Robotech: Macross Saga
ES-11D Cat's Eye Reconnaissance Spaceplane
All-Environment Reconnaissance Spaceplane
Equipment Type: All-Environment Reconnaissance Spaceplane
Government: U.N. Spacy, U.N. Space Air Force
Accommodation: two; pilot plus operator
Power Plant: two low-atmosphere jet engines; two thermonuclear reaction turbine engines.
Design Features: pilot/operator two seat cockpit; large radome.
In Space War I, the U.N. Spacy made extensive use of Glamor’s ES-11D Cat’s Eye reconnaissance spaceplane. The ES-11D was designed for operation both in an atmosphere and in space the Cat’s Eye makes use of two sets of engines for theatre–specific operation. In an atmosphere, the ES-11D makes use of two engines along either side of the dorsal-aft fuselage while in space it uses two wing-mounted reaction engines for propulsion and maneuvering. A very small crew of one pilot in the aft seat and one operations officer in the front seat work in the cockpit of the ES-11D which features numerous displays for operating the large radome atop the craft. Lieutenant Misa Hayase operated on board an ES-11D just before her capture and subsequent first contact with the Zentradi.
Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Episode 7
Crew: Misa Hayase
Other Appearances: none.
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori