VF-0S Phoenix “Angel”


Model number: VF-0S
Code name: Phoenix “Angel”
Unit type: limited pre-production commander type variable fighter
Manufacturer(s): Northrop Grumman; Stonewell; Shinsei
Operator: U.N. Navy
Rollout: September AD 2008
First deployment: September AD 2008
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 14.0 meters (Battroid mode); overall length 18.69 meters (Fighter mode)
Weight: empty 21.858 metric tons
Armor materials: space metal material frame; titanium/carbon composite outer shell; AWAG/RA 105 SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: 2 x EGF-127 custom overtuned conventional turbofan jet engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 2 x 91.08 kN, 2 x 148.9 kN (afterburner); 305.65 kN, 602.55 kN (with QF-2200D-B Ghost); 3 x Shinnakasu ARR-2 maneuvering rocket motor
Performance: Fighter mode: maximum level atmospheric speed at 11,000 meters: Mach 2.74; 1,100 km (with QF-2200D-B Ghost); surface ceiling 25,000 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; AN/ALE 55 flare and chaff dispenser system; AN/ALQ 220A IDECM. ASS/PS 110 active stealth system; wing hardpoints; QF-2200D-B Ghost
Fixed armaments: 2 x Mauler laser cannon, mounted on head; Howard 3-barrel GPU-9 35mm Gatling gun pod, mounts 550 rounds, can use armor-piercing AHEAD ammunition, stored under main body in Fighter mode, hand-carried in Battroid and GERWALK modes
Optional fixed armaments: 12 x Raytheon Bifors AIM-200A AMRAAM 2 I/ALH-guided medium-range air-to-air missile, mounted on hardpoint; 4 x GH-28A 8-tube micro-missile launcher, mounted on hardpoint; 2 x HAIM-95A medium-range maneuverability missile launcher pod; 24 x Raytheon Erlikon GH-30B I/IR-guided micro-missile, mounted on hardpoint
Optional hand armaments: none

One of the key features of the VF-1 Valkyrie was the ability to extend its range and supplement its armaments through the use of the Super Pack. However, development on the Super Pack was incomplete when the VF-0 Phoenix was pressed into combat in 2008 during the Bird Human Incident in the South Pacific. When Roy Focker’s VF-0S needed an upgrade to combat the Anti-U.N., the mechanics on the carrier Asuka II created a makeshift Super Pack configuration that was later dubbed “Angel.” The Angel configuration used the fuel and missile tanks under development for the Super Pack, and an unmanned QF-2200D-B Ghost drone was mounted on the VF-0S. While the addition of the Ghost increased the VF-0S’ overall weight, afterburner thrust saw a 90 percent jump. However, adding the Ghost and the missile/fuel tanks affected the fighter’s aerodynamics and exceeded the abilities of the computer control system, and thus required a skilled pilot. At the end of the conflict over the Protoculture relic known as the AFOS, Roy launched in his VF-0S Angel, along with Shin Kudo in a similarly customized VF-0A Phoenix “Angel”.

Pilot: Roy Focker
First appearance: Macross Zero
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori






GPU-9 35mm Gatling gun pod


Rear view (Battroid mode in Roy Focker colors)


Rear view (Fighter mode in Roy Focker colors)


Rear view (GERWALK mode in Roy Focker colors)

Macross Zero Info

Shoji Kawamori

Hiroshi Ohnogi

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Junya Ishigaki
Kazutaka Miyatake

Character Designer:
Takuya Saito

Musical Composer:
Kuniaki Haishima

5 episodes

Video Release:
Japan 12.21.2002 – 10.22.2004


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