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Fulbtzs-Berrentzs Class Mothership
Fulbtzs-Berrentzs Class Mothership

Technical Data

Ship Type: large-scale fleet mothership
Government: Zentradi
Ship Class: 42101 Fulbtzs-Berrentzs Class
Number: IV II X I
Complement: approx 200,000 to 1,000,000 personnel
Dimensions: height approx 1,400 kilometers [source: Macross Perfect Memory, 1983; This Is Animation Macross Vol. 1, 1983]; height approx 890,000 meters (890 kilometers), length approx 510,000 meters (510 kilometers) [Macross Chronicle 2E SDF Macross Mechanic Sheet Zentradi 06A]
Mass: approx 1,200,000,000,000,000,000 (1,200 trillion) metric tons
Primary Systems: Worquli-Quatafilla heat pile system mega-cluster (main power); Worquli-Quatafilla nozzle mega-cluster system (propulsion); Worquli-Quatafilla fold system mega-cluster
Armament:
  • many x Large Output Guided Focusing Beam Cannons
  • many x anti-planet/anti-mobile fortress ship large reaction weapon missile launchers
  • many x close-range anti-ship missile launchers
  • many x close-range anti-small mobile weapon micro-missile phalanxes
  • Spaceplanes: many x Fighter Pod
    Mecha: many x all Zentradi mecha classes
    Warships: many x all Zentradi ship classes

    Description and History

    A vessel so large it is better classified as a moon or large asteroid than as a spacecraft, the Fulbtzs-Berrentzs Class is the colossal mothership of the Spiral Nebula Arm Central Fleet also known as the Bodol Main Fleet. At over 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) in height, the Fulbtzs Berrentzs commands a fleet of 4,795,122 Zentradi warships. Several sets of massive bay doors litter the outside of this gargantuan vessel allowing ships larger than the Nupetiet-Vergnitzs to travel dozens of kilometers through the flagship's hull and into the open interior. Inside the mothership, thousands of Zentradi warships can be docked and re-supplied. In the center of the open interior lies the main command spire, a massive pillar stretching from the bottom to the top of the vessel interior. It is within this spire that the bridge can be found and where Gorg Bodolzaa leads the nearly five million warships at his command.

    The Fulbtzs-Berrentzs mothership commands massive firepower through the main fleets yet the enormous ship is also a fortress with impressive armaments. The weapons are said to currently use normal warheads since the stocks of reaction weapons originally carried have all been expended or long since passed their usable shelf-life. The outer hull of the Fulbtzs-Berrentzs class is a layered composite armor which possesses a self-growth capability in preparation for operating over long periods of time. The hull is strong enough to endure a direct hit from a megaton-class reaction warhead. Within it are several automated plant systems for tasks such as the self-growth system for the hull and the maintenance of the fortress's attached fleet. Transport craft ferry shipments of the necessary harvested materials from nearby planets into the enormous spacecraft. The outer hull also mounts the impressive propulsion systems, but despite producing great thrust the fortress suffers low maneuverability because of its colossal mass. The fortress core includes command devices larger than Zentradi ships, as well as rest facilities for the Zentradi that are attached to the fleet. A 250 square kilometer park is also found within the interior that reproduces the conditions of the Protoculture homeworld. The Fulbtzs-Berrentzs began operating during the "golden age" of the Stellar Republic's Schism War and eventually approximately 5,000 ships of the class were mass produced. The age of those still operating warships exceeds 100,000 cycles on average, with some warships having reached 300,000 cycles known to exist.

    At the end of Space War One, the Fulbtzs-Berrentzs mothership appeared in orbit over Earth and lead the Zentradi Bodol Main Fleet in an attack that destroyed the surface of the planet, killing nearly the entire human species. The U.N. forces managed to fight their way inside the mothership via a combination of the U.N. Spacy's Grand Cannon, the Adoclass fleet's 1,200 ships, the SDF-1 Macross and a psychological attack that subjected the enemy to music and imagery of male/female contact forbidden in Zentradi society. The SDF-1 Macross then unleashed hundreds of reaction warheads inside the ship and the giant Zentradi craft exploded. Although only one Fulbtzs Berrentzs class mothership was ever encountered by the U.N. forces, it is estimated there are still some 1,000-2,000 ships of this class commanding fleets within the Milky Way Galaxy (Macross Chronicle states between 2,000 and 3,000 ships).

    NOTE: The height of the Fulbtzs-Berrentzs Mothership (1,400 kilometers) is also identical to the length of the Japanese Islands.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Episode 11
    Crew: Gorg Bodolzaa
    Other Appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka

    Line Art

  • Fulbtzs-Berrentzs Class Mothership line art
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
    Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist