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VA-1SS in Battroid mode

VA-1SS in GERWALK mode

VA-1SS in Fighter mode

Color Code Transformation Guide

VA-1SS Gun Pod

VA-1SS Metal Siren

Technical Data

Equipment Type: main variable space fighter
Government: U.N. Spacy
Introduction: 2092
Operational Deployment: 2092
Accommodation: pilot only (plus cargo compartment)
  • Battroid Mode: height 13.5 meters
    Mass: weight unknown
    Power Plant: two Tachikahoff thermonuclear turbine reaction engines
    Propulsion: thrust unknown; 2 x rear dorsal thruster pods (mount rear in Battroid mode); leg and wing mounted thrusters
    Design Features: 4-mode variable transformation (Fighter, GERWALK, Battroid, Gundroid); variable geometry sweep (VG) wing; ventral vertical stabilizer; vertical Take-off and landing (VTOL); two-dimensional thrust vectoring
    - Armament -
  • 2 x semi-fixed anti-aircraft laser cannons (mounted left/right intankes in Fighter/GERWALK mode, hips in Battroid mode)
  • 2 x gun pods (mounted under each main wing in Fighter/GERWALK mode, in manipulators in Battroid mode)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • many x missile launchers

  • Description and History

    The VA-1SS Metal Siren was the newest variable fighter and was piloted by Captain Nexx.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross II, Episode 5
    Pilot(s): Nexx Gilbert
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Atsushi Okuda, Junichi Akutsu, Kazumi Fujita, Koichi Ohata

    Line Art

  • battroid mode rear view
  • battroid mode line art
  • GERWALK mode line art
  • fighter mode line art
  • VA-1SS Metal Siren line art
  • transformation detail #1 (fighter mode)
  • transformation detail #2 (GERWALK mode)
  • transformation detail #3 (battroid mode)
  • Translated information from Entertainment Bible #51, B-Club #79, Mecha Press #7 and Macross Chronicle
    Images From - This Is Animation Special 5: Macross II, B-Club #79 and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist