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Meltran Gunboat in "Chlore Fleet" Colors
Chlore's gunboat amidst the Meltran fleet
Bridge exterior of the Meltran Gunboat
Meltran Medium Scale Gunboat "Chlore Fleet Command Ship"|
Ship Type: medium-scale gunboat
Dimensions: length 1,800 meters
Power Plant: heat pile system cluster
Primary Systems: macro nozzle cluster (main thrusters); vernier nozzle cluster; gravity control system; fold system cluster
Design Features: 2 x large-size engines; slim bow and thick stern-design common among Meltrandi warships; bridge and hanger located in the central block; holographic information network (for managing navigation, armaments and troops onboard)
1 x High-output short-range guided converging beam gun (located in the bow-section)
many x guided beam cannons
many x small maneuverable warship weapons
many x anti-ship/anti-aircraft missile launchers
Mecha: many x Queadluun-Rau battle suits
Well known for her incredible mecha piloting skills, Meltrandi ace pilot Chlore eventually rose in the ranks of the Zentradi military to command a fleet of her own. Rather than lead her fleet aboard the largest of Meltrandi vessels such as the Meltran Flagship (as is customary among most fleet commanders), Chlore instead assumed command of her forces aboard a custom Meltran Gunboat. Chlore's hands-on style of leadership made the frontline warship an obvious choice for command of her fleet. From her ship, Chlore herself would still pilot a customized Queadluun-Rau powered battle suit into combat and thus inspire her troops. Customized with a light turquoise hull, Chlore's Meltran Gunboat lead a large fleet of dark blue colored Meltrandi warships with the Meltran Flagship being the only other ship of the line to share the same colors. In between her sorties against enemy forces, Chlore would seek the counsel of Tranquil, her chief advisor aboard the Meltran Gunboat.
NOTE: The Meltran fleet was described in dialog as outnumbering the Macross 7 fleet 500 to 1. In 2008, the Macross Chronicle Issue 5 at last published the fleet count of the 37th long-distance colonization fleet, which totaled 194 large ships and 2,689 small craft. At a 500 to 1 ratio, this places Chlore's Meltran fleet at 97,000 warships and 1,344,500 combat vehicles.
Debut: Macross 7: Encore, Episode 1 (Fleet of the Strongest Women)
Crew: Chlore, Advisor Tranquil
Other Appearances: Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka
Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist