MacrossMecha

News Helicopter

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General and Technical Data

Model number: unknown
Code name: News Helicopter
Unit type: helicopter
Manufacturer: unknown
Operator: civilians
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: unknown
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: 2 x rotary lift engine; tail rotor
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: 2 x camera, mounted under main body; many x antenna, mounted on main body
Fixed armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The News Helicopter was a civilian aircraft owned and operated by a TV station based in City 7 on the Macross 7 emigrant fleet. The News Helicopter’s underside was equipped with multiple cameras, and the top of the aircraft mounted several antennas to transmit its recorded footage. In 2045, the News Helicopter was deployed to report on major incidents in City 7, including Varauta “vampire” attacks.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Macross 7

Lineart

N/A

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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