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Meltran Gunboat
Meltran Medium Scale Gunboat

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 (bridge is divided into many blocks); 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

    The medium-sized, gunboat-class is a famous Meltrandi vessel that was commanded by the ever more famous Milia 639 during Space War I. The two large-sized engines provide the gunboat with such high maneuverability and acceleration the ship can achieve the same capabilities as a space fighter. An excellent battleship, the gunboat boasts a potent high-output, short-range guided converging beam gun built as the bow of the ship. When preparing to fire, the bow of the gunboat separates laterally, gathers energy between the two forward booms and releases a very destructive blast at an enemy target. The gunboat class is suitable for a myriad of operation roles including search, reconnaissance, raids upon enemy bases or special missions. Like it's counterpart vessel - the Medium-Scale Gun Destroyer in the male Zentradi fleets - the gunboat is also well equipped for atmospheric maneuvering. Since it is operated by female Meltrandi, the ship carries a complement of Queadluun-Rau mecha. The Meltrandi sent a gunboat to Earth to intercept and destroy the SDF-1 Macross upon its return. With a devastating blast from the powerful main gun, the meltran gunboat destroyed the top hull booms on the SDF-1's own main gun, causing the massive vessel to crash.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
    Crew: Milia Fallyna
    Other Appearances: Macross 7: Encore, Episode 1 (Fleet of the Strongest Women)
    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 - Do You Remember Love? Data Bank and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist