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VF-25G Messiah

 

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Battroid mode

Fighter mode

GERWALK mode

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VF-25G Messiah

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: VF-25G
Code name: 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; 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; optional super fold booster; pinpoint barrier system
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; SPS-25S/MF25 Super Pack
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The VF-25G Messiah was a sniper variant of the standard VF-25A Messiah variable fighter. Compared to other VF-25 variants, the VF-25G featured a specially designed head with an enhanced optical package and a head turret monoeye for sniping. Its main armament was a Dragunov electromagnetic rail sniper gun pod equipped with eight target assisting balancers that opened when firing. The sniper gun pod loaded ultra high speed armor-piercing ammo and was accurate to within 10 cm from a distance of up to 20 km. Its other armaments included a 12.7mm beam gun, a bulletproof shield, a pair of machine guns (or beam machine guns), an assault knife, and a pinpoint barrier system. Its six underwing hardpoints could mount anti-ship reaction missiles or other equipment. The VF-25G could add to its arsenal by mounting the SPS-25S/MF25 Super Pack. SMS pilot Michael Blanc used a VF-25G throughout the Vajra War in 2059.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Michael Blanc
Appearances: Macross Frontier (TV series); Macross Frontier (manga); Macross Frontier (movies); Macross Ace Frontier; Macross 30: Voices Across the Galaxy
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

 

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