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Gnerl Fighter Pod
Gnerl Fighter Pod|
Ship Type: zentradi one-man fighter pod
Government: Zentradi Army
Accomodation: pilot only
Dimensions: approximate length 20.6 meters (Macross Chronicle 35-06)
Power Plant: thermonuclear reaction furnance
Propulsion: 3 x thermonuclear rockets; 3 x maneuvering thrusters; approximately 5 x high-maneuverability vernier thrusters.
Design Features: 3 x large and 6 x small thrust vectoring planes on primary thrusters (with variable cant for turning, air deceleration and storage); camera main sensor (mounted forward above beam gun); three retractable landing skids (one forward two rear).
1 x non-rotating triple-barrel beam gun (mounted forward).
6 x missile launchers (mounted left, right and ventral on the fuselage).
A large craft with a formidable armament, the Gnerl is the primary mass-production fighter for the Zentradi forces. Though possessing only a minimally aerodynamic hull, the Gnerl is nonetheless capable of operation within a planetary atmosphere by relying upon powerful thrusters and variable cant vectoring planes that double as control surfaces in an atmosphere. In space, the craft is ever more nimble and is capable of maintaining pace with the variable fighters of the UN Spacy. In combat, the Gnerl's primary weapon is a forward mounted, triple-barrel beam gun that can fire rapid bursts from the non-rotating barrels (the gun discharges from each barrel in sequence). In addition to the main gun, the Gnerl features six internal missile launchers capable of firing up to four missiles in a single volley. A reliable craft with plenty of firepower, the Gnerl was used extensively during Space War One.
Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Episode 1
Pilot(s): no notables.
Other Appearances: none.
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.