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YF-21 FAST Pack

 

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Battroid mode

Fighter mode

Fighter mode, equipped with fold booster

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YF-21 FAST Pack

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: YF-21
Code name(s): YF-21 FAST Pack; Omega One (callsign)
Unit type: prototype advanced variable fighter
Manufacturer: General Galaxy
Operator: U.N. Spacy

Rollout: AD 2039
First deployment: January AD 2040
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit using Tactical Life Support System g-suit and BDS/BDI helmet
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 9.55 metric tons; atmospheric maximum takeoff mass 39.207 metric tons, space maximum takeoff mass (with fold booster) 48.305 metric tons
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor
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: standard level atmospheric speed at 10,000-21,500 meters: Mach 1.75, maximum level atmospheric speed at 10,000-21,500 meters: Mach 5.06, maximum level atmospheric speed at 30,000+ meters: Mach 21+

Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 13.65
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; capable of unassisted orbital velocity in an Earth-class planet; active stealth system; Brain Direct Interface System (BDS); Brain Direct Image System (BDI); variable camber wing; enhanced Quimeliquola Queadluun-Rau special inertia vector control system; optional fold booster
Fixed armaments: fixed rear Erlikon AAB-7(.5) super miniature anti-aircraft laser turret, mounted on head; 2 x Howard/General GV-17L cartridge-less Gatling gun pod, mounted on ventral fuselage in Fighter mode, hand-carried in Battroid and GERWALK modes; 2 x shield, mounted on arms; fixed Howard PBS-03F pinpoint barrier system; 4 x internal Bifors BML-02S rapid-fire micro-missile launcher, mounted in central dorsal section

Optional fixed armaments:4 x hardpoint for FAST Pack with rapid-fire micro-missile launcher
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The YF-21 FAST Pack was the specially equipped version of General Galaxy's YF-21 prototype that was part of Project Super Nova. Compared to the FAST Packs used in previous generations, the YF-21's version omitted booster pods and extra fuel, adding only micro-missiles. The lack of booster pods freed up space on the YF-21's body for other equipment, such as a fold booster. In March 2040, Isamu Alva Dyson stole the YF-19 prototype to fly to Earth and crash the unveiling of the unmanned AIF-X-9 Ghost in protest of the cancelation of Project Super Nova. YF-21 pilot Guld Goa Bowman was ordered to give chase and launched with a FAST Pack and fold booster.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Guld Goa Bowman
Appearances: Macross Plus (anime); Macross Plus (game); Macross 30: Voices Across the Galaxy
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

 

Lineart

 

BDS/BDI helmet

Cockpit

FBF-1000A fold booster

Howard/General GV-17L Gatling gun pod

 

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