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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 [[Doctor]] [[Emil Lang]] chastised Hunter for risking the valuable prototype. (Comic: "[[Robotech: From the Stars 0: Promises]]")
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== History ==
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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. ([[From the Stars]]: ''[[Robotech: From the Stars 0: Promises|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.
 
   
 
According to one source, a YF-4 was used to deliver [[Madalyne Hyser]] to her [[Army of the Southern Cross]] base in Africa. (''[[Robotech: The Misfits]]'')
 
According to one source, a YF-4 was used to deliver [[Madalyne Hyser]] to her [[Army of the Southern Cross]] base in Africa. (''[[Robotech: The Misfits]]'')
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**''[[Robotech: From the Stars 0: Promises|0: Promises]]''
 
**''[[Robotech: From the Stars 0: Promises|0: Promises]]''
   
==Secondary continuity==
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===Secondary continuity===
 
*''[[Robotech: The Misfits]]''
 
*''[[Robotech: The Misfits]]''
 
*''[[Introduction]]''
 
*''[[Introduction]]''
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*[http://www.robotech.com/infopedia/mecha/viewmecha.php?id=60 Robotech Infopedia]
 
*[http://www.robotech.com/infopedia/mecha/viewmecha.php?id=60 Robotech Infopedia]
 
*''[[Robotech RPG Tactics]]''
 
*''[[Robotech RPG Tactics]]''
 
 
[[Category:Veritechs]]
 
[[Category:Veritechs]]
 
[[Category:Technology]]
 
[[Category:Technology]]

Revision as of 00:59, October 21, 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.

History

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. (From the Stars: 0: Promises)

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

At the start of the Invid invasion, a YF-4 out of UN Luna Base Four escorted Bird Dog on its patrol, although the escorts were destroyed when the Invid arrived. ([[Introduction)

Appearances

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