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QF-3000E Ghost

 

qf-3000e

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: QF-3000E
Code name: Ghost
Unit type: mass production all-environment unmanned fighter/bomber
Manufacturer: Northrom
Operator: U.N. Spacy

Rollout: AD 2003
First deployment: AD 2004
Accommodation: none
Dimensions: overall height 7.85 meters; overall length 21.62 meters; overall width 9.35 meters
Weight: empty 22.0 metric tons; standard takeoff mass 31.0 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: thermonuclear reaction engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 26000 kg (255.06 kN); 48500 kg (afterburner) (475.79 kN)

Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; semi-autonomous AI control system
Fixed armaments: 6 x Mauser machine gun, mounted internally and forward facing on left and right sides of main body; 2 x 3-tube missile launchers, load 12 x Bifors multipurpose missile, mounted internally on rear of main body

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The QF-3000E Ghost was a mass production drone fighter manufactured by Northrom for use by U.N. Spacy. First deployed in 2004, the QF-3000E was an improvement over the previous model, the QF-2200D. As a drone fighter, the Ghost was AI-controlled. Its armaments included six internally mounted Mauser 55mm machine guns, as well as 12 Bifors multipurpose missiles. At the outset of Space War I in February 2009, Ghosts were deployed to the Macross and ARMD carriers, but few survived the war. Development on the unmanned Ghost line continued with the experimental AIF-X-9 Ghost in 2040, which was abandoned after the Sharon Apple Incident. Further developments led to the AIF-7S (QF-4000) Ghost used by New U.N. Spacy and the private military company SMS in the late 2050s. 

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Super Dimension Fortress Macross (TV series)
Original mechanical designer: Kazutaka Miyatake

 

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