The main differences between RT and Macross
By: Rob Elwell
1) The SDF-1 Macross was not destroyed. There was no SDF-2, but rather, and SDFN-1 Hiyase
2) The SDF-3 that you're referencing never existed in the Macross universe. RT imported that from Genesis Climber: Mospaeda. There have been a total of 12 SDF-N class Macross-Replica fortresses built, as well as several newer classes, including the Stealth-Carrier Flagship class seen in Macross Frontier (Colonization Fleet 25 [Frontier] and 27[Galaxy]) as well as numerous Macross-Quarter carrier vessels.
3) The Protoculture is a long-dead race that seeded colony worlds roughly a half-million years to a million years before the events of Space War One. The Macross was orignially a Maltrandi Gunboat, and the Zentradi were seeking it because it was the only ship they could find that had any reflex weapons on it. (No such thing as a Protoculture Matrix)
Okay, I think I'm done.