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Tractor Trailer Type Shuttle
(redrawn by Daniel Dugarte/vectormz, colors by C. Wilson)

Tractor Trailer Type Shuttle

Technical Data

Equipment Type: fourteen-wheel cargo transport shuttle
Government: none (privately owned)
Manufacturer: unknown
Dimensions: unknown
Mass: unknown
Power Plant: one engine; many x vernier thrusters
Design Features: 1 x large battroid-sized internal storage bay; several internal small vehicle storage bays; right/left side small cargo doors
Armament: none

Description and History

The Tractor Trailer Type Shuttle is a large fourteen-wheel cargo transport vehicle commonly available for rent aboard colonization fleets. The shuttle is designed to operate for limited, short-range travel in space, typically around a City Class ship. The shuttle has several banks of thrusters built into the front, sides and underside of the forward cabin and rear cargo sections to allow maneuvering in a vacuum. An enclosed life support system protects the occupants. These systems make the shuttle "Milky Road-worthy" (airtight) so it can leave City 7 and navigate the large web of guidance beams permitting safe space travel between the many vessels of the Macross 7 fleet. The cabin can hold 5-6 people. A Tractor Trailer Type Shuttle was used to transport Basara and the Fire Bomber band (along with the VF-19 Custom Battroid) and was damaged by an enemy Fz-109 Elgerzorene during their show aboard the Three Star Factory Ship (Macross Chronicle 2E Macross 7 Mechanic Sheet Citizen 03A).

Production Notes

Debut: Macross 7, Episode 5
Driver and Crew: Ray Lovelock, Nekki Basara, Mylene Flare Jenius, Veffidas Feaze
Other Appearances: none
Original mechanical designer: Studio Nue

Line Art

  • Tractor Trailer Type Shuttle exterior line art
  • Tractor Trailer Type Shuttle interior line art
  • 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