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Uraga Class Escort Battle Carrier (2059)
Uraga Class Escort Battle Carrier (2059)|
Ship Type: escort space battle carrier
Government: New U.N. Spacy
Ship Class: Uraga
Ship Name: Uraga (CV-404), Macross 7 Fleet, docked with Riviera; Branpton [Brampton] (CV-406), Macross 7 Fleet, docked with Hollywood; Aberdeen (CV-412), Macross 7 Fleet, docked with Beginhill; Keflavik (CV-417), Macross 7 Fleet, docked with Einstein; Saratoga II (CV-565);
Fahrion CVS-720, Macross Frontier Fleet; Velagulf CVS-707, Macross Frontier Fleet; Rakayou CVS-670, Macross Frontier Fleet; Magellan, Macross Frontier Fleet; Keiga, Macross Frontier Fleet; Vandeglift CVS-761, Macross Frontier Fleet
Commission Date: unknown
Number of Class Commissioned: exact number unknown (lesser numbers)
Dimensions: approx. length 550 meters
Mass: standard operational displacement 25,000 metric tons
Structure: stealth composition; hangar gates; docking system in aft section
Power Plant: OverTechnology heat pile system cluster
Main Machinery: OverTechnology main engine thruster (aft); OverTechnology vernier thrusters, OverTechnology gravity control system; OverTechnology fold system
Max instantaneous acceleration during combat: 1.75 G+
many x anti-ship/anti-fighter weapons
Space planes: unknown
Variable Mecha: many x VF-171 Nightmare Plus variable fighters (65-75 shipborne craft can be carried)
Non-Variable Mecha: unknown
The Uraga Class Escort Battle Carrier is the next generation stealth carrier built to replace the Guantánamo Class Stealth Carriers. The Uraga Class, built with weaponry, armor and maneuverability comparable to a cruiser, is often used as the flagship of small fleets. At 550 meters long, the Uraga Class ships are much larger conventional spacecraft but still significantly smaller than the SDF-1 Macross or the later New Macross Class ships. The Uraga is built with a stealth composition and features a dual deck launching system for variable fighters; one deck running the latter dorsal two-thirds of the ship and an internal deck underneath with a launching deck in the forward third. This efficient deck design allows rapid deployment of multiple craft simultaneously and has become common on many UN Spacy carrier vessels.
These ships are rare among colonization fleets due to their high costs compared to the ARMD carriers but the UNG remains committed to replacing the older ARMD carriers one by one with Uraga Class vessels. As more Uraga Class Escort Battle Carriers are built, they are poised to become the mainstay combat and carrier ship for the UN Spacy.
Many Uraga Class vessels are part of Earth's defense fleet in 2040 and are found serving as command ships for large groups of Guantánamo Class Stealth Carriers and Stealth Frigates. Several Uraga Class Escort Battle Carriers are also in active service with the 37th Long-Distance Colonization Fleet, serving as defensive stations docked to unarmed core ships such as the Riviera and Hollywood.
In the 2059 era the basic structure of New UN Spacy ships is identical to the warships of the Macross 7 fleet. However differences in armaments and detection systems are apparent due to different manufacturers and subsequent date of construction.
Debut: Macross Plus, Episode 1
Crew: no notables
Other Appearances: Macross 7, Macross Frontier
Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka
Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
Additional Information Courtesy of fan translation (Seto Kaiba of the Macross World forum community)
Images From - Macross Chronicle and other macross books
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