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Fan Liner
Fan Liner

Technical Data

Equipment Type: light fan jet liner
Government: privately owned
Accommodation: two, pilot plus passenger
Power Plant: VA-18 hydro-turbine engine; output 500-600 horsepower
Mass: unknown
Propulsion: single-fan jet
Performance: maximum range 400-450 kilometers
Design Features: spacious luxury seating
Armament none

Description and History

A strange prize for a beauty pageant, the Fan Liner was nonetheless an impressive first place prize for the winner of the Miss Macross Contest. The latest in sport fan jets, the Fan Liner is equipped with a VA-18 hydro-turbine engine based on a design by Ikki Takemi. The aircraft was assembled right on board the Macross and eventually went to contest winner Lynn Minmay, her first appearance of any notoriety before she became a world-renowned singing idol. Long after winning the contest, Minmay finally had the opportunity to enjoy a flight in her Fan Liner when friend Hikaru Ichijo flew her in the aircraft to see her parents in Yokohama, Japan.

NOTE: The name of the fictional designer of the Fan Liner (Ikki Takemi) is an anagram of Macross mechanical artist "Kazutaka Miyatake".

Production Notes

Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Episode 9
Pilot(s): Hikaru Ichijo
Other appearances: none
Original mechanical designer: Studio Nue

Line Art

  • Fan Liner line art
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist