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VF-22S Sturmvogel II

 

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Battroid mode in Maximilian Jenius

colors (Macross 7)

Fighter mode in Maximilian Jenius

colors (Macross 7)

GERWALK mode in Maximilian Jenius

colors (Macross 7)

     

Battroid mode in Milia Fallyna Jenius colors

(Macross 7)

Fighter mode in Milia Fallyna Jenius colors

(Macross 7)

GERWALK mode in Milia Fallyna Jenius colors

(Macross 7)

     

Battroid mode in

Gamlin Kizaki colors

(Macross Dynamite 7)

Fighter mode in

Gamlin Kizaki colors

(Macross Dynamite 7)

GERWALK mode in Gamlin Kizaki colors

(Macross Dynamite 7)

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VF-22S Sturmvogel II

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: VF-22S
Code name: Sturmvogel II
Unit type: special operations variable fighter
Manufacturer: General Galaxy
Operator(s): U.N. Spacy; New U.N. Spacy

Rollout: AD 2046
First deployment: February AD 2046
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall height approx 15.5 meters (Battroid mode), overall height 4.04 meters (Fighter mode); overall length 19.62 meters (Fighter mode); wingspan 15.36 meters (Fighter/GERWALK modes)
Weight: empty 9.34 metric tons
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor; stealth composition
Powerplant: 2 x Shinnakasu Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2450B thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 2 x 41,200 kg (atmosphere), 2 x 65,200 kg (space); 2 x three-dimensional independent convergent/divergent turning exhaust nozzle vane; 4 x dorsal sub-nozzle; 2 x pivoting slit nozzle; many x P&W HMM-6J high maneuverability vernier thruster

Performance: Fighter mode: maximum level atmospheric speed at 10,000 meters: Mach 5.07, maximum level atmospheric speed at 30,000+ meters: Mach 22+

Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 13.61
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; capable of unassisted orbital velocity in an Earth-class planet; active stealth system; modified Brain Direct Image System (BDI); variable camber wing; enhanced Quimeliquola Queadluun-Rau special inertia vector control system; fixed Howard PBS-03F pinpoint barrier system; optional Shinnakasu Industry/OTEC FBF-1000A external prototype fighter fold booster
Fixed armaments: fixed Erlikon AAB-7 anti-aircraft converging beam cannon, mounted on head; 2 x Howard BP-14D multipurpose gun pod, mounted on hardpoints in Fighter mode, hand-carried in Battroid and GERWALK modes; 2 x shield, mounted on arms; 4 x internal Bifors BML-02S rapid-fire micro-missile launcher, mounted in central dorsal section; Bifors BMM-24 high-maneuverability micro-missile cluster, mounted in central dorsal section

Optional fixed armaments: OTEC XX-2C converging beam cannon, replaces Erlikon AAB-7 anti-aircraft converging beam cannon; 2 x Hughes/GE GV-17L internal cartridge-less Gatling gun pod, replaces Howard BP-14D multipurpose gun pods; 4 x internal Bifors BML-02S rapid-fire micro-missile launcher, mounted in central dorsal section, replaces Bifors BMM-24 micro-missile cluster; 2 x internal pallet, mounts reaction warheads
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

In 2040, military contractors General Galaxy and Shinsei Industry competed in Project Super Nova to determine the successor to U.N. Spacy’s aging VF-11 Thunderbolt. General Galaxy's YF-21 incorporated the revolutionary new Brain Direct Interface System (BDS) and Brain Direct Image System (BDI), which translated a pilot’s thoughts into movements. Although the YF-21 performed admirably during the testing stage and in the Sharon Apple Incident, Shinsei's YF-19 won the competition and entered production in 2041 as the VF-19A Excalibur. Following Project Super Nova, General Galaxy went back to the drawing board and redesigned the YF-21 into the VF-22S Sturmvogel II. Part of the redesign included simplifying the BDI System to work in conjunction with a standard manual operating system. The VF-22S’ cockpit was also redesigned with an overhead spherical canopy that offered improved visibility. Its armaments included a converging beam cannon, two converging energy cannons, arms shields, a pinpoint barrier system, missile launchers and two gun pods. Thanks to its improved and simplified design, the VF-22S was adopted as a special operations fighter by U.N. Spacy in 2042. In February 2046, two VF-22S fighters were manufactured aboard the Macross 7 fleet for use by legendary ace pilots Maximilian and Milia Fallyna Jenius. Following the Protodeviln War, the VF-22S was used by multiple U.N. Spacy teams and later New U.N. Spacy. In 2060, a VF-22S piloted by Wright Immelmann dropped a Dimension Eater weapon on planet Windermere IV, which ended an independence war started by the native population earlier that year.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Maximilian Jenius, Milia Fallyna Jenius, Gamlin Kizaki, Wilbur Garland, Aegis Focker, Suzie Newtlet, Syun Tohma, Wright Immelmann, Arad Mölders
Appearances: Macross 7; Macross 7 Encore; Macross Digital Mission VF-X; Macross Dynamite 7; Macross Dynamite 7: Mylene Beat; Macross VF-X2; Macross Ace Frontier; Macross 30: Voices Across the Galaxy; Macross Delta (TV series)
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

 

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