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{{Veritech
|name = YF-4 Lightning
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|image = YF-4 in battle.jpg
|image = YF-4 in battle.jpg
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|cap1 = Rick flies the only prototype.
|cap1 = Rick flies the only prototype.
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|affiliation = [[Robotech Defense Force]]
|affiliation = [[Robotech Defense Force]]
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|length1 = 14.9
|length1 = 14.9
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|width1 = 14.3
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|height1 = 3.7
|height1 = 3.7
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|length2 = 14.1
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|width2 = 7.4
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|height2 = 11.2
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|height3 = 12.5
|height3 = 12.5
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|depth = 4.1
|depth = 4.1
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|breadth = 7.4
|breadth = 7.4
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|weapons = 2 LLW-60 [[Beam cannon]]s<br />4 MDS-4 Mini [[Missile]]s<br />6 recessed [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_launcher Missile launchers]
|weapons = 2 LLW-60 [[Beam cannon]]s<br />4 MDS-4 Mini [[Missile]]s<br />6 recessed missile launchers}}
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|pilot = 1}}
The '''YF-4 Lightning''', also known as the VF-X-4, was the [[prototype]] of the VF-4 Lightning Advanced Veritech Fighter.
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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. It had been a concept since at least [[2014]], but did not actually see creation until [[2015]]. Some source suggest that the vehicle was abandoned due to cost, while others suggest that different models of the vehicle could still be in use through the [[Second Robotech War]] and up to the start of the [[Third Robotech War]] in [[2031]], although in limited numbers.
   
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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[[File:YF-4_Rick_Plays_23.png|left|thumb|Rick with his model version of the YF-4 ([[Macross Saga]]: ''[[To the Stars]]'')]]
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Rick Hunter owned a model of the YF-4 in January [[2014]], long before the first was known to be built. He played with it while considering if he should quit the military, as [[Lynn Minmei]] wanted. ([[Macross Saga]]: ''[[To the Stars]]'')
   
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]]'')
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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 [[Destroid Monster]]s.
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[[File:Misfits_VF-7.png|thumb|left|A VF-4 used as a drop-ship during the [[Second Robotech War]]. (''[[Robotech: The Misfits]]'')]]
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Following the incident, [[Doctor]] [[Emil Lang]] chastised Hunter for risking the valuable prototype. ([[From the Stars]]: ''[[Robotech: From the Stars 0: Promises|0: Promises]]'')
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[[File:Introduction_VF-7.png|thumb|A VF-4 in [[2031]]. (''[[Introduction]]'')]]
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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]]'')
   
It was armed with 2 LLW-60 Beam cannons, 4 MDS-4 Mini Missiles, and 6 recessed missile launchers. (''[[Robotech RPG Tactics]]'')
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At the start of the [[Invid Invasion of Earth| 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]]'')
 
==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==
 
==Appearances==
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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]]''
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*''[[Introduction]]''
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=== Tertiary Sources===
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*<s>[http://www.robotech.com/infopedia/mecha/viewmecha.php?id=60 Robotech Infopedia]</s>
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*{{RT|url=roboverse/mecha/veritech-yf-4|text=YF-4 Lightning on the Roboverse Infopedia|int=|org=}}
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*''[[Robotech RPG Tactics]]''
   
==Sources==
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{{Macross Wiki|VF-4 Lightning III}}
*[http://www.robotech.com/infopedia/mecha/viewmecha.php?id=60 Robotech Infopedia]
 
 
[[Category:Veritechs]]
 
[[Category:Veritechs]]
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[[Category:Robotech Defense Force]]
 
[[Category:Technology]]
 
[[Category:Technology]]

Latest revision as of 01:12, July 14, 2019

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
Number of Pilots: 1

The YF-4 Lightning, also known as the VF-X-4, was the prototype of the VF-4 Lightning Advanced Veritech Fighter. It had been a concept since at least 2014, but did not actually see creation until 2015. Some source suggest that the vehicle was abandoned due to cost, while others suggest that different models of the vehicle could still be in use through the Second Robotech War and up to the start of the Third Robotech War in 2031, although in limited numbers.

History Edit

YF-4 Rick Plays 23

Rick with his model version of the YF-4 (Macross Saga: To the Stars)

Rick Hunter owned a model of the YF-4 in January 2014, long before the first was known to be built. He played with it while considering if he should quit the military, as Lynn Minmei wanted. (Macross Saga: To the Stars)

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 Destroid Monsters.

Misfits VF-7

A VF-4 used as a drop-ship during the Second Robotech War. (Robotech: The Misfits)

Following the incident, Doctor Emil Lang chastised Hunter for risking the valuable prototype. (From the Stars: 0: Promises)

Introduction VF-7

A VF-4 in 2031. (Introduction)

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)

AppearancesEdit

Secondary continuityEdit

Tertiary SourcesEdit


Macross

For the Macross equivalent, visit VF-4 Lightning III.

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