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QF-4000 Ghost Fighter (NUNS Type)

General Galaxy QF-4000 (AIF-7S) Ghost Fighter (New UN Spacy Type)

Technical Data

Equipment Type: general purpose unmanned aerial vehicle
Government: New United Nations Spacy
Manufacturer: General Galaxy
Cost: manufacture and maintenance costs are said to be 1/3 of the VF-171 Nightmare Plus
Introduction: 2044
Operational Deployment: 2045 (mass production)
Accommodation: none (AI controlled)
Dimensions: 9.85 meters long
Mass: 5.70 metric tons
Power Plant: two Shinnakasu/P&W/Roice FF-2038A thermonuclear reaction engines
Propulsion: 55,000 kg x 2 (539.55 kN x 2); many x high-maneuverability vernier thrusters
Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 19.30
Performance: at 10,000 m Mach 5.0+, maximum speed due to heat-resistance limit of the fuselage (capable of attaining satellite orbit over an Earth-class planet)
Maximum Airframe Design Load: 24.5G
Design Features: NEC/L.A.I. SA/A-2045 FCS2 artificial intelligence and fire control system (hierarchical programming/self-learning type); fold communication guidance system (links with RVF-25 Messiah); active stealth system; 1 x dorsal mounted forward-looking main sensor; 1 x ventral mounted forward-looking small sensor; integrated monitor systems and central computers located in the nose; folding canard wings, main wings, and ventral fins for storage; option of reconnaissance packs; fins on dorsal engine pods are used for mobility and heat exhaustion; comprehensive optical sensor system mounted above nose
- Armament -
  • 2 x RÖV-25 25mm beam machine guns (mounted left/right of forward fuselage)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 2 x built-in micro-missile launchers (large amounts of missiles can be stored inside the airframe)
  • 2 x multi-purpose missile launchers (large amounts of missiles can be stored inside the airframe)
  • 4 x underside fuselage hard points (can be equipped with large-sized anti-ship reaction warhead missiles)
  • Optional Equipment:
  • 1 x fold booster

  • Description and History

    The QF-4000 (AIF-7S) Ghost is the current unmanned aerial combat vehicle utilized by the New U.N. Spacy and other agencies such as the Strategic Military Services. Based upon the X-9 Ghost built in 2040, the prototype QF-4000 (AIF-7S) Ghost took first flight in 2044 at New Edwards Test Center on Planet Eden. The QF-4000 (AIF-7S) Ghost began mass production in 2045 and was deployed to support the VF-171 Nightmare Plus variable fighter/bombers. The QF-4000 (AIF-7S) Ghost features high-maneuverability compared to the VF-171 Nightmare Plus and since the QF-4000 (AIF-7S) is unmanned, the lack of life-support and manned-maneuvering systems results in a much lighter airframe. In combat, the QF-4000 (AIF-7S) Ghost is typically remote operated via fold communication link to a mother ship or electronic warfare craft such as the RVF-25 Messiah. The NEC/L.A.I. built SA/A-2045 FCS2 computer of the QF-4000 (AIF-7S) Ghost operates airframe control and attack sequences while the mother ship or electronic warfare craft provides simple instructions and attack authorization. In the event that guidance from the mother ship or electronic warfare craft is severed, the Ghost will operate in combat via prior programmed instructions.

    The QF-4000 (AIF-7S) Ghost is limited in maneuverability only by the airframe itself and performs beyond what is possible for most human-piloted mecha, including effectively fighting in formations with fellow Ghost craft. However, the QF-4000 (AIF-7S) Ghost is vulnerable to ECM and if the integrated sensors are blocked, the craft is at a great disadvantage to adapt to new situations. Nonetheless, as both easy and inexpensive to build, many immigration fleets choose to deploy the QF-4000 (AIF-7S) Ghost as the primary aerospace force.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Frontier, Episode 1
    Pilot(s): (unmanned craft)
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • QF-4000 (AIF-7S) Ghost art
  • QF-4000 (AIF-7S) Ghost line art
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Chronicle and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist