VF-5000G Star Mirage

General and Technical Data

Model number: VF-5000G
Code name: Star Mirage
Unit type: mass production air superiority variable fighter
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Operator: Zola Patrol
Rollout: AD 2018
First deployment: AD 2020
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall length 14.03 meters (Fighter mode)
Weight: empty 8.3 metric tons; max gross unknown
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: 2 x Shinnakasu Heavy Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2015RB thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 2 x 12,500 kg (2 x 122.63 kN); many x P&W HMM-3A high-thrust vernier thruster; 2 x vertical two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzle
Performance: Fighter mode: maximum level atmospheric speed at 10,000 meters: Mach 2.85, maximum level atmospheric speed at 30,000+ meters: Mach 4.73+
Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 3.01
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; vertical take off and landing (VTOL); optional Super Booster; optional Super Parts
Fixed armaments: fixed rear anti-aircraft pulse laser cannon, mounted in head; standard external multipurpose gun pod, stored under main body in Fighter mode, hand-carried in Battroid and GERWALK modes; 4 x internal micro-missile launcher, mounted on legs
Optional fixed armaments: standard external shock gun pod, stored under main body in Fighter mode, hand-carried in Battroid and GERWALK modes
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The VF-5000G Star Mirage was the main variable fighter used in the late 2040s by the Zola Patrol’s galactic whale unit, which was dedicated to fighting illegal whale poaching. The VF-5000G could equip an optional Super Booster. Its armaments included an anti-aircraft pulse laser cannon, a shock gun pod and four micro-missile launchers.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Liza Hoyly
First appearance: Macross Dynamite 7
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori



Macross Dynamite 7 Info

Tetsuro Amino

Sukehiro Tomita

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Kazutaka Miyatake

Character Designer:
Haruhiko Mikimoto

Musical Composer:
Fire Bomber

4 episodes

Video Release:
Japan 12.18.1997 – 08.25.1998


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