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CVN-99 Asuka II

Asuka II (CVN)

Technical Data

Ship Type: aircraft carrier
Government: U.N. Forces
Manufacturer: unknown
Ship Name: Asuka II
Commission Date: unknown
Dimensions: approximate length 276 meters (original length 250 meters, however Ishigaki states the length was revised during production)
Mass: water displacement, standard: 38,200 metric tons
Structure: two-bridge design; stealth structure; complex polyhedron island design
Power Plant: 1 x Westinghouse Electric Corporation A6W Nuclear reactor, improves upon two A4W nuclear reactor used in Nimitz class aircraft carrier; 4 x steam turbines; multi-bladed directional highly-skewed propellers
Primary Systems: aegis system
Performance: maximum speed, 40 knots
  • 1 x overtechnology beam gun (mounted starboard)
  • many x phalanx CIWS (mounted on forward port, forward starboard, aft port, aft starboard, and mid-ship starboard)
  • many x Destroid docking booths (mounted on the aft section of the island; Destroids can act as CIWS)
  • 1 x VLS missile launcher (mounted on mid-ship starboard)
    Destroids: many x Cheyenne Anti-Air Interception Robots; HWR-00 Monster (experimental); other aircraft equipment available for F-14A+ Tomcat, Ghosts, Avenger II and Sea Sergeant
    Mecha: many x VF-0 Phoenix variable fighters

  • Description and History

    The Asuka II originally began service as a standard-power aircraft carrier with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. However the vessel was transferred to operations with the U.N. Forces by the Japanese unification government upon joining the U.N. government. Asuka II was then completed as a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and deployed as the de facto mobile base of first VF-0 special duty combat test unit (Skull Team) in 2008. In addition, engineers assigned to the VF-0 development and maintenance were transferred aboard the Asuka II to maintain these difficult units.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Zero, Episode 1
    Crew: Roy Focker, Shin Kudo, Aeries Turner, Edgar LaSalle
    Other Appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki

    Line Art

  • Asuka II (CVN) line art
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Zero booklet (from Macross Zero Blu-Ray Set, 2008) and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist