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VF-5000G Battroid Super Booster Speaker Variant


VF-5000G Fighter Super Booster Speaker Variant


Shock Gun Pod (Zolan Force Colors)
Shinsei Industry VF-5000G Star Mirage Super Booster Speaker Variant

Technical Data

Equipment Type: UNS general-purpose lightweight air superiority variable fighter
Government: U.N. Spacy, Zola Military (Galactic Whale patrol unit)
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Introduction: 2018
Operational Deployment: 2020
Accommodation: pilot only
Dimensions:
  • Fighter Mode: length 14.03 meters
  • Mass: empty 8.3 metric tons; booster and super part weight unknown
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor
    Power Plant: two Shinsei/P&W/Roice FF-2015RB thermonuclear reaction turbine engines
    Propulsion: 12,500 kg [x g] x 2 (122.63 kN x 2); 1 x space/atmospheric booster (thruster output unknown); 2 x vertical two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzles; many x P&W HMM-3A high-thrust vernier thrusters
    Performance:
  • Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 2.85; at 30,000+ m Mach 4.73+
  • g limit: unknown
    Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; blended wing body; holographic HUD on canopy; variable geometry sweep (VG) wing; vertical Take-off and landing (VTOL); single-axis thrust vectoring; retractable canopy cover (for Battroid mode); space/atmospheric booster and super part weaponry system.
    - Armament -
    Guns:
  • 1 x fixed rear anti-aircraft pulse laser cannon (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
  • 1 x standard external shock gun pod (mounted ventral fuselage in Fighter mode, in arm manipulator for GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 4 x internal micro-missile launchers (two launchers mounted in the center ventral fuselage/each lower arm in Fighter/Battroid modes; two launchers mounted on engines/lower legs in Fighter/Battroid modes)
  • space/atmospheric booster pack and weaponry system with 2 x micro-missile launchers mounted on engine/lowers legs and 2 x missile launchers with shock ordnance in dorsal booster
  • Additional Equipment:
  • 2 x speaker units (mounted forward of dorsal nacelles in fighter mode; shoulders in GERWALK/Battroid modes)

  • Description and History

    A Zolan scientist named Lawrence modified several VF-5000 variable fighters for the purpose of communicating with space whales. Speaker units were installed that both aided in receipt and transmission of music played by Nekki Basara. Liza Hoyly of the Zolan Galactica Whale patrol unit piloted one of these modified Star Mirage variable fighters in 2047.

    NOTE: The VF-5000's designation was inspired by the Dassault Mirage 2000. Studio HalfEye titled its model the "Star Mirage," although Shoji Kawamori had indicated such a designation was only a nickname. The name "Star Mirage" has since been published in the book Shoji Kawamori's Macross Design Works (2001) and the Macross Chronicle (2009).

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Dynamite 7, Episode 3
    Pilot(s): Liza Hoyly
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • battroid mode (with Super Parts/Booster) rear view
  • fighter mode (with Super Parts/Booster) multiple views
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist