VF-0S Phoenix


Model number: VF-0S
Code name: Phoenix
Unit type: limited pre-production commander type variable fighter
Manufacturer(s): Northrop Grumman; Stonewell; Shinsei
Operator: U.N. Navy
Rollout: AD 2004
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 16.191 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); 3 x Shinnakasu ARR-2 maneuvering rocket motor
Performance: Fighter mode: maximum level atmospheric speed at 11,000 meters: Mach 2.74; cruising range 1,775 km (with dorsal conformal tanks); surface ceiling 25,000 meters
Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 1.87
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
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; see VF-0S Phoenix “Angel”; see VF-0S Phoenix Reactive Armor
Optional hand armaments: none

The VF-0S Phoenix was a flight commander variant of the VF-0. Compared to the standard VF-0A, the S-type’s head featured two laser cannons instead of one. It also removed the control system’s limiters, allowing the pilot to make full use of the fighter’s abilities in all modes. One VF-0S was assigned to Roy Focker, an ace pilot who fought in the Unification Wars and served as a test pilot for the VF-X. In 2008, Roy participated in the Bird Human Incident with the Anti-U.N. on the Mayan island in the South Pacific. Throughout the course of the conflict, Roy piloted several configurations of his VF-0S, including a Reactive Armor version and the “Angel” configuration. After the conflict’s end, Roy was assigned to the Macross and switched to the new VF-1S Valkyrie.

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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