VF-25F/TW1 Tornado Messiah


Model number: VF-25F/TW1
Code name: Tornado Messiah
Unit type: variable fighter
Manufacturer(s): Shinsei Industry; L.A.I.; Macross Frontier Arsenal Original Development
Operator: SMS (Strategic Military Services)
Rollout: AD 2057
First deployment: AD 2059
Accommodation: pilot, in canopy-style cockpit using EX-Gear system; auxiliary seat for passenger
Dimensions: head height 14.53 meters (Battroid mode, without beam guns), overall height 15.59 meters (Battroid mode, with beam guns), overall height 4.03 meters (Fighter mode); overall length 20.12 meters (Fighter mode); wingspan 17.05 meters (Fighter mode)
Weight: empty 8.5 metric tons; max gross 10.07 metric tons (with TW1 Tornado Pack)
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: 2 x Shinsei Industry/P&W/RR FF-3001A Stage II thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 2 x 1,620.0 kN (maximum thrust in space); many x P&W HMM-9 high maneuverability vernier thruster; 2 x D-30R1 combined jet/rocket engine, mounted in TW1-TJR mobile jet/rocket pods
Performance: Fighter mode: maximum level atmospheric speed at 10,000 meters: Mach 4.0+
Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 39.09
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; capable of unassisted orbital velocity in an Earth-class planet; ISC/TO21 ISC (Inertia Store Converter); variable geometry wing; active stealth system antennae; boundary layer control (BSC); AA/AS/SF-06 integrated radar, mounted in nose; linear actuators; chaff/flare dispenser; optional super fold booster; pinpoint barrier system; FED-115R power capacitor/refrigeration unit
Fixed armaments: 2 x fixed Mauler RÖV-127C coaxial 12.7mm beam gun, mounted on head; Howard GU-17A 5-barrel 58mm Gatling gun pod, stored under main body in Fighter mode, hand-carried in Battroid and GERWALK modes; standard bulletproof shield, mounted on left forearm; 2 x Remington ES-25A 25mm high-speed machine gun, mounted on hips; 2 x Ka-Bar OTEC AK/VF-M9 assault knife, reinforced with pinpoint barrier system, stored under shield, hand-carried in use in Battroid and GERWALK modes
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x Mauler RÖV-25 25mm beam machine gun, replaces ES-25A machine guns; 6 x underwing hardpoint, can mount anti-ship reaction missiles; TW1-HPC/M25 prototype heavy quantum beam gun turret, mounted on Tornado Pack; 10 x Bifors BLM-02S micro-missile launcher, mounted on wings; many x LLM-03A micro-missile pod, mounted under wings
Optional hand armaments: none

The VF-25/TWI Tornado Messiah was the Tornado Pack-equipped version of the VF-25F Messiah. The TW1 Tornado Pack was developed to better combat the Vajra after the super dimensional lifeforms attacked the Macross Frontier emigration fleet in 2059. The Tornado Pack’s main armament was the TW1-HPC/M25 prototype heavy quantum beam gun turret that utilized beam gun miniaturization technology from the Macross Galaxy fleet. Despite the use of that technology, the large beam gun turret created control problems and required additional equipment to negate its negative effects. The Tornado Pack was also armed with 10 micro-missile launchers plus micro-missile pods. The Tornado Pack mounted additional equipment when deployed in space. Data from the Tornado Pack was used in the development of an advanced new anti-Vajra fighter, the YF-29 Durandal.

Pilot: Alto Saotome
First appearance: Macross Frontier (movies)
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori






Howard GU-17A 5-barrel 58mm Gatling gun pod


Ka-Bar OTEC AK/VF-M9 assault knife

Macross Frontier Info

Shoji Kawamori

Hiroyuki Yoshino
Shoji Kawamori

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Junya Ishigaki
Takeshi Takakura

Character Designer(s):
Risa Ebata
Yuichi Takahashi

Musical Composer:
Yoko Kanno

2 movies

Theatrical Release:
Japan 11.21.2009 – 02.26.2011
U.S. 06.14.2022 – 06.30.2022


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