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VF-1J Armored Valkyrie (TV version)

 

vf-1j-armor

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: VF-1J
Code name: Armored Valkyrie
Unit type: mass production variable fighter
Manufacturer: Shinnakasu Heavy Industries
Operator: U.N. Spacy

Rollout: October AD 2009
First deployment: October AD 2009
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 14.1 meters (Battroid mode with GBP-1S system) overall length 4.8 meters (Battroid mode with GBP-1S system); overall width 9.8 meters (Battroid mode with GBP-1S system)
Weight: empty 16.2 metric tons (with GBP-1S system); standard operational mass 37.1 metric tons (with GBP-1S system)
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; 2 x assist thruster (GBP-1S system)

Performance: (GBP-1S system must be ejected to use Fighter/GERWALK modes) 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: (GBP-1S system must be ejected to use Fighter/GERWALK modes) 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
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
Optional fixed armaments: 56 x 28cm Erlikon GH-32 Grenade Crusher high maneuverability micro-missile, 22 mounted in shoulder launchers, 10 in chest launchers, 16 mounted in side leg launchers, 8 mounted in rear leg launchers; 18 x Erlikon GA-100 Crusher high-speed armor-penetrating projectile, mounted on forearm launchers; 6 x Remmington H-22T large hand grenade, mounted on waist armor
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The VF-1J Armored Valkyrie was an enhanced weapons and armor configuration of the VF-1J. Intended only for special operations, this version equipped the GBP-1S ground-combat protector weapon system, which added multiple armor pieces over the main body and limited operation the Battroid mode. The GBP-1S featured several extra weapons, including micro-missile launchers on the shoulders, chest and legs. It also mounted six hand grenades on the waist armor and two armor-penetrating projectiles on the forearm launchers. In October 2009, Vermilion Team leader Hikaru Ichijyo of the Macross used the GBP-1S equipment for a standard patrol operation that almost ended disastrously after encountering a Zentradi Quel-Quallie scout pod. Despite facing a barrage of missiles from the enemy, the GBP-1S armor absorbed the damage and protected Hikaru, after which it was purged.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

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

 

Lineart

 

Gatling gun pod shell

GBP-1S protector weapon system missile type 1

GBP-1S protector weapon system missile type 2

GU-11 55mm 3-barrel Gatling gun pod

 

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