VF-27 Lucifer
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Macross Galaxy Variable Fighter Development Arsenal (Guld Works) VF-27 Lucifer

Contents
[hide] 1 Program
2 Variants
3 Design Features
4 Powerplant
5 Accommodation
6 Avionics
7 Armament 7.1 Standard armament
7.2 Optional armament

8 Dimensions, External 8.1 Fighter mode
8.2 Battroid mode

9 Mass and Loadings
10 Performance
11 Appendices 11.1 Appearances
11.2 Background

12 Related Links
13 External links

Program
Manufacturer: Macross Galaxy Variable Fighter Development Arsenal (Guld Works) VF-27Lucifer.png

Original development by the Macross Galaxy Variable Fighter Development Arsenal based on the YF-24 which Macross Galaxy developed and used as its main fighter. Although its combat performance easily exceeds the VF-25 Messiah, its high performance goes beyond what a flesh-and-blood body can withstand. Lineage from the silhouette of the VF-22 Sturmvogel II can be seen in the nose, hands, feet and the main wings are equipped with boosters which boast high mobility. Firepower is comparable to a VF-25 with Super parts. However, low airframe versatility has made it unsuitable for mass production. Data on the YF-29 was leaked intentionally by L.A.I and affected its development.

It has improved efficiency from the design of the YF-24 and operation by a cyborg pilot is a prerequisite of its operation. It is treated as the YF-27 because the information was not disclosed to the New U.N. Spacy. Additionally, manned and unmanned variants are available yet the details have not been disclosed. Overwhelming combat performance is demonstrated in cooperation with Ghost V-9.

Variants
VF-27β: Standard model. Available in commander and non-commander variants. The commander unit and the standard unit are said to have different heads.
VF-27γ: Custom variant with performance tuned-up to design limits, exceeding the standard unit.

Design Features

ISC (Inertia Store Converter): MG development IVC/GC 01γ, Brain wave control system, developed from the YF-21's BDI system, is installed into flight controls and remote operation outside of the cockpit is possible. Virtual cockpit developed in secret with next-generation technology. A pilot with implants is seated while the real cockpit simulates transparency. Maneuvering is improved since the pilot feels as if one is flying through air. Armored canopy is protected with energy conversion armor. Canopy can be exchanged with a clear canopy for non-cyborg use. Linear actuators, similar to VF-25, reduces transformation time and fragile mechanisms by adopting an electromagnetic transformation system of non-contacting structures allowing smooth transformation. Four canard wings. Surplus output from the 4 engines, which exceeds the VF-25's performance, allows pin-point barrier and energy conversion armor to be used in fighter mode.
Landing Gear: Catapult link bar for carrier launch. Thicken column to support the impact of carrier landings.

Powerplant
Four Shinnakasu/P&W/RR/MG FF-3011/C Stage II thermonuclear reaction turbine engine (in space, maximum thrust of 1,377 kN). A single unit of the FF-3011/C maximum thrust is slightly inferior to the VF-25's FF-3001A but exceeds the VF-25 since it is equipped with 4 engines. Cruise mode only uses 2 of the 4 engines and main wings serve as cooling system. Thrust vectoring is possible on main-wing engines with circumferential-moving nozzles.
Circumferential-moving (3-dimensional) nozzles in the leg engines are equipped with thrust reverser.
P&W HMM-9 High maneuverability thrusters.
Optional new super fold booster developed by L.A.I. under secret development with improved speed and able to overcome fold faults.
Super parts mounted on the dorsal section and leg units of the airframe. Additional rocket booster and propellant backing. Performance equals YF-29 with this equipment.

Accommodation

One pilot with EX-Gear. EX-Gear functions as an ejection seat. The rear is equipped with an auxiliary seat. Auxiliary seat is a normal ejection seat.

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Brain wave control system. Control system links pilot's cranial nerves and airframe's central computer directly with optical circuit to reduce response time. Equipment, like displays, are omitted since information is sent directly to the cyborg pilot's brain. Manual controls are for emergency-use only. Energy converting armor.

Armament

Standard armament
One Mauler ROV-20 20mm beam gun, mounted on head turret.
Two Sentinel HBC/HS-35B 35mm heavy beam machine gun.
Option of Two Remmington ES-25A 25 mm high-speed machine gun
or Two Mauler ROV-25 25 mm beam machine gun

One new BGP-01β Beam Gun pod / high-powered Beam grenade. It is later enhanced to a Heavy Quantum Reaction beam-specification for anti-Vajra combat. The main armament corresponds to both the 55mm rapid-fire beam gun and the hyper-grenade mode. Total length is 16.85m with a weight exceeding 3t.
Four Bifors BML-04B internal micro-missile launchers
Shield mounted on center rear dorsal fuselage in Fighter mode or on lower left arm section in GERWALK and Battroid modes.
Retracting knife for close-quarter combat, stored inside shield.
Pin-point barrier system
Note: The 25 mm high-speed machine gun and micro-missile warheads are later refit with the anti-Vajra MDE-warhead specification. The beam gunpod is refit to MDE particle beam specifications. Armaments enhanced using Fold Quartz extracted from Vajra corpses.

Optional armament
Optional packs Super pack.

Dimensions, External

Fighter mode
Length, overall: 18.8 m
Wingspan (full extended): 14.57 m
Height (with landing gear): 4.29 m

Battroid mode
Height (with laser guns): 14.43 m

Mass and Loadings
Mass, empty: 12,080 kg

Performance

Fighter Mode
Maximum speed: standard in atmosphere at 10,000 m: Mach 5.2+, on account of the fuselage heat-resistance boundary. Possible to do Mach 9+ for brief periods by protecting the fuselage with the pin-point barrier and energy conversion armor.

Ceiling: Unlimited (Capable of launching into satellite orbit over an Earth-class planet)

Appendices

Appearances
Debut: Macross Frontier - First Attack

Background
Designer: Shoji Kawamori

Related Links
VF-19 Excalibur
YF-24 Evolution
VF-25 Messiah

External links
VF-27 at the official Japanese Macross Frontier website http://zarco.wikispot.org/Front_Page http://zarconian.wikia.com/wiki/Zarco_Space_Army

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