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Fz-109A Elgersoln

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General and Technical Data

Model number: Fz-109A
Code name: Elgersoln
Unit type: mass production main variable fighter
Manufacturer: Varauta (based on a design by General Galaxy/Messer)
Operator: Varauta
Rollout: AD 2045
First deployment: AD 2045
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit with escape pod
Dimensions: overall height 17.11 meters (Battroid mode); overall length 20.08 meters (Fighter mode); wingspan 19.97 meters (Fighter mode)
Weight: empty 12.5 metric tons; max gross unknown
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: 2 x thermonuclear turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 2 x 52,500 kg (2 x 515.03 kN); 2 x three-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzle; many x P&W/Daimler HMM-5C high maneuverability vernier thruster
Performance: Fighter mode: maximum level atmospheric speed at 10,000 meters: Mach 4.5+, maximum level atmospheric speed at 30,000+ meters: Mach 21+
Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 8.4
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Spiritia absorption system; vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL)
Fixed armaments: 2 x standard external multipurpose gun pod, features detachable stock magazine, mounted on leg bays in Fighter mode, hand-carried in Battroid/GERWALK modes; fixed rear large-bore blaster, mounted on rear fuselage; 2-barrel fixed rear rapid-fire laser gun, mounted on rear fuselage; 8 x fixed micro-missile launcher, mounted on engine nacelles
Optional hand armaments: 2-part prototype heavy blaster

Technical and Historical Notes

The Fz-109A Elgersoln was the main variable fighter of the Varauta forces during the Protodeviln War of 2045-46. Unbeknownst to U.N. Spacy, the Fz-109A was based on captured U.N. Spacy VF-14 Vampire units. Additionally, the Varauta pilots themselves were U.N. Spacy personnel brainwashed by the Protodeviln. Intended primarily as a space fighter, the Fz-109A featured a cockpit that also functioned as an escape pod. Its armaments included two gun pods, a large-bore blaster, a rapid laser gun, eight micro-missile launchers and an optional prototype heavy blaster. Like other Varauta fighters, the Fz-109A mounted a Spiritia absorption beam that could sap Spiritia life force out of enemy pilots, leaving them alive but comatose. During the Protodeviln War, Spiritia sapping had a devastating effect on the frontline pilots of the Macross 7 emigrant fleet until music-based countermeasures were developed. The Varauta also created a commander type variant, the Fz-109F.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Irane Hayakawa
First appearance: Macross 7
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori
Note: Based on the Fz-109A ErgaZorn 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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