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Az-130A in Battroid Mode


Az-130A in Attacker Mode


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Micro-Missile

General Galaxy/Mikoyan-Varauta Az-130A Panzerzorene

Technical Data

Equipment Type: Varauta main attack craft
Government: Varauta Army (Protodeviln)
Manufacturer: General Galaxy/Mikoyan (original VA-14 designer), Varauta (derived manufacturer)
Operational Deployment: November 2045
Accommodation: pilot only
Dimensions:
  • Battroid Mode: height 17.73 meters
  • Attacker Mode: wingspan 22.15 meters; length 17.78 meters
  • Mass: empty 15.5 metric tons
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor
    Power Plant: two Shinnakasu/Daimler FF-2770D thermonuclear turbine engines in Az-130A
    Propulsion: 55,000 kg [x g] x 2 (maximum instantaneous thrust in space) (539.55 kN x 2); 2 x three-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzles for VTOL and maneuverability; many x P&W/Daimler HMM-5C high-maneuverability vernier thrusters
    Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 7.10
    Performance:
  • Attacker Mode: cruising speed in atmosphere Mach 4.0+; maximum rate of climb at S/L 37,500 meters/minute
  • g limit: +35.0/- 20.0
    Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation (Attacker, GERWALK and Battroid mode); vertical Take-off and landing (VTOL); three-dimensional thrust vectoring; enclosed canopy cover; spiritia absorption system
    - Armament -
    Guns:
  • 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 Attacker mode)
  • 2 x fixed 35-mm cannons (set on rotating mounts under the forward main fuselage in Attacker/GERWALK mode, side torso in Battroid mode)
  • 2 x fixed three-barreled beam guns (mounted in main fuselage in Attacker/GERWALK mode, front torso in Battroid mode)
  • 1 x fixed rear laser gun placement
  • 1 x spiritia absorption beam (mounted small exit barrel on starboard side of head unit in Battroid mode)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 4 x fixed micro-missile launchers (mounted forward dorsal nacelles in Attacker/GERWALK mode, outer shoulders Battroid mode)
  • 2 x standard medium-scale missile launchers (mounted in rear engine/lower leg nacelles)

  • Description and History

    The Az-130 Panzerzorene is another Varauta-built variable fighter designed after obtaining UNS technology. When UN Forces investigated the fourth planet of the Varauta system and fell victim to the Protodeviln, the UNS VA-14 variable fighters were taken by the Varauta and redesigned for their needs. Like all adapted Varauta fighters the Az-130 is a heavy variable vehicle armed with five fixed weapons, two gun pods and six missile launchers. When deployed together the Az-130 can launch devastating attacks firing dozens of missiles each to launch massive fusillades against the enemy. The Panzerzorene is also equipped with a spiritia absorption beam mounted on the right side of the head unit in Battroid mode. The heavy firepower and strong armor of the Panzerzorene is a significant advantage for the variable fighter when in battle against lighter enemy units. However, as a larger variable vehicle some 15 metric tons in weight the Az-130 is slower to accelerate and less maneuverable the UNS variable fighters.

    The Az-130A standard model variable fighter entered service later in the Protodeviln War along side the FBz-99 Saubergeran in November 2045. The Az-130 squadrons were operated by captured Zentradi pilots from the Macross 5 fleet and forced to fight under the mind control technology of the Protodeviln.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross 7, Episode 30
    Pilot(s): Matthew Langley
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Katzutaka

    Line Art

  • Battroid mode line art
  • Attacker mode line art
  • Az-130A Panzerzorene line art
  • transformation details
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist