• February 13, 2008
    Macross Mecha Manual Version 2.0 (Our One-Year Anniversary!)

    It's 2008 and the Macross Mecha Manual celebrates it's first birthday! It's been a lot of work and I want to thank all the fans for visiting and supporting this website (including patiently enduring the recent server switch which had us down for a while). Today the Macross Mecha Manual not only features an update with 50 new profiles but also a website-wide revision making this one of the most important updates in the M3's history. Without a doubt, 2008 is going to be a big year for Macross as the newest animated television series in the franchise, Macross Frontier, begins airing in Japan in April. This past December fans were treated to a special promotional release of the first episode of Macross Frontier and the reviews have been largely positive from the fans and the larger anime community. It's an exciting time for Macross and I hope this website helps fans world wide enjoy the newest jewel of this long time science fiction franchise!

    This update also adds Information Headers to all sections of the website. The headers feature production information and relevant trivia for each Macross anime. These headers will help website navigation as well as provide fans and non-fans alike with relevant reference points for properly placing each vehicle within the larger Macross continuity.

    The new Macross production titled Macross Frontier now has a very rudimentary section on the Macross Mecha Manual. It is my hope that line art for Macross Frontier is made available much faster and in a more comprehensive book than that which was published for Macross Zero.

    Macross World forum member Dante74 has created Custom Banners for each section of the website as well as new Navigation Buttons. I am extremely pleased to present his work and hope that these new additions make the website even more enjoyable for our visitors. Lastly, the for fans only section debuts which contains fan-made line art, custom color schemes, variant squadron colors, wallpapers, line art comparison pictures and other miscellaneous goodies. Due to visitor feedback, I've simplified the website by relocating Features and Humor (along with the sub-sections) into the new for fans only section.

    Refer to the list below for all the new profiles in this update.

    Macross Zero Section

    QF-2001 Ghost

    Macross Plus Section

    VA-3 Invader
    VF-5000B Star Mirage

    Macross 7 Section

    Bolognese Class Stealth Frigate (Zentradi Variant)
    Neo Nupetiet-Vergnitzs bis Class Stealth Fleet Command Battleship
    New Macross Class Colonization Ship (Macross 5)
    VAB-2 Variable Fighter-Bomber
    VA-3C Invader
    VA-3C Invader Custom
    VF-1A Valkyrie Whale Hunter Custom
    VF-11C Thunderbolt Super (Atmosphere)
    VF-11C Thunderbolt Super "Radome"
    VF-14 Vampire (Macross 7 P*L*U*S Version)
    VF-17D "Teal"
    VF-19F Excalibur
    VF-19P Excalibur
    VF-19S Excalibur
    VF-19S Excalibur "Test Flight"
    VF-19S Excalibur Super Booster
    VF-22 Sturmvogel II
    VF-22S "Gamlin"
    VF-22S "Max"
    VF-22S "Milia"
    VF-5000G Star Mirage
    VF-5000G Star Mirage Speaker Variant
    VF-5000G Star Mirage Super Booster
    VF-5000G Star Mirage Super Booster Speaker Variant
    VF-5000T-G Star Mirage
    VT-1C Commercial Valkyrie
    VT-1C Commercial Valkyrie "Holly" Custom

    Macross Frontier Section

    Vajra (Small Type)
    Vajra (Large Type)
    VF-25 Variable Fighter "Ozuma" Type
    VF-25 Variable Fighter "Alto" Type
    VF-25 Variable Fighter Armored
    VB-6 Konig Monster (2059)
    Queadluun-Rau (2059)

    Macross Game and Advanced Valkyrie Section

    New Macross Class Colonization Ship (Macross 13)
    Saratoga (CV-565) Uraga Class Escort Battle Carrier
    VA-3M Invader
    VF-1X Plus Valkyrie
    VF-1X Plus "Super" Valkyrie
    VF-17D "VF-X Ravens"
    VF-19A Excalibur
    VF-22 "VF-X Ravens"
    VF-5000B Star Mirage "VF-X Ravens"
    VF-5000B Star Mirage (Macross Plus Version)
    VF-5000B Star Mirage (Macross M3 Version)


    Complete revision of the directory names for all mecha sections to simplify the HTML code and avoid unecessary web characters

    Added new Custom Banners to all the mecha sections
    Added more entries to the Macropedia section
    Added production information headers to each mecha section and information headers to all other sections

    Line Art Update YF-19 Heavy Weapon Cluster (Color)
    Line Art Update Varauta Vanguard Frigate (Color)
    Line Art Update YF-21 Battroid (Color), Fighter (Color) and GERWALK (Color)
    Line Art Update YF-21 FAST Pack Battroid (Color) and Fighter (Color)
    Line Art Update YF-21 Fold Booster (Color)
    Line Art Update YF-19 Prototype No. 1 Battroid (Color), GERWALK (Color), Fighter (Color)

    Line Art Added Varauta High Speed Raiding Space Cruiser (Grey Color)
    Line Art Added VF-11C Protect Armor - Armor Ejected retaining Boosters and Shield (Color)
    Line Art Added VF-17S Nightmare Gun Pod with Beam Adapter (Color)
    Line Art Added to Pimp My Valkyrie VF-1A Mobile Suit Valkyrie (fan submissions)

    Corrected debut and added small written description for VF-11MAXL Custom Sound and Fold Booster
    Corrected Other Appearances for ALL Sound Force vehicles
    Corrected Zentradi "Enemy" Battle Suit with official statistics for the dimensions and mass
    Corrected all artist credits for the destroids in SDF Macross section
    Corrected VF-1J Milia Macross 7 GERWALK and Battroid (Color) with black hand manipulators
    Corrected VF-1S (DYRL Version) Battroid (Color) with yellow shoulder triangles

    Revised VF-11B Super and VF-11C Super Macross 7 Fleet entries with accurate Super Part missile launcher counts (8 versus 4)
    Revised VF-11C Protect Armor removing the VF-11B variant (now placed in for fans only section) and added color coding to the profile
    Revised Queadluun-Rau description

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