When the alien derelict crashed on Earth it not only provided the human race
with a ship to refit and rebuild for their own uses, it also provided a wealth of technological
information which led to an entirely new area of weaponry and warfare. This knowledge eventually
culminated in the planning and construction of an entirely new Super Dimensional Fortress, the
SDF-2 Odyssey. Laid down in 2005, the Odyssey was still being built in the Lunar Yards when the
Zentraedi arrived. Luckily, the alien fleet was so concentrated on capturing the SDF-1 that the
Lunar yards and much of the Earth (until the holocaust) was left unnoticed. One feature built
into the SDF 1 + 2 was the ability to merge with the Armour Platforms for increased firepower.
The Macross attempted to link up with two of the ARMD during the initial attack, but the smaller
vessels were easily overwhelmed and destroyed by the superior alien forces. Because of their
inadequacy, several ARMDs still in construction were instead permanently attached to the SDF-2.
The ship wouldn't be launched until the rebuilding period, in 2014, when it was soon destroyed
in Earth orbit by a surprise Zentraedi attack.