In the days after the end of the 1st Robotech War, the United Earth Forces began a general program of replacing its heavy cargo transport fleet, which had suffered grievous damage from Dolza’s orbital bombardment. One of the most successful designs to be brought into UEF service was the Albatross. It was used in great numbers by the Tactical Air Force since it is capable of suborbital ascent and descent.
Capable of carrying large amounts of materiel or troops, the Albatross remained in service until the Invid Invasion grounded the entirety of the fleet. It is unknown if any models survived the occupation.