RP (reverend_pain) wrote in robotech,

Slightly OT, but still...

I just fought my way through the first episode of Voltron. It really isn't what I remember it to be from my childhood.

And I noticed: Why is it that space ships in every space anime of the 70s and 80s have red undersides?

Spacecruiser Yamato:

The carrier arms of the SDF Macross:

Space Carrier Blue Noah (aka "Thundersub"):


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At least for the first three, I would guess because real ships have or had that color of paint there. I lack the time to research it for sure, but I would guess it might be some special corrosion-resistant paint to keep the salt-water of the sea from doing a number on the hull metal.