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VF-1J Equipped with GBP-1S System
GU-11 55mm Gatling Gun Pod
GH-32 High Maneuverability Micro-Missile
GA-100 high-speed armor-penetrating projectile
Shinnakasu VF-1J GBP-1S Armored Valkyrie (Film Version)|
Equipment Type: GBP-1S Ground-combat protector weapon system
Unofficial codename: Armored Valkyrie
Government: U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: Shinnakasu Heavy Industry
Introduction: October 2009
Operational Deployment: October 2009
Accommodation: pilot only in Marty & Beck Mk-7 zero/zero ejection seat
Battroid Mode: height 14.1 meters; width 9.8 meters; length 4.8 meters
Mass: 16.2 metric tons GBP-1S system; 37.1 metric tons standard operational mass (VF-1J 18.5 metric tons T-O mass plus GBP-1S and fuel)
Structure: space metal frame, SWAG energy conversion armor, GBP-1S Reactive 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, 23,000 kg [x g] x 2 in overboost (225.63 kN x 2 overboost);GBP-1S - 2 x assist thrusters (output unknown); 10 x low-thrust vernier thrusters beneath multipurpose hook/handles
Performance (Limited to Battroid mode only, unless GBP-1S system is ejected):
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; GBP-1S Ground-combat protector weapon system
Transformation (Limited to Battroid mode only, unless GBP-1S system is ejected):
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 -
2 x Fixed Mauler RÖV-20 anti-aircraft laser cannons, firing 6,000 pulses per minute each
1 x Howard GU-11 55 mm three-barrel Gatling gun pod with 200 rds fired at 1,200 rds/min
Bombs & Missiles:
56 x 28-cm-diameter Erlikon GH-32 Grenade Crusher high maneuverability micro-missiles (22 mounted in two shoulder launchers, 10 mounted in two chest launchers, 16 mounted in four side leg launchers, 8 mounted in four rear leg launchers)
18 x Erlikon GA-100 Crusher high-speed armor-penetrating projectiles (mounted in two lower arm launchers)
6 x Ramington H-22T large hand grenades (mounted on upper legs)
Seen only briefly when firing an entire payload of missiles, the film version of the VF-1J GBP-1S "Armored" Valkyrie appears almost the same as in the television series. There are two key differences; the "Armored" Valkyrie in the film appears in a new blue colored hull and the missiles are colored with yellow tips rather than red.
Addendum: Written within B-Club #79, pg. 14 (Published June 1992) is trivia explaining why only the VF-1J Valkyrie is seen deployed with the GBP-1S Armor system. The trivia notes the VF-1J and GBP-1S were both developed by Shinnakasu and states the VF-1J Flight Control System (FCS) was designed with Armored Pack compatibility in mind (requiring other variants to be updated for compatibility).
Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Pilot(s): Hikaru Ichijyo
Other Appearances: Super Dimension Fortress Macross
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori
Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
Images From - Do You Remember Love? Data Bank and other macross books
C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist