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Az-130A Panzersoln

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General and Technical Data

Model number: Az-130A
Code name: Panzersoln
Unit type: mass production main variable fighter
Manufacturer: Varauta (based on a design by General Galaxy/Mikoyan)
Operator: Varauta
Rollout: AD 2045
First deployment: November AD 2045
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 17.73 meters (Battroid mode); overall length 17.78 meters (Attacker mode); wingspan 22.15 meters (Attacker mode)
Weight: empty 15.5 metric tons; max gross unknown
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: 2 x Shinnakasu/Daimler FF-2770D thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 2 x 55,000 kg (2 x 539.55 kN); 2 x three-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzle; many x P&W/Daimler HMM-5C high maneuverability vernier thruster
Performance: Attacker mode: maximum level atmospheric speed: Mach 4.0+
Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 7.10
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Spiritia absorption system
Fixed armaments: 2 x standard external multipurpose gun pod, features detachable stock magazine, mounted on leg bays in Attacker mode, hand-carried in Battroid/GERWALK modes; 2 x fixed 3-barrel beam gun, mounted on torso; fixed rear laser gun, mounted on main body; 4 x fixed micro-missile launcher, mounted on dorsal nacelles; 2 x standard medium-scale missile launcher, mounted on engine nacelles; 2 x fixed 35mm cannon, mounted on main body
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The Az-130A Panzersoln was a heavy variable fighter used by the Varauta. Unbeknownst to U.N. Spacy, the Az-130A was developed from captured U.N. Spacy VA-14 variable fighters. The Varauta pilots themselves were U.N. Spacy personnel brainwashed by the Protodeviln. The Az-130 featured heavy armor and multiple armaments, including two gun pods, two 35mm cannons, a pair of beam guns, a laser gun and multiple missile launchers. The Az-130A was also equipped with a Spiritia absorption beam that could sap the life force out of enemy pilots, leaving them alive but comatose. The Az-130A was widely used against the Macross 7 long-distance emigrant fleet during the Protodeviln War of 2045-46.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Gigile, Matthew Langley, Gamlin Kizaki
First appearance: Macross 7
Original mechanical designer: Kazutaka Miyatake
Note: Based on the Fz-109F PanzerZorn from Air Cavalry Chronicles.

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Director:
Tetsuro Amino

Writer(s):
Sukehiro Tomita
Minto Hajime

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Kazutaka Miyatake
Hiroshi Ogawa
Munehori Nawa
Meijo Maeda

Character Designer:
Haruhiko Mikimoto

Musical Composer:
Fire Bomber

Airdates:
Japan 10.16.1994 – 09.24.1995

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