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YF-25 Prophecy

 

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Battroid mode

Fighter mode

GERWALK mode

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YF-25 Prophecy

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: YF-25
Code name: Prophecy
Unit type: prototype variable fighter
Manufacturer(s): Shinsei Industry; L.A.I.
Operator: SMS (Strategic Military Services)

Rollout: unknown
First deployment: AD 2058
Accommodation: pilot, in canopy-style cockpit using EX-Gear system; auxiliary seat for passenger
Dimensions: head height 14.53 meters (Battroid mode, without beam guns), overall height 15.59 meters (Battroid mode, with beam guns), overall height 4.03 meters (Fighter mode); overall length 18.72 meters (Fighter mode); wingspan 15.5 meters (Fighter mode)
Weight: empty 8.5 metric tons; max gross unknown
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: 2 x Shinsei Industry/P&W/RR FF-3001A Stage II thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 2 x 1,620.0 kN (maximum thrust in space); many x P&W HMM-9 high maneuverability vernier thruster

Performance: Fighter mode: maximum level atmospheric speed at 10,000 meters: Mach 5.0+; maximum airframe design load: 27.5G at maximum acceleration for 120 seconds

Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 39.09
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; capable of unassisted orbital velocity in an Earth-class planet; ISC/TO21 ISC (Inertia Store Converter); variable geometry wing; active stealth system antennae; boundary layer control (BSC); AA/AS/SF-06 integrated radar, mounted in nose; linear actuators; chaff/flare dispenser; pinpoint barrier system; flight control AI
Fixed armaments: fixed Mauler RÖV-127C coaxial 12.7mm beam gun, mounted on head; Howard GU-17A 5-barrel 58mm Gatling gun pod, stored under main body in Fighter mode, hand-carried in Battroid and GERWALK modes; standard bulletproof shield, mounted on left forearm; 2 x Remington ES-25A 25mm high-speed machine gun, mounted on hips; 2 x Ka-Bar OTEC AK/VF-M9 assault knife, reinforced with pinpoint barrier system, stored under shield, hand-carried in use in Battroid and GERWALK modes

Optional fixed armaments: 2 x Mauler RÖV-25 25mm beam machine gun, replaces ES-25A machine guns; 6 x underwing hardpoint, can mount anti-ship reaction missiles; SPS-25P/MF25 Paladin Pack
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The YF-25 Prophecy was the prototype version of the production model VF-25 Messiah variable fighter. Developed by Shinsei Industries and L.A.I., the YF-25 was based on the YF-24 Evolution. The YF-25 tested the new EX-Gear control system in its cockpit, which became a standard feature on the production version VF-25. Its head mounted a compound sensor unit that collected and analyzed image data from multiple sources. The YF-25 also utilized a flight control AI. Multiple YF-25 units were manufactured for performance tests and combat trials. In 2058, concern over possible attacks by the super dimensional lifeforms known as the Vajra led to the development of the SPS-25P/MF25 Paladin Pack to increase the YF-25's armaments. By March 2059, SMS was conducting a field evaluation of the VF-25 when the Vajra attacked the Macross Frontier immigrant fleet.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Leon Sakaki, Chelsea Scarlett, Angers 672
Appearances: Macross 30: Voices Across the Galaxy; Macross the Ride
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

 

Lineart

 

AK/VF-M9 assault knife

GU-17A 5-barrel 58mm Gatling gun pod

 

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