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Shinsei Industry VF-19F Excalibur

Technical Data

Equipment Type: UNAF/UNS main advanced variable fighter
Unofficial codename: Blazer Valkyrie
Government: U.N. Air Force, U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Introduction: 2041
Operational Deployment: 2041
Accommodation: pilot only in pressurized canopy
Dimensions:
  • Battroid Mode: height 15.48 meters (without beam gun)
  • Fighter Mode: wingspan 13.52 meters; height 3.94 meters; length 18.47 meters
  • GERWALK Mode: wingspan 13.53 meters
  • Mass: empty 8.55 metric tons
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor, stealth composition
    Power Plant: two Shinnakasu Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2500F thermonuclear turbine engines (see analysis in Macross Technical Manual section for further information)
    Propulsion: 72,500 kg [x g] x 2 (maximum output in outer space) (711.23 kN x 2); 2 x rear afterburner intakes encircling engine/lower leg nozzles; 2 x two-dimensional independent vectored thrust nozzles for enhanced V/STOL performance and maneuverability; many x P&W HMM-7 high-maneuverability vernier thrusters (featuring encircling vernier slits around engine/lower leg nozzles)
    Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 16.96
    Performance:
  • Fighter Mode: cruise speed at 10,000 m Mach 5+; max cruise speed at 30,000+ m Mach 25+ [(8.5+ km/s)]; max rate of climb at S/L 65,000 meters/minute
  • g limit: +35.5/- 19.5
    Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; forward-swept delta-wing combination main wing (VF-19F, VF-19S); variable geometry sweep (VG) wing; vertical take-off and landing (VTOL); supersonic cruise and maneuvering in region of Mach 5.0+ below the stratosphere; two-dimensional thrust vectoring (independent pivot); capable of attaining unassisted orbital velocity over an Earth-class planet; wrap-around imaging monitor system in cockpit (all modes); anti-projectile (bulletproof) shield; internal weapons bays with medium-range high maneuverability missiles (engine/leg sections); fighter-scale pin-point barrier system (allows for armor simplification and light weight); active stealth system; 3 x special equipment hard point stations for optional 2 x space/atmospheric conformal propellant tanks and optional 1 x space/atmospheric fighter fold booster
    - Armament -
    Guns:
  • 2 x fixed internal laser cannons (mounted in both leading wing roots with exit ports)
  • 1 x fixed small-bore rear anti-aircraft beam gun (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
  • 1 x Howard GU-15 new standard external gatling gun pod (mounted ventral fuselage in Fighter mode or in manipulator in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • 1 x fixed fighter-carried pin-point barrier system
  • 1 x standard bulletproof (anti-projectile) shield (mounted center rear dorsal fuselage in Fighter mode, mounted on arm in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 2 x internal Little Rock launch systems featuring 12 [previously 24] x high maneuverability micro-missiles OR 6 x medium-range high maneuverability missiles each (mounted ventral side fuselage in Fighter mode, lower legs in GERWALK/Battroid modes); pallet can be alternately equipped with other weapon packs
  • Optional Armament:
  • 2 x space/atmoshperic Boosters and Super Part weapon units with micro-missiles (mounted dorsal engine nacelles in Fighter mode; side shoulders in GERWALK/Battroid modes
  • 1 x spiritia absorption pod

  • Description and History

    The "VF-19 Excalibur" is the production version of the YF-19 variable fighter (winning design of the Project Super Nova AVF competition) and is the next generation main variable fighter used by the U.N. Spacy in the 2040s. In 2041, the decision was made to adopt the VF-19 as the next generation main fighter of the UN Forces. The initial VF-19A production model is virtually identical to the YF-19 but rather than the sand colored hull of the prototype, the first production model features a blue and white colored hull. The VF-19 is also built with newly designed head units for both the F and S model variants.

    As mass production continued the structure of the VF-19 was redesigned for both the F and S models. The dorsal fuselage (forward of the engine nacelles; the shoulders in Battroid mode) is enlarged and reshaped. The engine nozzles (lower legs in Battroid mode) were also redesigned with two encircling vernier slits. In addition to these design alterations, the two vertical stabilizers were placed farther outward on the dorsal fuselage to merge with the main wings and the central dorsal fuselage was reduced in size (which becomes a smaller anti-projectile shield in Battroid mode). The forward canard wing was removed and replaced with high maneuverability vernier thrusters and the main wing was also redesigned with a much smaller surface area. The fighter form of the YF-19 boasted astounding maneuverability performance but had a fatal decrease in maneuverability control. The VF-19 aimed to improve the balance by reworking the fuselage structure, but the VF-19 Custom daringly maintains high maneuverability by following the original YF-19 concept. Other differences from the YF-19 prototype can be found in both "F-type" and "S-type" Excaliburs, such as replaced engines with more stable output and a simplified airframe body. These changes found in the VF-19 Excalibur create a comprehensive performance that not only allow average pilots to control the craft but also exceed the prototype unit.

    A new unit, designated as Emerald Force, was established onboard the Macross 7 in 2045. The pilots of Emerald Force operated the newest VF-19F and VF-19S fighters in the 37th long-distance colonization fleet. Lt. Docker was the first Macross 7 pilot to fly the VF-19S and was placed in command of Emerald Force. The VF-19 Excalibur was deployed continuously in combat during the Protodeviln War.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross 7, Episode 20
    Pilot(s): Docker
    Other appearances: Macross 7: Encore, Macross 7 The Galaxy Is Calling Me
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • battroid mode line art
  • GERWALK mode line art
  • fighter mode line art
  • cockpit details (fighter mode)
  • cockpit details (battroid mode)
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist