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VF-1D Valkyrie (TV version)

 

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VF-1D Valkyrie (TV version)

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: VF-1A
Code name: Valkyrie
Unit type: mass production variable fighter
Manufacturer(s): Stonewell; Bellcom
Operator: U.N. Spacy

Rollout: AD 2007
First deployment: AD 2008
Accommodation: pilot and copilot, 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
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

Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 3.47; standard takeoff mass 2.49; maximum takeoff mass 1.24

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; optional FAST Pack system; optional GBP-1s system; optional Atmospheric Escape Booster
Fixed armaments: 2 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: 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
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The VF-1D Valkyrie was a two-seat variant of the VF-1A manufactured by Stonewell and Bellcom for use by U.N. Spacy. It was often used for advanced training, although it was fully combat capable. The VF-1D used a different head design that had two camera eyes and mounted a second anti-air laser cannon. In February 2009, circumstances forced civilian pilot Hikaru Ichijyo to take part in the opening battle of Space War I when the Zentradi attacked South Ataria Island during the launch ceremony for the Macross. During his brief time in the VF-1D, Hikaru accidentally caused damage to multiple buildings in Macross City and scored a kill on a Regult combat pod, which revealed to him the secret of giant-sized aliens.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Hikaru Ichijyo
Appearances: Super Dimension Fortress Macross (TV series); Super Dimension Fortress Macross VO; Super Dimension Fortress Macross (game); Macross Ace Frontier
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

 

Lineart

 

Gatling gun pod shell

GU-11 55mm 3-barrel Gatling gun pod

Underwing missile

 

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