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FBz-99G Zaubergeran

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General and Technical Data

Model number: FBz-99G
Code name: Zaubergeran
Unit type: variable fighter-bomber
Manufacturer: Varauta (based on a design by Northrom & Grumman/Mikoyan)
Operator: Varauta
Rollout: AD 2045
First deployment: November AD 2045
Accommodation: pilot and optional passenger, in standard cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 22.95 meters (Heavy Battroid mode); overall length 18.18 meters (Fighter-Bomber mode); wingspan 37.81 meters (Fighter-Bomber mode)
Weight: empty 22.6 metric tons; max gross unknown
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: 4 x Shinnakasu/Daimler FF-2200G thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown; 2 x Roice/Daimler FR-60C thermonuclear rocket engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 4 x 52,500 kg (4 x 515.03 kN); 2 x 24,600 kg (2 x 241.33 kN); 2 x vectored exhaust nozzle; many x P&W/Daimler HMM-5C high maneuverability vernier thruster
Performance: Fighter-bomber mode: maximum level atmospheric speed: Mach 3.8+
Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 9.29
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Spiritia absorption system; vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL)
Fixed armaments: 2 x internal pulse gun, mounted under wings; 4 x fixed anti-air beam gun, mounted on dorsal fuselage; Spiritia spark gun, mounted on head; 4 x fixed anti-air beam gun, mounted on dorsal fuselage; 2 x missile launcher, mounted on dorsal fuselage; 2 x fixed rotary missile launcher, mounted on ventral fuselage; 2 x fixed micro-missile launcher, 22 missiles per launcher, mounted on dorsal fuselage
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The FBz-99G Zaubergeran was a variable fighter-bomber used by the Varauta and based on the VAB-2D used by the Macross 5 long-distance emigrant fleet. The FBz-99G’s armaments included two pulse guns, four anti-air beam guns and multiple missile launchers. It also featured six hardpoints for mounting additional weapons. The FBz-99G also carried a Spiritia spark gun that could sap Spiritia life force out of enemy pilots. During the Protodeviln War of 2045-46, the FBz-99G was the unit of choice for the Protodeviln Gavil. Multiple FBz-99G units piloted by Gavil were destroyed in combat by VF-17S Nightmare pilot Gamlin Kizaki, but Gavil always emerged unharmed thanks to his Protodeviln powers.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Gavil
First appearance: Macross 7
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

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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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