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The VF-171 Nightmare Plus is a Variable Fighter that appears in Macross Frontier. It is the main variable fighter of the New United Nations Spacy as of 2059, it is 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
A 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.

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