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VF-11 Unmanned Target Craft (Orange Target Colors)
VF-11 Unmanned Target Fighter|
Equipment Type: automated test craft
Government: U.N. Spacy, U.N. Space Air Force
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Accommodation: none (automated).
Fighter Mode: wingspan 11.2 meters; height 3.49 meters; length 15.51 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.
Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 3.5+; at 30,000+ m Mach 8.2
g limit: +22.0/- 14.5
Design Features: automated control module; unarmed FAST Pack set.
When testing the next generation of advanced variable fighters and other spacecraft, the U.N. Spacy often employs various unmanned fighter craft as materiel for space flight exercises. In the early 2040's an unmanned version of the VF-11 produced by the UN Forces saw active use in such test exercises. The cockpit pod is removed and is replaced by an automated control module. A simpler forward nose with smaller canard wings is installed and two smaller sensors are fitted on either side of the forward nose. This new autonomous hardware is used to control the craft without the need for a pilot. A set of FAST Packs (without armament or missile launching ports) is installed to provide optimal performance for the target craft in space. Once complete, the VF-11 unmanned target craft can be launched and take part in any test exercise required. During the 2040 space combat trials of the X-9 Ghost Fighter in Earth orbit, the U.N. Spacy made use of dozens of these VF-11 unmanned target craft to act as stationary and mobile targets for live fire tests.
Debut: Macross Plus, Episode 3
Pilot(s): none (unmanned)
Other appearances: Macross Plus Movie
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.
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