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VF-25F Super Fighter with Super Fold Booster

Super Fold Booster

VF-25F Super Messiah Fold Booster

Technical Data

Equipment Type: variable fighter
Government: Strategic Military Services (SMS)
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry/Macross Frontier Arsenal Original Development/L.A.I.
Introduction: 2057
Operational Deployment: 2059
Accommodation: pilot only (deployable auxiliary seat for passenger)
  • Battroid Mode: height 15.59 meters (includes beam guns); 14.53 meters (without beam guns)
  • Fighter Mode: wingspan 15.5 meters (fully extended); height 4.03 meters; length 18.72 meters
  • GERWALK Mode: unknown
  • Mass: standard operating weight with SPS-25S/MF25 Super Parts 28.0 metric tons (chemical propellant and micro missile pods account for 15 tons of standard operating weight)
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion 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); two super boosters with 4 x Gobishi Heavy industries SLE-7A main booster engines (mounted one per wing) and 1 x Gobishi Heavy Industries SLE-3A sub booster (mounted on rear tail output unknown), total Super Part thruster output 2,940 kN; 10 x Gobishi Heavy Industries SLE-1C high-maneuverability vernier thrusters; many x P&W HMM-9 High maneuverability thrusters
    Thrust-to-weight ratio: (initial standard operating weight) 22.50
  • Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 5.0+, maximum speed due to heat-resistance limit of the fuselage; maximum initial acceleration 15G (boosters + main engines) when fully loaded, acceleration improves as fuel is consumed; instant acceleration approx 30G once missile ordnance exhausted
  • 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)
    - Armament -
  • 2 x fixed Mauler RÖV-127C coaxial 12.7mm beam guns (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
  • 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); the shield is composed of the enhanced energy conversion armor used in the APS-25A/MF25 Armored Pack
  • 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
  • 1 x super fold booster (mounted on dorsal section in Fighter mode)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 6 x underwing hardpoints for anti-ship reaction missiles, fold speakers or other equipment
  • Optional Armament:
  • SPS-25S/MF25 High-maneuverability Super FAST pack system (includes some additional armor)
  • or APS-25A/MF25 Armored pack (deployable in all modes)
  • 1 x Howard GU-17V loaded with MDE warhead specification for anti-Vajra combat
  • 25 mm high-speed machine guns and super pack/full armor micro-missile warheads are later refit with anti-Vajra MDE warhead specification

  • Description and History

    The VF-25F Super Messiah (and other VF-25 variants) were later equipped with a new innovation in fold travel called the Super Fold Booster. A small-scale fold device, it allows a small space vehicle to achieve interstellar travel by displacing the craft through super dimension space. Developed by L.A.I. in 2059, the super fold booster could navigate through hazards like Fold Faults and allowed travel through fold space so fast there was no lag between experienced time and proper time. It was stated the galaxy would effectively become one-tenth the size (in the context of space travel) when super fold boosters became the norm.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Frontier, Episode ?
    Pilot(s): Alto Saotome
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori, Junya Ishigaki (cockpit)

    Line Art

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