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SDF-2 in Cruiser Mode

Macross-Class SDF-2 Super Dimension Fortress

Technical Data

Ship Type: super dimension fortress
Government: U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: OTEC Company (Earth origin)
Ship Name: Macross
Laid down: 2003
Launch Date: (as Megaroad-01) September 2012
Commission Date: (as Megaroad-01) September 2012
Number of Class Commissioned: 2 (SDF-1 Macross, SDF-2 Megaroad)
Complement: crew unknown; (as Megaroad-01) colonists 80,000
Dimensions: length 1,620 meters
Mass: standard operating displacement unknown (in excess of 18,000,000 metric tons)
Structure: hypercarbon frame, hypercarbon hull
Power Plant: OverTechnology Macross heat pile system cluster
Primary Systems: OverTechnology Macross nozzle cluster (main thrusters), OverTechnology main nozzle cluster (vertical thrusters), OverTechnology vernier thrusters, OverTechnology Macross gravity control system, OverTechnology Macross fold system cluster
Secondary Systems: Pin-Point Barrier/Full Barrier System
Armament (originally planned):
  • 1 x OverTechnology Macross super-dimension-energy cannon with beam polarizing converging system (bow)
  • 8 x OverTechnology guided converging beam cannons
  • 4 x high speed 178 cm electro magnetic rail cannons
  • many x large automatic anti-ship missile launchers
  • many x various missile emplacements
  • Space planes: none
    Variable Mecha: none; (as Megaroad-01) many x VF-4 Lightning III Valkyrie
    Non-Variable Mecha: none
    Docked Craft: 2 x ARMD Class

    Description and History

    More than a year after the newly re-designated SDF-1 Macross restoration project commenced, construction began on a second super dimension fortress in November 2003. Designated simply SDF-2, this second Macross Class vessel of Earth origin was designed with an almost identical hull configuration to the SDF-1 currently being rebuilt, but the vessel was notably larger. Construction began at the Apollo Lunar Base and continued until some time just after the final battle between the UNG and the Bodol Zer Main Fleet in February 2010. Although construction of the SDF-2 eventually resumed, this class of ship would never be commissioned as originally designed. After the bombardment of the Earth and near total annihilation of humanity, the priorities of the UNG shifted. The SDF-2 construction resumed in June 2010 but was renamed Megaroad-01 and the half-constructed spacecraft was significantly altered into that of a massive colonization ship. With this first colonization vessel, the UNG would attempt to ensure the survival of humanity by spreading the species across the galaxy, so never again would the destruction of one world threaten the human race with extinction.

    Production Notes

    Debut: (never animated)
    Crew: (as Megaroad-01) Misa Ichijo, Hikaru Ichijo, Lynn Minmay
    Other Appearances: none. (as Megaroad-01) Macross Flashback 2012, Macross 7 Episode 1, Macross Frontier Episode 1
    Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka

    Line Art

  • Cruiser Mode aft view (with docked ARMD carriers)
  • Original Macross Class SDF-2 size comparison (to SDF-1 Macross)
  • Bridge details
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist