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Fz-109F in Battroid Mode


Fz-109F in Fighter Mode


Fz-109F Fighter profile schematic


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Gun Pod


Two-Part Prototype Heavy Blaster


Medium Missile


Micro-Missile


Cockpit/Escape Pod

General Galaxy/Messer-Varauta Fz-109F Elgerzorene

Technical Data

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
Dimensions:
  • Battroid Mode: height 17.11 meters
  • Fighter Mode: wingspan 19.97 meters; length 20.08 meters
  • GERWALK Mode: wingspan 19.97 meters
  • Mass: empty 13.2 metric tons
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor
    Power Plant: two Shinnakasu/Daimler FF-2770D thermonuclear turbine engines
    Propulsion: 55,000 kg [x g] x 2 (539.55 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) 8.33
    Performance:
  • 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 -
    Guns:
  • 2 x fixed laser guns (mounted on nose in Fighter/GERWALK modes, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
  • 2 x fixed horn laser guns (mounted on forward engine nacelles in Fighter mode, mounted on shoulders in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • 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 triple 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)
  • 2 x standard medium-scale missile launchers featuring 8 x medium missiles each (mounted in ventral engine nacelle in Fighter mode, lower leg section in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • Optional Armament:
  • 1 x two-part prototype heavy blaster (mounted port/starboard outer engine/leg bays with exit ports)

  • Description and History

    Like the UN Spacy from which their technology derived, the Varauta (Protodeviln) also adopted the military protocols of their enemy. In doing so, the Varauta built specially enhanced versions of their variable fighters for use by team leaders and squadron commanders. A variant designated "F" was built from the standard Fz-109 Elgerzorene heavy variable fighter and fleet leader Gigile pilots one such fighter in his battles against the UN Forces. The Fz-109F variant fighter features an incredible increase in firepower with four additional laser guns, one additional barrel to the rear rapid-fire laser gun placement and two medium-scale missile launcher bays. The "F" variant is also built with more powerful engines that not only compensate for the additional weight, but improve speed beyond the standard Elgerzorene model variable fighter. Gigile' leads the Varauta Army forces in his Fz-109F Elgerzorene, a very distinct sight upon the battlefield in a deep maroon colored hull.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross 7, Episode 1 (Heavy Blaster, Episode 16; Cockpit/Escape Pod, Episode 24)
    Pilot(s): Gigile
    Other appearances: Macross 7
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • Battroid mode line art
  • Fighter mode line art
  • Fz-109F cockpit line art
  • Fz-109 Elgerzorene line art #1
  • Fz-109 Elgerzorene line art #2
  • 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