VF-19A Excalibur


Model number: VF-19A
Code name: Excalibur
Unit type: mass production advanced variable fighter
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Operator(s): U.N. Spacy; SMS (Strategic Military Services)
Rollout: AD 2041
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot and optional passenger, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: head height 15.48 meters (Battroid mode), overall height 3.94 meters (Fighter mode); overall length 18.62 meters (Fighter mode); wingspan 14.87 meters (Fighter mode)
Weight: empty 8.75 metric tons; atmospheric maximum takeoff mass 37.509 metric tons, space maximum takeoff mass (with fold booster) 46.102 metric tons
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor; stealth composition
Powerplant: 2 x Shinsei Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2200 thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 2 x 56,500 kg (2 x 554.27 kN); 2 x vertical two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzle; 2 x vertical two-dimensional vectored exhaust nozzle; many x P&W HMM-7 high maneuverability vernier thruster
Performance: Fighter mode: standard level atmospheric speed at 10,000 meters: Mach 5.1, maximum level atmospheric speed at 30,000+ meters: Mach 21+
Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 12.91
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; capable of unassisted orbital velocity in an Earth-class planet; active stealth system; anti-laser coating; wraparound imaging monitor system; pinpoint barrier system; optional Super Parts unit; optional fold booster; chaff/flare dispenser
Fixed armaments: smallbore anti-aircraft laser beam gun, mounted on head; Howard GU-15 standard external Gatling gun pod, stored under main body in Fighter mode, hand-carried in Battroid and GERWALK modes; standard bulletproof shield, mounted on left forearm; 2 x fixed internal laser cannon, mounted on wings; 2 x internal Little Rock launch system, features 24 x high maneuverability micro-missile or 6 x medium-range high maneuverability missile
Optional hand armaments: none

The VF-19A Excalibur was the first production version of the YF-19, the prototype fighter developed by Shinsei Industry and selected in 2041 by U.N. Spacy as its main fourth generation fighter to replace the aging VF-11B Thunderbolt. The VF-19A’s design was mostly the same as the YF-19, although it featured improved engines and replaced the converging energy cannons with laser cannons and the anti-aircraft laser gun with a beam gun. By 2047, the VF-19A was in service with U.N. Spacy’s VF-X Ravens team.

Pilot(s): Aegis Focker, Gilliam Angreat, Suzie Newtlet, Syun Tohma
First appearance: Macross Digital Mission VF-X
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori



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