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VF-171EX Battroid with Super Packs

VF-171EX GERWALK with Super Packs

VF-171EX Fighter with Super Packs

VF-171EX Super Nightmare Plus

Technical Data

Equipment Type: heavy variable fighter/bomber and heavy combat battroid
Government: New United Nations Spacy
Manufacturer: General Galaxy
Introduction: unknown
Operational Deployment: 2059
Accommodation: pilot only (in EX-Gear accommodating cockpit)
  • Fighter Mode: length 15.52 meters
  • Mass: empty 12.95 metric tons
    Structure: SWAG/RA155 SWAG energy conversion armor system (20% improvement in armor strength compared to VF-171)
    Power Plant: two Shinnakasu/P&W/Royce FF-2550F thermonuclear turbine engine
    Propulsion: 2 x 67.5t (maximum thrust in space) (662.18 kN x 2 maximum thrust in space); many x P&W HMM-6B maneuverability verniers; additional booster rocket engines on leg armor parts (output unknown)
  • Fighter Mode: cruising speed standard in atmosphere at 10,000m Mach 4.3+; max cruising speed at 30,000+ m Mach 21+
  • g limit: unknown
    Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; variable setting EPM (Electronic Protective Measures); general performance enhancements in output and avionics with additional equipment stations on the forearms (VF-171EX); EX-Gear adopted officially for the first time by the New UN Forces in VF-171EX (based on data this reduced traditional training period by 30%); VF-171EX uses VF-19 Excalibur FF-2550F engine for improved mobility performance, gaining performance superior to the VF-17 Nightmare and standard VF-171 Nightmare Plus; however, ISC (Inertia Store converter) was not introduced since the basic design of the VF-171 doesn't support it, high maneuverability can not be attained like an ISC-equipped vehicle; output is greatly increased by being equipped with VF-19-class thermonuclear turbine engines; improved maneuverability and strengthened G-resistance due to EX-Gear; L.A.I.-manufactured super fold booster can be mounted on wing hard points; improved ECCM performance and changed enemy-tracking radar AA/AS/SF-06 unified sensor matrix (same type as VF-25 Messiah)
    - Armament -
  • 2 x Bifors AMG-30 30mm Heavy Machine gun (using enhanced armor-piercing ammunition)
  • 2 x Erikon AAB-9A beam cannons
  • 1 x Howard GU-14B custom gatling gun pod stored in the leg OR 1 x Shinsei Industry/L.A.I. Co. Macross Frontier Arsenal AVPAGC/MEDC30-EX-A Anti-Vajra MDE anti-gravity particle cannon / 30mm MDE machine gun matrix (mounted upon starboard dorsal fuselage in Fighter/GERWALK mode, mounted upon right arm in Heavy Battroid mode, possible to be operated hand-held in Battroid)
  • 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 two sets of Bifors AAMM-05D TV/infared/radar-guided medium-range anti-air missile, Sentinal FXA-60A high speed armor-piercing rockets in 6-tube rocket pod and L.A.I./AAMS-02A short range infared-guided high maneuverability anti-air missile triple ejector rack
  • Sentinal AVM-11R anti-carrier-use large anti-ship missiles (equipped with reaction warheads) 4-shot rack mounted (mounted upon port dorsal fuselage in Fighter/GERWALK mode, mounted upon left arm in Heavy Battroid mode; armored missile canister can be used as a shield by expanding pin-point barrier)
  • 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
  • beam gun pod and MDE-specification warheads developed by L.A.I.; gatling gun pod and micro-missile launchers are equipped with MDE-specification warheads

  • Description and History

    The VF-171EX with Super Packs and additional armaments.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Frontier, Episode 22
    Pilot(s): Alto Saotome, Luca Angeloni, Maruyama (subordinate to Alto Saotome, voiced by Kouzou Mito)
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • VF-171EX Super fighter ventral view
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Chronicle and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist