Macross Compendium

Vanguard Frigate

Government: Varauta
Ship Type: Frigates

Displacement, tons: 1,500 operational; 1,020 empty
Dimensions, metres: 168
Vehicles: 2 variable fighters (max 3)
Missiles: 2 clusters of 12-missile small high maneuverability missile launchers.
Guns: High-angle beam guns (6 medium-bore and small-bore).
Maximum instantaneous acceleration during combat: 2.0 G+

Countermeasures: Shipborne pin-point barrier system, super-long-distance enemy detection system, anti-detection system

Program: This ship is the most mass-produced standard small warship in the Varauta forces. Its reliability is due to its balance of maneuverability, armor, and weaponry. Since it is thought to be a new design capable of missions for small vessels, it is assigned to vanguard, enemy detection, armed reconnaissance, defense, and various other missions.

Debut: Macross 7
Designer: Kazutaka Miyatake
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