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By AARON SKETCHLEY ( Ver 1.0 2013.08.27

Mechanic: Zero AUA 03A: Auerstedt
"Zero AUA 03A: Auerstedt." Macross Chronicle. 19 Mar. 2009: 07-08.
"Zero AUA 03A: Auerstedt." Macross Chronicle Revised Ed.. 27 Aug. 2013: 07-08.

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Submersible Carrier Auerstedt
An elusive submarine carrier that supports the operations of the SV-51.

Hull Explanation
In 2008, the "Bird Man" struggle broke out at Mayan Island between the Unified Forces and the remnants of the Anti Unification Alliance. It was a large-scale struggle, even though it was one of the battles that took place near the end of the Unification War. Also, its possible to say that the conflict also had an extremely high historical and military significance, as it was recorded as the first time in history that there were hostilities between Variable Fighters (hereafter VF).
The Auerstedt is a submarine carrier that the Anti Unification Alliance operated in this Bird Man Struggle. The Auerstedt is based on the super-large nuclear-powered missile submarines that were produced by the former Russian Armed Forces. The Anti Unification Alliance conducted alterations to various places, that were presumed to be for the operation of the SV-51, the VF that the Alliance had put into use. Also, the submarine was furnished with such things as advanced kinds of radar and armaments, such as torpedoes. The Auerstedt was seen playing an active role as the front-line base of the Anti Unification Alliance, whose material resources were inferior to that of the Unified Forces.

Attached to: Anti Unification Alliance
Length: about 171 m
Height: under investigation
Width: under investigation
Empty Weight: under investigation
Engine: under investigation
Maximum Speed: under investigation
Standard Armaments: torpedo tubes

Development Genealogy Chart:
Former Russian Armed Forces nuclear submarine > Auerstedt

Size Comparison:

Caption: Capitalizing on the advantages of the submarine carrier, which could move at high speed underwater, the Anti Unification Alliance forces speedily approached Mayan Island. Even though the Auerstedt was assumed to mainly operate the SV-51, it was also able to operate Destroids.

Caption: The warship became the "home" of such people as Professor Hasford, who was well versed in the Mayan civilization, and the SV-51 pilots, such as Nora, Ivanov, and others. The Auerstedt was also successful in seizing the Bird Man's head.



Operation Record
The Auerstedt was the Anti Unification Alliance's base in the Bird Man Struggle. It carried out the operations of the SV-51, the Anti Unification Alliance's main military strength. While evading capture by the Unified Forces, this warship approached Mayan Island. The submarine succeeded in capturing the head of the "Bird Man", which had sunk in the ocean area around the island; and Sara Nome, who was the Mayan civilization's "Guide of the Wind". However, Sara saw a strange response in the head of the awoken "Bird Man", and the effect of that response was the occurrence of phenomenon that raised the Auerstedt into the air.

Caption: The head of the "Bird Man" breaks through the outer wall of the Auerstedt and unites with the body, which had broken away from the Unified Forces carrier Asuka in the same way.

Caption: The Auerstedt was floated in the air under the influence of the Bird Man. The Auerstedt was able to eject the SV-51, as its operating systems were functioning normally.

Hull Structure
Down: A rear illustration of the Auerstedt. There is a Destroid launch port in the lower part of the warship's bow, and the upper part of the stern is equipped with a device that can shoot countermeasures (armaments that defend the hull).

Up: Side
The warship has a characteristic form that's tinged with a flat roundness. The wings that are installed in the warship's bow and under the center of the ship are electromagnetic propulsion thrusters.

Up: Upper Surface
In the center of the warship are the hatches that can vertically launch the SV-51. They are considered to be the most altered part of the ship.

Up: Propellers
The propeller section is in the stern of the ship. They acquired a high underwater propulsive power due to a structure with several parts of differing sizes, which look like they are layered on top of each other.

The bridge is arranged in the ship's bow. It is the brains of the Auerstedt, with several antenna, snorkel type scopes, and radars for capturing the enemy's position installed in it. Such things as navigating the ship and the fire control of the torpedo tubes and so on, as well as the management of the SV-51's catapults and so on are taken care of here. The torpedo tubes are in the lower part of the warship's bow, and as the torpedoes themselves make the best use of their automatic pursuit functions, they can accurately sink their targets.

Caption: A torpedo was launched, aimed at the wooden boat that Mao Nome was riding in. The boat was easily destroyed by the torpedo's advanced automatic pursuit function.

Left: Bridge
A closeup illustration of the bridge. One can grasp that the submarnine's information systems are consolidated into such things as the rearward pointing antenna and radar, and a scope that has a camera installed in its tip.

Up/Right: Torpedo
It is equipped with an automated target pursuit function that makes good use of an ultrasonic device and a camera installed in the tip. Also, a propeller is installed in the end of the torpedo, which gives it its propulsive power.

Left: Torpedo Tubes
A total of 6 torpedo launch tubes are installed in the warship's bow. They were used to intercept such things as approaching torpedoes and enemy ships, and when they torpedoed enemies from a distance.

Most of the Auerstedt's torso was composed of the SV-51 storage space. The SV-51 were fixed in a way with their nose facing upwards. It was a system that was able to quickly launch the SV-5. When launching, the submarine used a method where the aircraft flew out covered by a capsule that had a pressure resistant processing applied to it. It was also possible to sortie the SV-51 from within the sea. In addition to the hangar, a Destroid hangar exists in the nose of the submarine; though its details are unknown.

Caption: The SV-51 when sortieing. When the SV-51 return to the ship, the Auerstedt itself must rise to the surface of the sea to recover them.

Right: SV-51
A turbofan-jet equipped Variable Fighter that was produced with a good command of Over Technology (pictured is Nora's craft). In addition to missiles, the SV-51 was also able to load and launch a fuel-air bomb.

SV-51 Sortie Sequence
First of all, the fuselage of the SV-51, which is stored in the hangar with its nose facing upwards, is covered by a pressure-resistant capsule that slides up from below and is installed in each hatch. After that, the SV-51's engines ignite, the warship's hatch unfolds when the capsule enters the sortie structure, and as the SV-51's engines are raised to maximum output, it accelerates at once and sorties vertically from the warship. Furthermore, a small number of SV-51 appear to exist that have been improved to launch underwater from the Auerstedt.


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