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Fan-Made: VF-14 Battroid (Macross 7 P*L*U*S Version)
(drawn by Ridwan Chandra Choa/MeganeRid)
(colors by C. Wilson)



Fan-Made: VF-14 Fighter (Macross 7 P*L*U*S Version)
(drawn by Ridwan Chandra Choa/MeganeRid)
(colors by C. Wilson)



Fan-Made: 35 mm Gun Pod
(drawn by Ridwan Chandra Choa/MeganeRid)
(colors by C. Wilson)



Several VF-14 Vampires in space


Several VF-14 Vampires exploring a planet


Possible VF-14 in Macross Plus

General Galaxy/Messer VF-14 Vampire (Macross 7 P*L*U*S Version)

Technical Data

Equipment Type: main variable heavy fighter attack craft
Government: UN Spacy
Manufacturer: General Galaxy/Messer
Operational Deployment: 2030
Accommodation: pilot only (with armored cover for Battroid mode)
Dimensions:
  • Fighter Mode: overall length 19.58 meters; overall width 15.60 meters
  • Mass: empty 12.6 metric tons
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor
    Power Plant: two Shinnakasu-Daimler FF-2770D thermonuclear reaction engines
    Propulsion: 52,500 kg x 2 (maximum instantaneous thrust in space), (515.0 kN x 2); many x P&W/Daimler HMM-5C high-maneuverability vernier thrusters
    Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 8.33
    Performance:
  • Fighter Mode: standard cruising speed at 10,000 m Mach 3.8+
  • g limit: +35.0 / -20.5
    Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; vertical Take-off and landing (VTOL); armored canopy cover; high maneuverability in space
    - Armament -
    Guns:
  • 1 x 35mm gatling gun pod
  • 2 x Mauler BC-27A medium-bore beam guns (mounted forward in port and starboard nacelles in Fighter mode, left and right shoulders in Battroid mode)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 2 x Bifors AAM-01S built-in missile pods

  • Description and History

    In the era following the launch of the Megaroad-01 in 2012, the UNG decided to abandon the larger, heavier variable vehicles like the VF-4 Lightning III in favor of a move toward lighter and more advanced variable fighters such as the VF-5000 Star Mirage and the VF-11 Thunderbolt. However, development resources and military needs were such that building other variable fighters remained a necessity. Beginning in 2025, General Galaxy/Messer began development of the VF-14 Vampire based on Stonewell Bellcom's VF-4 Lightning III and incorporating Zentradi technology into conventional OverTechnology. First flight took place in 2027 and mass production began in 2028. By 2030, the VF-14 had entered active service and during the peak of deployment the Vampire served as main variable fighter on colonization, survey and other fleets. Though the design has been succeeded by next generation variable fighters, the VF-14 Vampire continues production under license at various colonies and other locations. The VF-14 was a fighter design in the "Nova Project" competition but lost to the VF-11 Thunderbolt as the variable fighter to replace the VF-4 Lightning III as the next main fighter. However, the Vampire was found useful on frontier immigration planets and emigrant fleets because it excelled in cruising performance in space and its airframe was easy to maintain. These factors lead to mass production of the VF-14 Vampire.

    NOTE: It is important to note that the VF-14 Vampire appears as two different canon designs. The VF-14 appearing in Macross 7 PLUS "Spiritia Dreaming" is a rough concept made by Shoji Kawamori. The VF-14 appearing in the Macross M3 video game is considered the official finalized design. A third variable fighter labeled the VA-14 has no line art. Since the VF-14 (Macross 7 PLUS "Spiritia Dreaming") strongly resembles the Fz-109 Elgerzorene it may have helped to distinguish the VF-14 as it was animated in Macross 7 using the term VA-14. Unfortunately, while helpful for classication, it is not the officially sanctioned designation as of this writing (a situation unlikely to change in the future). Therefore, both Shoji Kawamori VF-14 designs will remain designated as the VF-14 and will be distinguished by the production in which they appear (Macross 7 and Macross M3 respectively). Also, an aircraft similar to the Macross 7 P*L*U*S version of the VF-14 Vampire appears in Macross Plus Movie Edition, but creator Shoji Kawamori has not officially identified that craft as the VF-14.

    NOTE: The three drawings presented in this profile are fan-made approximations based upon the original animation and as such, are NOT official designs. The artistic interpretation of the Battroid mode is meant to be an amalgamation of the two versions of the VF-14 Vampire as it appears in both the Macross 7 animation and from Macross M3 video game.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross 7 P*L*U*S (Spiritia Dreaming); line art appears in Bandai B-Club Magazine Issue #124 (March 1996 issue)
    Pilot(s): no notables
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • official original concept line art
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
    Images drawn by fan artist based upon the Macross 7 animation
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist