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VA-1SS Metal Siren

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General and Technical Data

Model number: VA-1SS
Code name: Metal Siren
Unit type: variable attack fighter
Manufacturer: unknown
Operator: U.N. Spacy
Rollout: AD 2092
First deployment: AD 2092
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 13.5 meters (Battroid mode)
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: 2 x Tachikahoff thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 2 x rear dorsal thruster pod; many x leg and wing thruster
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x semi-fixed anti-aircraft laser cannon, mounted on hips in Battroid/Gundroid modes; 2 x gun pod, mounted under wings in Fighter mode, hand-carried in Battroid/Gundroid modes; plasma spear, mounted on right forearm in Battroid/Gundroid/GERWALK modes and under nose in Fighter mode; many x missile launcher, location unknown
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The VA-1SS Metal Siren was a state-of-the-art variable fighter deployed by U.N. Spacy during the Mardook War in 2092. Compared to the three-mode transformation that was standard in other variable fighters, the Metal Siren featured a fourth, the space combat form known as Gundroid. The Metal Siren’s armaments included two anti-aircraft laser cannons, two gun pods, two beam cannons, missile launchers and a plasma spear (which mounted on the nose in Fighter mode). The Metal Siren was used by ace pilot Nexx Gilbert during the desperate final battle against the Mardook, an alien species that used brainwashed Zentradi as soldiers and intended to eradicate Earth.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Nexx Gilbert
First appearance: Super Dimension Fortress Macross II: Lovers, Again
Original mechanical designer(s): Junichi Akutsu, Kazumi Fujita, Koichi Ohata, Atsushi Okuda

Lineart

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Macross II Info


Director(s):
Kenichi Yatagai
Ken’ichi Yatsuya

Writer(s):
Sukehiro Tomita
Manabu Nakamura
Eitakeshi Arii

Mechanical Designer(s):
Junichi Akutsu
Koichi Ohata
Kazumi Fujita
Atsushi Okuda

Character Designer:
Haruhiko Mikimoto

Musical Composer:
Shiro Sagisu

Video Release:
Japan 05.21.1992 – 11.21.1992
U.S. 10.28.1992 – 02.10.1993

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