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VC-079 Fighter mode

VC-079 limited GERWALK mode

VC-079 Valkyrie equipped with booster

VC-079 Civilian Valkyrie (SNN Valkyrie)

Technical Data

Equipment Type: variable aerospace craft
Government: none (privately owned)
Manufacturer: Tachikahoff Corporation
Accommodation: pilot plus passenger)
Dimensions: unknown
Mass: empty mass unknown
Power Plant: two reaction turbine engines
Propulsion: thrust unknown; 14 x apogee motors (26 total apogee motors with Booster)
Design Features: limited 2-mode variable transformation; special launch booster for trans-atmospheric travel
Armament: none
Optional Equipment:
  • Launch Booster

  • Description and History

    The VC-079 is a civilian aerospace craft owned and operated by SNN, one of the major news agencies on Earth. The craft is designed to work in both the atmosphere and space with a special launch booster that enables the VC-079 to achieve orbit. The cockpit is very large and features a transparent canopy on both the top and bottom sections of the nose. Equipped with a limited transformation system the civilian valkyrie can angle the engines downward to act as legs for vertical take off and landing capability. Hibiki Kanzaki piloted the VC-079 owned by SNN from their corporate headquarters when the Mardook attacked Earth in 2092. Hibiki's passenger was SNN reporter Dennis, who's coverage of the war with the Mardook would tragically turn out to be his final assignment.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross II, Episode 1
    Pilot(s): Hibiki Kanzaki, Dennis (passenger)
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Atsushi Okuda, Junichi Akutsu, Kazumi Fujita, Koichi Ohata

    Line Art

  • fighter mode multiple views
  • fighter (with launch booster) multiple views
  • limited GERWALK mode rear view
  • cockpit exterior details
  • cockpit interior details
  • Translated information from Entertainment Bible #51, B-Club #79, Mecha Press #7 and Macross Chronicle
    Images From - This Is Animation Special 5: Macross II, B-Club #79 and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist