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General Galaxy/Messer VF-14 Vampire (Macross M3 Version)

Technical Data

Equipment Type: main variable heavy fighter attack craft
Government: UN Spacy
Manufacturer: General Galaxy/Messer.
Operational Deployment: 2030
Accommodation: pilot only (with armored cover for Battroid mode)
  • Fighter Mode: overall length 19.58 meters; overall width 15.60 meters
  • Mass: empty 12.6 metric tons
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor
    Power Plant: two Shinnakasu-Daimler FF-2770D thermonuclear reaction engines
    Propulsion: 52,500 kg x 2 (maximum instantaneous thrust in space), [515.0 kN x 2]; many x P&W/Daimler HMM-5C high-maneuverability vernier thrusters
    Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 8.33
  • Fighter Mode: standard cruising speed at 10,000 m Mach 3.8+
  • g limit: +35.0 / -20.5
    Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; vertical Take-off and landing (VTOL); armored canopy cover; high maneuverability in space
    - Armament -
  • 1 x 35mm gatling gun pod
  • 2 x Mauler BC-27A medium-bore beam guns (mounted forward in port and starboard nacelles in Fighter mode, left and right shoulders in Battroid mode)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 2 x Bifors AAM-01S built-in missile pods

  • Description and History

    The VF-14 was a fighter design in the "Nova Project" competition but lost to the VF-11 Thunderbolt as the variable fighter to replace the VF-4 Lightning III as the next main fighter. However, the Vampire was found useful on frontier immigration planets and emigrant fleets because it excelled in cruising performance in space and its airframe was easy to maintain. These factors lead to mass production of the VF-14 Vampire. Beginning mass production just one year earlier, the VF-14 Vampire was deployed in combat action in orbit of the planet Dahan in 2029. Dancing Skull squardron was once again called into action to protect a valuable satellite in orbit. A Zentradi warship folded into near orbit and unleashed a vast array of units to ensure the satellite's destruction. Unfortunately, they were once again up against the amazing talent of Max Jenius and Milia Jenius flying the new VF-14 Vampire variable fighters. Though vastly out-numbered, the powerful armament of the VF-14 and the incredible skills of the ace pilots allowed the UN Spacy to prevail against the Zentradi forces.

    NOTE: It is important to note that the VF-14 Vampire appears as two different canon designs. The VF-14 appearing in Macross 7 PLUS "Spiritia Dreaming" is a rough concept made by Shoji Kawamori. The VF-14 appearing in the Macross M3 video game is considered the official finalized design. A third variable fighter labeled the VA-14 has no line art. Since the VF-14 (Macross 7 PLUS "Spiritia Dreaming") strongly resembles the Fz-109 Elgerzorene it may have helped to distinguish the VF-14 as it was animated in Macross 7 using the term VA-14. Unfortunately, while helpful for classication, it is not the officially sanctioned designation as of this writing (a situation unlikely to change in the future). Therefore, both Shoji Kawamori VF-14 designs will remain designated as the VF-14 and will be distinguished by the production in which they appear (Macross 7 and Macross M3 respectively).

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross M3 (Video Game, 2001)
    Pilot(s): Max Jenius, Milia Jenius
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • battroid mode rear view
  • fighter mode multiple views
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books.
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist.