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VF-X

 

vf-x

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: VF-X
Code name: N/A
Unit type: non-variable fighter prototype
Manufacturer(s): Stonewell; Bellcom
Operator: U.N. forces

Rollout: January AD 2005
First deployment: February AD 2007
Accommodation: pilot only, in canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 3.84 meters; overall length 14.23 meters; wingspan (fully extended) 14.78 meters
Weight: empty 13.25 metric tons; standard takeoff mass 18.5 metric tons
Armor materials: space metal frame; titanium/carbon alloy hull
Powerplant: 2 x Shinnakasu Heavy Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2001 thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rated at 650 MW each
Propulsion: 2 x 11,500 kg; 2 x 2,3000 kg (overboost)

Performance: maximum level atmospheric speed at 10,000 meters: Mach 2.71, maximum level atmospheric speed at 30,000+ meters: Mach 3.87
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The VF-X was a non-variable fighter prototype manufactured by Stonewell and Bellcom for the U.N. forces. Rolled out in 2006, the VF-X underwent flight tests in February 2007, with Roy Focker serving as one of its test pilots. The VF-X’s flight tests were followed by the creation of the transforming VF-X-1 in November 2007, which the U.N. forces formally adopted as the VF-1A Valkyrie.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Roy Focker

Appearances: Super Dimension Fortress Macross (TV series)

 

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