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VF-11C Super Thunderbolt Aerospace

 

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Battroid mode

Fighter mode

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VF-11C Thunderbolt Aerospace

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: VF-11C
Code name: Super Thunderbolt Aerospace
Unit type: mass production variable fighter
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Operator: U.N. Spacy

Rollout: AD 2028
First deployment: AD 2030
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 12.92 meters (Battroid mode), overall height 3.49 meters (Fighter mode); overall length 15.51 meters (Fighter mode); wingspan 11.2 meters (Fighter/GERWALK modes)
Weight: empty 9.0 metric tons (variable fighter only); max gross unknown
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: 2 x Shinsei Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2025G thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 2 x 28,500 kg (2 x 279.69 kN); 2 x vertical two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzle; 2 x dorsal auxiliary thruster pod; many x P&W HMM-5B high maneuverability vernier thruster

Performance: Fighter mode: maximum level atmospheric speed at 10,000 meters: Mach 3.5+, maximum level atmospheric speed at 30,000+ meters: Mach 8.2

Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 6.33 (variable fighter only)
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; optional Super Parts unit
Fixed armaments: fixed rear anti-aircraft pulse laser gun, mounted on head; standard external multipurpose 6-barrel 30mm Gatling gun pod, stored under main body in Fighter mode, hand-carried in Battroid and GERWALK modes; standard bulletproof shield, mounted on left forearm; 2 x internal weapon bay, carries large missile, mounted on legs

Optional fixed armaments: 8 x micro-missile launcher, mounted on Super Parts 2 x armament container, mounted on legs
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

In early 2046, U.N. Spacy tasked the Macross 7 emigration fleet with the suicide mission of attacking planet Varauta IV to defeat the Protodeviln. As part of this operation, some of the fleet's VF-11C Thunderbolts were equipped with new Super Parts that could operate both in space and in a planetary atmosphere. Like the standard Super Parts, the Aerospace Parts improved thrust and added several micro-missile launchers.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Macross 7
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

 

Lineart

 

6-barrel 30mm Gatling gun pod

 

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