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VF-1J Valkyrie

 

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Fighter mode in Hikaru Ichijyo colors Fighter mode in Maximilian Jenius colors Fighter mode in Milia Fallyna Jenius colors

Fighter mode in alternate

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GERWALK mode in Hikaru Ichijyo colors GERWALK mode in Maximilian Jenius colors GERWALK mode in Milia Fallyna Jenius colors

GERWALK mode in alternate colors

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VF-1J Valkyrie

 

General and Technical Data

 

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

Rollout: AD 2007
First deployment: AD 2008
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
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-1J Valkyrie was a variant of the VF-1A manufactured by Shinnakasu Heavy Industries for use by U.N. Spacy. Its design was mostly identical to the standard VF-1A, although it incorporated a different head design with a second anti-aircraft laser cannon. The VF-1J was typically assigned to officers and squadron leaders, although one was assigned to new recruit Hikaru Ichijyo in April 2009 on the Macross. Several months later, Hikaru was promoted for his service on Mars and assigned as leader of the new Vermilion Team, with VF-1A pilots Maximilian Jenius and Hayao Kakizaki serving under him. Ace pilot Milia Fallyna Jenius kept her VF-1J unit for over 30 years and maintained it in top condition. She lent her VF-1J to Macross 7 pilot Gamlin Kizaki in 2045, and it was subsequently destroyed by the Protodeviln Sivil.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Hikaru Ichijyo, Maximilian Jenius, Milia Fallyna Jenius, Mylene Flare Jenius, Rex, Gamlin Kizaki, Alto Saotome
Appearances: Super Dimension Fortress Macross (TV series); Macross Plus (anime); Macross 7; Super Dimension Fortress Macross VO; Macross M3; Super Dimension Fortress Macross (game); Macross Frontier (manga); Macross Ace Frontier; Macross 30: Voices Across the Galaxy
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

 

Lineart

 

Gatling gun pod shell

GU-11 55mm 3-barrel Gatling gun pod

Underwing missile

 

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