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(redrawn by Jeff Sorley, colors by C. Wilson)
Equipment Type: aerospace transport vehicle
Government: U.N. Spacy, U.N. Space Air Force
Dimensions: *approx. length 45.03 meters
Power Plant: breakaway forward panels with explosive ejection system
The Descent Pod is a large rocket booster designed to house a variable fighter within the interior. The pod is designed primarily for quickly inserting variable fighter craft into a planet's atmsophere from space. Near the final stages of the Protodevlin War descent pods were used in Operation Stargazer to rapidly deploy numerous UN Spacy VF-11C Super Thunderbolt craft into the atmosphere of planet Varauta IV.
Addendum: The length of the Descent Pod is extrapolated from a comparison with the known length of the VF-11C Super Thunderbolt fighter; 15.51 meters long. Based upon line art, the Descent Pod appears to be 1-2 meters short of three full length VF-11C Thunderbolt variable fighters.
Debut: Macross 7, Episode 44
Other Appearances: none
Original mechanical designer: Studio Nue
Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
Images drawn by fan artist based upon the Macross 7 animation materials
C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist