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VF-19P Excalibur

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General and Technical Data

Model number: VF-19P
Code name: Excalibur
Unit type: mass production advanced variable fighter
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Operator: Zola Patrol
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: AD 2047
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 14.87 meters (Fighter mode)
Weight: empty 8.4 metric tons; max gross unknown
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-6R high maneuverability vernier thruster
Performance: Fighter mode: standard level atmospheric speed at 10,000 meters: Mach 5.5+, 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; 2 x optional speaker unit, mounted on shoulders
Fixed armaments: Mauler REB-30G anti-aircraft laser machine 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 internal micro-missile launcher
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

In 2041, Shinsei Industry began mass production on the VF-19A Excalibur, the new main variable fighter used by U.N. Spacy. Over the next few years, variant designs entered service with planetary defense forces and long-distance emigration fleets. One such variant, the VF-19P, was in use by 2047 with the Zola Patrol, which was dedicated to stopping the illegal poaching of galactic whales. The VF-19P’s armaments included anti-aircraft laser machine guns in the head and wings, a bulletproof shield, a pinpoint barrier system and two micro-missile launchers. In 2047, a VF-19P was customized with the addition with speaker units and used by Basara Nekki, the lead singer of Fire Bomber. While confronting whale poachers and the whale hunter Graham Hoyly, Basara’s VF-19P was stained red with whale pollen, which made it resemble the VF-19 Excalibur Custom (aka Fire Valkyrie) that he piloted during the Protodeviln War.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Basara Nekki
First appearance: Macross Dynamite 7
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

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Director:
Tetsuro Amino

Writer:
Sukehiro Tomita

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Kazutaka Miyatake

Character Designer:
Haruhiko Mikimoto

Musical Composer:
Fire Bomber

Video Release:
Japan 12.18.1997 – 08.25.1998

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