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VC-27 Tunny


VC-27 Tunny


Fan Made: VC-27B / AVC-27A Tunny (Marines)


Fan Made: VC-27B / AVC-27A Tunny (Marines)


Fan Made: VC-27P Tunny


Fan Made: VC-27P Tunny


Fan Made: VC-27MP Tunny (Search and Rescue)


Fan Made: VC-27MP Tunny (Search and Rescue)

General Titanic VC-27 Tunny

Technical Data

Equipment Type: medium cargo aircraft
Government: U.N. Spacy, U.N. Navy, U.N. Air Force
Manufacturer: General Titanic
Vehicle Name: Tunny
Dimensions: unknown
Mass: unknown
Primary Systems: two large jet engines; vertical take-off and landing capability
Armament: none

Description and History

The VC-27 Tunny is a powerful medium transport craft with vertical take-off and landing capability. The proven design of General Titanic's workhorse transport aircraft is such that the plane can be found in service in almost all the branches of the U.N. Forces, from the U.N. Spacy to the U.N. Navy.

NOTE 1: In the initial years of this website the Macross Mecha Manual would often provide fans with custom colored artwork for various purposes. Some fans wanted custom designs of the VC-27 Tunny for use in a Macross role-playing game; these fan-made designs were already built for another website but each was recreated for presentation on the M3. Though the original website is defunct and the gaming group disbanded, these fan-made designs will remain upon the M3 as a special feature of the VC-27 Tunny profile for fans to enjoy.

NOTE 2: Astute fans have observed the VC-27 Tunny closely resembles the real world Boeing YC-14 military transport aircraft built in 1976. Both craft feature prominent cylinder-shaped over-wing engines, very similar rear landing gear housings, nearly identical empennage, a steeply sloped nose and share an overall tall fuselage. Aside from the physical design similarities, both craft perform the same function and the STOL capabilities of the Boeing YC-14 likely became the VTOL capabilities of the VC-27 Tunny, thanks to the fictional OverTechnology of Macross.

Production Notes

Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Episode 15
Crew: no notables
Other Appearances: none
Original mechanical designer: Studio Nue

Line Art

  • VC-27 Tunny line art
  • 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