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Varauta Vanguard Frigate
Varauta Vanguard Frigate

Technical Data

Ship Type: frigate
Government: Varauta
Manufacturer: unknown
Dimensions: length 168 meters
Mass: operational mass 1,500 metric tons; empty mass 1,020 metric tons
Structure: missile launcher designed forward hull
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: 2.00 G+
Countermeasures: shipborne pin-point barrier system; anti-detection system
Combat Data Systems: super-long-distance enemy detection system
  • 6 x medium-bore and small-bore high-angle beam guns
  • 24 x small high maneuverability missile launchers (mounted in forward hull in two banks of 12 launchers each)
  • Variable Mecha: 2 variable fighters (maximum of 3, Fz-109A and Fz-109F Elgerzorene)

    Description and History

    The most mass-produced vessel in the Varauta fleet is the Vanguard Frigate. Though the Vanguard Frigate is the smallest warship of the Varauta fleet it has a balance of maneuverability, armor and weaponry suitable for many roles. The Vanguard Frigate is extremely reliable and the ship is deployed in numerous small-ship operations including vanguard, enemy detection, armed reconnaissance, defense and other such missions.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross 7, Episode 3
    Crew: no notables
    Other Appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka

    Line Art

  • Vanguard Frigate line art
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist