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Pg 153VF-0 Kai "Zeak"
Team: Volunteer VFAirframe Explanation
Originally, the leftover wreckage of the VF-0 was completed as a hurriedly constructed mixed build for Hakuna, who had lost his VF-1X++ in battle, and includes prototype parts which were developed by Evana and the Macross Quarter and Maintenance Chief Katori Brown procured in cooperation with L.A.I. and Garudo Works. In order for the engines which were exchanged for Stage II ones to produce energy equal to the VF-25, the appearance of the old-fashioned fuselage differs, and it obtains a performance that rivals Naresuwan's YF-27-5.
Pg 156Macross the Ride Variable Fighter Mechanics: VF-11D Thunder Focus
The VF-11D Thunder Focus is based on the 2-seater trainer VF-11D specification and has been improved for journalism use. Equipped with a large camera pod that simultaneously serves as a camera and a powerful directional communication system, the VF-11D Thunder Focus has a super long range filming function that equals those used by the military in armed reconnaissance craft. It is endowed with specs that are equal to a small emigrant fleet's broadcasting office as the installed AI is a specialized model that has a real-time information editing capability. It's alias is "the Mobile Studio". The VF-11D Thunder Focus uses custom super packs according to the mission, such as races, as it doesn't have enough thrust to follow such vehicles as the AVF.Specs
Model Designation: VF-11D
Classification: Variable Fighter
Attached to: Freelance
Design: Shinsei Industry
Engine: Shinsei / P&W / RR FF-2025G Thermonuclear Turbine (280 kN maximum thrust in the void of space) x2, P&W HMM-5B high-manoeuvrability vernier thrusters, thrust reverser, 3D thrust vectoringPhotographic Equipment
A: GCU-M3 Kai Camera Pod
A) complete set of Energy Conversion Armour SWGA System
B) complete set of chaff, flare and smoke dispenser systems
C) bulletproof shieldGCU-M3 Kai Camera Pod
Design: Schmidt = Barnack
Weight: 2,782 kgAn Electronic Eye that Should Instantaneously Cut for Transmission
The GCU-M3 Camera Pod was originally developed on the premise that it'd be equipment for an armed reconnaissance type of VF-14. It was developed to reliably gather intelligence even under extreme environments, such as extreme solar wind and under strong gravity and in a corrosive atmosphere.
It has an extremely high anti-[electro-magnetic] pulse ability, and the internal data can surely be protected, even from the point-blank explosion of a reaction shell.
The florescent green unit in the rear is a Fold Amp Unit, and it can be used as a space resonance speaker. Namely, even in the vacuum of space, due to the directionality of fold waves, sounds are sent directly to the communications unit of space ships; or it is possible to catch sounds from inside of space ships. This unit is a conversion of an experimental device that was developed for use by the special forces "Sound Force" that's in Macross 7; and it indicates the extent of Rose's connections.
So that the Fold Amp Unit may divert and use the output of the energy conversion armour in Battroid, invariably the VF-11D is transformed to battroid mode; and it is necessary to switch the camera pod over to fold amp mode (At this time, the pod bends back and forth from the centre of the camera).
The pod itself is protected by an energy conversion armour shell, and even though the pod is usually operated by an energy supply from the Valkyrie, in an emergency it can develop the armour for 180 seconds from an internal battery.
It is indispensable equipment for Rose, who covers events while flying about such things as bullets and debris.
While covering such things such as guerrilla and Zentraadi attacks, this energy conversion armour developing pod can also get out of crises where it is struck, because it is extremely solid.
Caption: As the sensor unit is a retractable type, it stands up when taking pictures.