YF-19 FAST Pack


Model number: YF-19
Code name(s): YF-19 FAST Pack; Alpha One (callsign); Eagle One (callsign)
Unit type: prototype advanced variable fighter
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Operator: U.N. Spacy
Rollout: July AD 2039
First deployment: January AD 2040
Accommodation: pilot and optional passenger, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: head height 15.48 meters (Battroid mode), overall height 3.94 meters (Fighter mode); overall length 18.62 meters (Fighter mode); wingspan 14.87 meters (Fighter mode)
Weight: empty 8.75 metric tons; atmospheric maximum takeoff mass 37.509 metric tons, space maximum takeoff mass (with fold booster) 46.102 metric tons
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor; stealth composition
Powerplant: 2 x Shinsei Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2500E thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 2 x 427,00 kg (atmosphere), 2 x 67,500 kg (space); 2 x vertical two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzle; 2 x vertical two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzle; many x P&W HMM-6J high maneuverability vernier thruster
Performance: Fighter mode: standard level atmospheric speed at 15,000-22,000 meters: Mach 1.8, maximum level atmospheric speed at 15,000-22,000 meters: Mach 5.1, maximum level atmospheric speed at 30,000+ meters: Mach 21+; minimum time to satellite orbit 48 seconds (Planet Eden)
Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 15.43
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; capable of unassisted orbital velocity in an Earth-class planet; active stealth system; anti-laser coating; wraparound imaging monitor system; pinpoint barrier system; optional fold booster; 2 x conformal propellant tank; chaff/flare dispenser
Fixed armaments: fixed rear Mauler REB-30G anti-aircraft laser gun turret, mounted on head; Howard GU-15 standard external 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 semi-fixed internal Mauler REB-20G converging energy cannon, mounted on wings; 2 x Stonewell/Roice B-7 standard internal pallet, features air-to-ground/air general purpose micro-missiles and Bifors BMM-24 high maneuverability micro-missile cluster
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x Mauler REB-23 laser cannon, replaces Mauler REB-20G converging energy cannon; 2 x B-19A internal weapons pallet, replaces other missiles; FAST Pack arm unit, features 2-barrel beam cannon, large-bore cannon, 5 x missile, mounted on right arm
Optional hand armaments: none

The YF-19 FAST Pack was the specially equipped version of Shinsei Industry’s YF-19 prototype that was part of Project Super Nova. Compared to the FAST Packs used in previous generations, the YF-19’s version omitted the booster pods and instead added extra fuel and weapons. Aside from the standard FAST Pack equipment, the YF-19 could also equip an arm unit with a 2-barrel beam cannon, a large-bore cannon and five missiles. The lack of booster pods freed up space on the YF-19’s body for other equipment, such as a fold booster. In March 2040, Isamu Alva Dyson stole the FAST Pack and fold booster equipped YF-19 to travel to Earth and crash the unveiling of the unmanned AIF-X-9 Ghost in protest of the cancelation of Project Super Nova.

Pilot: Isamu Alva Dyson
First appearance: Macross Plus
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori






Howard GU-15 standard external Gatling gun pod


Rear view (Battroid mode)


Rear view (Fighter mode)

Macross Plus Info

Shoji Kawamori
Shinichiro Watanabe

Keiko Nobumoto

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Kazutaka Miyatake

Character Designer:
Masayuki Yamaguchi

Musical Composer:
Yoko Kanno

Video Release:
Japan 08.25.1994 – 06.25.1995
U.S. 02.28.1995 – 04.16.1996

4 episodes; 1 compilation movie

Theatrical Release:
Japan 09.30.1995
U.S. 12.14.2021


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