Macross Frontier (マクロスF (フロンティア) Makurosu Furontia) is a Japanese animated science fiction space drama that aired in Japan on MBS from April 4, 2008 to September 26, 2008. It is the third Japanese anime television series set in the Macross universe, notable for combining real life military weaponry and fictional mecha (giant robot) weaponry.
Macross Frontier is the story of a human space colony fleet trying to find a habitable planet near the center of the Milky Way galaxy in the year 2059, 50 years after a space war that nearly wiped out humanity (depicted in the first Macross TV series from 1982 that was adapted as the first generation of Robotech in the USA in 1985) and 51 years after the U.N. Wars (depicted in the Macross Zero prequel OVA from 2002).
The story focuses on three young adults (a famed popstar singer, a private military mecha pilot, and a rising pop singer) and the events that occur around them as the colonization fleet faces a crisis of alien origin when insectoid aliens known as Vajra attack the humans who defend themselves using advanced variable fighter mecha known as valkyries (or veritechs in the original Robotech adaptation).
The anime series was also adapted into 2 separate anime films, Macross Frontier the Movie: The False Songstress released in Japanese theaters in 2009 and Macross Frontier the Movie: The Wings of Goodbye released in 2011.
The following weapons were used in the anime series Macross Frontier:
What appears to be a SIG-Sauer P226 is used by Alto Saotome as his sidearm after he's indoctrinated into the Strategic Military Services, presumable as the PMC's sidearm of choice with Ozme Lee using it as well. Leon Mishima also uses it, albeit animated with a much longer barrel in The Wings of Goodbye movie.
Single Action Army
Sheryl Nome uses a replica Single Action Army with a pink finish and modified to be used via CGI effects in "The False Songstress" movie during her debut concert in the Frontier colony.
Fictional Helical SMG
Brera Sterne uses a fictional helical-type submachine gun in "The Wings of Goodbye" movie when he leads a raid on Macross Frontier's bridge, killing everyone inside. The design appears to be inspired by helical submachine guns such as the Calico SMGs.
EX-GEAR assault rifle
A heavy EX-GEAR assault rifle is used by the SMS and NUNS forces as the standard assault rifle when using EX-GEAR power armor or powered exoskeleton mecha suits.
Heckler & Koch G36
The Heckler & Koch G36 is seen with New United Nations soldiers as their main assault rifle. Note that in the show, it's depicted to have a long barrel, a buttstock with a cheek rest and different ejection port, most likely based on the Truvelo Raptor.
Accuracy International Artic Warfare
An AI Artic Warfare is used by a hired assassin in "Diamond Crevasse" to assassinate President Howard Glass. It has a groove in the stock and it lacks a thumbhole.