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The following should not be taken as part of the Official Setting. The following is an extrapolation and speculation from fanfic materials that have appeared in the MRG or in one of its preceeding incarnations. It is recommended that the following be included as representative of equipment that is necessary, in the practical sense, but has yet to be portrayed in the Official Setting. As always, ask your GM to clarify if the equipment is, or is not, in the game.
|Miscellanious Ships in the Macross Universe|
Heat shield along the bottom for speedy reentry. As the cargo ship isn't very big, it generally must carry high cost/small size items.
Size is on par with the Privateer. Has large amounts of storage space for its size. The ship is limited to non-atmospher environments.
Marketed to colonies. Contains catapults on both sides. A stout and respectibly powered and armoured ship for its size.
Marketed to colonies. Contains catapults on both sides. Has extremely large engines for its size - possibly to power the two anti-ship lasers along the underside of the front.
Marketed to colonies. Contains catapults on both sides. Has a single large engine giving it high mobility.
Marketed to colonies. No visibile catapults, but there could be (shuttle) bays on both sides. Large sensor fins. The ship is not designed for fighting. With it's powerful engine it has a very strong chance of fleeing any aggressors.
Designed for water surface movement, as well as space and underwater actions. Has two large anti-ship cannons on its upper-rear surface (these could be sensor booms that are extended outwards to the left and right to maximize AWACS capabilities.)
Armed transport marketed to colonies outside of the core of the Unified Government. Usually makes transport runs by itself or escorting other less-armed transports.
Marketed to colonies outside of the core of the Unified Government. Is usually used as an escort of transport ships or as an interceptor for colony defense fleets. Has a large engine and a 'peppy' fold drive.
Yukikaza - Space Torpedo Destroyer
Could be considered the 'modern day' version of the old Oberth, as these ships have powerful beam and torpedo weapons, however are lacking a fold drive. Individually, the ship poses a weak threat. However, they are almost always in packs that give them a lethal edge to their roles as interceptors and defenders of larger capital ships.
Eiyu Picket Ship
Contains a lethal crown of beam cannons around its nose. The ships work well in atmosphere as well as space. Mostly employed by colonies outside of the core of the Unified Government.
Coast Guard Patrol Vessel
Designed primarily for search and rescue operations.
Heavily sensored, powerful Frigate reknown for its high performance engine.
Heavily armoured ship largely employed by colonies outside the core of the Unified Government. Contains a large sized shuttle bay. The nose cone is a small particle beam cannon.
Calypso Small Emigrant Ship
Designed by agencies outside of the Unified Government for use by colonies outside of the Unified Government for exploration and colonization. Despite its name and classification, the ship carries few colonists and is mostly used for exploration and surveillance. Rumor among the Unified Government is that it is really a spy ship disguising its true actions with the pretext of searching for colonizeable worlds.
Designed by agencies outside of the Unified Government for use by colonies outside of the Unified Government. Despite its size, the ship doesn't have any launch facilities beyond a medium-sized shuttle bay in its belly. The two maws at the front work in tandem to fire a powerful particle cannon-like weapon. The ship has impressive mobility from numerous thrusters on its surface.
Designed by agencies outside of the Unified Government for use by colonies outside of the Unified Government. The ship has a pair of launch facilities, in addition to a medium-sized shuttle bay in its belly, giving it a complement roughly equal to that in the Bolognese Frigate. The two maws at the front are two powerful particle cannon-like weapons. The ship has impressive mobility from numerous thrusters on its surface.
Kiev Space Battle Carrier
Designed by agencies outside of the UNG for use by colonies outside of the Unified Government. The ship has an impressive amount of fighters that it can carry, however it is nowhere near as large as those carried by the ARMD or larger carriers of the Unified Government. The single maw at the front is a powerful particle cannon-like weapon. The ship has 'decent' mobility from numerous thrusters on its surface.
As the ship is rather expensive to purchase, maintain and operate, it is largely limited to orbital operations around the colony that purchased it. It is rarely used in aggressive actions, as it is too valuable an asset to lose for the average purchaser.
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