VF-4 Lightning Veritech Fighter
Faction: RDF
In Service Date: 2014
Out of Service: 2039
Availability: Unlimited
Source: Macross
SCS Author: Paul Brown
Additional Info: Reference Guide

Unit Description:
      Development began on the Lightning soon after the Valkyrie entered production. Originally designated the VF-2X, lessons learned from the war led to continual redesign changes which effectively ended both the VF-2 and the VF-3 in the prototype stage. The design finally moved from the prototype stage to mass production with the VF-4 Lightning, which entered service in 2014 The Lightning improved upon the Valkyrie in almost every respect, utilising a pair of hard-hitting beam cannons as its primary armament, along with increased speed and additional storage for missiles. The fighter served during the reconstruction in the RDF, and many later left with the REF diplomatic mission to Tirol. More VF-4s also stayed behind and served in the Naval Arm of the ASC during the Second Robotech War.
Ship Control Sheet: rdf_lightning_veritech_fighter.pdf December 14/04