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Anti-Ship Missile Type 1

Picket Patrol Ship

Technical Data

Ship Type: small-scale patrol ship
Government: Zentradi
Dimensions: length 500 meters
Mass: unknown
Power Plant: heat pile system cluster
Primary Systems: macro nozzle cluster (main thrusters); vernier nozzle cluster; gravity control system; fold system cluster
Design Features: 3 x pod launch bays (two central amidships and one aft)
  • many x guided beam cannons
  • many x small maneuverable warship weapons
  • many x anti-ship/anti-aircraft missile launchers
  • Spaceplanes: unknown
    Mecha: many x battle pods

    Description and History

    The picket is a patrol ship used by the Zentradi fleets for advance reconnaissance. Prior to any main fleet entering a potentially hostile or unexplored area of space, the picket ships are sent in to scout and report back to the command ship. When the Zentradi 67th Glruimual class branch Britai (Adoclass) Fleet entered the Sol system to find the crashed Supervision Army ship, two pickets were sent ahead to the planet upon which it crashed. The rebuilt SDF-1 Macross, having been set with an automated defense booby trap, fired upon the pickets and destroyed them both with a single shot. At 500 meters in length, the pickets were the smallest Zentradi space warships seen in Space War I.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Episode 1 (Purple Type, Episode 12)
    Crew: no notables
    Other Appearances: Macross: Do You Remember Love?
    Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka

    Line Art

  • Picket line art
  • Zentradi Warships: cannons and missile launchers
  • Zentradi Warships: anti-ship missile type 2
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist