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The '''YF-4 Lightning''', also known as the VF-X-4, was the [[prototype]] of the VF-4 Lightning Advanced Veritech Fighter.
 
The '''YF-4 Lightning''', also known as the VF-X-4, was the [[prototype]] of the VF-4 Lightning Advanced Veritech Fighter.
   
The YF-4 was in service at least by [[2015]]. In that year [[Captain]] [[Rick Hunter]] took the YF-4 into battle after [[Wolf Squadron]] was ambushed by rebel [[Zentraedi]]. Despite a transformation malfunction that prevented the YF-4 from changing into [[guardian]] mode Hunter was easily able to destroy two [[MAC-II Monster]]s. Following the incident [[Dr.]] [[Emil Lang]] chastised Hunter for risking the valuable prototype. (Comic: "[[Robotech: From the Stars 0: Promises]]")
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The YF-4 was in service at least by [[2015]]. In that year [[Captain]] [[Rick Hunter]] took the YF-4 into battle after [[Wolf Squadron]] was ambushed by rebel [[Zentraedi]]. Despite a transformation malfunction that prevented the YF-4 from changing into [[guardian]] mode Hunter was easily able to destroy two [[MAC-II Monster]]s. Following the incident [[Doctor]] [[Emil Lang]] chastised Hunter for risking the valuable prototype. (Comic: "[[Robotech: From the Stars 0: Promises]]")
   
 
Designed in the final years of the [[First Robotech War]] the YF-4 was meant to replace the older [[VF-1 Valkyrie]]. However, the fighter proved to be too costly and complex and did not enter mass production. (''[[Robotech Infopedia]]'')
 
Designed in the final years of the [[First Robotech War]] the YF-4 was meant to replace the older [[VF-1 Valkyrie]]. However, the fighter proved to be too costly and complex and did not enter mass production. (''[[Robotech Infopedia]]'')

Revision as of 04:58, October 16, 2014

YF-4 Lightning
YF-4 in battle
Affiliation: Robotech Defense Force
dimensions
vehicle mode
Length: 14.9 m
Width: 14.3 m
Height: 3.7 m
guardian mode
Length: 14.1 m
Width: 7.4 m
Height: 11.2 m
battloid mode
Height: 12.5 m
Depth: 4.1 m
Breadth: 7.4 m
specifications
Armaments: 2 LLW-60 Beam cannons
4 MDS-4 Mini Missiles
6 recessed missile launchers

The YF-4 Lightning, also known as the VF-X-4, was the prototype of the VF-4 Lightning Advanced Veritech Fighter.

The YF-4 was in service at least by 2015. In that year Captain Rick Hunter took the YF-4 into battle after Wolf Squadron was ambushed by rebel Zentraedi. Despite a transformation malfunction that prevented the YF-4 from changing into guardian mode Hunter was easily able to destroy two MAC-II Monsters. Following the incident Doctor Emil Lang chastised Hunter for risking the valuable prototype. (Comic: "Robotech: From the Stars 0: Promises")

Designed in the final years of the First Robotech War the YF-4 was meant to replace the older VF-1 Valkyrie. However, the fighter proved to be too costly and complex and did not enter mass production. (Robotech Infopedia)

It was armed with 2 LLW-60 Beam cannons, 4 MDS-4 Mini Missiles, and 6 recessed missile launchers. (Robotech RPG Tactics)

Secondary history

A YF-4 was used to deliver Madalyne Hyser to her Army of the Southern Cross base in Africa. (Robotech: The Misfits)

Appearances

Secondary continuity

Sources

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