It was introduced in the first series Choujikuu Yousai Macross from 1982.
Variable fighters were renamed Varitechs in the ROBOTECH American adaptation of Macross.
Some known variable fighters
- VF-1 - First variable fighter EVER depicted in an anime show
- SDP-1 Stampede Valkyrie
- VF-2SS - Designed by Oohata Kouichi