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SC-27 Star Goose

SC-27 Star Goose

SC-27 Star Goose (Dark colors)

SC-27 Star Goose (Dark Colors)

SC-27 Star Goose (Episode 31)

Stonewell SC-27 Star Goose

Technical Data

Equipment Type: spaceplane passenger shuttle
Government: U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: Stonewell
Vehicle Name: Star Goose
Dimensions: unknown
Mass: unknown
Power Plant: OverTechnology reaction engine
Primary Systems: many x vernier thrusters, gravity control system, retractable forward canards and ventral winglets, shutters for main engine intakes
Armament: none
Optional Equipment: booster rocket

Description and History

The Star Goose is a small and fast military transport capable of operating in the air or in space. Though unarmed, the Star Goose is very maneuverable and its armored hull is quite robust. Many a time a SC-27 has come under heavy enemy fire and remained flight-worthy, doggedly carrying passengers wherever needed. In times of combat, the craft features interior saftey seats that enclose the passenger in a fully sealed unit to protect against hull breaches. When travelling from the surface to orbit, the Star Goose makes use of a booster rocket to escape the atmosphere.

NOTE: In episode 24, the same SC-27 Star Goose craft appears in two distinctly different hull colors all during a single flight: white with a mauve underside and then as a single-tone pale olive. The craft starts out white in about half a dozen shots, changes briefly to olive for the launch and battle sequences, then appears white again during atmospheric re-entry, landing and disembarking. The Star Goose appears again at the beginning of episode 31 in white and mauve hull colors. Macross Chronicle 2E SDF Macross Mechanic Sheet 18A displays the olive hull color as official (with a screen capture showing the dark version launching). Color errors are not uncommon in animation but since episode 24 established the Star Goose as white and then confirmed in episode 31, both Star Goose hull colors are included here to accommodate different fan's color associations with the craft.

Production Notes

Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Episode 24 (Booster, Episode 30)
Crew: no notables
Other appearances: none
Original mechanical designer: Studio Nue

Line Art

  • SC-27 Star Goose line art
  • SC-27 Star Goose interior details
  • SC-27 Star Goose stair car, orbital booster and cockpit interior
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist