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Battle Frontier/25 Carrier Mode

Battle Frontier/25 Attack Mode

Battle Frontier/25 with Island 1

Island Cluster Class comparison Macross 7
Island Cluster Class Colonization Ship (Macross 25/Macross Frontier)

Technical Data

Ship Type: stealth space attack carrier + island cluster colonization ship
Government: New United Nations Government
Manufacturer: unknown
Ship Class: Battle Class Stealth Space Attack Carrier + Island + Environment Ships (New Macross Class Fleet)
Ship Name: Battle Frontier + Island 1 (Macross Frontier/Macross 25)
Launch Date: 2041
Commission Date: unknown
Number of Class Commissioned: at least 25
Complement: crew unknown; colonists 10,000,000 (half inside Island 1, half spread throughout other Islands)
  • Macross 25 (Battle 25 + Island 1): approx. 15,000 meters (15 kilometers)
  • Battle 25/Frontier (cruiser) Mode: length 1,681 meters; width 521 meters
  • Battle 25/Frontier (battle) Mode: height 1,186 meters; width 747 meters
  • Ecosystem Ship Modules (Islands): approx. length 8,000 meters; approx. diameter 3,000 meters
  • Mass: Macross 25 (Battle 25 + Island 1) displacement unknown; Battle Frontier/25 displacement, gross 16,550,000 metric tons; Battle 25 empty unknown
    Structure: stealth composition
    Power Plant: Thermonuclear reaction engine matrix; Gunship Reactor
    Main Machinery: OTM Macross heat pile cluster system; OTEC/Shinnakasu/General Galaxy advanced fold system cluster; OTEC/Centinental impulse drive cluster; Shinnakasu Industry Agar nuclear pulse rocket cluster (sub-thruster); OTEC gravity control system; Gunship Fold System
    Design Features: In ship mode, many weapons are stowed away inside weapons bays to increase the ship's stealthiness (all weapons can be used When the ship is transformed attack mode)
    Countermeasures: Pin-Point Barrier System; Total Barrier System (to short ranges)
  • 1 x Gunship Advance Type Main Gun; when energy is supplied from the main body in Attack mode, maximum output and re-fire rate improves (mounted forward ventral hull in Carrier mode, starboard manipulator in Attack mode)
  • 12 x guided anti-ship heavy beam cannon turrets (6 mounted port/starboard amidships, shoulders in Attack mode; 4 mounted around bridge, upper torso in Attack mode, 2 mounted ?)
  • 24 x single heavy beam guns (mounted upon the engine blocks)
  • many x close-range beam phalanx
  • many x anti-ship reaction-warhead missile launchers
  • many x micro-missile phalanx for close-in defense
  • Carried Craft: 750 x aircraft (VF-171 Nightmare Plus, AIF-7S Ghost Fighter and others, plus bombers and reconnaissance planes)
    Docked Craft: many x Island ships (linked to Island 1)

    Description and History

    The Battle Frontier (abbreviated name, Battle 25) is a variable stealth space attack aircraft carrier connected at the tip of Island 1 and charged with guarding the Macross Frontier convoy. Much larger than the Macross 7 class, the Battle 25 was designed for enhanced fighting strength and command abilities to accomodate the much larger scale of the emigrant fleet and the accompanying naval fleet. These changes resulted in the Battle 25 being built over 200 meters longer than the Battle 7 class and the operational weight was doubled to 16,550,000 metric tons.

    The Battle Frontier is comprised of six ships: two stealth medium space carriers (which function as the arms in attack mode), one Combat Command Carrier ("central block"), two medium assault battleships (functioning as the leg "engine blocks"") and one heavy bombardment warship ("Gunship"). When separated, each ship is fold capable, combat capable and otherwise possesses all capabilities of a battleship. Although Battle Frontier and Battle Galaxy are the same type of warship with a common design they differ greatly in interior design and electronic equipment.

    The enormous Macross Frontier colony fleet consists of the Battle 25 attached to the front of the massive Island 1 some 15 kilometers long (much larger than City 7, which was some 6 kilometers in length). Nearly half of the 10 million residents of the Macross Frontier fleet reside in Island 1 under a dome some 2,000 meters in altitude. The ground levels feature metro areas, hills, rivers, and oceans. Sky city is located on the ceiling of the dome while there are several levels underground with residential zones and storage space, gravity generators, propulsion systems, and so on. The shell remains up normally but is closed during battles and space folds. A large cluster of other, smaller domed Islands are also attached directly to the Macross Frontier in two large chains trailing behind the Island 1. Island 3 is noted to contain an agricultural area, the Zentradi mall Folmo and an alien lifeform laboratory. In times of crisis, the individual Islands have defensive shutters that envelope the dome to protect those inside.

    In 2041, the 25th New Macross class emigration fleet (55th Super Long-distance emigrant fleet - Frontier Fleet) leaves Earth.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Frontier, Episode 1
    Crew: Howard Glass (President), Perry (Admiral and Captain), Wilen, Leon Mishima, Catherine Glass, Machida, Alto Saotome, Bobby Margot, Sheryl Nome, Grace O'Connor, Ranka Lee, Ozuma Lee, Mikhail Buran/Michael Blanc, Luca Angeloni, Klan Klang, Nanase Matsuura, Elmo Kridanik.
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: unknown

    Line Art

  • battle frontier/25 bridge exterior
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Chronicle and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist