From M3

A next generation aircraft evolving from the hypersonic lifting-body Superbird series of unmanned fighter-bombers, the QF-3000E became an all-environment unmanned craft used throughout the Earth forces. As an unmanned spaceplane the "Ghost" was aptly named like previous AI-controlled craft but the QF-3000E is much larger than its predecessors. Carrying numerous cannons and internal missiles makes the Ghost a potent weapon and the craft is often used in large numbers, sometimes equaling the manned fighter compliment onboard some U.N. carrier ships. Issues experienced with the reaction engine in the QF-3000E helped in the development of the VF-X. At the beginning of Space War One in February 2009, there were 120 QF-3000E's stationed aboard the SDF-1 Macross with a further 270 units deployed on ARMD-01. Less than 100 QF-3000E Ghost fighter units survived to remain active after the conclusion of Space War I.

Accommodation: none (AI controlled)
Dimensions: height 7.85 meters; width 9.35 meters; length 21.62 meters
Mass: empty 22.0 metric tons; maxmimum T-O 31.0 metric tons
Power Plant: thermonuclear reaction engine
Propulsion: **26,000 kg x 1 (255.06 kN); **48,500 kg x 1 (afterburner) (475.79 kN)
Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 1.18; maximum T-O 0.84; empty (afterburner) 2.20; maximum T-O (afterburner) 1.57
Performance: unknown
Design Features: 1 x forward-looking main sensor; numerous other sensors; semi-autonomous AI system; blended lifting body; canard wings; overfuselage air intake


6 x Mauser 55mm machine guns (mounted internally; each gun utilizing a separate forward-facing firing port; three guns each on the left/right sides of the forward fuselage)

Pilot Card -

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Maneuver Dial -

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