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RVF-25 Super Battroid mode
RVF-25 Super GERWALK mode
RVF-25 Super Fighter mode
GU-17A Gun Pod
AK/VF-M9 Assault Knife
RVF-25 Super Messiah|
Equipment Type: variable fighter
Government: Strategic Military Services (SMS)
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry/Macross Frontier Arsenal Original Development/L.A.I.
Operational Deployment: 2059.
Accommodation: pilot plus passenger
Battroid Mode: height 15.59 meters (includes beam guns); 14.53 meters (without beam guns).
Fighter Mode: wingspan 15.5 (fully extended); height 4.03 meters; length 18.72 meters.
GERWALK Mode: unknown.
Mass: empty 8.45 metric tons.
Structure: assumed space metal frame, SWAG energy converting armor
Power Plant: two Shinsei Industry/ P&W/ RR FF-3001A Stage II thermonuclear reaction turbine engines.
Propulsion: 2 x 1,620 kN (maximum thrust in space); 4 x Super Pack Boosters (output unknown); many x P&W HMM-9 High maneuverability thrusters
Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 5.0+, maximum speed due to heat-resistance limit of the fuselage.
Maximum Airframe Design Load: 27.5G at maximum acceleration for 120 seconds
Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; variable geometry wing; boundary layer control (BLC); capable of attaining unassisted orbital velocity over an Earth-class planet; ISC (Inertia Store Converter): Shinsei Industry Macross Frontier Arsenal / LAI Company self-development specification ISC/TO21; active stealth system antennae; chaff/flare/smoke discharger system; thrust reverser equipped with three-dimensional maneuvering nozzles; cockpit designed for EX-Gear equipped pilot; AA/AS/SF-06 integrated radar (mounted in nose); linear actuators (provide faster electromagnetic transformation without contact between moving parts); AP-SF-01+ Aegis Pack Custom with radome and ELINT hardware.
- Armament -
1 x Howard GU-17A new model 5-barrel 58mm gatling gun pod with retractable cover to provide air cooling for the barrels (mounted ventral fuselage in Fighter mode, in arm manipulator for GERWALK/Battroid modes)
1 x standard bulletproof (anti-projectile) shield (mounted center rear dorsal fuselage in Fighter mode, mounted on arm in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
2 x Remington ES-25A 25mm high-speed machine guns
or 2 x Mauler RÖV-25 25mm beam machine guns (mounted left/right of intakes in Fighter/GERWALK mode, on rotating hip mounts in Battroid mode)
1 x Ka-Bar OTEC AK/VF-M9 Assault Knife, 1.65m, super strong material reinforced by pin-point barrier system (mounted under left arm shield block)
1 x pin-point barrier system
Bombs & Missiles:
6 x underwing hardpoints for anti-ship reaction missiles, fold speakers or other equipment.
42+ super pack micro-missiles (estimated count), 2 x Bifors CIMM-3A micro-missile launchers pods (3 exit ports per launcher, mounted in forward main boosters, unknown missile count); 2 x Remmington HMM-5A close-in micro-missile CIWS launcher pod (mounted forward dorsal fuselage in Fighter, over shoulders in Battroid mode, 42 x micro-missiles in two launcher pods)
SPS-25S/MF25 High-maneuverability Super FAST pack system (includes some additional armor).
1 x AP-SF-01+ Aegis Pack Custom with 1 x dorsal radome and 1 x ventral ELINT fin (detects targets via fold waves with a maximum detection range of one light-day in space).
The Super Pack enhanced version of the RVF-25, featuring enhanced electronic warfare capabilities, large-sized radome, and capability to control (via fold wave communication) up to 6 AIF-7S/QF-4000 Ghost fighters (pilot Lucas Angeloni had named his three Ghost fighter Simon, John, Peter).
Debut: Macross Frontier, Episode 6
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 Perfect Memory and other macross books.
C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist.