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RVF-171 Battroid mode
RVF-171 Fighter mode
RVF-171 Nightmare Plus|
Equipment Type: reconnaissance heavy variable fighter/bomber and heavy combat battroid
Government: New United Nations Spacy
Manufacturer: General Galaxy.
Operational Deployment: unknown.
Accommodation: pilot only (in EX-Gear accomodating cockpit)
Fighter Mode: length 15.65 meters.
Mass: with radome and antenna, unknown (VF-171 empty weight 12.15 metric tons)
Structure: SWAG/RA155 SWAG energy conversion armor system
Power Plant: two Shinnakasu/P&W/Royce FF-2110A thermonuclear turbine engine (initial type).
Propulsion: 2 x 445.9 kN (maximum thrust in space).
Fighter Mode: cruising speed standard in atmosphere at 10,000m Mach 3.5+; max cruising speed at 30,000+ m Mach 21+.
g limit: unknown
Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; variable setting EPM (Electronic Protective Measures); ASS/PS 155 3rd-generation active stealth system (same grade as VF-19 Excalibur); flare and chaff dispenser system; extended nose and trailing edge on main wing compared to VF-17; increased canopy field-of-view and redesigned leg improves aerodynamic characteristics beyond VF-17 Nightmare; active stealth ability improved due to more interception missions; option of radome (RVF-171); option of armor parts (VF-171EX); two fold boosters can be equipped for long-range reconnaissance (RVF-171); Aegis pack AP-SF-01+ and Ghost guidance system (RVF-171EX).
- Armament -
2 x Mauler REB-22 beam cannons
2 x Erikon AAB-7B beam cannons
1 x Howard GU-14B gun pod OR 1 x General Galaxy MC-17C gun pod (mounted in ventral fuselage in Fighter/GERWALK mode, used in arm manipulator in Heavy Battroid mode)
1 x pin-point barrier system
Bombs & Missiles:
2 x Bifors BML-02S micro-missile launchers (mounted in main fuselage near the wing root in Fighter mode, on top shoulders in Battroid mode)
6 x under-wing hard points for additional armaments and missile pods; capable of mounting 2 x reaction missiles
ordnance container loading system located in engine nacelle unit
1 x SSL-9B Dragunov Semi/Fully-Automatic Anti-Armor Sniper Rifle with electromagnetic rails, 8 x target assisting balancers, built-in optical scope and SP-55X 55mm ultra-high-speed armor-piercing ammunition; includes standard 12+1 round magazine (optional 35 round drum magazine) of ultra-hard-metal jacketed ultra-dense alloy bullets, located on the underside near cooling fins.
AAS-171 EX armored pack available for team leaders; energy converting armored protector mounted on leg sections
1 x AVPAGC/MEDC30-EX-A 30mm Quantum Beam Gun (with MDE anti-gravity particle beam).
1 x large dorsal-mounted radome
1 x ventral-mounted antenna
A reconnaissance version of the VF-171 with equipment improvements, a cockpit for accomodating EX-Gear, enhanced engines and MDE armaments. Features a rotating radome and other ELINT equipment.
Debut: Macross Frontier, Episode 22
Pilot(s): Luca Angeloni.
Other appearances: none.
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori
Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
Images From - Macross Chronicle and other macross books
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