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YF-11 Battroid (Blue Colors)
YF-11 Fighter (Blue Colors)
YF-11 Battroid (Red Colors)
YF-11 Fighter (Red Colors)
30 mm Gun Pod
YF-11 (VFX-11) Thunderbolt (Macross M3 Version)|
Equipment Type: UNS/UNSAF main variable fighter
Government: U.N. Spacy, U.N. Space Air Force
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Operational Deployment: April 2030
Accommodation: pilot only in Marty & Beck Mk11 ejection seat (entire canopy ejectable as an emergency escape pod)
Battroid Mode: height 12.92 meters
Fighter Mode: wingspan 11.2 meters; height 3.49 meters; length 15.51 meters
GERWALK Mode: wingspan 11.2 meters
Mass: empty 9.0 metric tons; with FAST Packs 11.2 metric tons
Structure: space metal frame, energy converting armor
Power Plant: two Shinsei Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2025G thermonuclear reaction turbine engines.
Propulsion: 28,500 kg [x g] x 2 (279.59 kN x 2); 2 x vertical two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzles; 2 x dorsal auxiliary thruster pods; many x P&W HMM-5B high-maneuverability vernier thrusters.
Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 6.33
Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 3.5+; at 30,000+ m Mach 8.2; max rate of climb at S/L 28,500 meters/minute
g limit: +22.0/- 14.5
Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; variable geometry sweep (VG) wing; canard forward wing; vertical Take-off and landing (VTOL); supersonic cruise and maneuvering in region of Mach 3.5+ below the stratosphere; two-dimensional thrust vectoring; improved waist joint system; anti-projectile (bulletproof) shield; retractable two-piece canopy cover (for Battroid mode); 4 x special equipment hard point stations for external Shinsei Industry space Super Part units; option of two solid-fuel rocket boosters; option of radome.
- Armament -
1 x fixed rear anti-aircraft pulse laser gun (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
1 x standard external multipurpose 30 mm 6-barrel gun pod with sensor, foregrip, anti-armor bayonet (on early space models, removed on later gun pods due to high cost) and large barrel magazine (mounted ventral fuselage in Fighter mode, in arm manipulator for GERWALK/Battroid modes); 2 x spare magazines stored underneath shield.
1 x standard bulletproof (anti-projectile) shield (mounted center rear dorsal fuselage in Fighter mode, mounted on arm in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
Bombs & Missiles:
4 x special equipment hard point stations for external space Super Part units for 8 x Hughes HMMM-Mk 6 micro-missile launchers (mounted on dorsal fuselage); 2 x chaff and flare dispensers (mounted in Super Part propellent tank units on engine sections)
chaff and flare dispenser system (mounted within either engine section)
Protect Armor System with reactive armor shield.
Numerous optional weapons.
These two YF-11 prototypes (also know as VFX-11 variable fighters) served as the personal valkyries of Max and Milia Jenius (along with their daughter Moaramia Fallyna Jenius) during their second last tour in the Dancing Skull Squadron. The YF-11 Thunderbolts were painted in the special blue and red colors which Max and Milia (respectively) made famous during their careers. Max and Milia piloted these then state-of-the-art fighters in a hostage rescue operation on the planet Bellfan in April 2030. Successfully completing this operation to rescue U.N. Government Chairperson Lawrence Yun Kemal, Max and Milia performed incredibly in their YF-11 fighters against powerful Anti-U.N. forces (which included two shield-enhanced Destroid Monsters).
Debut: Macross M3 (Video Game, 2001)
Pilot(s): Max Jenius, Milia Jenius
Other appearances: none.
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori
Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books.
C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist.