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VF-2JA Icarus Battroid mode

VF-2JA Icarus GERWALK mode

VF-2JA Icarus Fighter mode

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VF-2JA Icarus

Technical Data

Equipment Type: main variable fighter
Government: U.N. Spacy
Introduction: 2086
Operational Deployment: 2086
Accommodation: pilot only
  • Battroid Mode: height 15.9 meters
  • Fighter Mode: wingspan 7.9 meters (fully extended 12.2 meters); height 5.2 meters; length 15.8 meters
    Mass: weight in metric tons unknown
    Power Plant: two Tachikahoff thermonuclear turbine reaction engines
    Propulsion: 0 kg [x g] x 2 (0.00 kN x 2); 1 x rear dorsal thruster pod (mount rear in Battroid mode); 22 x apogee motors
    Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 0.00
    Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; variable geometry sweep (VG) wing; forward swept wing (GERWALK mode); vertical Take-off and landing (VTOL); control-configured vehicle (ccv), two-dimensional thrust vectoring; retractable one-piece canopy cover (for Battroid mode); special hard point stations for external missile packs
    - Armament -
  • 1 x heavy rifle/heavy gun pod (mounted central ventral fuselage in Figher mode, held in manipulator in GERWALK/Battroid mode)
  • 2 x semi-fixed anti-aircraft laser cannons (mounted center ventral section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
  • 2 x beam cannons (mounted right and left upon forward nose section)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • none
  • Optional Armament:
  • Missile Packs

  • Description and History

    Designed as a second main variable fighter of the UN Forces, the VF-2JA Icarus is a nimble and well-armed variable fighter. The UN Forces decided that the best use of variable fighter resources was to develop dedicated space variable fighters and atmospheric variable fighters. Though all variable fighters were equipped to operate in all environments, the VF-2SS Valkyrie II was optimized for operation in space while the VF-2JA Icarus was optimized for operation within the atmosphere. The VF-2JA was also more heavily armed in standard configuration and included an optional Missile Pack system that could be used in the atmosphere.

    The VF-2JA Icarus differs from the VF-2SS by utilizing only beam weaponry. The main armament is a beam rifle and two beam cannons mounted in the forward nose. The head unit also features two laser cannons that can be utilized in all combat modes. The special Icarus missile packs are a pair of two-tube launchers that add to the VF-2JA the capability to fire missiles. The VF-2JA was a very high performance variable fighter and was able to engage any enemy mecha. During the Mardook Invasion, the VF-2JA fought a variety of Mardook mecha and was more than adequate to defeat the enemy.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross II, Episode 2
    Pilot(s): Nexx
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Atsushi Okuda, Junichi Akutsu, Kazumi Fujita, Koichi Ohata

    Line Art

  • VF-2JA Icarus line art
  • cockpit details (fighter and battroid modes)
  • transformation detail #1 (Fighter mode)
  • transformation detail #2 (GERWALK mode)
  • transformation detail #3 (Battroid mode)
  • 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