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The VF-171 Nightmare Plus is a Variable Fighter that first appeared in Macross Frontier. It is the main variable fighter of the New United Nations Spacy as of 2059, based on the special operations use VF-17 Nightmare.

Technology & Combat Characteristics



  • Gun Pod
Howard GU-14B or General Galaxy MC-17C.
  • Mauler REB-22 Beam Cannon
  • Erikon AAB-7B Beam Cannon
  • Bifors BML-02S Micro-Missile Launchers


  • SSL-9B Dragunov Sniper Rifle
  • AVPAGC/MEDC30-EX-A 30mm Quantum Beam Gun

Special Equipment & Features

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




  • VF-171EX Nightmare Plus
An Anti-Vajra upgrade created by the Macross Frontier Fleet, new components originate from the VF-19 Excalibur and VF-25 Messiah. A Commander unit equipped with the AAS-171 Armored Pack is called a Super Nightmare Plus.

Notes & Trivia

  • According to Shoji Kawamori, the VF-171 Nightmare Plus was chosen as the main variable fighter for the 2059 setting because the previously designated U.N. Spacy main variable fighter, the VF-19 Excalibur, appeared too much like a "hero" unit. Kawamori also desired a fighter that was clearly distinguishable from the hero unit of the Macross Frontier series, the VF-25 Messiah.
  • In Macross Δ Scramble, there is a playable VF-171EX variant used by Xaos, though it still has NUNS markings.

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