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VF-5000B Battroid (VF-X Raven Colors)

VF-5000B Fighter (VF-X Raven Colors)

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Multi-Purpose Gun Pod
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VF-5000B Star Mirage "VF-X Ravens"

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 was not included in the mass-market version of the Macross Digital Mission VF-X2 video game. However, the VF-5000 was featured in the Japanese special edition version available only through mail-in as part of the campaign prize from the Tokyo Snack Foods Corporation. This edition of VF-X2 has since been nicknamed the Tokyo Snack Version.

    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 Digital Mission VF-X2 (Video Game, 1999)
    Pilot(s): Aegis Focker
    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.