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RVF-171 Battroid mode

RVF-171 Fighter mode

RVF-171 Nightmare Plus

Technical Data

Equipment Type: reconnaissance heavy variable fighter/bomber and heavy combat battroid
Government: New United Nations Spacy
Manufacturer: General Galaxy.
Introduction: 2046.
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
    Optional Armament:
  • 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).
    Additional Equipment:
  • 1 x large dorsal-mounted radome
  • 1 x ventral-mounted antenna

  • Description and History

    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.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Frontier, Episode 22
    Pilot(s): Luca Angeloni.
    Other appearances: none.
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • none.
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Chronicle and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist