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VE-1 In Battroid Mode

VE-1 In Fighter Mode
VE-1 "ELINT Seeker" Valkyrie

Technical Data

Equipment Type: reconnaissance type all-environment variable fighter and tactical combat battroid
Unofficial codename: ELINT Seeker
Government: U.N. Spacy, U.N. Navy, U.N. Space Air Force
Manufacturer: Shinnakasu Heavy Industry
Introduction: November 2007
Operational Deployment: February 7 2009
Accommodation: pilot plus passenger in Marty & Beck Mk-7 zero/zero ejection seats
  • Battroid Mode: height 12.68 meters; width 7.3 meters; length 4.0 meters
  • Fighter Mode: wingspan 15.81 (fully extended); estimated height 6.5 meters; length 13.9 meters
  • GERWALK Mode: wingspan 15.81 (fully extended); height 10.36 meters; length 11.3 meters
  • Mass: empty 19.2 metric tons; maximum T-O 72.0 metric tons
    Structure: space metal frame, SWAG energy conversion armor
    Power Plant: two Shinnakasu Heavy Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2001 thermonuclear reaction turbine engines, output 650 MW each
    Propulsion: 11,500 kg [x g] x 2; or 23,000 kg [x g] x 2 in overboost (225.63 kN x 2 overboost); Shinnakasu Heavy Industry NR-BP-E3 FAST Pack booster thrusters 2 x 120,000 kg [x g] (1,177.2 kN x 2); 16 x high-maneuverability vernier thrusters; 4 x low-thrust vernier thrusters beneath multipurpose hook/handles
    Thrust-to-weight ratio: (with FAST packs) standard T-O 6.36; maximum T-O 3.97
  • Battroid Mode: maximum walking speed 160 km/h
  • Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 2.71; at 30,000+ m Mach 3.87
  • GERWALK Mode: maximum walking speed 100 km/h; flying 500 km/h
  • g limit: in space +7
    Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; variable geometry wing; vertical take-off and landing; control-configurable vehicle; single-axis thrust vectoring; three "magic hand" manipulators for maintenance use; retractable canopy shield for Battroid mode and atmospheric reentry
  • Min time from Fighter to GERWALK (automated): approx. 1.5 sec.
  • Min time from GERWALK to Battroid (automated): under 2 sec.
  • Standard time from Fighter to Battroid (automated): under 5 sec.
  • Min time from Fighter to Battroid (manual): 0.9 sec.
  • Armament: none
  • 1 x Rotary Radome with APS-201 surveillance radar
  • 1 x HF/VHF/VLF antennae equipped NR-SR-E3 (mounted on right arm)
  • 1 x communications relay co-antennae equipped NR-SL-E3 (mounted on left arm)
  • 2 x side surveillance radar systems (mounted in NR-FS-E3 attachments on legs/engines)

  • Description and History

    A faster and much more extensively equipped electronic warfare variable fighter, the VE-1 "ELINT Seeker" saw service later in Space War One as a reconnaissance and ECM/ECCM unit. The unofficial designation "ELINT" stands for ELectronic Signals INTelligence, and refers to intelligence gathering by use of electronic sensors. Built by Shinnakasu Heavy Industry (with subcontractor Bifors), the VE-1 combines the capabilities of the FAST Pack space booster system with extensive electronic warfare hardware. Two CTB-04 conformal propellant/coolant tanks (mounted on the leg/engines), two NR-BP-E3 booster thrusters mounted on the dorsal section and two NR-FS-E3 units mounted on the leg/engines provide plenty of fuel for long-range operations and additional thrust for quick evasion. The customized FAST Packs also house the majority of the unit's electronic warfare equipment including lateral, multi-directional and omni-directional radar systems. This two-seater variant quickly became a valuable support craft on the battlefield, assisting both fighter and capital ship scale long-range combat operations.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
    Pilot(s): No notables
    Other Appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • VE-1 Elintseeker Valkyrie battroid mode rear view
  • battroid hand redesign
  • battroid cockpit looking aft
  • battroid cockpit looking forward
  • "Block 6" fighter cockpit holographic heads-up display
  • "Block 6" fighter instrument panel
  • "Block 6" cockpit console and flight controls
  • "Block 6" Ejection Seat
  • landing gear
  • low-thrust vernier thruster/multipurpose hook&handle
  • "Magic Hands" manipulators deployed
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Do You Remember Love? Data Bank and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist