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By AARON SKETCHLEY ( Ver 1.0 2017.07.12

Mechanic: Ai Zentrādi 03B: Noputi Baganisu 5631
"Mechanic: Ai Zentrādi 03B: Noputi Baganisu 5631." Macross Chronicle. 25 Sept. 2009 11-12.
"Mechanic: Ai Zentrādi 03B: Noputi Baganisu 5631." Macross Chronicle Revised Ed.. 22 Jul. 2014: 05-06.

Table of Contents

Translator's note: although the order and layout of the two versions has changed, the content is the same. The biggest change is that some of the images are larger in the Revised Ed..


The Ship's Husks
The globular ship husks extend infinitely in the hallow inside the ship, and each ship's husk is a hangar or a cabin. The hallow [inside the ship] has a vastness to the extent that a small ship can navigate within it. One can see the hole that Miria's quadoran-Rō opened when she was escaping from a husk in the front of the image.

Up: The ship's husks

Huge Gate
Caption: A huge gate in the outer wall connects with the outside of the ship.

Each ship's husk is connected by a cylindrical passage, and they are separated with an airlock. One can say that they are an example that demonstrates the scale and unique structure of the Zentrādi war vessels.

The cabin where Lynn Minmei and Lynn Kaifun were housed - they had been transported separately from Hikaru and the others. Although it is one of the ship's husks, it is a cabin that differs from the hangar in structure and size. What one can see on the left is the Movement Capsule that transported Lynn Minmei and Lynn Kaifun, and the VT-1's nose can be confirmed breaking through the wall on the right.

Internal Facilities
The Noputi Baganisu class, which was designed under the assumption of commanding a fleet, not only excels in its performance as a battleship, but is also complete with internal facilities related to information analysis and processing. In particular, those facilities were utilized in the examination of Hikaru Ichijo and the other My-clones, when the Noputi Baganisu 5631 (nicknamed "Buritai's Ship") was able to deal with the SDF-1 Macross.

Caption: Buritai 7108, who ordered the capture of My-clone samples, conducted their examination within his ship, such as by interrogating Hikaru Ichijo and the others who had been turned into prisoners of war.

Caption: Information, which was closely investigated by such things as the Analysis Room, could be projected onto hologram screens in the main bridge.

Analysis Room
An analysis table is placed in the center of the room, in one of the Analysis Rooms that was established within the Buritai Ship. It is here where they conducted the analysis of the Minmei Doll that was obtained in an assault on the SDF-1.

Analysis Table
Up: The Analysis Table where the Minmei Doll was placed. It has a structure where information on the subject is projected on the monitors that are arranged around the table's circumference.

Caption: When the Minmei Doll was examined, the heavily armed troops that surrounded the table were in an uproar.

Analysis Room
One of the Analysis Rooms within the ship, where the interrogation of Hikaru and the others -who had been taken prisoner- was performed. The Analysis Capsule, where Hikaru and the others were imprisoned, was located in the inner part, and the screens that displayed information [about them] were arranged around it.

Caption: The room isn't very wide, and there is an airtight hatch on the opposite side to the Analysis Capsule.

Left: Floor Surface
The floor surface of the capsule has a complicated design.

Left: Capsule Body
The Analysis Capsule is egg-shaped, and has a transparent shell. It's fixed in the air with several braces.

Down: Analysis Equipment
Above is the analysis equipment that was used within the Buritai Ship. A countless number of examination terminals perform the analysis. A cigarette vending machine is being investigate in the image.

Internal Passage
Caption: Even though Zentrādi soldiers accompanied the Transfer Capsule while it transported the prisoners, Hikaru and the other two could escape due to the Meltrandi raid.

Caption: The passage inside Buritai's ship. A Transfer Capsule was used to transport the prisoners as the passage is giant size. An airtight hatch can be seen on the left.

Up: hatch

Down/Right: Transfer Capsule

Left: The Transfer Capsule floats and is self-propelled. It also has sensors installed in the pointed end.



The Noputi Baganisu, which is the equivalent of a medium-sized battleship, is endowed with a large carrier-based aircraft loading capability, and one can observe that the ship has a countless number of hangars inside of it. Within them is the Platoon Hangar that is explained here.

Caption: The Meltrandi assault unit, that penetrated inside the Buritai ship, also reached the hangar, and fought in the midst of the Zentrādi soldiers.

Platoon Class Hangar Layout
One the left is a schematic of the Platoon Class Hangar, where the aircraft of Hikaru and the others -who had been taken prisoner- were stored. The hangar is furnished with three turntables, and a gate and an airlock in the surface of the wall.

Caption: The hangar has a size where Battle-suits can conduct mobile combat, and one can infer the scale of the ship [from that].

Chart Caption (clockwise from top): airlock, VT-1, VF-1S, Ship Husk, main gate, Heavy Attacker
Chart Caption (internal): main turntable (blue), sub-turntable (yellow)

Panoramic View
As the Platoon Class Hangar uses the upper half of a spherically shaped block, which is referred to as the Ship's Husk, the interior has a hemispherical structure. Other kinds of auxiliary craft are installed in the lower half of the Ship's Husk (under the floor).

Rigādo Parking Spots
Chair-like spots for parking the Rigādo are installed along the wall. The Rigādo folds-up its legs, and parks there.

The Place Where The VT-1, VF-1S Were Placed
The VT-1 and VF-1S that Hikaru and Fokker rode were put in a corner of the hangar, without being processed.

The Main Gate Of The Hangar
Up: the main gate/ceiling

Left/Up: The main gate, which can be seen in the lower left, has a size large enough for the Heavy Attacker to come and go, and it leads to the hollow part inside the Buritai Ship. In addition, several lights in various shapes are installed in the ceiling of the hangar.

The Heavy Attacker is put on the sub-turntable, and the main turntable can be seen at the front of the image. They are considered to be devices that are used when the ship-borne craft sortie.

Caption: When the quadoran-Rō penetrated into the hangar, Hikaru's VT-1 was hidden in the shadow of the Heavy Attacker, and escaped the danger.

Buritai's Private Room
A panoramic view of Buritai's private room. With the simple construction of only a console, screen, and seat in the center of the room, one can surmise the activity patterns of the Zentrādi.

Caption: Buritai privately watched the relay-broadcast of the peace conference, that was taking place in the SDF-1, in his private room.

Down: Seat
As cable-like organs that connect to the body can be identified in the back of the seat, one can also consider that the seat isn't merely only furniture for sitting on, but is also a device that is related to some kind of preservation function. Also, the ellipse-shaped parts that are in a row on the surface of the wall behind the seat are lights that illuminate the room, and enough are embed there to go around the entire room.

Right: Screen
A large screen is installed in upper part of the console in the middle of the room. It's possible to project external video that has been intercepted. Even though Buritai viewed the TV video from the Earth's mankind on this screen, it was a prohibited action, as the screen was originally for viewing things only up to operational successes.


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