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VF-1S in Battroid mode (Roy Focker Colors)

VF-1S in Fighter mode (Roy Focker Colors)

Color Code Transformation Guide

GU-11 55mm Gatling Gun Pod

UUM-7 Micro Missile Pod
Northrom VF-1S Valkyrie (Film Version)

Technical Data

Equipment Type: all-environment variable fighter and tactical combat battroid
Government: U.N. Spacy, U.N. Navy, U.N. Space Air Force
Manufacturer: Northrom
Cost: not publicly disclosed, but reported as approx 20 times that of a standard Destroid.
Introduction: November 2007
Operational Deployment: 2009 February 7
Accommodation: pilot only in Marty & Beck Mk-7 zero/zero ejection seat
  • Battroid Mode: height 12.68 meters; width 7.3 meters; length 4.0 meters
  • Fighter Mode: wingspan 14.78 meters (fully extended); height 3.84 meters; length 14.23 meters
  • GERWALK Mode: wingspan 14.78 meters (fully extended); height 8.7 meters; length 11.3 meters
  • Mass: empty 13.25 metric tons; standard T-O 18.5 metric tons
    Structure: space metal frame, SWAG energy conversion armor
    Power Plant: two Shinnakasu Heavy Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2001D thermonuclear reaction turbine engines, output 650 MW each
    Propulsion: estimated 12,500 kg [x g] x 2; or estimated 25,000 kg [x g] x 2 in overboost (245.25 kN x 2 overboost); 4 x Shinnakasu Heavy Industry NBS-1 high-thrust vernier thrusters (1 x counter reverse vernier thruster nozzle mounted on the side of each leg nacelle/air intake, 1 x wing thruster roll control system on each wingtip); 18 x P&W LHP04 low-thrust vernier thrusters beneath multipurpose hook/handles
    Thrust-to-weight ratio (VF-1A): empty 3.47; standard T-O 2.49; maximum T-O 1.24
  • 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; option of GBP-1S system, atmospheric-escape booster, or FAST Pack system
  • 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 -
  • 4 x Fixed Mauler RÖV-20 anti-aircraft laser cannons, each firing 6,000 pulses per minute
  • 1 x Howard GU-11 55 mm three-barrel Gatling gun pod with 200 rds fired at 1,200 rds/min
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 4 x underwing hard points for 12 x AMM-1 hybrid guided multipurpose missiles (3/point)
  • or 12 x MK-82 LDGB conventional bombs (3/point)
  • or 6 x RMS-1 large anti-ship reaction missiles (2/outboard point, 1/inboard point)
  • or 4 x UUM-7 micro-missile pods (1/point) each carrying 15 x Bifors HMM-01 micro-missiles
  • or a combination of above load-outs
  • Optional Armament:
  • Shinnakasu Heavy Industry GBP-1S ground-combat protector weapon system
  • or Shinnakasu Heavy Industry FAST Pack augmentative space weapon system

  • Description and History

    The VF-1S Valkyrie, as it appears in the film, is identical to the version seen in television save for minor hull color differences (most notably the colored "arrows" on either side of the head). The majority of VF-1 variable fighters in the Macross film appear with FAST Packs equipped, but those sequences featured in the atmosphere show VF-1 fighters sans FAST Packs. In the film, Roy's VF-1S never appears without the "Strike" system equipped, but this VF-1S version without added equipment is included here simply because the line art was available. It is important to note that VF-1 fighters in the Macross movie are never seen using AMM-1 missiles from the television series and are instead armed with UUM-7 Micro Missile pods, even when deployed in the atmosphere.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
    Pilot(s): Roy Focker, Hikaru Ichijo, Maximillian Jenius
    Other Appearances: Super Dimension Fortress Macross
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • VF-1S Valkyrie battroid mode rear view
  • VF-1S Valkyrie line art detail
  • VF-1S Valkyrie head unit detail (Film Version)
  • fighter mode cockpit crosssection detail
  • battroid hand redesign
  • battroid cockpit looking aft
  • battroid cockpit looking forward
  • "Block 6" fighter interior/exterior cockpit details (rearward)
  • "Block 6" fighter interior/exterior cockpit details (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