F203 Dragon II
From Macross Compendium
McNell Douglar F203 Dragon II
- EQUIPMENT TYPE: AIRCRAFT
- GOVERNMENT: UNITED NATIONS
- MANUFACTURER: MCNELL DOUGLAR
- TYPE: United Nations air superiority fighter.
- CUSTOMERS: United Nations.
Designing begins in 2001 August. Uses material developed by OTEC from data from the Macross. Formally adopted as main fighter of the United Nations Forces in 2003.
Delta wing, two forward ventral fins. V/STOL capability. Two wing-root-mounted gatling cannons, six missiles.
- Landing gear: Retractable tricycle undercarriage. Two steerable nosewheels and twin coupled mainwheels mounted underneath wing root.
- Two conventionally-powered turbojet engines.
- Two-dimensional nozzles. Aft nozzles used with ventral fan exhaust nozzles for V/STOL and maneuverability.
- Two 30mm gatling cannons mounted in left and right wing root.
- Six hybrid guided self-homing missiles mounted under wing.
- Length overall: 17.3 m
Weights and Loadings
- Standard T-O Weight: 18800 kg
- Max level speed: Mach 2.8