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|Mechanic: 7 UN 08A: VF-17 Nightmare|
The special operations heavy VF that pursued stealth performance.
Gamlin Kizaki, Kinryu
Data: *data is only for when it is in Fighter form
Length: 15.63 m
Width: 14.18 m
Empty Weight: 11,950 Kg
Engine: Shinnakasui / P&W / Royce FF-2100X x2
Engine Thrust: 59,500 kg (maximum instantaneous thrust in outer space) x2
Auxiliary Engine: P&W HMM-6B High Manoeuvrability Vernier Thrusters
Cruising Speed: Mach 4.2+ (standard at 10,000 m in an atmosphere) / Mach 21+ (at 30,000 m or more)
Combat Ceiling: able to advanced to satellite orbit over an Earth class planet.
Equipment: Laser Gun x2, 4 barrelled Anti-Air Laser Gun Turret x1, Medium-Bore Beam Gun x2, General Galaxy made MC-17A 40mm 7 barrel Gatling Gun x1, Micro-Missile Launcher x4, many other optional military equipment.
VF-14 > VF-17 > VF-171
(...) as active stealth hadn't been introduced (implemented in the YF-19 and YF-21)*
* Translator's note: originally was "as high-precision active stealth hadn't been introduced (implemented in the YF-19 and YF-21)"
The VF-17, which was requisitioned to have high offensive ability functions, possesses plenty of armaments. For the preservation of the VF-17's stealthiness, all the armaments are internal types; and the gun pod is stored inside the craft in Fighter form.
Caption: Four micro-missile launchers are built into the roots of the main wings, and it is possible to exchange the equipment with other armament packs. (Above are missiles weapons.)
Caption: The multi-purpose gun pod (MC-17A) also has a stealth shape, and compared with other gun pod models, its largeness is also a feature.
Caption: In the MC-17A, the upper part of the barrel is the magazine, which can be exchanged to a special-use module, which enables the gun pod to be used exclusively as a large-output beam gun.
Left: The Cockpit In Fighter
Right: The main wing uses a swing-wing structure. The VF-17 possesses a pair of combined lights and sensors in each wing root.
Up: The thrust can be deflected to the left and right, as the jets of the main thrusters are vectored nozzles.*
* Translator's note: originally was: "as the main nozzles are vectored nozzles".
Caption: The aircraft belonging to the Macross 7 Fleet's Diamond Force used a mobile linear catapult to launch in Fighter.
(...) the energy conversion armour of the Battroid form has also been enhanced at the same time*
* Translator's note: originally was: "the armour of the Battroid form has also been enhanced at the same time".