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VF-25G Battroid mode


VF-25G Fighter mode

SSL-9B Dragunov Sniper Rifle (balancers shown)

SSL-9B Dragunov Sniper Rifle (rear view)

AK/VF-M9 Assault Knife

VF-25G Messiah

Technical Data

Equipment Type: variable fighter
Government: Strategic Military Services (SMS)
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry/Macross Frontier Arsenal Original Development/L.A.I.
Introduction: unknown
Operational Deployment: 2059
Accommodation: pilot only (deployable auxiliary seat for passenger)
  • Battroid Mode: height 15.59 meters (includes beam gun); 14.53 meters (without beam gun)
  • Fighter Mode: wingspan 15.5 meters (fully extended); height 4.03 meters; length 18.72 meters
  • GERWALK Mode: unknown
    Mass: empty 8.45 metric tons
    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); many x P&W HMM-9 High maneuverability thrusters
    Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 39.09
  • 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); hook and cable anchoring system; head turret mono-eye adjusted for sniping; FCF-21b FCS precision fire-control booster located in front avionics bay
    - Armament -
  • 1 x fixed Mauler RÖV-127C coaxial 12.7mm beam gun (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
  • 1 x SSL-9B Dragunov Semi/Fully-Automatic Anti-Armor Sniper Rifle for long-range precision shooting with electromagnetic rails in the barrel to boost projectile to maximum acceleration, 8 x target assisting balancers that open during firing, built-in optical scope and SP-55X 55mm ultra-high-speed armor-piercing ammunition; accurate to within 10 cm at a firing distance of 20 km (mounted ventral fuselage in Fighter mode, in arm manipulator for GERWALK/Battroid modes); includes standard 12+1 round magazine (optional 35 round drum magazine) located on the underside near cooling fins; muzzle velocity of SP-55X cartridge is 6,200 m/s (SSL-9B's linear driver, in addition to the chemical reaction, can increase muzzle velocity to 7,490 m/s for ultra-long-range firing in space); ultra-hard-metal jacketed ultra-dense alloy bullets can penetrate 300mm-thick GFS-a2 composite armor used by Destroids
  • 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 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
  • 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)

  • Description and History

    The VF-25G is a variant of the standard VF-25 Messiah with an electromagnetic rail sniper gun pod as standard equipment and an enhanced optical package in a specially designed head unit. The head turret mono-eye is adjusted for sniping. The "G" variant Messiah was valued for the capability to field heavy weapons in support of friendly units. During the Anti-Vajra War, heavy fire support units like the VF-25G Messiah were integral to success in battle against the powerful energy converting armor defenses of the Heavy Soldier Vajra.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Frontier, Episode 2
    Pilot(s): Mikhail Buran/Michael Blanc, Sheryl Nome, Klan Klang
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori, Junya Ishigaki (cockpit)

    Line Art

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  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Chronicle and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist