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Oberth Class Space Destroyer

Oberth Class Space Destroyer

Technical Data

Ship Type: small-scale space destroyer
Government: U.N. Spacy
Ship Class: 128 Oberth Class
Manufacturer: United Nations
Ship Name: Oberth (commissioned March 2005), Goddard (commissioned 2005), Tsiolkovsky (commissioned 2005, destroyed September 2005), Miranda (destroyed February 2005), Akishima (destroyed February 2005)
Commission Date: March 2005
Dimensions: length 200 meters
Mass: unknown
Power Plant: OverTechnology reaction engine
Primary Systems: 2 x main thermonuclear reaction cruise rockets; 2 x battle-use booster rockets; 6 x retro-rockets; vernier belt (mounted on nose); search and targeting radar
Armament:
  • 2 x Medium-caliber fixed beam guns (forward firing, mounted dorsal front)
  • 2 x Large-caliber fixed beam guns (forward firing, mounted ventral amidship)
  • 18 x small anti-ship reaction missile launchers (mounted dorsal aft) armed with RB-5 reaction missiles featuring variable explosive yields of 20-100 kilotons
  • Space planes: none
    Mecha: none

    Description and History

    A small front line warship, the Oberth Class was built to be the primary combat warship of the new United Nations Spacy fleet. Built with OverTechnology and armed with reaction weaponry, the Oberth compensated for lightweight armor (the only weakness) with a simple, easy-to-build structure, high maneuverability and excellent firepower. A direct hit from one of the Oberth reaction missiles could incapacitate a Zentradi Standard Battleship of the Thuverl Salan Class. Construction of Oberth-class ships started April 2003 at the Lagrange-5 Industrial Station (L5 Manufacturing Station). With the first Oberth originally commissioned in March 2005, plans quickly expanded to build many more of this class. Eventually, over 125 of these vessels were built and participated in combat against the Zentradi Bodol Zer Main Fleet in February 2010. The third Oberth-Class ship (the Tsiolkovsky) was notable for being hijacked by Anti-UN forces September 2005 and subsequently attacked the Mars Return Fleet. Then-Colonel Bruno J. Global, commanding the 2nd Oberth-Class ship the Goddard, engaged and destroyed the Tsiolkovsky in September 2005. The Oberth-class had at least ten confirmed kills on Zentradi ships before the fleet was defeated in the defense of Earth in 2010. A few Oberth-class ships survived the end of Space War I, those attached to Apollo Base on the Moon.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Episode 1 (TI 15:32)
    Crew: no notables
    Other Appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka

    Line Art

  • Oberth Class line art
  • 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 Perfect Memory and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist