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SW-XAII Schneegans Battroid
SW-XAII Schneegans GERWALK
SW-XAII Schneegans Fighter
Equipment Type: experimental variable fighter
Government: United Nations.
Operational Deployment: unknown.
Accommodation: pilot only.
Fighter Mode: unknown.
Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor
Power Plant: two thermonuclear reaction engines.
Propulsion: unknown; many x vernier thrusters.
Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation.
- Armament -
1 x gun pod
2 x head turret cannons (mounted center ventral section Fighter/GERWALK, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
Bombs & Missiles:
internal multi-purpose weapon bays, capable of holding micro-missile launcher set (in engines/lower leg sections).
The U.N. Forces approached all variable fighter manufacturers with a set of specifications for SWX (Stealth Wing X), a programme to combine high stealthiness with air combat capabilities exceeding that of the VF-17 Nightmare. It was the original intention of the U.N. Forces to deploy the VF-17 Nightmare as a long-range attack craft and thus a separated variabl fighter was required for the role of ari superiority and defense.
The SW-XAI was the first of these new experimental experimental variable fighters to fulfill the specifications required by the U.N. Forces. With a great abundance of combat data obtained during warfare, the VF-1 Valkyrie was chosen as the basis for the SW-XA1. This base design was then improved to current standards by equipping it with upgraded engines and avionics.
The SW-XAII Schneegans is an air defence fighter aircraft based upon a remodeled latter period VF-1 model originating in the "SWX", just like the SW-XAI. Since the SW-XAII Schneegans development was delayed more than the SW-XAI, its engines and avionics are stronger ones than those in the SW-XAI
NOTE: Both the SW-XA1 Schneeblume and SW-XAII Schneegans were created for The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: VF Experiment, a Character Model magazine column. Shoji Kawamori emphasizes that these vehicles are not part of the official series chronology at this time. The colors for the SW-XAII Schneegans were adopted from the Spring 2003 issue of Character Model.
Debut: (never animated, appears in Character Model Magazine, 2002)
Pilot(s): not notables
Other appearances: none.
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori
Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books.
C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist.