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VF-11C Battroid Super Aerospace

VF-11C Fighter Super Aerospace

30 mm Gun Pod

Super Part Micro-Missiles

Shinsei Industry VF-11C Super Thunderbolt Aerospace

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; Aerospace Booster and Super Part weight unknown
    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 Aerospace Boosters (thruster output unknown); 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); enhanced navigational equipment; 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; 2 x chaff and flare dispensers (mounted in Super Part propellent tank units on engine sections)
  • 2 x external atmospheric high-maneuverability Super parts, streamlined for lower air resistance, thrust-vectoring nozzles, air intakes, with 8 x built-in micro-missile launchers (four launchers per booster, mounted on dorsal engine nacelles in Fighter mode) and 2 x armament containers (mounted on engines/lower legs, one weapon shutter hatch in the center of each container and one rear-firing micro-missile launcher in each armament container)
  • Optional Armament:
  • Numerous optional weapons

  • Description and History

    Near the end of the Protodeviln War in 2046, the UN Forces command ordered the Macross 7 fleet to destroy the fourth planet of the Varauta system with reaction weapons. The mission was highly dangerous and involved heavy combat. The VF-11C Thunderbolts taking part in the operation would require added firepower for the battles that would take place around and upon the surface of the Varauta planet. The Space/Atmospheric Super Parts provide increased additional thrust for the VF-11C and a large complement of missile ordnance for heavy combat. The VF-11C can utilize the Super Parts in both space and the atmosphere and are ideal for trans-atmospheric operations. During Operation Stargazer in February 2046, several squadrons of VF-11C Thunderbolts from the Macross 7 fleet took part in combat while equipped with Space/Atmospheric Super Parts.

    NOTE: The internal engine/leg missile bays are not part of the official specifications for the VF-11 Thunderbolt variable fighter and are thus designated semi-canon for purposes of the Macross Mecha Manual. Shoji Kawamori notes the animators working on the Macross 7 episode in which the leg bays first appeared had used a draft design of his that was not originally drawn for Macross 7. However, it should be noted Shoji Kawamori included the internal engine/leg missile bays as part of the official VF-11MAXL variant.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross 7, Episode 44
    Pilot(s): no notables
    Other appearances: Macross 7
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • VF-11C Super Thunderbolt (Aerospace) Battroid line art
  • VF-11C Super Thunderbolt (Aerospace) Fighter line art
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist