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VF-1S Strike Valkyrie

 

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Battroid mode in Hikaru Ichijyo colors

Battroid mode in Roy Focker

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Fighter mode in Hikaru Ichijyo colors

GERWALK mode in Hikaru Ichijyo colors

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VF-1S Strike Valkyrie

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: VF-1S
Code name: Strike Valkyrie
Unit type: mass production variable fighter
Manufacturer: Northrom
Operator: U.N. Spacy

Rollout: unknown
First deployment: AD 2009
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 12.68 meters (Battroid mode), 3.84 meters (Fighter mode), 8.7 meters (GERWALK mode); overall length 4.0 meters (Battroid mode), 14.23 meters (Fighter mode), 11.3 meters (GERWALK mode); overall width 7.3 meters (Battroid mode); wingspan (fully extended) 14.78 meters (Fighter/GERWALK modes)
Weight: empty 13.25 metric tons, empty 19.20 metric tons (with FAST Pack); standard takeoff mass 18.5 metric tons, standard takeoff mass 45.0 metric tons (with FAST Pack); maximum takeoff mass 72.0 metric tons (with FAST Pack)
Armor materials: space metal material frame; SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: standard: 2 x Shinnakasu Heavy Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2001D thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, output rated at 2 x 650 MW; FAST Pack: 2 x P&W EF-2001 booster thruster
Propulsion: 2 x 12,500 kg or 2 x 25,000 kg (overboost); 4 x Shinnakasu Heavy Industry NBS-1 high-thrust vernier thruster; 18 x P&W LHP04 low-thrust vernier thruster

Performance: Fighter mode: maximum level atmospheric speed at 10,000 meters: Mach 2.71, maximum level atmospheric speed at 30,000+ meters: Mach 3.87; GERWALK mode: maximum walking speed: 100 km/h, maximum flying speed: 500 km/h; Battroid mode: maximum walking speed 160 km/h

Thrust-to-weight ratio: standard takeoff mass 6.36; maximum takeoff mass 3.97

Transformation: minimum time fighter to GERWALK (automated): approx 1.5 seconds; minimum time from GERWALK to Battroid (automated): under 2 seconds; standard time from Fighter to Battroid (automated): under 5 seconds; minimum time from Fighter to Battroid (manual): 0.9 seconds
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x CTB-04 conformal propellant tank
Fixed armaments: 4 x Mauler ROV-20 anti-aircraft laser cannon, mounted on head; Howard 3-barrel GU-11 55mm Gatling gun pod, mounts 200 rounds, fires at 1200 round/min, stored under main body in Fighter mode, hand-carried in Battroid and GERWALK modes; 12 x 12 x AMM-1 hybrid guided multipurpose missile, 3 mounted per underwing hardpoint
Optional fixed armaments: Mauler RO-X2A high-powered double-action beam cannon pod, mounted on FAST Pack; 12 x 2 x MK-82 LDGB conventional bomb, 3 mounted per underwing hardpoint instead of AMM-1; 6 x RMS-1 large anti-ship reaction missile, 2 mounted per outboard point and 1 each inboard point instead of AMM-1; 4 x UUM-7 micro-missile pod, mounts 15 x Bifors HMM-01 micro-missile, 1 pod mounted per underwing hardpoint instead of AMM-1; 2 x HMMP-02 micro-missile launcher pod, 12 micro-missiles total, mounted on FAST Pack; 2 x NP-AR-01 micro-missile launcher pod, 6 missiles total, mounted on FAST Pack
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The VF-1S Strike Valkyrie was a configuration of the VF-1S that equipped the FAST Pack system for enhanced operation in space. The FAST Pack added a pair of booster thrusters and extra propellant/coolant tanks. The FAST Pack also boosted the VF-1S’ armaments with the addition of a beam cannon pod and multiple micro-missile pods. Because the FAST Pack was designed only for use in space, the pilot must purge the equipment before entering a planetary atmosphere. At the end of Space War I, the Macross smashed through the interior of the Zentradi Gol Boddole Zer mobile fortress and dispatched Hikaru Ichijyo in a Strike Valkyrie to reach the Zentradi leader. Hikaru unleashed an attack that kills Gol Boddole Zer, who was biologically connected to the fortress. As a result, the fortress was destroyed, putting an end to the battle between the Zentradi and Meltrandi.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Roy Focker, Hikaru Ichijyo

Appearances: Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (movie); Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (game)
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

 

 

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