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VF-11B Battroid equipped with Super Parts


VF-11B Fighter equipped with Super Parts


VF-11B Fighter profile schematic


VF-11B Fighter dorsal schematic


30 mm Gun Pod (with anti-armor bayonet)
(drawn by Jeff Sorely, colors by C. Wilson)


30 mm Gun Pod (with anti-armor bayonet deployed)
(drawn by Jeff Sorely, colors by C. Wilson)


Super Part Micro-Missiles

Shinsei Industry VF-11B Super Thunderbolt

Technical Data

Equipment Type: UNS/UNSAF main variable fighter
Government: U.N. Spacy, U.N. Space Air Force
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Introduction: 2028
Operational Deployment: April 2030
Accommodation: pilot only in Marty & Beck Mk11 ejection seat (entire canopy ejectable as an emergency escape pod)
Dimensions:
  • Battroid Mode: height 12.92 meters
  • Fighter Mode: wingspan 11.2 meters; height 3.49 meters; length 15.51 meters
  • GERWALK Mode: wingspan 11.2 meters
  • Mass: empty with Super Parts estimated 11.2 metric tons
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor
    Power Plant: two Shinsei Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2025G thermonuclear reaction turbine engines.
    Propulsion: 28,500 kg [x g] x 2 (279.59 kN x 2); 2 x Super Part Booster Thrusters (thruster output unknown); 2 x vertical two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzles; 2 x dorsal auxiliary thruster pods; many x P&W HMM-5B high-maneuverability vernier thrusters
    Performance:
  • Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 3.5+; at 30,000+ m Mach 8.2; max rate of climb at S/L 28,500 meters/minute
  • g limit: +22.0/- 14.5
    Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; variable geometry sweep (VG) wing; canard forward wing; vertical Take-off and landing (VTOL); supersonic cruise and maneuvering in region of Mach 3.5+ below the stratosphere; two-dimensional thrust vectoring; improved waist joint system; anti-projectile (bulletproof) shield; retractable two-piece canopy cover (for Battroid mode); 4 x special equipment hard point stations for external Shinsei Industry space Super Part units
    - Armament -
    Guns:
  • 1 x fixed rear anti-aircraft pulse laser gun (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
  • 1 x standard external multipurpose 30 mm 6-barrel gun pod with sensor, foregrip, anti-armor bayonet (on early space models, removed on later gun pods due to high cost) and large barrel magazine (mounted ventral fuselage in Fighter mode, in arm manipulator for GERWALK/Battroid modes); 2 x spare magazines stored underneath shield
  • 1 x standard bulletproof (anti-projectile) shield (mounted center rear dorsal fuselage in Fighter mode, mounted on arm in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 4 x special equipment hard point stations for external space Super Part units for 8 x Hughes HMMM-Mk 6 micro-missile launchers (mounted on dorsal fuselage); 2 x chaff and flare dispensers (mounted in Super Part propellent tank units on engine sections)
  • chaff and flare dispenser system (mounted within either engine section)
  • Optional Armament:
  • Protect Armor System with reactive armor shield
  • Numerous optional weapons

  • Description and History

    The VF-11, designed for high atmospheric maneuverability and plentiful direct fire weaponry, largely lacked missile ordnance. As a way of offsetting the VF-11's lack of missile armament, and to improve performance in space operations, the Super Part system was deployed on the VF-11B. The Super Part system included two dorsal mounted NP-SP-09 booster units featuring two booster nozzles and two Hughes HMMM-Mk 6 micro-missile launchers for each unit. The system also included two engine mounted NP-SF-09 propellant tank units featuring one chaff/flare dispenser per tank unit. This Shinsei Industries manufactured Super Part system greatly enhanced the VF-11B's maximum thrust and numerous vernier thrusters assisted the maneuverability of the Thunderbolt variable fighter for space operations. The four micro-missile launchers (with exit ports on the forward dorsal sections of the NP-SP-09 units) diversified the weapons compliment of the VF-11 and increased the variable fighter's operational capacity. These improvements were so successful in the field that nearly all VF-11 variable fighters were equipped with Super Parts whenever deployed for operations in space and the Super configuration became ubiquitous with the recognition of the Thunderbolt. Eventually the Super Part booster nozzles were improved, altering the originally funnel-shaped nozzles into a more rectangular shape found most often on the model VF-11C.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Plus, Episode 1
    Pilot(s): Milia Jenius, Isamu Dyson
    Other appearances: Macross Plus Movie; Macross 7
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • Battroid mode (with Super Parts) line art
  • Fighter mode (with Super Parts) line art
  • VF-11B Thunderbolt line art
  • 30 mm gun pod details (with anti-armor bayonet)
  • cockpit fighter mode
  • cockpit battroid mode
  • ejectable cockpit pod details
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
    Images From - This Is Animation Special Macross Plus and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist