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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

Secondary continuity

Sources


Macross

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

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