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.