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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
Armament:
  • 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: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
    Images From - Macross Zero booklet (from Macross Zero Blu-Ray Set, 2008) and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist