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Auerstädt Submarine Aircraft Carrier

Auerstädt Submarine Aircraft Carrier

Technical Data

Ship Type: submarine aircraft carrier
Government: Anti-U.N. Forces
Manufacturer: unknown.
Ship Name: Auerstädt
Commission Date: unknown
Dimensions: length 171 meters.
Mass: unknown.
Power Plant: unknown.
Primary Systems: 12 x vertical variable fighter launch docks; destroid launch bay in lower bow.
  • 6 x torpedo tubes (mounted in lower bow section); torpedoes use camera and ultrasound devices to automatically track targets.
  • many x anti-aircraft weaponry (mounted in bays in forward dorsal section and aft dorsal section)
  • many x countermeasures can be ejected from dorsal tail section
    Destroids: many x destroids.
    Mecha: many x SV-51 variable fighters in up to 12 vertical launcher docks (modified for underwater operation).

  • Description and History

    The Auerstädt was a refitted super-scale nuclear missile submarine (formerly of the Russian armed forces) that was operated by the Anti-United Nations. Deployed as a submarine aircraft carrier, the Auerstädt carries SV-51 variable fighters in pressure-resistant capsules. When carrying several SV-51 units specially modified for underwater launching the Auerstädt can deploy its variable fighters while submerged (surfacing only to effect retrieval). The submarine carrier is also equipped with advanced radar systems and is capable of defense using torpedoes. The Auerstädt proved an elusive weapon of the Anti-U.N. Forces during operations near the island of Mayan in 2008.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Zero, Episode 2
    Crew: Nora Polyanksy, D.D. Ivanov.
    Other Appearances: none.
    Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki

    Line Art

  • Auerstädt line art
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books.
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist.