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Fz-109F Elgersoln

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General and Technical Data

Model number: Fz-109F
Code name: Elgersoln
Unit type: 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 13.2 metric tons; max gross unknown
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: 2 x Shinnakasu/Daimler FF-2770D thermonuclear 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: Fighter mode: maximum level atmospheric speed at 10,000 meters: Mach 4.5+
Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 8.33
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Spiritia absorption system; vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL)
Fixed armaments: 2 x fixed laser gun, mounted on head; 2 x fixed horn laser gun, mounted on shoulders; 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; 3-barrel fixed rear rapid-fire laser gun, mounted on rear fuselage; 8 x fixed micro-missile launcher, mounted on engine nacelles; 2 x standard medium-scale missile launcher, 8 x missile each, mounted on lower legs
Optional hand armaments: 2-part prototype heavy blaster

Technical and Historical Notes

The Fz-109F Elgersoln was the commander version of the Varauta’s main variable fighter, the Fz-109A. In addition to cosmetic changes, the Fz-109F featured more powerful engines and extra weapons. Compared to the Fz-109A’s armaments, the Fz-109F added an extra barrel to its rear laser gun, plus four extra laser guns and two missile launchers. For the majority of the Protodeviln War of 2045-46, the Varauta forces were commanded by the Protodeviln Gigile, who piloted an Fz-109F.

Miscellaneous Information

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

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Macross 7 Info


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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