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VF-17T Custom with Sound Boosters
VF-17T Custom with Sound Boosters (Open)
Sound Booster Unit 3
VF-17T Nightmare Custom "Sound Booster"|
Equipment Type: UNS special operations custom variable fighter and heavy battroid
Government: U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: General Galaxy
Operational Deployment: 2045
Accommodation: pilot plus passenger in pressurized canopy featuring seven framed flat-plate windows.
Battroid Mode: height 15.65 meters (top of head)
Fighter Mode: wingspan 14.18 meters; height 3.68 meters; length 16.13 meters
GERWALK Mode: wingspan 14.18 meters
Mass: empty 12.20 metric tons; sound booster 9.20 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 horizontal two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzles; 30+ x P&W HMM-6D high-maneuverability vernier thrusters (mounted in triple clusters).
Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 4.0+; at 30,000+ m Mach 21+; rate of climb at S/L 42,000 meters/minute
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 Battroid mode); passive stealth system; two-dimensional (horizontal) thrust vectoring; keyboard sound stick control mounted on gimbal-and-joint system with throttle and options control slider for HOTAS; sound plate system in passenger seat.
- Armament -
1 x Sound Booster Unit 3, with hybrid sensors (mounted dorsal fuselage/rear torso in Fighter and Battroid modes)
2 x fixed internal laser cannons, for emergency use only
1 x speaker-pod-shooting launcher 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 Battroid mode).
Bombs & Missiles:
4 x internal micro-missile launchers (mounted left/right of dorsal main fuselage with two launcher ports each).
2 x underwing mountings for Gun Pod Gamma (designated Sigma during development) with 1 x pin-point-barrier-penetrator-equipped Speaker Pod Gamma (stowed underwing on VF-17T Nightmare Custom).
1 x Spiritia absorption pod.
Ray Lovelock and Veffidas Feaze operate the VF-17T Custom with a blue and red sound booster designated as Unit 3. Unlike the other sound boosters, Unit 3 is the control booster that can activate and coordinate all three sound booster units. Ray Lovelock attempts to coordinate his fellow band members in battle and often controls all the sound boosters together to maximize the sound energy produced. When 100,000 Chiba units of sound energy is reached, the sound booster can be activated and provide a devastatingly effective assault against the Protodeviln.
Debut: Macross 7, Episode 28
Pilot(s): Ray Lovelock, Veffidas Feaze
Other appearances: Macross 7 The Galaxy is Calling Me.
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.