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VF-19F Excalibur

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General and Technical Data

Model number: VF-19F
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 only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: head height 15.48 meters (Battroid mode), overall height 3.94 meters (Fighter mode); overall length 18.47 meters (Fighter mode); wingspan 13.52 meters (Fighter mode)
Weight: empty 8.55 metric tons; max gross unknown
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor; stealth composition
Powerplant: 2 x Shinsei Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2500F thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: 2 x 72,500 kg (2 x 711.23 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+, maximum level atmospheric speed at 30,000+ meters: Mach 25+
Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 16.96
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 12 x high maneuverability micro-missile or 6 x medium-range high maneuverability missile
Optional hand armaments: Spiritia absorption pod (Macross 7 fleet only)

Technical and Historical Notes

In 2041, U.N. Spacy selected the VF-19A Excalibur to serve as its new main variable fighter as a replacement for the aging VF-11 Thunderbolt. After production began on the VF-19A, its design was modified in subsequent variants like the VF-19F. Design changes included the removal of the forward canard wings (which were replaced with new vernier thrusters), a redesign of the dorsal fuselage and reduced surface area for the main wings. The redesign resulted in an improvement to the VF-19F’s maneuverability. Its armaments included laser guns, a small-bore beam gun, a bulletproof shield, a Gatling gun pod, a pinpoint barrier and internal missile launchers. The VF-19F could also mount optional Super parts to boost its armaments. In 2045, the Macross 7 long-distance emigration fleet created a new unit called Emerald Force that flew the VF-19F.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Docker
First appearance: Macross 7
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

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Director:
Tetsuro Amino

Writer(s):
Sukehiro Tomita
Minto Hajime

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Kazutaka Miyatake
Hiroshi Ogawa
Munehori Nawa
Meijo Maeda

Character Designer:
Haruhiko Mikimoto

Musical Composer:
Fire Bomber

Airdates:
Japan 10.16.1994 – 09.24.1995

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