VF-17D Super Nightmare


Model number: VF-17D
Code name: Super Nightmare
Unit type: mass production special operations variable fighter
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Operator: U.N. Spacy
Rollout: AD 2035
First deployment: AD 2035
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 15.18 meters (Heavy Battroid mode), overall height 3.68 meters (Fighter mode); overall length 15.63 meters (Fighter mode); wingspan 14.18 meters (Fighter mode)
Weight: empty 11.85 metric tons (variable fighter only); max gross unknown
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor; strengthened Heavy Battroid armor
Powerplant: 2 x Shinsei Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2100X thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 2 x 55,000 kg (2 x 539.55 kN); 2 x horizontal two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzle; 2 x dorsal auxiliary thruster pod; 30+ x P&W HMM-6B high maneuverability vernier thruster
Performance: Fighter mode: maximum level atmospheric speed at 10,000 meters: Mach 4.0+, maximum level atmospheric speed at 30,000+ meters: Mach 21+
Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 9.28
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; optional Super Parts unit
Fixed armaments: 2 x fixed anti-aircraft laser gun turret, mounted on head; MC-17A multipurpose 7-barrel 40mm Gatling gun pod, can mount optional beam adapter, stored in lower leg, hand-carried in Heavy Battroid and mode; 2 x fixed medium-bore laser gun, mounted on dorsal section; 2 x internal micro-missile launcher
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x pulse laser gun, mounted on Super Parts pack on back in Heavy Battroid mode; 2 x micro-missile pod, mounted on Super Parts pack on legs in Heavy Battroid mode
Optional hand armaments: none

Due to its stealth design, the VF-17D Nightmare was not typically equipped with Super Parts, although the option was available. The VF-17D’s Super Parts included two pulse laser guns mounted on the shoulders and two micro-missile pods attached to the lower legs. The pulse laser gun packs also featured built-in boosters for additional thrust, which compensated for the added weight from the Super Parts.

Pilot: Gamlin Kizaki
First appearance: Macross 7
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori






MC-17A 40mm Gatling gun pod

Macross 7 Info

Tetsuro Amino

Sukehiro Tomita
Minto Hajime

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Kazutaka Miyatake
Hiroshi Ogawa
Munehori Nawa
Meijo Maeda

Character Designer:
Haruhiko Mikimoto

Musical Composer:
Fire Bomber

49 episodes

Japan 10.16.1994 – 09.24.1995


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