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Varauta Fleet Flagship Space Carrier
Varauta Fleet Flagship Space Carrier|
Ship Type: carrier
Dimensions: length 4,320 meters.
Mass: operational mass 320,000,000 metric tons; empty mass 210,000,000 metric tons.
Structure: 2 x giant docks with accomodation for many larger warships silmultaneously (port and starboard hull), craft hangars, linear catapults for launching craft (port and starboard hull).
Power Plant: OverTechnology Reactor.
Primary Systems: macro nozzle cluster (main thrusters); vernier nozzle cluster; gravity control system; fold system cluster.
Max instantaneous acceleration during combat: 1.65 G+
Countermeasures: shipborne pin-point barrier system; shipborne total barrier system.
Combat Data Systems: Aegis sensor.
8 x anti-fleet super-large size reaction missiles; each anti-fleet missile has 24 warheads; each anti-fleet missile has a total yield of 10 gigatons, or 416.667 megatons per warhead (mounted in center forward section, under main bridge).
8 x macross main cannons (mounted on either side of missile launchers)
many x large output anti-ship high-angle beam guns
many x close-in defense high maneuverability missile launchers
Carried Craft: approximately 400-500 fighters, reconnaissance craft, bombers and other craft.
Docked Craft: 20-30 frigates (capable of accommodating 6-8 large warships within interior docks).
Over 4 kilometers long, the massive Fleet Flagship Space Carrier is the largest warship in the Varauta forces. This enormous vessel serves as the command ship for the 502 vessels (8,964 fighters) of the Varauta fleet and also operates as a mobile fortress to service and supply those many smaller warships in the Varauta forces. Both halves of the ship contain giant docks which can accommodate several large warships or dozens of smaller ships, all simultaneously. The Fleet Flagship also contains various hangars and linear catapults to accommodate and deploy nearly 500 fighting and support spacecraft. The Space Carrier is also heavily armed with numerous powerful anti-ship high-angle beam cannons for combat against any enemy warships. During the Protodeviln War that began in 2045 the Protodeviln leader Gepernitch commanded the Varauta forces from aboard this ship, leading his fleet in numerous battles against the UN Spacy forces.
NOTE: Macross Chronicle Issue #14 provided a breakdown of the Varauta Fleet as follows (estimated): 1 x Fleet Flagship Space Carrier, 12 x Large Battleships, 57 x Standard Battleline Battleships, 92 x High-Speed Raiding Space Cruisers, 3 x New Giant Carriers, 43 x Large Battroid Transport Carriers, 294 x Vanguard Frigates, 7,652 Fz-109 Elgerzorenes, 1,240 x Az-130 Panzerzorenes and 72 x FBz-99G Saubergerans. Before this information became available, the only figure for the Varauta forces was given in episode 38 of Macross 7 in which the Varauta forces around the planet Rax were numbered as 70,000 ships.
Debut: Macross 7, Episode 3.
Crew: Gepernitch, Gigile.
Other Appearances: none.
Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka
Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
additional information from fan translation: www.macrossroleplay.org
Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books.
C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist.