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VEFR-1 Electronic Warfare Valkyrie

 

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Battroid mode

Fighter mode

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VEFR-1 Electronic Warfare Valkyrie

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: VEFR-1
Code name: Electronic Warfare Valkyrie
Unit type: reconnaissance variable fighter
Manufacturer(s): Stonewell; Bellcom
Operator: U.N. Spacy

Rollout: November AD 2007
First deployment: 7 February 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; standard takeoff mass 18.5 metric tons; maximum takeoff mass 37.0 metric tons
Armor materials: space metal material frame; SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: 2 x Shinnakasu Heavy Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2001 thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, output rated at 2 x 650 MW
Propulsion: 2 x 11,500 kg or 2 x 23,000 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

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: rotary radome, sensor range unknown; electronic surveillance pod, mounted on left arm; detection equipment, mounted on wings; 2 x retractable detectors, replace hands
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The VEFR-1 Electronic Warfare Valkyrie was a reconnaissance variant of the standard VF-1 Valkyrie. The VEFR-1 featured additional equipment for its electronic warfare role, including a large rotary radome (which replaced the head in Battroid mode), an electronic surveillance pod, wing-mounted detection equipment and retractable detectors that replaced the hands. Because of its reconnaissance focus, the VEFR-1 was unarmed.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Super Dimension Fortress Macross (TV series)
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

 

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