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VF-19 Custom with Sound Booster

VF-19 Custom with Sound Booster (Open)

Sound Booster Unit 1
VF-19 Excalibur Custom "Sound Booster"

Technical Data

Equipment Type: UNAF/UNS main advanced variable fighter
Unofficial codename: Karaoke Ninja, Fire Valkyrie
Government: U.N. Air Force, U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Introduction: 2045
Operational Deployment: 2045
Accommodation: pilot only in pressurized canopy
  • Battroid Mode: height 15.48 meters (without sensor fin)
  • Fighter Mode: wingspan 14.92 meters; height 3.94 meters; length 18.47 meters
  • GERWALK Mode: wingspan 14.92 meters
  • Mass: empty 8.40 metric tons; sound booster 7.8 metric tons
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor, stealth composition
    Power Plant: two Shinnakasu Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2550F thermonuclear turbine engines [previously Shinsei Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2500F]
    Propulsion: 82,500 kg [x g] x 2 (809.33 kN x 2); 2 x rear afterburner intakes encircling engine/lower leg nozzles; 2 x two-dimensional independent vectored thrust nozzles for enhanced V/STOL performance and maneuverability; many x P&W HMM-6R high-maneuverability vernier thrusters (featuring encircling vernier slits around engine/lower leg nozzles
  • Fighter Mode: cruise speed at 10,000 m Mach 5.5+; max cruise speed at 30,000+ m Mach 25+ [(8.5+ km/s)]; max rate of climb at S/L 68,000 meters/minute
  • g limit: +39.5/- 20.0
    Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; variable geometry sweep (VG) wing; canard forward wing; vertical take-off and landing (VTOL); supersonic cruise and maneuvering in region of Mach 5.0+ below the stratosphere; two-dimensional thrust vectoring (independent pivot); capable of attaining unassisted orbital velocity over an Earth-class planet; wrap-around imaging monitor system in cockpit (all modes); anti-projectile (bulletproof) shield; internal weapons bays with medium-range high maneuverability missiles (engine/leg sections); fighter-scale pin-point barrier system (allows for armor simplification and light weight); active stealth system; guitar sound stick control mounted on gimbal-and-joint system with throttle and options control slider for HOTAS; standard Sound Energy Conversion seat; high performance audio system and speaker system (mounted dorsal nacelles/shoulders); lightup projector system (mounted in dorsal nacelles/shoulders; 2 x sound energy converters and 2 x sound aura amplification systems; 3 x special equipment hard point stations for optional 2 x space/atmospheric conformal propellant tanks and optional 1 x space/atmospheric fighter fold booster
    - Armament -
  • 1 x Sound Booster Unit 1, with hybrid sensors (mounted dorsal fuselage/rear torso in Fighter and Battroid modes)
  • 2 x anti-aircraft laser machine guns (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, either side of head turret in Battroid mode)
  • 2 x fixed internal laser cannons, for emergency use only (mounted in both leading wing roots with exit ports)
  • 1 x speaker-pod-shooting launcher pod featuring sensor, foregrip and stock magazine (mounted ventral fuselage in Fighter mode or in manipulator in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • 1 x fixed fighter-carried pin-point barrier system
  • 1 x standard bulletproof (anti-projectile) shield (mounted center rear dorsal fuselage in Fighter mode, mounted on arm in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 2 x internal weapons bays with 12 x medium-range high maneuverability missiles (mounted ventral side fuselage in Fighter mode, lower legs in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • Optional Armament:
  • 1 x 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

    The Protodeviln War of 2045 was fought by the U.N. Spacy largely using conventional methods of warfare, but even before the conflict began there was a secret operation to test the effects of music on any potential enemy. Operation M eventually expanded and with the efforts of Dr. Chiba aboard the Macross 7, sound energy was developed into a science. Mylene Flare Jenius and Nekki Basara were studied by Dr. Chiba in combat and their sound energy was measured in Chiba units. Not long after Dr Chiba developed the Sound Energy System and the Song Energy Converter harness that each member of the band Fire Bomber would wear. Using super dimension energy each member of Fire Bomber would have their song energy waves transmitted through the meridians of their body, into a Song Energy Converter where a wave conversion is performed. The energy is then fed back into the singer and subsequently released. While successful, Dr Chiba had even grander plans for sound energy and created the Sound Boosters. Sound boosters where built for the VF-19 Custom piloted by Nekki Basara, the VF-11MAXL Custom operated by Mylene Jenius and the VF-17T Custom flown by Ray Lovelock and Veffidas Feaze. These Boosters required 100,000 Chiba units to activate and all three boosters could be controlled from unit three, the VF-17T Custom.

    Nekki Basara's VF-19 Custom utilized a red and blue colored sound booster designated Unit 1. The sound booster is capable of independent flight and can be launched separately from the VF-19 Custom. When in the field, the sound booster docks with the VF-19 Custom (in Battroid mode) and connects via several ports on the back of the variable fighter upper torso. The two large booms on the sound booster feature forward facing speakers and the dorsal side of each boom has additional projectors. When the sound boosters are activated, the sound energy is projected at enemy units and has a particularly powerful effect upon Protodevlin. Fire Bomber eventually reached a sound energy of 160,000 Chiba units in combat and not long after Nekki Basara achieved the Sound Flash effect singing along side Mylene Jenius. The sound flash overcame countermeasures mounted on Glavil and was particularly effective in distrupting the Protodevlin.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross 7, Episode 28
    Pilot(s): Nekki Basara
    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
  • sound booster multiple views
  • sound booster attachment machinery details
  • cockpit (battroid mode, with sound energy converter seat)
  • cockpit (fighter mode, with sound energy converter seat)
  • sound energy harness details (Nekki Basara shown)
  • sound energy seat details
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist