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VF-1EX Valkyrie

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General and Technical Data

Model number: VF-1EX
Code name: Valkyrie
Unit type: variable fighter
Manufacturer: unknown
Operator: Xaos
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot, in standard canopy-style cockpit using EX-Gear system
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: 2 x thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown; many x high maneuverability vernier thruster
Performance: unknown
Thrust-to-weight ratio: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x anti-aircraft laser cannon, mounted on head; gun pod, stored under main body in Fighter mode, hand-carried in Battroid and GERWALK modes
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The VF-1 Valkyrie served as U.N. Spacy’s main variable fighter during the cataclysmic Space War I in 2009-10 and in the chaotic aftermath. Although it was officially replaced in 2012 by the VF-4 Lightning III, it had a long service life in the decades that followed thanks to multiple upgrades. One such upgrade was the VF-1EX, which was updated to incorporate the EX-Gear control system developed in the 2050s for fighters like the VF-25 Messiah. The EX-Gear suit worn by the pilot transformed into the variable fighter’s control system and also served as an escape system. Additional upgrades with modern technology from the 2060s improved the VF-1EX’s performance, although it was not on the same level as new variable fighters. In 2067, Xaos’ Ragna branch used the VF-1EX to train new pilots and as such equipped the gun pods with paint ammo.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Mirage Farina Jenius, Hayate Immelmann
First appearance: Macross Delta (TV series) 
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

Lineart

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Macross Delta Info


Director(s):
Kenji Yasuda
Shoji Kawamori

Writer(s):
Toshizo Nemoto
Tatsuto Higuchi
Ukyo Kodachi
Touko Machida

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Hidetaka Tenjin
Stanislas Brunet

Character Designer(s):
Chisato Mita
Majiro
Masaru Shindo

Musical Composer(s):
Saeko Suzuki
TOMISIRO
Mina Kubota

Airdates:
Japan 04.03.2016 – 09.25.2016

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