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VF-27 (YF-27) Lucifer

 

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Battroid mode in

Brera Stern colors

Fighter mode in

Brera Stern colors

GERWALK mode in

Brera Stern colors

     

Battroid mode in

standard colors

Fighter mode in

standard colors

GERWALK mode in standard colors

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VF-27 Lucifer

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number(s): VF-27 (Macross Galaxy); YF-27 (New U.N. Spacy)
Code name: Lucifer
Unit type: advanced variable fighter
Manufacturer: Macross Galaxy Variable Fighter Development Arsenal (Guld Works)
Operator NUNS (New U.N. Spacy)

Rollout: AD 2057
First deployment: AD 2059
Accommodation: pilot in virtual cockpit, plus passenger in auxiliary ejection seat
Dimensions: head height 14.43 meters (Battroid mode, with beam gun), overall height 4.29 meters (Fighter mode, with landing gear); overall length 18.8 meters (Fighter mode); wingspan 14.57 meters (Fighter mode)
Weight: empty 12.08 metric tons; max gross unknown
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: 4 x Shinnakasu/P&W/Roice FF-3011C Stage II thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 4 x 1,377.0 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 5.2+: Mach 9+ possible through use of pinpoint barrier with energy conversion armor

Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 46.48
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; capable of unassisted orbital velocity in an Earth-class planet; IVC/GC 01ɣ ISC (Inertia Store Converter); variable geometry wing; brainwave flight control system, allows for remote control operation; virtual cockpit with backup manual flight controls; linear actuators; pinpoint barrier system
Fixed armaments: Mauler RÖV-20 20mm beam gun, mounted on head; BGP-01β 55mm beam gun pod/beam grenade, stored under main body in Fighter mode, hand-carried in Battroid and mode; 2 x Sentinel HBC/HS-35B 35mm heavy beam machine gun, mounted on outer engine nacelles; 2 x Remmington ES-25A 25mm high-speed machine gun, mounted on sides of primary intakes; 4 x Bifors BML-04B internal micro-missile launcher, mounted on outboard engine nacelles

Optional fixed armaments: Mauler RÖV-25 25mm beam machine gun, replaces Remmington ES-25A machine gun; see VF-27γSP Super Lucifer
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The VF-27 Lucifer was an advanced variable fighter developed by the Macross Galaxy Variable Fighter Development Arsenal (Guld Works). The VF-27’s design lineage followed from General Galaxy’s earlier VF-22S Sturmvogel II. The VF-27’s abilities exceeded those of the VF-25 Messiah, and the use of illegally cybernetically enhanced pilots allowed for high performance beyond what a normal human body could endure. The VF-27 utilized a brainwave control system developed from the YF-21’s Brain Direct Image System (BDI). This system sent information directly to the brain of the cybernetically enhanced pilot and served as the primary control system, with manual controls reduced to emergency backup. The VF-27 featured an atypical four engine design that exceeded the overall thrust of the VF-25. Its base armaments were equivalent to a VF-25 with a Super Pack.

 

Weapons included a 20mm beam gun, two heavy beam machine guns, a beam gun pod, a bulletproof shield, two high-speed machine guns (or beam machine guns), a retractable knife, a pinpoint barrier system and four internal micro-missile launchers. The VF-27 was produced in standard (β) and commander (γ) variants that featured different head designs and could be manned or unmanned. Because the Macross Galaxy fleet hid the existence of the VF-27, it was classified by NUNS as the YF-27. During the Vajra War in 2059, a secret cabal on the Macross Galaxy fleet used the VF-27 as part of its plan to seize control of the Vajra, and this often involved engaging in battles against the SMS forces in the Macross Frontier emigration fleet.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Brera Stern, Grace O'Connor, Mei Leeron, Ivan Tsari (aka Ivan Polivanov)
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

 

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