|Affiliation:||Robotech Expeditionary Force|
|Armaments:|| 3 x 3-barreled 80mm pulse beam cannons|
2 x 3-barreled pulse beam cannons
2 x chest missile launchers
2 x shoulder missile launchers
1 x bomb bay
3 x hardpoints on each wing capable of carrying long-range missiles or multiple ejection launchers.
The VFB-9 Beta (commonly just called the Beta fighter) was a human designed Veritech that saw service in the Third Robotech War. The Beta had the unique ability to join up with the VFA-6 Alpha, giving the smaller craft much greater thrust and firepower.
The Beta Fighter was able to attach to a Veritech Alpha fighter to give it added firepower as well as speed and manuverability to all modes of the Alpha.
Alone, the Beta fighter could be used as a manuverable fast fighter bomber with a large assortment of weapons. The Beta fighter has enough missiles that it would be able to wipe out 2 squadrons of enemy fighters in a single pass. This allowed even the most unskilled pilot able to do extensive damage to an enemy.