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VF-11B Battroid Pink Pecker Colors (with Super Parts)

VF-11B Fighter Pink Pecker Colors (with Super Parts)

30 mm Gun Pod (with anti-armor bayonet)
(drawn by Jeff Sorely, colors by C. Wilson)

30 mm Gun Pod (with anti-armor bayonet deployed)
(drawn by Jeff Sorely, colors by C. Wilson)

Super Part Missiles

Shinsei Industry VF-11B Super Thunderbolt "Pink Pecker"

Technical Data

Equipment Type: UNS/UNSAF main variable fighter
Government: U.N. Spacy, U.N. Space Air Force
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Introduction: 2028
Operational Deployment: April 2030
Accommodation: pilot only in Marty & Beck Mk11 ejection seat (entire canopy ejectable as an emergency escape pod)
  • Battroid Mode: height 12.92 meters
  • Fighter Mode: wingspan 11.2 meters; height 3.49 meters; length 15.51 meters
  • GERWALK Mode: wingspan 11.2 meters
  • Mass: empty 9.0 metric tons; with Super Parts estimated 11.2 metric tons
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor
    Power Plant: two Shinsei Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2025G thermonuclear reaction turbine engines.
    Propulsion: 28,500 kg [x g] x 2 (279.59 kN x 2); 2 x vertical two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzles; 2 x dorsal auxiliary thruster pods; many x P&W HMM-5B high-maneuverability vernier thrusters
  • Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 3.5+; at 30,000+ m Mach 8.2; max rate of climb at S/L 28,500 meters/minute
  • g limit: +22.0/- 14.5
    Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; variable geometry sweep (VG) wing; canard forward wing; vertical Take-off and landing (VTOL); supersonic cruise and maneuvering in region of Mach 3.5+ below the stratosphere; two-dimensional thrust vectoring; improved waist joint system; anti-projectile (bulletproof) shield; retractable two-piece canopy cover (for Battroid mode); 4 x special equipment hard point stations for external Shinsei Industry space Super Part units; option of two solid-fuel rocket boosters; option of radome.
    - Armament -
  • 1 x fixed rear anti-aircraft pulse laser gun (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
  • 1 x standard external multipurpose 30 mm 6-barrel gun pod with sensor, foregrip, anti-armor bayonet (on early space models, removed on later gun pods due to high cost) and large barrel magazine (mounted ventral fuselage in Fighter mode, in arm manipulator for GERWALK/Battroid modes); 2 x spare magazines stored underneath shield
  • 1 x standard bulletproof (anti-projectile) shield (mounted center rear dorsal fuselage in Fighter mode, mounted on arm in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 4 x special equipment hard point stations for external space Super Part units for 8 x Hughes HMMM-Mk 6 micro-missile launchers (mounted on dorsal fuselage); 2 x chaff and flare dispensers (mounted in Super Part propellent tank units on engine sections)
  • chaff and flare dispenser system (mounted within either engine section)
  • Optional Armament:
  • Protect Armor System
  • Numerous optional weapons

  • Description and History

    The "Pink Pecker" team was an audaciously named elite unit serving in the UN Spacy during the 2030s. The unit consisted of garish pink colored VF-11B Thunderbolt variable fighters flown by Ray Lovelock, Kinryu and Stephan. The team was close knit, Ray and Stephan in particular were good friends. During a Zentradi attack of Queadluun-Rau units, Ray and Stephan were caught behind enemy lines with few alternatives other than to fight or retreat. Ray decided to attack, ignoring Stephan's attempts to stop him, and tragically Stephan died when his VF-11B was destroyed by the Zentradi forces. Ray survived but was overcome with grief. Feeling personally responsible, Ray retired from the military to console Stephan's girlfriend Akiko while Kinryu moved on to other assignments, thus disbanding the "Pink Pecker" team. The unit would remain in Ray's thoughts throughout his life and when he became involved with Operation M many years later, Ray assumed the code name "Pink".

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross 7, Episode 10
    Pilot(s): Ray Lovelock, Stephan, Kinryu
    Other appearances: Macross 7
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • Battroid mode (with Super Parts) line art
  • Fighter mode (with Super Parts) line art
  • VF-11B Thunderbolt line art
  • 30 mm gun pod details (with anti-armor bayonet)
  • cockpit fighter mode
  • cockpit battroid mode
  • ejectable cockpit pod details
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist