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VF-17S Heavy Battroid Mode


VF-17S Fighter Mode

Color Code Transformation Guide

MC-17A 40mm Folding Stealth Gun Pod

MC-17A Gun Pod with Beam Adapter

Spiritia Absorption Pod

MC-17A Gun Pod Beam Adapter (collage)

Internal Micro-Missiles

Fold Booster (Macross 7 Colors)

General Galaxy VF-17S Nightmare

Technical Data

Equipment Type: UNS special operations variable fighter and heavy battroid
Unofficial codename: Stealth Valkyrie
Government: U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: General Galaxy
Introduction: 2035
Operational Deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only in pressurized canopy featuring four framed flat-plate windows.
  • Heavy Battroid Mode: height 15.82 meters (top of head)
  • Fighter Mode: wingspan 14.18 meters; height 3.68 meters; length 15.63 meters
  • GERWALK Mode: wingspan 14.18 meters
  • Mass: empty 11.85 metric tons
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor, strengthened armor in Battroid mode equal to Armored Valkyrie (forearm armor is used instead of a shield)
    Power Plant: two Shinnakasu Heavy Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2100X Custom thermonuclear turbine engines.
    Propulsion: 59,500 kg [x g] x 2 (583.70 kN x 2); 2 x horizontal two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzles; 30+ x P&W HMM-6B high-maneuverability vernier thrusters (mounted in triple clusters).
    Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 10.04
  • Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 4.0+; at 30,000+ m Mach 21+
  • g limit: +33.5/-18.0
    Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; vertical take-off and landing (VTOL); variable geometry sweep (VG) wing (featuring sawtooth delta wing in standard cruising configuration); wrap-around imaging monitor screens (for use in Heavy Battroid mode); passive stealth system; two-dimensional (horizontal) thrust vectoring; VF-17S additional head unit sensor; option of space/atmospheric Super Pack system; option of Fold Booster (mounted on dorsal fuselage); option of external radome (mounted on dorsal fuselage); option of Sound Booster unit.
    - Armament -
  • 4 x fixed anti-aircraft laser gun turrets (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, becomes head turret in Heavy Battroid mode)
  • 2 x fixed small-bore forward laser guns (mounted left/right of cockpit)
  • 2 x fixed medium-bore laser beam guns, each gun featuring one retractable and one traversable opposite-facing barrels (mounted on dorsal section in Fighter mode and in forearm sections in GERWALK/Heavy Battroid modes)
  • 1 x MC-17A 40mm multipurpose seven-barrelled gatling gun pod, featuring retractable handle and fore grip, folding stock, muzzle sensors, and strap (mounted in ventral fuselage in Fighter/GERWALK mode with an exit port and stealth covers, ejectable from lower leg to be used in arm manipulator Heavy Battroid mode); 1 x spare gun pod magazine or 1 x gun pod beam adapter (stored inside lower main fuselage/opposite lower leg section)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 2 x internal micro-missile launchers (mounted left/right of dorsal main fuselage with two launcher ports each)
  • Optional Armament:
  • Internal standard equipment capable of being exchanged for other weapon packs
  • Spiritia Absorption Pod (developed on Macross 7 fleet after Operation Stargazer, 2046 Feburary)
  • Numerous manipulator-held options

  • Description and History

    The VF-17S is a variant to the standard Nightmare variable fighter featuring increased firepower and more powerful engines. It has become accepted practice in the UN Spacy to assign slightly modified variable fighters to team leaders and command officers so the VF-17S was built in line with that operational policy. Featuring a new head unit with one extra sensor installed, firepower is improved with four anti-aircraft laser guns rather than just a single pair of guns. The VF-17S is also designed with two Shinnakasu Heavy Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2100X Custom thermonuclear turbine engines that provide an additional 9,000 kg [x g] of thrust. Diamond Force commander Lt. Kinryu piloted a VF-17S with a yellow highlighted hull while serving aboard the Macross 7 in 2045. Later Gamlin Kizaki would pilot his own VF-17S and City 7 Mayor and veteran ace pilot Milia Fallyna Jenius would fly a custom red VF-17S.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross 7, Episode 1 (gun pod beam adapter, Episode 30)
    Pilot(s): Gamlin Kizaki, Kinryu, Milia Fallyna Jenius
    Other appearances: Macross 7
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • Battroid mode line art
  • Fighter mode line art
  • VF-17S Nightmare high detail line art
  • VF-17 Nightmare line art
  • cockpit details
  • battroid rear torso boosters (multi-view progression)
  • 40mm stealth gatling gun pod details
  • 40mm stealth gatling gun pod storage
  • transformation details (fighter-to-battroid)
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist