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YF-19 Prototype No. 1 in Battroid mode

YF-19 Prototype No. 1 in GERWALK mode

YF-19 Prototype No. 1 in Fighter mode

GU-15 Gun Pod (Alternate Colors)

BMM-24 Micro-Missiles
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High Speed Maneuverable Air-Interception Missile
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Shinsei Industry YF-19 Prototype No. 1

Technical Data

Equipment Type: UNAF/UNS prototype main advanced variable fighter
Government: U.N. Air Force, U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: Stonewell Bellcom (Shinsei Industry)
Introduction: 2034
Operational Deployment: 2040
Accommodation: pilot only in Marty & Beck Mk 12a g-endurance zero/zero ejection seat (pilot wears Tactical Life Support System with upper and lower g-suits and pressure breathing); optional accomodation for passenger in rear rumble ejection seat
  • Battroid Mode: height 15.48 meters (without cannon)
  • Fighter Mode: wingspan 14.87 meters [14.89 meters]; height 3.94 meters; length 18.62 meters
  • GERWALK Mode: wingspan 14.87 meters
  • Mass: empty 8.75 metric tons [8.73 metric tons, 8.759 metric tons]; max T-O mass in atmosphere 37.509 metric tons; max T-O mass in space, with fold booster 46.102 metric tons
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor, stealth composition
    Power Plant: two Shinnakasu Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2500E thermonuclear turbine engines, replacing two Shinsei Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2200B engines in initial specifications
    Propulsion: 42,700 kg [x g] x 2 class maximum instantaneous thrust in atmosphere (67,500 [64,700] kg [x g] x 2 class in space) (662.18 kN x 2 in space); initial specifications featured 56,500 kg [x g] x 2 class maximum instantaneous thrust in space; engines utilize air as coolant/propellant in atmosphere, but problems with cooling efficiency (attributed to exceeding output and melting the core) limit maximum thrust to 40% to 60% of thrust in space; 2 x vertical two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzles; many x P&W HMM-6J high-maneuverability vernier thrusters
    Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 15.43 (ratio is 9.26 when limited to 60% thrust in atmosphere)
  • Fighter Mode: standard cruise speed 15,000-22,000 m Mach 1.8; max cruise speed 15,000-22,000 m Mach 5.1 [Mach 5.1+]; max cruise speed at 30,000+ m Mach 21+ [Mach 24+ (8.1 km/s)]; max rate of climb at S/L 65,000 meters/minute; min time to aerodynamic ceiling (over Planet Eden) 48 seconds
  • g limit: +31.0/- 18.5
    Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; variable geometry sweep (VG) main wing featuring forward-swept standard cruising configuration and overswept high-speed configuration (mode also used for storage); canard forward wing; two-section double-hinged cockpit canopy glass with rear canopy air deflector panels and retractable segmented canopy cover (for rear seat ejection); vertical take-off and landing (VTOL); supersonic cruise and maneuvering in region of Mach 5.0+ below the stratosphere; two-dimensional thrust vectoring (independent pivot); capable of attaining unassisted orbital velocity over an Earth-class planet; wrap-around imaging monitor system in cockpit (all modes); anti-projectile (bulletproof) shield; internal pallets for various weaponry (engine/leg sections); fighter-scale pin-point barrier system (PPB); active stealth system; anti-laser coating; 3 x special equipment hard point stations for optional 2 x all-environment FAST Pack conformal propellant tanks (mounted dorsal aft in Fighter mode, atop shoulders in GERWALK/Battroid modes) and optional 1 x Shinnakasu Industry/OTEC FBF-1000A external prototype fighter fold booster (not certified for performing folds beyond a one-way limit of 20 light years; by the end of the 2040s improvements had been made to reliability and accuracy of the system); optional 2 x all-environment FAST Pack weapon packs with micro-missiles (mounted ventral side fuselage in Fighter mode, lower legs in GERWALK/Battroid modes); the hard points compromise stealth capabilities so are limited to use in space for long-distance ferry propellant tank and other special equipment; option of yf-19 protoype arm armament unit
    - Armament -
  • 1 x fixed rear Mauler REB-30G anti-aircraft laser gun turret (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
  • 2 x semi-fixed internal Mauler REB-20G converging energy cannons OR Mauler REB-23 laser cannons (mounted in both leading wing roots with exit ports)
  • 1 x Howard GU-15 new standard external gatling gun pod in Four hard point weapon stations (mounted ventral fuselage in Fighter mode or in manipulator in GERWALK/Battroid modes); spare magazines stored underneath shield
  • 1 x fixed Howard PBS-03F fighter-carried pin-point barrier system (pin-point barrier system needs 60% of the output and thus cannot be used in fighter-mode)
  • 1 x standard bulletproof (anti-projectile) shield (mounted center rear dorsal fuselage in Fighter mode, mounted on arm in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 2 x Stonewell/Roice B-7 standard internal pallets (mounted ventral side fuselage in Fighter mode, lower legs in GERWALK/Battroid modes) featuring air-to-air/air-to-ground general-purpose micro-missile pallets, Bifors BMM-24 all-regime high-maneuverability micro-missile cluster, OR 2 x [4 x] B-19A YF-19-exclusive internal weapons pallets
  • 4 x chaff dispensers (mounted aft)
  • >Optional Armament:
  • 2 + 2 x all-environment FAST Pack conformal propellant tanks and weapon packs with micro-missiles, conformal-type to avoid adversely impacting stealth performance (each main body hardpoint for FAST packs can hold 4,500 kg)
  • 1 x optional FAST pack arm armament unit with high offensive ability tested but not included with FAST pack that features: 1 x double-barrel beam cannon, 1 x large-bore cannon, 5 x missiles (mounted on right arm in Battroid mode)

  • Description and History

    The very first operational prototype of the YF-19 from Shinsei Industries was rolled out in July 2039. The craft was utilized as a demonstrator variable fighter and as such the hull of the craft was painted in prominent blue and white colors. In September 2039, the first flight of the YF-19 prototype No. 1 was completed with great success. Shinsei Industries would go on to produce a second YF-19 prototype and ultimately win the Project Super Nova Advanced Variable Fighter (AVF) competition.

    Production Notes

    Debut: (never animated, appears on page 97 of This Is Animation Special Macross Plus)
    Pilot(s): no notables
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • none
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - This Is Animation Special Macross Plus and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist