Fan Racer


Model number: N/A
Code name: Fan Racer
Unit type: jet racer
Manufacturer: unknown
Operator: civilians
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: overall weight 650 kg
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ceramic rotary engine, power output rated at 2,000 HP
Propulsion: double fan jet; 6 x rocket booster
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none

The Fan Racer was a civilian fan jet racer. With its double fan jet engine and six rocket boosters, the Fan Racer was designed for high speed acrobatic maneuvers. In February 2009, civilian pilot Hikaru Ichijyo flew to South Ataria Island at the invitation of Roy Focker for the launch ceremony of the Macross. Hikaru showed up his old mentor by interrupting a flight demonstration of the new VF-1 Valkyrie. When the alien Zentradi attacked the island, Roy had Hikaru and Lynn Minmay taken to a hangar on the Macross where the Fan Racer was stowed. Not wanting to stay on the Macross, Hikaru and Minmay left the ship and attempted to fly back to South Ataria Island. However, their departure coincided with a risky atmospheric fold operation performed by the Macross. As a result, the Macross, the Fan Racer and South Ataria Island de-folded in space near Pluto. Although not designed for space use, Hikaru was able to use the Fan Racer’s remaining thrust to return to the Macross, but the plane was damaged beyond repair in a crash landing.

Pilot: Hikaru Ichijyo
First appearance: Super Dimension Fortress Macross


Underside view

Macross Info

Noboru Ishiguro

Hiroshi Ohnogi
Shoji Kawamori
Noboru Ishiguro
Sukehiro Tomita
Kenichi Matsuzaki

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Kazutaka Miyatake

Character Designer:
Haruhiko Mikimoto

Musical Composer:
Kentaroh Haneda

36 episodes

Japan 10.03.1982 – 06.26.1983


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