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Varauta Standard Battleline Battleship


Varauta Battleline Battleship (Gigile Fleet)
Varauta Standard Battleline Battleship

Technical Data

Ship Type: battleship
Government: Varauta
Manufacturer: unknown
Dimensions: length 600 meters
Mass: operational mass 180,000 metric tons; empty mass 150,000 metric tons
Structure: open-style hanger gate (located in aft section); slot-based dorsal variable fighter launching catapults
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: 1.55 G+
Countermeasures: shipborne pin-point barrier system; shipborne total barrier system
Combat Data Systems: Aegis sensor
Armament:
  • 2 x supersize-bore anti-ship high-angle beam guns
  • 8 x large-bore anti-ship high-angle beam guns
  • 12 x small-bore anti-ship high-angle beam guns
  • many x anti-ship large reaction warhead missile launchers
  • many x close-in defense anti-ship missile launchers
  • Variable Mecha: 30-40 variable fighters (Fz-109A and Fz-109F Elgerzorene)

    Description and History

    Distinguished in a colored hull of green and grey, the Standard Battleline Battleship is the primary capital warship of the Varauta forces. The Battleline Battleship features heavy weapons and armor for intense ship-to-ship combat as well as docking facilities for numerous variable fighters. The forward half of the Battleline Battleship is constructed with many slot-based sections that can extend and retract. The dorsal slot sections are equipped with catapults, each capable of launching four stowed variable fighters on it's upper deck. The ventral slot sections feature anti-ship missile launchers. UNS analysts have suggested the Standard Batteline Battleship has an obvious design lineage to both UN Spacy and Zentradi technology. In particular, the green and grey hull is colored very similar to Zentradi warships and is fairly supple in design. The overall function of the Standard Battleship seems to follow that of the Guantánamo Class Stealth Carrier featuring a similar hull shape and prominent forward launching port.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross 7, Episode 3 (Gigile Colors, Episode 12)
    Crew: no notables
    Other Appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka

    Line Art

  • Standard Battleline Battleship line art
  • 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