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VF-17S Heavy Battroid equipped with Super Packs
VF-17S Fighter equipped with Super Packs
MC-17A 40mm Folding Stealth Gun Pod
Fold Booster (Macross 7 Colors)
General Galaxy VF-17S Super Nightmare|
Equipment Type: UNS special operations variable fighter and heavy battroid
Unofficial codename: Stealth Valkyrie
Government: U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: General Galaxy
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: space metal frame, energy converting armor
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 Super Pack Boosters (thruster output unknown); 2 x horizontal two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzles; 30+ x P&W HMM-6B high-maneuverability vernier thrusters (mounted in triple clusters).
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 adaptor (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)
Additional Armament (Super Packs):
2 x ventral Super Pack micro-missile pods (mounted ventral underwing, lower legs in GERWALK/Battroid modes) with approximately 22 x micro missiles.
2 x dorsal Super Pack pulse laser guns (mounted dorsal overwing, on back with forward telescoping/rotating barrels in Battroid mode).
The VF-17 Nightmare, primarily designed as a space fighter, features most of the power and weaponry for extended space operations without the need for special hardware. In those rare cases the VF-17 requires deployment with a heavier weapons load, the Super Pack system is designed to augment the variable fighter with even more firepower. Four Super Packs are mounted on the Nightmare featuring two pulse laser guns and two micro-missile launchers. In addition, the two boosters are built into the pulse laser packs, providing more thrust to compensate for the additional weight of the Super Pack system. The ventral micro-missile packs are mounted under the wings in fighter mode and feature two swivel latches that rotate the packs onto the ventral fuselage during transformation, mounting the packs upon the outer side of the legs in Battroid mode. The Super Pack is an effective if rarely deployed hardware system, typically used only for special operations as the passive stealth of the VF-17 is undermined when equipped with Super Packs.
Debut: Macross 7, Episode 44
Pilot(s): Gamlin Kizaki
Other appearances: Macross 7
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori
Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books.
C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist.