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VF-5000G Battroid Super Booster (Zolan Colors)

VF-5000G (variant Head Unit)

VF-5000G Fighter Super Booster (Zolan Colors)

Shock Gun Pod (Zolan Force Colors)

Shinsei Industry VF-5000G Star Mirage Super Booster

Technical Data

Equipment Type: UNS general-purpose lightweight air superiority variable fighter
Government: U.N. Spacy, Zola Military (Galactic Whale patrol unit)
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Introduction: 2018
Operational Deployment: 2020
Accommodation: pilot only
  • Fighter Mode: length 14.03 meters
  • Mass: empty 8.3 metric tons; booster and super part weight unknown
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor
    Power Plant: two Shinsei/P&W/Roice FF-2015RB thermonuclear reaction turbine engines
    Propulsion: 12,500 kg [x g] x 2 (122.63 kN x 2); 1 x space/atmospheric booster (thruster output unknown); 2 x vertical two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzles; many x P&W HMM-3A high-thrust vernier thrusters
  • Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 2.85; at 30,000+ m Mach 4.73+
  • g limit: unknown
    Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; blended wing body; holographic HUD on canopy; variable geometry sweep (VG) wing; vertical Take-off and landing (VTOL); single-axis thrust vectoring; retractable canopy cover (for Battroid mode); space/atmospheric booster and super part weaponry system
    - Armament -
  • 1 x fixed rear anti-aircraft pulse laser cannon (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
  • 1 x standard external shock gun pod (mounted ventral fuselage in Fighter mode, in arm manipulator for GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 4 x internal micro-missile launchers (two launchers mounted in the center ventral fuselage/each lower arm in Fighter/Battroid modes; two launchers mounted on engines/lower legs in Fighter/Battroid modes)
  • space/atmospheric booster pack and weaponry system with 2 x micro-missile launchers mounted on engine/lowers legs and 2 x missile launchers with shock ordnance in dorsal booster

  • Description and History

    The Super variant of the VF-5000 mirage features the addition of two distinct hardware packages like most variable fighters with super parts. The most noticeable addition is the space/atmospheric-escape ramjet booster pack system mounted via two pylons upon the dorsal section of the fuselage. The booster is a ramjet/rocket hybrid engine with a propellant tank and two forward ordnance ports for the two micro-missile launchers. The VF-5000 is further enhanced with two leg/engine-pod-mounted conformal propellant tanks with numerous additional vernier thrusters. The Super Booster set allows the VF-5000 the ability to launch from the surface of a planet and into orbit. The additional weapons and propellant increases the operational capabilities of the VF-5000 for extended sorties in space. Liza Hoyly, a native of Zola, piloted a VF-5000 Super Booster during her service in the Zolan Galactic Whale Patrol unit.

    NOTE: The VF-5000's designation was inspired by the Dassault Mirage 2000. Studio HalfEye titled its model the "Star Mirage," although Shoji Kawamori had indicated such a designation was only a nickname. The name "Star Mirage" has since been published in the book Shoji Kawamori's Macross Design Works (2001) and the Macross Chronicle (2009).

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Dynamite 7, Episode 1 (variant Head Unit, Episode 2)
    Pilot(s): Liza Hoyly
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • battroid mode (with Super Parts/Booster) rear view
  • battroid mode, variant head unit (with Super Parts/Booster) rear view and head unit detail
  • fighter mode (with Super Parts/Booster) multiple views
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist