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YF-25 Battroid mode

YF-25 GERWALK mode

YF-29 Fighter mode

GU-17A Gun Pod

AK/VF-M9 Assault Knife

YF-25 Prophecy

Technical Data

Equipment Type: variable fighter
Government: Strategic Military Services (SMS)
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industries / L.A.I.
Introduction: unknown
Operational Deployment: 2058
Accommodation: pilot plus passenger (with EX Gear)
  • 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 8.325 metric tons; standard operating weight with SPS-25P/MF25 Paladin Pack 24.533 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; two SPS-25P/MF25 Paladin Pack 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
    Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 39.67
  • 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); head turret is composed of two or more sensors and cameras (which can gather and collect data and images through multiple ways); asymmetrical antennas on head turret; remote unmanned aerial combat vehicle control; SPS-25P/MF25 Paladin Pack with energy capacitor built into chest armor achieving the same defensive capability as a heavy Battroid with immense electrical power, the energy converting armor is laminated into the area where the energy condenser is built-in making it possible to dogfight with a Vajra
    - Armament -
  • 1 x fixed Mauler RÖV-217C coaxial 12.7mm beam gun (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 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
  • Optional Armament:
  • SPS-25P/MF25 Paladin Pack Super FAST pack system (includes 2 x armored intake units, 2 x armor units for main manipulator, 2 x engine block armored units, groin/hip armor); 1 x Ka-Bar OTEC BL/VF-X1 Blaze Lance (the energy converting armor material surface can be covered by a pin-point barrier)
  • 42+ Paladin 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)
  • 1 x Howard GU-17V loaded with MDE warhead specification for anti-Vajra combat
  • paladin pack micro-missile warheads can be refit with anti-Vajra MDE warhead specification

  • Description and History

    The new generation of variable fighters began with the YF-24 prototype jointly developed by Shinsei Industries and General Galaxy. After the YF-24 was cancelled Shinsei Industries pursued a new prototype based on the original YF-24 called the YF-24 Evolution as the successor to the VF-19 Excalibur. The YF-24 Evolution was eventually completed and plans provided to the many Fleets and Colonies that are a part of the New Unity Government . On the Macross Frontier fleet the state-of-the-art YF-25 Prophecy was created under leadership of L.A.I. as an initially unarmed testing machine using design data of the YF-24 Evolution. Additionally the YF-25 also tested the EX-Gear control system, with two units installed for both the pilot and co-pilot. A distinctive head unit features a compound sensor unit which analyzes collected imaged data from multiple sources. The YF-25 can also perform remote control of unmanned aerospace combat vehicles in a similar manner to the function of the descendent RVF-25 Messiah variant.

    Only a small number of YF-25 Prophecy craft were manufactured before building and deploying the VF-25 Messiah into the Strategic Military Services (S.M.S.) for actual combat-use trials. Several sets were produced for the control test of the transformation system and for performance tests. As of 2058 a prediction of a possible invasion by the heavily armored creatures known as the "Vajra" prompted development of the SPS-25P/MF25 Paladin Pack for Heavy Armored Assault. The Paladin Pack was produced on an experimental basis in developing effective soldier equipment. Included in the Paladin Pack is a large lance for hand-to-hand combat, which deploys a Pin-point Barrier around the weapon for enhanced striking performance.

    Strategic Military Services (S.M.S.) Apollo platoon pilot Chelsea Scarlett operated a YF-25 Prophecy in 2058, roughly a year after the YF-25's first flight (previously piloted by Angers 672). When conflict began with the Anti-U.N. organization "FASCES", Chelsea Scarlett piloted the Prophecy in battle. The excellent electronic warfare capabilities of the Prophecy allowed Chelsea Scarlett to hack the super high-maneuverability missiles of the FASCES forces Queadluun-Alma. Eventually the YF-25 Prophecy fought in the decisive battle of the FASCES conflict.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Frontier The Movie: Itsuwari no Utahime (The False Songstress)
    Pilot(s): Chelsea Scarlett, Angers 672, Leon Sakaki
    Other appearances: Macross the Ride (Macross R); Macross 30: Voices Across the Galaxy
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • YF-25 Prophecy art

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