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Quel Quallie Scout Pod

large deployed sensor cluster
Boquomouxy Quel-Quallie Theatre Scout Pod

Technical Data

Ship Type: zentradi reconnaissance theatre scout pod
Government: Zentradi Army
Manufacturer: Boquomouxy 2117334th Zentradi Fully-automated Weaponry Production
Accomodation: three crew
Dimensions: length 126.7 meters; width 57.8 meters; height 29.8 meters (height 34 meters, Macross Chronicle 2E SDF Macross Mechanic Sheet ALL 02A)
Mass: total mass 2,076.9 metric tons
Power Plant: two 16.8 GGV class Boquomouxy thermonuclear reaction furnances
Propulsion: 2 x Boquomouxy medium-scale high-powered thermonuclear rocket nozzles; many x vernier thrusters
Design Features: super-long-range early-warning Doppler radar; gravity wave passive radar; optical systems; electromagnetic systems; passive and active particle system cluster; Boreregue emergency escape capsule
  • 2 x double-barrelled long-range electron particle beam guns (mounted forward on main fuselage)
  • estimated 2 x missile launchers with a total of 12 close-quarters self-guided missiles (mounted amidships)

  • Description and History

    The Zentradi war machine was very well equipped and featured numerous vehicles, one of the best of which was the Quel-Quallie theatre scout. A multi-purpose vehicle, the Quel-Quallie's primary role was as a reconnaissance craft, but potent weaponry and a large internal cargo bay made the ship suited to many operational roles. For reconnaissance missions, the Quel-Quallie featured a large and powerful sensor cluster. Prepared for combat at any range, the theatre scout had two long-range dual-cannons mounted on the front as well as several missile launchers capable of omni-directional firing. On the underside of the Quel-Quallie, two large bay doors could be opened to allow deployment of the sensor cluster or as an entrance/egress for friendly mecha. On either side of the ship are two telescoping landing spires on rotating mounts which are retracted and stowed parallel to the hull during flight. The ship was built to last and featured a strong armored hull that could sustain significant damage before the craft's systems failed.

    The most notable deep space operation involving a Quel-Quallie in Space War I was "Blue Wind," a scouting and intelligence gathering mission conducted by a three-member team consisting of Roli Dosel, Konda Bromco and Warera Nantes. The civilian population of the SDF-1 Macross had begun public broadcast of radio and television aboard the ship, transmissions the Zentradi forces could detect over distance but were too low-powered to properly intercept. The Quel-Quallie sent to analyze these transmissions encountered a GBP-1S "Armored" Valkyrie and was ultimately destroyed. Fortunately, all three of the crew escaped in the Boreregue escape pod and reported what they saw of the "alien" transmissions. Another notable use of the Quel-Quallie was a surface operation by Zentradi Commander Kamjin Kravshera, who used a Quel-Quallie as a transport for a stolen reaction engine.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Episode 7
    Pilot(s): Roli Dosel, Konda Bromco, Warera Nantes
    Other Appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Kazutaka Miyatake

    Line Art

  • Quel-Quallie Theatre Scout line art details
  • control deck interior
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist