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VF-25F Battroid equipped with Full Armor

VF-25F GERWALK equipped with Full Armor

VF-25F Fighter equipped with Full Armor

GU-17A Gun Pod

AK/VF-M9 Assault Knife

VF-25F APS-25A/MF25 Armored Messiah

Technical Data

Equipment Type: variable fighter
Government: Strategic Military Services (SMS)
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry/Macross Frontier Arsenal Original Development/L.A.I.
Introduction: unknown
Operational Deployment: 2059
Accommodation: pilot only (deployable auxiliary seat for passenger)
  • Battroid Mode: height 15.59 meters (includes beam guns); 14.53 meters (without beam guns)
  • Fighter Mode: wingspan 15.5 meters (fully extended); height 4.03 meters; length 18.72 meters
  • GERWALK Mode: unknown
  • Mass: standard sortie weight 52.0 metric tons (VF-25 Messiah and APS-25A/MF25 Armored pack); standard operating weight for APS-25A/MF25 Armored pack only 40.0 metric tons (total includes 15.0 metric tons of propellant and approx 9.0 metric tons of missile ordnance; all 15.0 metric tons of fuel can be spent in 2 minutes at max thrust and approx 15-20 minutes during combat maneuvers)
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor; Armored pack uses 2nd generation-type ASWAG enhanced energy conversion armor (available in ALL modes)
    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); 4 x Gobishi Heavy Industry SLE-7A/A main booster engines (total output 2,940 kN); 10 x Gobishi Heavy Industries SLE-1B High-maneuverability verniers
  • Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 5.0+, maximum speed due to heat-resistance limit of the fuselage; maximum acceleration with APS-25A/M25 Armored Pack approx. 11.5G (including VF-25 engines at maximum thrust; maneuverability improves as more fuel is expended)
  • 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 (remote operation of the fighter by the EX-Gear is possible via connect slave function); AA/AS/SF-06 integrated radar (mounted in nose); linear actuators (provide faster electromagnetic transformation without contact between moving parts); 1 x ASSA-021A compound sensor antenna for improving command capabilities (with additional infrared sensors and monitor cameras equipped in the APS-25A/M25 Armored pack); L.A.I. LC-212 heat-resistant compound material used for nose radome; additional APN-2000 antennas mounted on the lower right and left of nose section; the bulge on the outside of the engine pod functions as air/dive brake and is equipped with internal MDP/S-02 multipurpose discharger
    - Armament -
  • 2 x fixed Mauler RÖV-127C coaxial 12.7mm beam guns (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
  • 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); the shield is composed of the enhanced energy conversion armor used in the APS-25A/MF25 Armored Pack
  • 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
  • 4 x armored heat sinks (mounted two each on the right and left engines pods; includes built-in Phased array radar)
  • 2 x Hachishuu Heavy Industries C-207 high-capacity capacitors to power beam guns, energy conversion armor and pin-point barrier system (mounted one inside frontal section of each booster pod)
  • 4 x RÖV-22 22mm beam machineguns
  • 2 x Otto/Sentinel 57mm anti-warship anti-air rapid-fire swiveling beam turrets with option of autonomous fire (capacitors mounted inside APS-25A/MF25 Armored pack)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 116 micro-missiles in 2 x HMM-5A Mobile Remington micro-missile CIWS launcher pods featuring 2 x micro-missile launcher pods each (40 mounted in two CIWS torso launcher pods; 76 mounted in two CIWS shoulder launcher pods)
  • 128 micro-missiles in 4 x Remington Close-Range Micro-Missile Launcher Pods, Double-Loaded Type (64 mounted in four leg launchers; each launcher holds 2 loads of missiles for a total of 128 micro-missiles)
  • 30 x 200mm anti-armor high-initial velocity rockets in 2 x Howard 15-tube launcher pods (mounted outboard in coverless launchers)
  • 4 x outboard hardpoints for 4-8 large-size anti-ship reaction missiles
  • Additional Equipment:
  • Shinsei Industries APS-25A/MF25 Armored pack (deployable in all modes) featuring 1 x ASSA-021A compound sensor antenna
  • 25 mm high-speed machine gun and micro-missile warheads are later refit with anti-Vajra MDE warhead specification; rapid-fire beam guns are refit to MDE particle beam specifications
  • Optional Equipment:
  • APS-25A/P-011 armored block for the aircraft nose exists but was waived due the opinion of Ozma Lee that visibility in close-quarter combat and emergency escape of the aircraft nose was lost; A pinpoint barrier has been centered on the nose to compensate for the lost armor

  • Description and History

    In the later stages of the Anti-Vajra War, Alto Saotome has his VF-25F Messiah outfitted with the Shinsei Industries APS-25A/MF25 Armored pack.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Frontier, Episode 14
    Pilot(s): Alto Saotome
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori, Junya Ishigaki (cockpit)

    Line Art

  • VF-25 APS-25A/MF25 Armored Messiah line art #1 - torso and hip armor
  • VF-25 APS-25A/MF25 Armored Messiah line art #2 - leg armor
  • VF-25 APS-25A/MF25 Armored Messiah line art #3 - armored boosters
  • VF-25 APS-25A/MF25 Armored Messiah line art #4 - missile pods
  • VF-25 APS-25A/MF25 Armored Messiah line art #5 - other machinery
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Chronicle and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist