 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.
Armament:
  • 1 x heavy super dimension converging energy beam cannon
    Spaceplanes: none.
    Mecha: unknown.

  • Description and History

    Another vessel that never appeared in the animated movie, the Alien StarShip One was nonetheless redesigned for the film like many of the capital ships in the original television series. In Super Dimension Fortress Macross The Movie: Do You Remember Love? the ASS-1 is a Meltran Gun Destroyer that crashed on Earth in 1999. Rebuilt by humans it becomes the SDF-1 Macross and thus this version of the alien spacecraft is designed to explain the visual differences of the SDF-1 Macross (Film Version) from that of the television series vessel. Just like the original ASS-1 in the television series, very little detail is revealed about the alien ship except that it has the distinct super dimension energy gun common to the most powerful anti-ship/anti-fortification warships.

    Production Notes

    Debut: (never animated)
    Crew: no notables.
    Other Appearances: none.
    Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka

    Line Art

  • forward dorsal view
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
    Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books.
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist.