Hasegawa finally brings us the long-awaited VF-0D from Macross Zero! This is a fantastic model of the two-seater plane, molded in white parts with exceptionally crisp detail all over. Beautiful decals for exterior detail and markings, as well as for cockpit instrument panels, are included on a single large sheet. Nice!
The VF-0D Phoenix is a two-seat variant of the standard VF-0 variable fighter and features larger main wings for improved range. For maneuverability, the VF-0D has two large canards mounted ahead of the main wings and two ventral stabilizers near the intakes. The increased surface are of the main wing allows the VF-0D to carry 20% greater maximum payload than the VF-0A Phoenix and VF-0S Phoenix variants and is capable of mounting most former United States/NATO standard aviation weaponry. Shin Kudō and Edgar LaSalle piloted a VF-0D during the events surrounding the island of Mayan in 2008.
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