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CVN-99 Asuka II
Asuka II (CVN)|
Ship Type: aircraft carrier
Government: U.N. Forces
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.
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.
Debut: Macross Zero, Episode 1
Crew: Roy Focker, Shin Kudo, Aeries Turner, Edgar LaSalle.
Other Appearances: none.
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki
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.