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VF-17S Nightmare

 

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Heavy Battroid

mode in Diamond Force colors

Heavy Battroid mode in Milia Fallyna Jenius colors

Fighter

mode in Diamond Force colors

Fighter mode in Milia Fallyna Jenius

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GERWALK mode in Diamond Force colors

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VF-17S Nightmare

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: VF-17S
Code name: Nightmare
Unit type: mass production special operations variable fighter
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Operator: U.N. Spacy

Rollout: AD 2035
First deployment: AD 2035
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 15.82 meters (Heavy Battroid mode), overall height 3.68 meters (Fighter mode); overall length 15.63 meters (Fighter mode); wingspan 14.18 meters (Fighter/GERWALK modes)
Weight: empty 11.85 metric tons; max gross unknown
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor; strengthened Heavy Battroid armor
Powerplant: 2 x Shinsei Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2100X custom thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 2 x 59,500 kg (2 x 583.7 kN); 2 x horizontal two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzle; 2 x dorsal auxiliary thruster pod; 30+ x P&W HMM-6B high maneuverability vernier thruster

Performance: Fighter mode: maximum level atmospheric speed at 10,000 meters: Mach 4.0+, maximum level atmospheric speed at 30,000+ meters: Mach 21+

Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 10.04
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; optional Super Parts unit; optional radar radome; optional fold booster
Fixed armaments: 4 x fixed anti-aircraft laser gun turret, mounted on head; MC-17A multipurpose 7-barrel 40mm Gatling gun pod, can mount optional beam adapter, stored in lower leg, hand-carried in Heavy Battroid and mode; 2 x fixed medium-bore laser gun, mounted on dorsal section; 2 x internal micro-missile launcher
Optional hand armaments: Spiritia absorption pod (Macross 7 fleet only)

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The VF-17S Nightmare was a variant of the VF-17 design that was typically assigned to team leaders. Compared to the VF-17D, the VF-17S model featured a different head design that included an extra sensor and two additional anti-aircraft laser guns. The VF-17S also utilized more powerful engines than the VF-17D that produced additional thrust. During the Protodeviln War of 2045-6, the VF-17S was used by the Diamond Force unit on the Macross 7 fleet. A red colored unit was also used by City 7 Mayor Milia Fallyna Jenius, a famed ace pilot and Space War I veteran.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Milia Fallyna Jenius, Gamlin Kizaki, Kinryu, Manfred Brando
Appearances: Macross 7; Macross 7 Trash; Macross 7 Encore; Macross 7: The Galaxy's Calling Me!; Macross Dynamite 7; Macross Ace Frontier; Macross 30: Voices Across the Galaxy
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

 

Lineart

 

MC-17A 40mm multipurpose Gatling gun pod

Micro-missile

 

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