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AIF-7S Ghost

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General and Technical Data

Model number(s): AIF-7S; QF-4000
Code name: Ghost
Unit type: unmanned fighter
Manufacturer: General Galaxy
Operator(s): NUNS (New U.N. Spacy); SMS (Strategic Military Services)
Rollout: AD 2044
First deployment: March AD 2045
Accommodation: none
Dimensions: overall length 9.85 meters
Weight: 5.7 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: 2 x Shinnakasu/P&W/Roice FF-2038A thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 2 x 55,000 kg (2 x 539.55 kN); many x high-maneuverability vernier thruster
Performance: standard level atmospheric speed at 10,000 meters: Mach 5.0+; maximum airframe design load 24.5G
Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 19.3
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; NEC/L.A.I. SA/A-2045 FCS2 AI and fire control system; fold communication guidance system, links with RVF-25 Messiah; comprehensive optical sensor system; optional reconnaissance pack; optional fold booster
Fixed armaments: 2 x Mauler RÖV-25 25mm beam beam machine gun, mounted on left and ride sides of fuselage; 2 x internal micro-missile launcher
Optional fixed armaments: 4 x underside hardpoint, can mount large anti-ship reaction missiles

Technical and Historical Notes

The AIF-7S Ghost was an unmanned drone fighter manufactured by General Galaxy and used by NUNS as well as private military companies like SMS. The AIF-7S was based on the earlier AIF-X-9 Ghost, which played a role in the Sharon Apple Incident of 2040. The AIF-7S began testing in 2044 at the New Edwards Test Center on Eden and began mass production in the following year. NUNS typically assigned the AIF-7S to support its VF-171 Nightmare Plus main variable fighter, but some migrant fleets used it as their primary aerospace craft due to its cost effectiveness and ease of construction. The AIF-7S was controlled by fold communication with an electronic warfare aircraft, but if contact was severed, it could rely on previously programmed combat instructions. Its armaments included a pair of 25mm beam machine guns, two micro-missile launchers, two multipurpose missile launchers and four underside hardpoints that could mount anti-ship reaction missiles. In 2059, three AIF-7S fighters were assigned as support units for SMS pilot Luca Angeloni’s RVF-25 Messiah, and he nicknamed them Simon, Peter and John.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Macross Frontier (TV series)
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

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Macross Frontier Info


Director(s):
Yasuhito Kikuchi
Shoji Kawamori

Writer:
Hiroyuki Yoshino

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Junya Ishigaki
Takeshi Takakura

Character Designer(s):
Risa Ebata
Yuichi Takahashi

Musical Composer:
Yoko Kanno

Airdates:
Japan 04.03.2008 – 09.25.2008

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