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Heavy Mobile Soldier Vajra

Heavy Mobile Soldier Vajra (Hound Vajra)

Technical Data

Organsim Type: spaceborne heavy mobile soldier
Civilization: Vajra
Dimensions: approx length 40-50 meters
Mass: approx weight 30-50 metric tons
Structure: bio-energy conversion armor
Power Source: unknown
Propulsion Organ: bio-gravitational field propeller
Characteristics: bio-fold navigation (capable of short distance space folds only); small armored horn and touch receptors on head; folding forewings and hindwings for atmospheric flight
- Bio-Armament -
  • none
  • Bio-Missiles:
  • many x bio-micro missile launchers (capable of firing up to 10 missiles forward and rearward simultaneously); missiles have autonomous pursuit capability

  • Description and History

    The Heavy Mobile Soldier Vajra, often known as the "Hound Vajra", is a giant, spaceborne vajra breed appearing in relatively fewer numbers than more common vajra. It has been observed they operate like a commander unit for other vajra in spite of the Vajra's common consciousness lacking any actual chain of command. Commander organisms like the Hound Vajra may serve more to rally vajra as opposed to "commanding" that would occur in hierarchical organizations common to individually conscious beings like humans/zentradi. The Hound Vajra is also sometimes deployed for special duties like independent reconnaissance. The Hound Vajra possesses very high maneuverability in flight, bio-fold capability and the many bio-micro missiles it has are all grown internally. A distinct feature of the Hound Vajra is the translucent pouch on its chest, which is theorized to protect vajra larva. This pouch was most notably used to hold Ranka Lee after she was captured by the vajra. A vajra space battle group run by a single Vajra Queen can include several hundred Hound Vajra.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Frontier The Movie: Itsuwari no Utahime (The False Songstress)
    Other appearances: Macross Frontier The Movie: Sayonara no Tsubasa (The Wings of Goodbye)
    Original designer: Junya Ishigaki

    Line Art

  • Heavy Mobile Soldier (Hound) art
  • Information Courtesy of fan translation (Seto Kaiba of the Macross World forum community)
    Images From - Macross Chronicle and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist