I have seen this anime on a VHS somewhere in the middle 90s. I've only watched a few minutes into it (probably just an opening), and the few details that I remember are:
- A spaceship, not too big, probably a single-pilot fighter, with a streamlined design and a small forward-swept winglet protruding from its underside (like a hook of a trencher machine); the ship probably had a greenish tint (though it could be a VHS color artifact);
- The pilot was a long-haired girl; her design was probably typical for that era (at least, I can't remember anything particular about her, except for the serious face expression); she was beautiful, that's for sure;
- There also was another ship (no winglet) with a female pilot, but I'm not completely sure about that;
- I don't remember anything important happening during those minutes (no dogfights etc.)
- I don't remember anything "European" or "Victorian" in the design of ships and pilots (as opposed to popular space operas of the 80s); even if there was any, it was subtle;
- I don't remember any other characters, ships, or locations from those few minutes;
- Overall, it seems like it was a serious title, not a comedy.
I am definitely not an expert in the retro-space-opera department, so it could easily be something totally mainstream. Since it was on a bootleg VHS, it could be an OVA, a full-length movie, or a TV episode.
UPD. The winglet was small, compared to the craft dimensions (see the trencher machine proportions). Overall, the craft design was rather streamlined. It didn't look like a "many pieces held together" thing (in terms of the game FTL: more of the Stealth cruiser than Engi or Lanius one).