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VF-25G Super Messiah

 

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Battroid mode

Fighter mode

GERWALK mode

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VF-25G Super Messiah

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: VF-25G
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 Parts); 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; optional super fold booster; pinpoint barrier system; SPS-25S/MF25 Super Pack
Fixed armaments: fixed Mauler RÖV-127C coaxial 12.7mm beam gun, mounted on head; Dragunov SSL-9B electromagnetic rail sniper 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 Pack; 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 VF-25G Super Messiah was the Super Pack-equipped version of the VF-25G 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. The Super Messiah could also mount an optional super fold booster developed by L.A.I. that could travel through fold faults and allowed for faster travel in fold space.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Michael Blanc
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

SSL-9B electromagnetic rail sniper gun pod

Super fold booster

 

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