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The VF-171EX Nightmare Plus is a variable fighter that appeared in the Macross Frontier television series and the Macross Δ Gaiden: Macross E manga.

DevelopmentEdit

The VF-171 Nightmare Plus is the current New United Nations Spacy main variable fighter that evolved from the VF-17S Nightmare built in the late 2030s. The VF-17 Nightmare was designed by General Galaxy originally as a heavy variable fighter for special operations, but the New U.N. Spacy wished to pursue a mass production model of the Nightmare that would be built in far greater numbers.

Technology & Combat CharacteristicsEdit

This version of the VF-171 multipurpose heavy fighter is specifically designed as an anti-Vajra variant with equipment improvements, a cockpit for accomodating EX-Gear, enhanced engines and MDE armaments.

ArmamentsEdit

StandardEdit

  • Bifors AMG-30 30mm Heavy Machine gun
  • Erikon AAB-9A beam cannons
  • Howard GU-14B custom gatling gun pod

Special Equipment & FeaturesEdit

  • Underwing Hardpoints
  • Pin-Point Barrier System
  • AAS-171 EX Armored Pack

VariantsEdit

  • VF-171EX Nightmare Plus (Kite Kinjo Machine)
    • A pink-colored variant piloted by Kite Kinjo in Macross Δ Gaiden: Macross E.
    • It has a special Pin-point Barrier that enables the Valkyrie in Battroid mode to perform melee attacks with its fists.
    • The fighter is also equipped with a radome that serves as a stage for live performances by Pirika Polywanov of the idol music group Thrones. The head is unique after the original was damaged in battle against a rampaging Una-mushi.

GalleryEdit

Notes & TriviaEdit

  • The VF-171EX is given the pejorative moniker "catch-up unit" by Ozma Lee due to the upgrade being a futile attempt to keep up with the VF-25, as well as the Vajra.
  • In Macross Δ Scramble, there is a playable VF-171EX variant used by Chaos, though it still has N.U.N.S. markings.

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