• July 23, 2008
    Minor Update


    Just a minor update to the Macross Mecha Manual, featuring only 14 new profiles. The update consists mainly of corrections and revisions. A portion of the existing artwork contains color errors that occur when a Photoshop PSD file is down-converted to a 256 color gif. I've corrected many of these color errors for the VF-1 Super variants, the VF-11C Protect Armor, the YF-19/VF-19A Excalibur artwork, and all the Queadluun-Rau (Film Version) pictures (both DYRL and Macross 7) feature a completely new line art scan and coloring. Many VF-1 profiles have minor color/shading improvements and the weapons/equipment pictures have been refined where needed.

    Significant new material is found in the For Fans Only section. A new Thrust-to-Weight Ratio Chart has been added (thanks to Dante74) providing a rough performance comparison of the variable fighters. A new subsection of For Fans Only appears for Animated Diagrams that highlight important details of the various valkyries. New and veteran Macross fans alike are encouraged to take a look at these animated pictures to appreciate the detail that goes into Shoji Kawamori's magnificent mechanical creations. The final addition is a complete revision of the Macropedia section with improved navigation and well over double the content.

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

    Macross Frontier Section

    Destroid Cheyenne Mk II
    Destroid Work
    Ghost Fighter (2059)
    Macross Class SDF-04 Global
    Macross Galaxy Colonization Ship
    RVF-25 Messiah Super
    Vajra Mothership
    Vajra Warship
    VF-25F Messiah Super
    VF-25G Messiah Super
    VF-25S Messiah Super
    VF-27

    Macross Game and Advanced Valkyrie Section

    Neo Glaug
    Valhalla III Stealth Submersible Strike Carrier

    Additions/Corrections

    Complete revision of the Splash Page.
    Complete revision of the Macropedia section organized by letter with a Page Jump and 81 new entries (21st Large-Scale Super-Long-Distance Colonization Fleet (Macross Galaxy Fleet), 25th Colony Fleet/Macross Frontier Fleet, 33rd Marine Battalion, 37th Long-Distance Colonization Fleet, 67th Glruimual class branch Britai (Adoclass) Fleet, 109th Branch Fleet's 7th Aerial Armored Division, 117th Research Fleet, 118th Bodol Zer Main Fleet, AFOS, Anti-Vajra E.S.A. Munitions, Anti-UN, BDI (Brain Direct Image system), BDS (Brain Direct interface System), Bio-neural Chip, Blended Wing Body, Block 6 Cockpit, Canard, Chaff/Flare Countermeasures, Composite Material Wing, Control-Configurable Vehicle, Cybernetics, Delta Wing, Dimension Eater, Do You Remember Love?, Ecological Protection Act, Ecological Mapping, Fold Booster, Fold Fault, Forward-Swept Wing, Frontier Presidency, Galaxy Standard Value Adjustment, Gallia 4, General Galaxy, GGV, Gravity Control, Gun Pod, Heavy Quantum Reaction Cannon, High-Maneuver Missile, Holography/Volumetric Images, HOTAS, Lagrange Point, L.A.I., Laser, Mach, MBS/MacrossBroadcastingSystem, Macross Consortium, Mayan Island, Micro-Missile, Mihoshi Academy, Muzzle Velocity, New United Nations Government, Overboost, Passive Stealth, Pink Pecker Team, Pixie Team, Protodeviln War, Rail Gun/Cannon, Sharon Apple Incident, Shield (Anti-Projectile Shield), Shinsei Industry, South Ataria Island, Sniper Gun Pod, Stabilizer (Horizontal/Vertical), STOL, Stonewell Bellcom, Super-Dimension-Energy Cannon, Super Dimension Space, Supersonic Cruise (Supercruise), Thermonuclear Reaction Engine, Thrust Vectoring, Transformation, Reactive Armor, UNG, UN Forces, UN Spacy, Vajra, Variable Geometry Wing, Veil, VTOL, Wrap-Around Imaging Monitor System).

    Revised the Acknowledgements section
    Revised the FAQ section
    Revised Updates Banner (corrected spelling; formerly "Udates" now reads "Updates", I shit you not)
    Revised Macross Frontier Information Header (episode count)
    Revised Macross Plus Index Button
    Revised Macross Plus Banner
    Revised Macross II Index with a Footnote Page
    Revised VF-11C Protect Armor with missing missiles, total count not possible
    Revised VF-25S Messiah Full Armor with complete missile count

    Line Art Added to For Fans Only section (New Macross Class 7 & 13, 7 & 5 Comparison)
    Line Art Added to For Fans Only section (YF-19, VF-19 Custom and VF-19F Comparison)
    Line Art Added to Macross Quarter profile
    Line Art Added to New Macross Class Colonization Ship (Macross 25/Frontier) profile
    Line Art Added to RVF-25 Messiah (Battroid Mode Rear View, Head Unit)
    Line Art Added to VF-25F Messiah (Battroid Color, Head Unit, Fighter Mode Top)
    Line Art Added to VF-25G Messiah (Sniper Gun Pod, Head Unit)
    Line Art Added to VF-25S Messiah (Fighter Mode Top)
    Line Art Added to VF-25S Messiah Full Armor (Battroid Top View, GERWALK Rear View, Head Unit)

    Line Art Update ARMD side view
    Line Art Update VF-1A Super Valkyrie (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update VF-1S Strike Valkyrie (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update VF-1S Strike Hikaru Valkyrie (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update VF-1S Dual Strike (For Fans Only section)
    Line Art Update VF-1A "Super - Max" Valkyrie (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update VF-1A "Super - Kakizaki" Valkyrie (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update VF-1A "Super - Hikaru" Valkyrie (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update Queadluun-Rau "Chlore Fleet"(color)
    Line Art Update Queadluun-Rau (Film Version) (color)
    Line Art Update VF-11C Protect Armor (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update VF-17D Nightmare "Teal" (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update VF-22S Sturmvogel "Max" (Battroid)
    Line Art Update Varauta Large Battleship (color)
    Line Art Update Varauta Standard Battleline Battleship (gigile fleet color)
    Line Art Update Varauta High Speed Raiding Space Cruiser (gigile fleet color)
    Line Art Update YF-19 Alpha One, FAST Pack and Fold Booster (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update VF-19A Excalibur (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update VB-6 Konig Monster (all color pictures)
    Line Art Update VF-25S Messiah Battroid (color)
    Line Art Update Sports Car (2040) (color)
    Line Art Update Sports Car (2045) (color)

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