VE-1 ELINT Seeker Valkyrie


Model number: VE-1
Code name: ELINT Seeker Valkyrie
Unit type: reconnaissance variable fighter
Manufacturer: Shinnakasu Heavy Industry
Operator: U.N. Spacy
Rollout: November AD 2007
First deployment: 7 February AD 2009
Accommodation: pilot and passenger, 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 mode)
Weight: empty 19.2 metric tons; maximum takeoff mass 72.0 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); 2 x Shinnakasu Heavy Industry NR-BB-E3 FAST Pack booster thruster, 120,000 kg each (2 x 1,777.2 kN); 16 x high maneuverability vernier thruster; 4 x 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: standard takeoff mass 6.36; maximum takeoff mass 3.97
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: rotary radome, uses APS-201 surveillance radar, range unknown; communications relay co-antennae, mounted on NR-SL-E3 attachment on left arm, range unknown; HF/VHF/VLF antennaae, mounted on NR-SR-E3 attachment on left arm, range unknown; 2 x surveillance radar system, mounted on NR-FS-E3 attachments on legs, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

The VE-1 ELINT Seeker Valkyrie was a two-seater reconnaissance variant of the standard VF-1 Valkyrie. Manufactured by Shinnakasu Heavy Industry, its name was an abbreviation for “electronic signals intelligence.” The VE-1 featured additional equipment for its electronic warfare role, which was mostly mounted on a customized FAST Pack, including a large rotary radome. Pairs of antennae were mounted on each arm. The propellant tanks from the FAST Pack allowed the VE-1 to operate for extended missions. Because of its reconnaissance focus, the VE-1 was unarmed.

First appearance: Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori


Do You Remember Love? Info

Noboru Ishiguro
Shoji Kawamori

Sukehiro Tomita

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Kazutaka Miyatake

Character Designer:
Haruhiko Mikimoto

Musical Composer:
Kentaroh Haneda

1 movie

Theatrical Release:
Japan 07.07.1984


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