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VF-11MAXL Custom with Sound and Fold Boosters
VF-11MAXL Thunderbolt Custom "Sound and Fold 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)
  • Additional Equipment:
  • 1 x Fold Booster (mounted atop Sound Booster dorsal fuselage)

  • Description and History

    Pursuing Basara to the planet Veil, Mylene and the rest of Sound Force made use of fold boosters to travel to the far away planet without the assistance of the Macross 7 fleet.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross 7 The Galaxy Is Calling Me
    Pilot(s): Mylene Flare Jenius
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • fighter mode (with sound and fold booster) front view
  • fighter mode (with sound and fold booster) ventral view
  • fold booster and strut details
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist