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VT-1C Commercial Valkyrie

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General and Technical Data

Model number: VT-1C
Code name: Commercial Valkyrie
Unit type: commercial variable fighter
Manufacturer: Northrom
Operator: civilians
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot and passenger, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 14.1 meters (Battroid mode), 5.5 meters (Fighter mode), 10.36 meters (GERWALK mode); overall length 4.8 meters (Battroid) mode), 13.88 meters (Fighter mode), 11.3 meters (GERWALK mode); overall width 9.8 meters (Battroid mode); wingspan (fully extended) 14.78 meters (Fighter mode)
Weight: total mass 13.25 metric tons
Armor materials: space metal frame SWAG energy conversion armor
Powerplant: 2 x Shinnakasu Heavy Industry / P & W / Roice FF-2001 thermonuclear reaction turbine engine, output rated at 2 x 650 MW
Propulsion:2 x 10,000 kg or 2 x 20,000 kg (overboost) (2 x 196.2 kN); 2 x 120,000 kg space / atmospheric booster thruster; 4 x low-thrust vernier thruster; 16 x high maneuverability vernier thruster
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: empty 2.91
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; 2 x optional space / atmosphere booster
Fixed armaments: none
Optional fixed armaments: large harpoon launcher with gun pod, stored under main body in Fighter mode, hand-carried in Battroid and GERWALK modes
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

Years after the VF-1A Valkyrie was retired from military service with UN Spacy, it found new life as a modified civilian aircraft, the VT-1C Commercial Valkyrie. The modified VT-1C incorporated a new nose and head design, along with a two-seater cockpit for a pilot and It was also equipped with a new pair of FAST Packs that allowed it to launch into orbit from a planet’s surface. All armaments were removed, although many units used by galactic whale poachers near planet Zola were equipped with a large harpoon launcher and attached gun pod. One such unit with a custom color scheme was piloted by Graham Hoyly, a Zolan obsessed with avenging his dead wife by killing galactic whales. In 2047, Fire Bomber lead singer Basara Nekki visited Zola and used Graham’s VT-1C to witness whale migration in space. The encounter resulted in the VT-1C’s destruction, but Basara was rescued by Graham’s daughter Liza, an officer in the Zola Patrol.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Graham Hoyly, Basara Nekki
First appearance: Macross Dynamite 7
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

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Macross Dynamite 7 Info


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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