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RVF-25 Super Messiah

 

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Battroid mode

Fighter mode

GERWALK mode

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RVF-25 Super Messiah

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RVF-25
Code name: Super Messiah
Unit type: variable fighter
Manufacturer(s): Shinsei Industry; L.A.I.; Macross Frontier Arsenal Original Development
Operator: SMS (Strategic Military Services)

Rollout: AD 2057
First deployment: AD 2059
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 (VF-25 only); standard operating weight (with SPS-25S/MF25 Super Pack)
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 2,940.0 kN (Super Pack); many x P&W HMM-9 high maneuverability vernier thruster; 4 x Gobishi Heavy Industries SLE-7A main booster engine, mounted in Super boosters; 10 x Gobishi Heavy Industries SLE-1C high-maneuverability vernier thrusters, mounted on Super Pack

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; maximum initial acceleration 15G (main engines + Super boosters), up to 30G (without missiles)

Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 22.5
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; AP-SF-01+ Aegis Pack Custom, includes radome, can control up to 6 AIF-7S (QF-4000) Ghost drones with fold waves; SPS-25S/MF25 Super Pack
Fixed armaments: 2 x 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; 2 x Bifors CIMM-3A micro-missile launcher pod, 90 missiles per launcher, mounted on Super Parts; 2 x Remington HMM-5A micro-missile CIWS launcher pod, 23 missiles per launcher, mounted on Super Pack; 46 pod missiles, mounted on Super Pack
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The RVF-25 Super Messiah was the Super Pack-equipped version of the RVF-25 Messiah. The Super Pack featured two super boosters with four engines plus 10 high-maneuverability vernier thrusters. Added armaments included a pair of micro-missile launcher pods (with a capacity of 90 missiles each), two micro-missile CIWS launcher pods (with a capacity of 23 missiles each) and 46 pod missiles.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Luca Angeloni
Appearances: Macross Frontier (TV series); Macross Frontier (movies)
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

 

Lineart

 

AK/VF-M9 assault knife

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

 

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