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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"

Technical Data

Equipment Type: UNS special operations custom variable fighter and heavy battroid
Government: U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: General Galaxy
Introduction: 2045
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: SWAG energy conversion 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)
  • Optional Armament:
  • 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

  • Description and History

    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.

    Production Notes

    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

    Line Art

  • battroid mode (with sound booster) rear view
  • battroid mode (with sound booster, open configuration) rear view
  • cockpit (with Sound Energy Converter seat) forward view
  • cockpit (with Sound Energy Converter seat) rear view
  • cockpit (with Sound Energy Converter seat) copilot seat
  • sound energy seat and harness details (Ray Lovelock shown)
  • sound energy seat and harness details, copilot (Veffidas Feaze shown)
  • sound booster multiple views
  • sound booster attachment machinery details
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist