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VA-3C Invader Custom

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General and Technical Data

Model number: VA-3C
Code name: Invader Custom
Unit type: mass production variable attack craft
Manufacturer: Northrom Grumman
Operator: pirates/smugglers
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit
Dimensions: overall length 18.73 meters (Attacker mode)
Weight: empty 13.28 metric tons; max gross unknown
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: 2 x Shinnakasu/P&W/Roice FF-2020A thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 2 x 22,000 kg (2 x 215.82 kN); 2 x vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) nozzle; many x P&W HMM-3A high maneuverability vernier thruster
Performance: Attacker mode: standard level atmospheric speed at 10,000 meters: Mach 2.2+, maximum level atmospheric speed at 30,000+ meters: unknown
Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 3.31
Equipment and design features: compound sensor, mounted in head, range unknown; vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL); fire control system (FCS); 2 x propellant tank, mounted below air intakes; 3 x hardpoint, can mount fold booster or 2 x rocket booster; underwing tank, mounted on port pontoon in Attacker mode; 2 x rocket booster, mounted on back in Attacker mode
Fixed armaments: 2 x fixed pulse laser gun, mounted on forward pontoons in Attacker mode; multi-purpose Gatling gun pod, features harpoon-firing mechanism, mounted under right wing in Fighter mode, hand-carried in Attacker mode; 2 x fixed micro-missile pod, mounted in forward pontoons in Attacker mode; 6 x high-maneuver missile, location unknown; 12 x micro-missile, location unknown
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The VA-3C Invader Custom was a variation of the civilian use VA-3C Invader manufactured by Northrom Grumman. The Invader Custom was used by galactic whale poachers near planet Zola and was customized for that task. It was equipped with additional propellant tanks and rocket boosters. Its main armament was a Gatling gun pod that mounted harpoons, but it was also equipped with various micro-missile and high-maneuver missile launchers.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Liza Hoyly
First appearance: Macross Dynamite 7
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori
Note: Based on the A-9B Invader from Air Cavalry Chronicles.

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Macross Dynamite 7 Info


Director:
Tetsuro Amino

Writer:
Sukehiro Tomita

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Kazutaka Miyatake

Character Designer:
Haruhiko Mikimoto

Musical Composer:
Fire Bomber

Video Release:
Japan 12.18.1997 – 08.25.1998

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