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Galaxy Network VF-25 Messiah

The VF-25 Messiah is a fictional space-capable variable fighter, seen in the anime Macross Frontier (set in the year 2059 A.D.) of the Macross series. The craft was developed onboard the space colonization fleet Macross Frontier from the YF-24 prototype whose blueprint was delivered via the Galaxy Network. Within the series, it has not been officially rolled out, rather being distributed to the private military company S.M.S. (Strategic Military Services) to evaluate its performance under field conditions first.

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In fighter mode the VF-25 resembles a single-seater, twin-engine jet aircraft. It has variable-sweep wings alongside canted twin tails, with the "tailplane" roughly mirroring the twin tails on the fuselage's underside. Assisting the onboard flight control surfaces is an array of vernier thrusters that allow precision maneuvering. Mounted externally underside is a gatling gun gun pod, found between the craft's two intakes. Similar in length, engine placement and nose shape to the real-life Sukhoi Su-27 it also has features common to the F-14 Tomcat, where the fuselage's topside appears flattened out and connected to variable wings. In addition to the external gun pod, built-in weapons include beam weaponry, head-mounted lasers and a large knife (for use in GERWALK or Battroid modes) that can be enforced by the fighter's own pin-point barrier system.

External equipment (FAST Packs and the like) can be added on to improve craft capabilities in some manner. Of note is that the real-life mechanical designer, Shōji Kawamori, deliberately gave the VF-25 a slim profile to allow transformations to GERWALK or Battroid modes occur with full armor packs still attached; this is in stark contrast to most of the earlier variable fighter designs, in which they had to be ejected first due to being physically obstructive. Functioning as the "ejection seat" is the pilot's worn flight-capable EX-Gear powered exoskeleton, which usually stays linked to the cockpit systems.

Copying real-world naming nomenclature, the deployed variants of the VF-25 have differing designations, outlined below.

[edit] Variations

* VF-25F: Baseline model. Can be equipped with either a Super pack or an Armored pack.
* VF-25G: Sniper variant, with different head design. Gatling gun replaced with a sniper rifle-like weapon. Harpoon system present for latching onto suitable surfaces. Can be equipped with a Super pack.
* VF-25S: Commander variant, with upgraded systems across the board. Can be equipped with an Armored pack.
* RVF-25: Electronic warfare variant, with such systems found onboard including a rotating rotodome radome. Head design also differs from standard. This fighter can be used to control Ghost drone fighters. Can be equipped with a Super pack.
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Sheraphinwarrior95 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Interface Designer
the nose looks like the SU-27
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Davinci975 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
can you mod thing to look like the rvf-25 just that one
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
its on to do list
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Davinci975 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
o-k any more macross jets on the way
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Davinci975 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
can you do the VF-25G Messiah and the RVF-25 Messiah like this one
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
on my to-do list
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Davinci975 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
its just adding a dish to the vf-25f and making the cockpit longer
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Davinci975 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
can you do the snipper and one with the dish on it
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
i will later
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Davinci975 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
can you look at something i modded of this
davinci975.deviantart.com/art/…
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Davinci975 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
as soon as possible
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
yeah its a request it gos on list 
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Thomas150 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Great Job
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GundamStatus2205 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
can i use this image as the basis for an aircraft in one of my writings?
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
just credit my line art
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GundamStatus2205 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
of course, that will be no problem, thanks man!
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Deviator101 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Now THIS is a gorgeous veritech!!! This is the one I would fly!(sorry Alpha)

"Better heroics through superior firepower"
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acelanceloet Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you spelled un spacy wrong xD
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CreepyTrucky Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Wat annoys me about the VF-25 is that it isn't based on the JSF. Surely, there could be a way to make it work?

hmmm, did Kawamori really think making the jet another homage to the Valkyrie and Macross Original was good fan service?

Still annoyed at Mac Frontier's shaky story....
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robotech1984 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Student Filmographer
:wow: this is supper cool as I love the VF-25
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M2M-design Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is my :+fav: fighter!! I love this!! :highfive:
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fading-justice Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
question? if it's a space craft then why does it need wings that big?
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:iconbagera3005:
bagera3005 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
it flys in air to
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fading-justice Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
i see, but i prefer the Galagtica's viper, cause it's a smaller target that's all i see a tactical error in having a wide wingspan like that and having a huge target D: :shrug:
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
i did not design its macross teams work i just re did it if i design Valkyrie its be more like sr-71
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fading-justice Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
i know i know I'm just saying, it seems like a idiotic thing o have a huge target to shoot at D: you did a nice job recreating it! ^^
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Malcadon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Naturally spacecrafts do not need wings because there are no air resistance to help maneuver the craft. On the other hand, wings on an aerospace fighter can serve as maneuvering struts, if there are maneuvering thrusters in the wingtips. Such thrusters would help the fighter make rotations on the X-axis, if it has no FAST Pack equipment. Unfortunately, there are never any signs of maneuvering thrusters on the wingtips of Valkyrie Fighters, but they do use there wings as a platform for the missiles.

Of course, Macross handles space combat in an aerodynamic way, just like in Star Wars.
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fading-justice Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
X3 ah, typical
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bwansy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
In fact, maneuvering thrusters were seen in operation in the series, although during combat they don't seem to be used.
And in case you don't know, VF fighters in Macross can transform into robots.
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