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VC-079 Civilian Valkyrie

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General and Technical Data

Model number: VC-079
Code name(s): Civilian Valkyrie; SNN Valkyrie
Unit type: commercial variable craft
Manufacturer: Tachikahoff Corporation
Operator: civilians
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot and passenger, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: 2 x reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 14 x apogee motor
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; space launch booster
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The VC-079 Civilian Valkyrie was a commercial variable fighter manufactured by Tachikahoff Corporation. As an unarmed commercial unit, it omitted the Battroid mode used by military variable fighters. Unlike most other variable fighters, the VC-079 had a large cockpit that accommodated a pilot and passenger and featured a transparent canopy on both the top and bottom. The VC-079 was capable of launching from Earth into space, but it required a booster. In 2092, reporter/pilot Hibiki Kanzaki and cameraman Dennis Lone launched in a VC-079 owned by the Scramble News Network (SNN) to cover a battle between U.N. Spacy and the alien Mardook. Hibiki flew the VC-079 into a Mardook ship to get an interior view for Dennis, which resulted in Dennis being killed in an explosion and Hibiki smuggling the Mardook Emulator Ishtar back to Earth. Later, Hibiki flew an SNN VC-079 from the Moon into battle to return Ishtar and save U.N. Spacy pilot Sylvie Geena.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Hibiki Kanzaki
First appearance: Super Dimension Fortress Macross II: Lovers, Again
Original mechanical designer(s): Junichi Akutsu, Kazumi Fujita, Koichi Ohata, Atsushi Okuda

Lineart
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Passenger seat
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Pilot seat
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Director(s):
Kenichi Yatagai
Ken’ichi Yatsuya

Writer(s):
Sukehiro Tomita
Manabu Nakamura
Eitakeshi Arii

Mechanical Designer(s):
Junichi Akutsu
Koichi Ohata
Kazumi Fujita
Atsushi Okuda

Character Designer:
Haruhiko Mikimoto

Musical Composer:
Shiro Sagisu

Video Release:
Japan 05.21.1992 – 11.21.1992
U.S. 10.28.1992 – 02.10.1993

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