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VF-1X Valkyrie Plus

 

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Battroid mode

Fighter mode

GERWALK mode

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VF-1X Valkyrie Plus

 

General and Technical Data

 

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

Rollout: AD 2047
First deployment: AD 2047
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 13.85 metric tons; standard takeoff mass 19.1 metric tons; maximum takeoff mass unknown
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: 2 x Shinnakasu Heavy Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2079J thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, output rated at 2 x 650 MW
Propulsion: 2 x 11,500 kg or 2 x 30,000 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 3.05, maximum level atmospheric speed at 30,000+ meters: Mach 4.28; 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 4.33; standard takeoff mass 3.14; maximum takeoff mass unknown

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
Fixed armaments: Mauler ROV-20 anti-aircraft laser cannon, mounted on head; Howard 3-barrel GU-11 55mm Gatling gun pod, mounts 200 rounds, fires at 1,200 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

 

Although the production run of the VF-1 Valkyrie ended in 2015, existing units received multiple upgrades in subsequent years. One such upgrade was the VF-1X Valkyrie Plus, rolled out in 2047. This version featured modernized avionics and improved thrust and performance thanks to its new engines. These upgrades increased the VF-1X's weight, which was offset by the added thrust. In 2050, the VF-1X was in service with U.N. Spacy's VF-X Ravens team. In the 2060s, the aging Valkyrie design was further upgraded as the VF-1EX Valkyrie.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Aegis Focker, Maria-Fokina Barnrose, Milia Fallyna Jenius
Appearances: Macross Digital Mission VF-X; Macross VF-X2
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

 

Lineart

 

Gatling gun pod shell

GU-11 55mm 3-barrel Gatling gun pod

Underwing missile

 

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