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Varauta High Speed Raiding Space Cruiser

Varauta Space Cruiser (Gigile Colors)

Varauta Space Cruiser (Grey Colors)
Varauta High Speed Raiding Space Cruiser

Technical Data

Ship Type: cruiser
Government: Varauta
Manufacturer: unknown
Dimensions: length 366 meters
Mass: operational mass 32,500 metric tons; empty mass 28,000 metric tons
Structure: open-style hanger gate (located in aft section)
Power Plant: OverTechnology Reactor
Primary Systems: macro nozzle cluster (main thrusters); vernier nozzle cluster; gravity control system; fold system cluster
Max instantaneous acceleration during combat: 1.75 G+
Countermeasures: shipborne pin-point barrier system; shipborne total barrier system
Combat Data Systems: Aegis sensor
  • 2 x supersize-bore anti-ship high-angle beam guns
  • 2 x large-bore anti-ship high-angle beam guns
  • 2 x small-bore anti-ship high-angle beam guns
  • 6 x fixed converging beam guns (mounted in bow in two banks of three)
  • 18 x anti-ship missile launchers
  • many x close-in defense high maneuverability missile launchers
  • Variable Mecha: 12-16 variable fighters (Fz-109A and Fz-109F Elgerzorene)

    Description and History

    The High Speed Raiding Space Cruiser is designed as a fast attack warship for the Varauta forces. While only some 366 meters long, the Space Cruiser possesses 12 beam guns, 18 anti-ship missiles and over a dozen variable fighters granting the ship a large degree of firepower for such a small vessel. To assist in the fast attack role, the Space Cruiser has upgraded conventional engine thrust, improved maneuverability and higher fold engine power enabling the ship to arrive in a combat zone quickly, strike quickly and retreat quickly. Both armor and firepower are strongest in the forward sections of the ship; a design which aids the Space Cruiser in raids, disturbances and armed assault missions.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross 7, Episode 3 (Gigile Colors, Episode 12)
    Crew: no notables
    Other Appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka

    Line Art

  • High Speed Raiding Space Cruiser line art
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist