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The F-14A+Kai Super Tomcat is a U.N. Spacy variant of the old Grumman F-14 Tomcat American fighter jet that was used by the U.N. Forces during the wars of unification depicted in the OVA Macross Zero.

Characteristics Edit

The F-14KAI variant has been retrofitted with overtechnology avionics and new radar systems, as well as GE F110-GE-400 afterburning turbofans (although it does retain the cockpit scheme of the original F-14A/B).

Using more of the overtechnology obtained from the SDF-1 Macross, it was later upgraded into the first ever variable fighter, the VF-0 Phoenix.

Appearances Edit

A variant of the F-14 Tomcat, the F-14 Kai (a reference to the F-4EJ Kai Phantom II, the Japanese upgrade of the second most-produced Western jet fighter) appears in the beginning of Macross Zero, in order to give viewers a chance to compare designs, and to understand the design limitations of 'simple' conventional combat jets in comparison with the far more advanced variable fighter mecha.


Macross Zero Mechanics
U.N. Spacy
Mecha
Variable Fighter
VF-0A Phoenix | VF-0A Phoenix "Angel" | VF-0D Phoenix | VF-0S Phoenix | VF-0S Phoenix "Angel" | VF-0S Phoenix Reactive Armor
Vehicles, Destroids and Support Units
Arleigh Burke-class | CVN-99 Asuka II | F-14A+Kai Super Tomcat | F-117A Nighthawk | Kitty Hawk class (Illustria) | M1A1 Abrams | QF-2200D-A Ghost | QF-2200D-B Ghost
Anti-U.N. Forces
Variable Fighter
Octos | SV-51α | SV-51γ
Vehicles and Support Units
Auerstädt | MiG-29 Fulcrum