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Fz-109A in Battroid Mode
Fz-109A in GERWALK Mode
Fz-109A in Fighter Mode
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General Galaxy/Messer-Varauta Fz-109A Elgerzorene|
Equipment Type: Varauta main variable fighter
Government: Varauta Army (Protodeviln)
Manufacturer: General Galaxy/Messer (original VF-14 designer); Varauta (derived manufacturer).
Operational Deployment: 2045
Accommodation: pilot only in cockpit/escape pod underneath enclosed canopy.
Battroid Mode: height 17.11 meters
Fighter Mode: wingspan 19.97 meters; length 20.08 meters
GERWALK Mode: wingspan 19.97 meters
Mass: empty 12.5 metric tons
Structure: space metal frame, energy converting armor
Power Plant: two thermonuclear turbine engines.
Propulsion: 52,500 kg [x g] x 2 (515.03 kN x 2); 2 x three-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzles; many x P&W/Daimler HMM-5C high-maneuverability vernier thrusters.
Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 8.4
Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 4.5+; at 30,000+ m Mach 21+ (7+ km/sec); maximum rate of climb at S/L 42,000 meters/minute.
g limit: +34.1/- 20.1
Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; vertical Take-off and landing (VTOL); supersonic cruise and maneuvering in region of Mach 4.5+ below the stratosphere; three-dimensional thrust vectoring; enclosed canopy cover; canopy camera eye system; various levers integrated into one for simpler operation; front and upper displays; 5-side screens; outer and inner canopy covers; cockpit/escape pod; spiritia absorption system (with dedicated console).
- Armament -
2 x standard external multipurpose gun pods with sensor, foregrip and detachable stock magazine (mounted port/starboard outer engine/leg bays with exit ports for Fighter mode).
1 x fixed rear large-bore blaster (mounted port side rear fuselage in Fighter/GERWALK modes, port side front torso in Battroid mode).
1 x double barreled fixed rear rapid-fire laser gun placement (mounted starboard side rear fuselage in Fighter/GERWALK modes, starboard side front torso in Battroid mode).
1 x spiritia absorption beam (mounted small exit barrel on starboard side of head unit in Battroid mode).
Bombs & Missiles:
8 x fixed micro-missile launchers (mounted forward engine nacelles in Fighter mode, shoulder in GERWALK and Battroid modes).
1 x two-part prototype heavy blaster (mounted port/starboard outer engine/leg bays with exit ports).
The Fz-109A Elgerzorene is a new variable fighter built by the Varauta from the technology of the UNG. In 2025, the Megaroad-13 colonization fleet found an inhabitable planet in a solar system near the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. The planet system is named Varauta and immigration begins. Almost two decade later in 2043 the Varauta (UNG) research fleet surveys an "ice planet", the fourth planet of the Varauta system, and exploration releases the Protodeviln imprisoned inside. The Protodeviln seize control of the Humans and Zentradi and begin building their own civilization and military. Subsuming the technology of the UNG, the Fz-109A variable fighter is both a combat craft and special operations unit using specialized technology required for Varauta (Protodeviln).
The Fz-109 shares more than an outward design lineage with General Galaxy's VF-14 series heavy fighter-attack craft. The Protodeviln modeled the Fz-109 after the VF-14 though the Elgerzorene fighter is built with many different technologies to suit the Varauta. At some 20.08 meters long, the Fz-109 is one of the largest variable fighters in the Protodeviln War but functions as the Varauta mainline fighter craft in nearly every military operation. The most notable outward difference from traditional fighters is the entirely enclosed cockpit canopy of the Fz-109, a canopy that allows no external view. Beneath the canopy is a removable cockpit/escape pod filled with viewing monitors that use the canopy camera eye system for pilot navigation. Like the VF-14, the Fz-109 is a space superiority fighter built for optimal performance in a vacuum and carries a large complement of weaponry including missiles, energy guns and projectile gun pods. However, the deadliest of all weapons on the Fz-109 is the Spiritia Absorption Beam system mounted in the head unit of the battroid configuration. It is with this deadly short-range weapon system that the Protodeviln were able to incapacitate pilots of the UN Spacy fighter forces by siphoning life energy, which they called "Spiritia."
In 2045, the Macross 7 Fleet ventures near the planet Varauta and encounters a hostile force of Fz-109 variable fighters. Though larger and heavier than the VF-11C Thunderbolt fighters of the UN Spacy, the Fz-109 is surprisingly nimble in space and the spiritia absorption weapons of the Varauta fighters initially inflict heavy losses on the UN Spacy forces. However, UN Spacy forces adapt quickly after the first encounter and subsequent conflicts between the two forces rarely result in decisive victory for either side. Nonetheless, the Fz-109 variable fighter is able to match even the VF-17 Nightmare and like that space superiority fighter the Fz-109 can achieve satellite orbit unassisted. Until the end of the Protodeviln War in 2046, the Fz-109 remained the mainstay of the Varauta variable fighter forces.
Debut: Macross 7, Episode 1 (Cockpit/Escape Pod, Episode 24)
Other appearances: Macross 7
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori
Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books.
C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist.