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VF-9 Cutlass

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General and Technical Data

Model number: VF-9
Code name: Cutlass
Unit type: mass production light variable fighter
Manufacturer: General Galaxy
Operator: U.N. Spacy
Rollout: AD 2021
First deployment: AD 2022
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall length 11.2 meters (Fighter mode); overall width 11.6 meters (Fighter mode)
Weight: empty 7.5 metric tons; max gross unknown
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: 2 x Shinnakasu Heavy Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2019C thermonuclear reaction engine, power output rating unknown; 2 x auxiliary engine
Propulsion: 2 x 19,600 kg (2 x 192.28 kN)
Performance: Fighter mode: maximum level atmospheric speed at 10,000 meters: Mach 2.7
Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 5.23
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: Mauler ROV-25 beam gun turret, mounted on central ventral section; 35mm Gatling 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-9 Cutlass was a light variable fighter manufactured by General Galaxy, a company formed in 2017 by the merger of OTEC Co. with several other companies. Conceived of as an inexpensive fighter with air superiority in an atmosphere, the VF-9 underwent test flights in 2021 with ace pilot Milia Fallyna Jenius of the Dancing Skull Squadron. The VF-9’s armaments included a Mauler beam gun turret and a 35mm Gatling gun pod. After demonstrating maneuverability superior to the VF-4 Lightning III, the VF-9 became a bestseller with colony planet defense forces. The VF-9 was produced by General Galaxy from 2022 to 2029 in two variants: the standard A-type and an E-type. In 2058, a custom VF-9E was used by a civilian pilot for the Vanquish air race aboard the Macross Frontier emigrant fleet.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Maximilian Jenius, Milia Fallyna Jenius
First appearance: Macross M3
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori
Note: Based on the VF-X-11 from Advanced Valkyrie and the III-C Baron Rouge from Air Cavalry Chronicles.

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