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VF-11MAXL Custom with Sound Boosters

VF-11MAXL Custom with Sound Boosters (Open)

Sound Booster Unit 2
VF-11MAXL Thunderbolt Custom "Sound Booster"

Technical Data

Equipment Type: UNS/UNSAF main variable fighter
Government: U.N. Spacy, U.N. Space Air Force
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Introduction: 2045
Operational Deployment: 2045
Accommodation: pilot only in Marty & Beck Mk11 ejection seat (entire canopy ejectable as an emergency escape pod)
  • Battroid Mode: height 11.24 meters
  • Fighter Mode: wingspan 11.2 meters; height 3.49 meters; length 15.48 meters
  • GERWALK Mode: wingspan 11.2 meters
  • Mass: empty 7.9 metric tons; sound booster 6.25 metric tons
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor
    Power Plant: two Shinsei Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2099A Custom thermonuclear reaction turbine engines
    Propulsion: 41,500 kg [x g] x 2 (407.12 kN x 2); 2 x vertical two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzles; 2 x dorsal auxiliary thruster pods; many x P&W HMM-7Y high-maneuverability vernier thrusters
  • Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 4.1+; at 30,000+ m Mach 22.0+; max rate of climb at S/L 44,500 meters/minute
  • g limit: +27.0/- 16.0
    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 4.1+ 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; guitar sound stick control mounted on gimbal-and-joint system with throttle and options control slider for HOTAS; 2 x head-turret-mounted antennae; standard Sound Energy Conversion seat; high performance audio system and speaker system (mounted nose in Fighter/GERWALK, front torso in Battroid); lightup projector system (mounted nose in Fighter/GERWALK, front torso in Battroid; 2 x sound energy converters and 2 x sound aura amplification systems
    - Armament -
  • 1 x Sound Booster Unit 2, with hybrid sensors (mounted dorsal fuselage/rear torso in Fighter and Battroid modes)
  • 2 x fixed laser cannons, for emergency use only
  • 1 x speaker-pod-shooting launcher pod featuring sensor, foregrip and stock magazine (mounted ventral fuselage in Fighter mode or in manipulator in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • 1 x fixed fighter-carried pin-point barrier system
  • 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 internal micro-missile launchers with many x Little Rock micro-missiles (mounted on forward dorsal engine nacelles, with exit ports)
  • 2 x internal missile launchers with 12 x Little Rock micro-missiles (mounted in engines/lower legs, with bay doors)
  • chaff and flare dispenser system (mounted within either engine section)

  • Description and History

    Mylene Flare Jenius piloted the VF-11MAXL Custom with a similar colored sound booster designated Unit 2. Like Unit 1, the sound booster unit 2 is capable of independent flight and docking with the VF-11MAXL Custom in combat. A set of three ports allow docking with the rear torso of the VF-11MAXL battroid mode and two dorsal sound projector sections can open when activated. While Mylene can produce a considerable amount of sound energy herself, her abilities are best put to use when she sings in concert with Nekki Basara and fellow band mates Ray Lovelock and Veffidas Feaze. Unit 2 is then linked with Unit 1 and Unit 3 to maximize the sound energy and project it upon Protodeviln Units.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross 7, Episode 28
    Pilot(s): Mylene Flare Jenius
    Other appearances: Macross 7 The Galaxy is Calling Me
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • battroid mode (with sound booster) rear view
  • battroid mode (with sound booster, open configuration) rear view
  • sound booster multiple views
  • sound booster attachment machinery details
  • cockpit (battroid mode, with Sound Energy Converter seat)
  • cockpit (fighter mode, with Sound Energy Converter seat)
  • sound energy harness details
  • sound energy seat details (Mylene Flare Jenius shown)
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist