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VT-1 Super Ostrich Valkyrie

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General and Technical Data

Model number: VT-1
Code name: Super Ostrich Valkyrie
Unit type: trainer variable fighter
Manufacturer: Northrom
Operator: U.N. Spacy
Rollout: January AD 2010
First deployment: January AD 2010
Accommodation: pilot and copilot, 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) 15.81 meters (Fighter mode)
Weight: empty 19.2 metric tons; standard takeoff mass 45.0 metric tons; maximum takeoff mass 37.0 metric tons, maximum takeoff mass 72.0 metric tons
Armor materials: space metal material frame; SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: standard: 2 x Shinnakasu Heavy Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2001 thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, output rated at 2 x 650 MW; FAST Pack: 2 x P&W EF-2001 booster thruster
Propulsion: 2 x 11,500 kg or 2 x 23,000 kg (overboost); 2 x Shinnakasu Heavy Industry NR-BP-T1 FAST Pack booster thruster at 2 x 120,000 kg (2 x 1,777.2 kN); 18 x high maneuverability vernier thruster; 2 x low-thrust vernier
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: sensors, range unknown; antenna, mounted on FAST Pack pod; 2 x NP-AU-T1 unit, mounted under arms; 2 x NP-BP-T1 booster thruster, mounted on dorsal section; 2 x NP-FB-T1 conformal fuel tank, mounted on legs
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The VT-1 Super Ostrich Valkyrie was a trainer variant of the standard VF-1A Valkyrie manufactured by Northrom for U.N. Spacy. This two-seater version utilized a customized FAST Pack system that did not include any missile launchers. Due to its training focus, the VT-1 lacked any armaments. In addition, the VT-1 featured a different head design from the VF-1A. During Space War I, Hikaru Ichijyo took Lynn Minmay on a joyride in a VT-1 to see the rings of Saturn up close. Unfortunately, the two were captured by the Zentradi, along with an RC-4E Rabbit shuttle carrying Misa Hayase and Lynn Kaifun and VF-1S Strike Valkyrie pilot Roy Focker. The humans escaped during a Meltrandi attack but were separated, with Hikaru and Misa using the VT-1 and getting caught in a fold that sent them to Earth. Discovering that the surface had been annihilated by the Zentradi, Hikaru and Misa surveyed the world until they found the lost Protoculture city Altira and sent a signal to the Macross.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Hikaru Ichijyo, Misa Hayase
First appearance: Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

Lineart

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Do You Remember Love? Info


Director(s):
Noboru Ishiguro
Shoji Kawamori

Writer:
Sukehiro Tomita

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Kazutaka Miyatake

Character Designer:
Haruhiko Mikimoto

Musical Composer:
Kentaroh Haneda

Theatrical Release:
Japan 07.07.1984

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