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Anime & Mecha 1:72 VF-4A Lightning III Aggressor der VAT-127 (WAVE-Bausatz)
« am: 09. Juni 2018, 20:13:06 »

Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
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Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
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Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr



Some background:
The VF-4 Lightning III began development in 2005 under the initial designation of the VF-X-4. Developed as a successor craft to the VF-1 Valkyrie, the VF-4 Lightning III was designed as a variable fighter that emphasized mobility in outer space.

The VF-4's development began with the prototype VF-X-4 and the VF-X-3. However, when Earth was devastated in Space War I the loss of military facilities also resulted in loss of the VF-X-3. Amongst the airframes under development exist prototype No. 1 craft, VF-X-4V1 and the trial manufactured VF-4A-0 and thus the surviving VF-X-4 was developed and completed as the VF-4 Lightning III. A trial-produced variable fighter, designated the VF-4A-0, was also built using 25% VF-1 Valkyrie parts.

VF-X-4 underwent flight tests, including being test piloted by Space War I veteran Hikaru Ichijo. Once successful operational models were ready, the VF-4 began mass production on February 2012. Initial deployment began on the SDF-2 Megaroad-01 in VF-1 Skull and SVF-184 Iron Chiefs Squadrons on September 2012. When the SDF-2 Megaroad launched in the same month, Hikaru Ichijō flew a VF-4 alongside the new colonization vessel as the ship lifted from Earth and began exploration outside of the Sol system.


Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


As a result of integrating existing Overtechnology and Zentradi-series technology, the VF-4 had a characteristic three-hulled-type airframe structure remarkably different from the conservative VF-1 Valkyrie design. The three-hulled style of the VF-4 increased fuselage volume, propellant capacity and armament load capability that all resulted in a 40% improved combat ability over the VF-1. Fully transformable, the VF-4 could shift into Battroid and Gerwalk modes like previous variable fighters.

However, the VF-4 did suffer minor mobility problems within an atmosphere and the new type was primarily deployed to the Space Air Corps of emigrant fleets to serve as the main fighter craft of the UN Forces in the 2020s. It was because flight performance within the atmosphere was not as good as the VF-1 that the VF-5000 Star Mirage became the main combat craft within atmosphere, while the VF-4 operated mainly in outer space.


Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Built as a space fighter, the VF-4 primary weapons became two large beam cannons, though the craft was capable of carrying a GU-11 gun pod in Gerwalk and Battroid modes. In addition to the powerful primary beam guns, the Lightning III also featured twelve semi-recessed long-range missiles, as well as underwing pylons for additional missiles and other stores.
The VF-4 was only slightly heavier than the VF-1, but featured considerably more powerful engines, making the craft ideal for operations deeper out in space. The Lightning III was also much faster in the atmosphere than the older VF-1, although the VF-4’s flight mobility performance was not as great.

The VF-4 was also notable as the first production variable fighter to utilize a HOTAS system (Hands On Throttle And Stick) for the cockpit HMI (Human-Machine Interface). Furthermore, the VF-4's cockpit was laid out as a single hexagonal MFD (Multi-Function Display) that proved so successful that it was retrofitted into "Block 6" VF-1 fighters, as well as providing the template for all future variable fighter cockpits.


Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


By the end of 2015, mass production of the VF-1 series at last had come to an end. From 2020 onward, the VF-4 Lightning III officially replaced the VF-1 to become the main variable fighter of U.N. Forces. Production of the VF-4 continued for a decade and ceased in 2022, with a total of 8,245 Lightning III variable fighters produced.
The VF-4 variable fighter remained in active service into the late 2040's but was complemented or substituted in many branches of the UN Forces by the cheaper and more atmospherically maneuverable VF-5000 Star Mirage. The VF-4 Lightning III was eventually replaced as the main variable fighter of U.N. Spacy in the later half of the 2030s by the VF-11 Thunderbolt.


Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit) by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr






General characteristics:
    Manufacturer: Stonewell/Bellcom
    Equipment Type: Variable fighter
    Government: U.N. Spacy, U.N. Space Marines
    Introduction: 2012
    Operational Deployment: September 2012

Dimensions:
    Accommodation: pilot only
    Fighter Mode: wingspan 12.65 meters; height 5.31 meters; length 16.8 meters
    Mass: empty 13.95 metric tons
    Structure: space metal frame, SWAG energy conversion armor

Powerplant:
    2x Shinnakasu/P&W/Roice FF-2011 thermonuclear turbine engines,
      rated at 14,000 kg (137.34 kN) each
    2x dorsal rocket engines (mounted on top of the main thermonuclear turbine engines)
    2x ramjet engines (embedded into the inner wing sections)
    P&W HMM-1A high-maneuverability vernier thrusters

Performance:
    Fighter Mode: Mach 3.02 at 10,000 m
                Mach 5.15 at 30,000+ m
    Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 2.01 (rating for turbine engine thrust ONLY)
    g limit: unknown

Armament:
2 x large beam cannons in forward engine nacelles
12x semi-recessed long range missiles (mounted on engine nacelles and ventral fuselage)
8x underwing pylons for missiles, gun pods an/or drop tanks




Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr


Macross +++ 1:72 Stonewell/Belcom VF-4A "Lightning III", aircraft "(7)01 Red" of the VAT-127 “Zentraedi Busters” aggressor squadron; personal mount of Flight Leader Maxim Dadashov; Choir Flight Academy, Mongolia, 2016 (WAVE kit)
by dizzyfugu, on Flickr



Ein Baubericht inklusive Bausatz-Beurteilung finden sich im WiP-Thread: http://www.phoxim.de/forum/index.php?topic=33975.0

Inspiration war ursprünglich eine Illustration im Quellenbuch "This is animation Special. Macross PLUS" von 1994, das mir damals zufällig in einem japanischen Buchladen in Düsseldorf in die Finger gefallen war. Neben Skizzen zur OAV findet sich im Anhang eine umfangreiche Liste von Farbprofilen, von denen einige (i.d.R. VF-1er) bereits ihre Umsetzung fanden. Aber es gab auch andere, wie eben diese VF-4 einer Aggressor-Staffel:


Scan der Buchseite verlinkt von http://www.macross2.net/
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Re: 1:72 VF-4A Lightning III Aggressor der VAT-127 (WAVE-Bausatz)
« Antwort #1 am: 09. Juni 2018, 22:05:56 »
Was soll man sagen?! Top Modell, top paintjob, top Bilder! Tolles Modell, super umgesetzt!  :respekt:
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Re: 1:72 VF-4A Lightning III Aggressor der VAT-127 (WAVE-Bausatz)
« Antwort #2 am: 10. Juni 2018, 11:55:44 »

Wirklich gut gelungen! Klasse Bemalung und Alterung!  :respekt:

Und der ganze Background den Du dazu lieferst. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: 1:72 VF-4A Lightning III Aggressor der VAT-127 (WAVE-Bausatz)
« Antwort #3 am: 10. Juni 2018, 14:20:10 »
Vielen Dank, freut mich, wenn's gefällt!  :D

Die Hintergrund-Info stammt übrigens aus offiziellen Quellen, ist "echt". Diesbezüglich ist lediglich der Standort Mongolei für die Flugakademie eine eigene Erfindung, bzw. ich wollte etwas anderes als einen Ort in den USA, was man ja sonst erwarten würde.
Aber in der regel versuche ich alle meine Modelle mit solchen Infos anzureichern - das hilft auch, Motive für die Bilder zu finden oder diese zu "verkaufen". Der Anspruch ist dann schon, dass alles ein plausibles Paket wird.

Diesbezüglich bin ich echt überrascht, wie effektiv der Tarnanstrich in der passenden Umgebung ist!