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VF-5000B Battroid (Macross Plus Game Colors)

VF-5000B Fighter (Macross Plus Game Colors))

VF-5000B Fighter (Macross Plus Game Colors)

VF-5000B Fighter profile schematic

Color Code Transformation Guide

Multi-Purpose Gun Pod
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Shinsei Industry VF-5000B Star Mirage (Macross Plus Version)

Technical Data

Equipment Type: UNS general-purpose lightweight air superiority variable fighter
Government: U.N. Spacy, Zola Military (Galactic Whale patrol unit)
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Introduction: 2018
Operational Deployment: 2020
Accommodation: pilot only
  • Fighter Mode: length 14.03 meters
  • Mass: empty 8.3 metric tons
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor
    Power Plant: two Shinsei/P&W/Roice FF-2015RB thermonuclear reaction turbine engines
    Propulsion: 12,500 kg [x g] x 2 (122.63 kN x 2); 2 x vertical two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzles; many x P&W HMM-3A high-thrust vernier thrusters
    Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 3.01
  • Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 2.85; at 30,000+ m Mach 4.73+
  • g limit: unknown
    Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; blended wing body; holographic HUD on canopy; variable geometry sweep (VG) wing; vertical Take-off and landing (VTOL); single-axis thrust vectoring; retractable canopy cover (for Battroid mode); option of space/atmospheric booster pack and weaponry system; option of Super FAST Pack space/atmospheric booster and weaponry system
    - Armament -
  • 1 x fixed rear anti-aircraft pulse laser cannon (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
  • 1 x standard external multipurpose gun pod (mounted ventral fuselage in Fighter mode, in arm manipulator for GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 4 x internal micro-missile launchers (two launchers mounted in the center ventral fuselage/each lower arm in Fighter/Battroid modes; two launchers mounted on engines/lower legs in Fighter/Battroid modes
  • Optional Armament:
  • 1 x standard external shock gun pod
  • space/atmospheric booster pack and weaponry system with 2 x micro-missile launchers mounted on engine/lowers legs and 2 x missile launchers with shock ordnance in dorsal booster
  • Super FAST Pack space/atmospheric booster and weaponry system with 2 x upper exit ports for the standard VF-5000 launchers and lower exit ports for the pod missile launchers and 2 x missile launchers in dorsal booster

  • Description and History

    The VF-5000B as seen in the Macross Plus Video Game appears to be a direct adoption of the colors used by STUDIO HalfEye for their variable model appearing in the August 1998 issue of Hobby Japan magazine. Since these colors have been used in an official Macross video game and barring any other officially released hull colors, the Macross Plus version of the VF-5000B is featured under the VF-5000 Star Mirage main profile in the Macross Plus section.

    NOTE: The VF-5000's designation was inspired by the Dassault Mirage 2000. Studio HalfEye titled its model the "Star Mirage," although Shoji Kawamori had indicated such a designation was only a nickname. The name "Star Mirage" has since been published in the book Shoji Kawamori's Macross Design Works (2001) and the Macross Chronicle (2009).

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Plus (Video Game, 2000)
    Pilot(s): no notables
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

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