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RVF-25 Battroid mode
RVF-25 GERWALK mode
RVF-25 Fighter mode
GU-17A Gun Pod
AK/VF-M9 Assault Knife
Equipment Type: variable fighter
Government: Strategic Military Services (SMS)
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry/Macross Frontier Arsenal Original Development/L.A.I.
Operational Deployment: 2059.
Accommodation: pilot plus passenger
Battroid Mode: height 15.59 meters (includes beam guns); 14.53 meters (without beam guns).
Fighter Mode: wingspan 15.5 (fully extended); height 4.03 meters; length 18.72 meters.
GERWALK Mode: unknown.
Mass: empty 8.45 metric tons.
Structure: assumed space metal frame, SWAG energy converting armor
Power Plant: two Shinsei Industry/ P&W/ RR FF-3001A Stage II thermonuclear reaction turbine engines.
Propulsion: 2 x 1,620 kN (maximum thrust in space); many x P&W HMM-9 High maneuverability thrusters
Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 5.0+, maximum speed due to heat-resistance limit of the fuselage.
Maximum Airframe Design Load: 27.5G at maximum acceleration for 120 seconds
Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; variable geometry wing; boundary layer control (BLC); capable of attaining unassisted orbital velocity over an Earth-class planet; ISC (Inertia Store Converter): Shinsei Industry Macross Frontier Arsenal / LAI Company self-development specification ISC/TO21; active stealth system antennae; chaff/flare/smoke discharger system; thrust reverser equipped with three-dimensional maneuvering nozzles; cockpit designed for EX-Gear equipped pilot; AA/AS/SF-06 integrated radar (mounted in nose); linear actuators (provide faster electromagnetic transformation without contact between moving parts); fold communication guidance system; AP-SF-01+ Aegis Pack Custom with radome and ELINT hardware (improved for anti-Vajra use by L.A.I. Corporation using fold quartz, detects targets using fold waves instead of electromagnetic waves, can identify up to 2,048 targets simultaneously and guide long to medium-range missiles at 128 targets at the same time, controls a maximum of 6 x QF-4000 Ghost-series unmanned fighters without lag time at long distances using fold waves).
- Armament -
1 x Howard GU-17A new model 5-barrel 58mm gatling gun pod with retractable cover to provide air cooling for the barrels (mounted ventral fuselage in Fighter mode, in arm manipulator for GERWALK/Battroid modes)
1 x standard bulletproof (anti-projectile) shield (mounted center rear dorsal fuselage in Fighter mode, mounted on arm in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
2 x Remington ES-25A 25mm high-speed machine guns
or 2 x Mauler RÖV-25 25mm beam machine guns (mounted left/right of intakes in Fighter/GERWALK mode, on rotating hip mounts in Battroid mode)
1 x Ka-Bar OTEC AK/VF-M9 Assault Knife, 1.65m, super strong material reinforced by pin-point barrier system (mounted under left arm shield block)
1 x pin-point barrier system
Bombs & Missiles:
6 x underwing hardpoints for anti-ship reaction missiles, fold speakers or other equipment.
1 x AP-SF-01+ Aegis Pack Custom with 1 x dorsal radome and 1 x ventral ELINT fin (detects targets via fold waves with a maximum detection range of one light-day in space).
Version with enhanced electronic warfare capabilities and equipped with large-sized radome. Can control (via fold wave communication) up to 6 AIF-7S/QF-4000 Ghost fighters (pilot Lucas Angeloni had named his three Ghost fighter Simon, John, Peter).
It detects targets using fold waves instead of electromagnetic waves. It can identify up to 2048 targets simultaneously and can guide long to medium-range missiles at 128 targets at the same time. Because fold waves are applied to the control scheme, control of QF-4000 Ghost-series is possible at long distances without lag time. Maximum of 6 QF-4000 Ghost-series can be controlled. Fold Communication Guidance system. (RVF-25)
Debut: Macross Frontier, Episode 2
Pilot(s): Luca Angeloni
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.