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Shock Gun Pod (Zolan Force Colors)
Shinsei Industry VF-5000T-G Star Mirage |
Equipment Type: UNS general-purpose lightweight air superiority variable fighter
Government: U.N. Spacy, Zola Military (Galactic Whale patrol unit)
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Operational Deployment: 2020
Accommodation: two crew (pilot plus passenger).
Fighter Mode: length 14.03 meters
Mass: empty 8.3 metric tons; booster and super part weight unknown
Structure: space metal frame, energy converting 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.
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 -
2 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
2 x speaker units (mounted forward of dorsal nacelles in fighter mode; shoulders in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
A minor variant of the standard VF-5000G deployed by the Zolan Galactic Whale patrol unit, the VF-5000T-G is modified with a dual cockpit and double canopy to accomodate a passenger in the rear seat. The transformation system is only slighty different in the T-G compared to the standard VF-5000G and features a larger retractable shield to cover the dual-seat cockpit canopy.
NOTE: The VF-5000's designation was inspired by the Dassault Mirage 2000. Studio HalfEye has called its model the "Star Mirage," although Shoji Kawamori has indicated that such a designation is only a nickname. The name "Star Mirage" has since been printed in the book Shoji Kawamori's Macross Design Works (2001).
Debut: Macross Dynamite 7, Episode 4
Other appearances: none.
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori
Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books.
C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist.