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VF-25S Battroid mode


VF-25S GERWALK mode


VF-25S Fighter mode


VF-25S Fighter profile schematic


VF-25S Fighter dorsal schematic


Color Code Transformation Guide


GU-17A Gun Pod


AK/VF-M9 Assault Knife

VF-25S 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)
Dimensions:
  • 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: 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
    Performance:
  • 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); enhanced communication systems and on-board AI equipped with battle tactic command programs for assistance
    - Armament -
    Guns:
  • 4 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 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)
  • 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-25S Messiah is a variant of the VF-25 Messiah designed for team leaders built with enhancements to every system. The improvements to the VF-25S include enhanced engine output. There is also an assistance program for battalion and squadron commanders.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Frontier, Episode 1
    Pilot(s): Ozuma Lee
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori, Junya Ishigaki (cockpit)

    Line Art

  • fighter mode multiple views
  • fighter mode top view
  • manipulators and rear veiw GERWALK and Battroid
  • transformation collage from Macross F Trailer (thanks Vic Mancini of Macross World forums)
  • physical dimensions diagram

  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
    Images From - Macross Chronicle and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist