The Az-130 Panzerzorene is another Varauta-built variable fighter designed after obtaining U.N.S. technology. When U.N. Spacy investigated the fourth planet of the Varauta system and fell victim to the Protodeviln, the U.N.S. VA-14 variable fighters were taken by the Varauta and redesigned for their needs.
Technology & Combat CharacteristicsEdit
Like all adapted Varauta fighters the Az-130 is a heavy variable vehicle armed with five fixed weapons, two gun pods and six missile launchers. When deployed together the Az-130 can launch devastating attacks firing dozens of missiles each to launch massive fusillades against the enemy. The Panzerzorene is also equipped with a spiritia absorption beam mounted on the right side of the head unit in Battroid mode. The heavy firepower and strong armor of the Panzerzorene is a significant advantage for the variable fighter when in battle against lighter enemy units. However, as a larger variable vehicle some 15 metric tons in weight the Az-130 is slower to accelerate and less maneuverable the UNS variable fighters.
- Standard external multipurpose gun pods with sensor x 2
- Fixed 35-mm cannons x 2
- Fixed three-barreled beam guns x 2
- Fixed rear laser gun placement
- Spiritia absorption beam
The Az-130A standard model variable fighter entered service later in the Protodeviln War along side the FBz-99 Saubergeran in November 2045. The Az-130 squadrons were operated by captured Zentradi pilots from the Macross 5 fleet and forced to fight under the mind control technology of the Protodeviln.