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VF-17T Heavy Battroid Mode
VF-17T GERWALK Mode
VF-17T Fighter Mode
VF-17T in Macross Plus (provided by Talos)
General Galaxy VF-17D Nightmare "Trainer"|
Equipment Type: UNS special operations variable fighter and heavy battroid trainer
Unofficial codename: Stealth Valkyrie
Government: U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: General Galaxy
Operational Deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot plus passenger in pressurized canopy featuring seven framed flat-plate windows.
Heavy Battroid Mode: height 15.18 meters (top of head)
Fighter Mode: wingspan 14.18 meters; height 3.68 meters; length 16.13 meters
GERWALK Mode: wingspan 14.18 meters
Mass: empty 11.85 metric tons
Structure: space metal frame, energy converting armor
Power Plant: two Shinnakasu Heavy Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2100X thermonuclear turbine engines.
Propulsion: 55,000 kg [x g] x 2 (539.55 kN x 2); 2 x horizontal two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzles; 30+ x P&W HMM-6B high-maneuverability vernier thrusters (mounted in triple clusters).
Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 4.0+; at 30,000+ m Mach 21+
g limit: +33.5/-18.0
Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; vertical take-off and landing (VTOL); variable geometry sweep (VG) wing (featuring sawtooth delta wing in standard cruising configuration); wrap-around imaging monitor screens (for use in Heavy Battroid mode); passive stealth system; two-dimensional (horizontal) thrust vectoring; option of space/atmospheric FAST Pack system; option of Fold Booster (mounted on dorsal fuselage); option of external radome (mounted on dorsal fuselage).
Training craft continued to serve a valuable function in the UNAF/UNS forces and nearly every new class of variable fighter included a special training variant. The VF-17T was the training craft designated for the Nightmare variable fighter and heavy combat battroid. Like most training craft, the VF-17T is a modified version of the standard variable fighter featuring an extended nose and cockpit section to allow a second seat for an additional operator. This allows a student to fly with an instructor present in the cockpit. The VF-17T is fully variable but the two standard anti-aircraft laser guns, the two small-bore forward laser guns and both dual missile launchers have all been removed. As is traditional for training craft, the VF-17T is painted in a bright color scheme easily distinguishable among regular service units. Though training craft are rarely seen because of their small numbers, the training variant of the Nightmare found distinction through deployment of the VF-17T Custom assigned to Sound Force in 2045.
Debut: Macross Plus Movie Edition
Pilot(s): no notables
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.