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VF-1S Battroid with FAST Pack "Strike" system
VF-1S Gerwalk with FAST Pack "Strike" system
VF-1S Fighter with FAST Pack "Strike" system
VF-1S Strike Fighter profile schematic
VF-1S Strike Fighter profile schematic (clean)
GU-11 55mm Gatling Gun Pod
UUM-7 Micro Missile Pod
HMM-01 Micro Missiles (Film Version)
RMS-1 Anti-Ship Reaction Warhead (Film Version)
Shinnakasu VF-1S Strike Valkyrie|
Equipment Type: FAST Pack augmentative space weapon system
Unofficial codename: Strike Valkyrie
Government: U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: Northrom (FAST Pack "Strike" system manufactured by Shinnakasu Heavy Industry)
Introduction: January 2010
Operational Deployment: January 2010
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
Fighter Mode: wingspan 14.78 meters (fully extended); height 5.5 meters; length 14.0 meters
GERWALK Mode: wingspan 14.78 meters (fully extended); height 10.36 meters; length 11.3 meters
Mass: empty 19.2 metric tons; standard T-O mass 45.0 metric tons; maximum T-O mass 72.0 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 (estimated 25,000 kg [x g] x 2 in overboost) (245.25 kN x 2 overboost); FAST Pack P&W+EF-2001 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 (VF-1A Super): (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; VF-1S enhanced avionics suite; 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
Additional Armament (Shinnakasu FAST Pack "Strike" augmentative space weapon system):
6 x micro-missiles in two NP-AR-01 micro-missile launcher pods (mounted rear-ward under center ventral section in Fighter mode or on lower arm sections in GERWALK/Battroid mode)
12 x micro missiles (estimated count) in one HMMP-02 micro-missile launcher pod (mounted port)
1 x Mauler RO-X2A high-powered double-action beam cannon pod (mounted starboard)
The "Strike" Valkyrie is a minor variant to Shinnakasu Heavy Industry's highly successful FAST Pack augmentative space weapon system. Foregoing the standard loadout of two HMMP-02 micro-missile launcher pods, the "Strike" system replaces one of the micro-missile pods (typically starboard) with a Mauler RO-X2A high-powered double-action beam cannon mounted on the NP-BP-01 pod. It is unknown whether the Strike configuration can substitute both HMMP-02 micro-missile launchers for a pair of Mauler RO-X2A cannons. While a pair of beam cannons may be theoretically possible, such a variant has not been seen in active deployment.
Piloted by Roy Focker and Hikaru Ichijo, the "Strike" system was another highly successful variant, granting the VF-1 variable fighter more direct fire weaponry at the cost of a smaller missile payload. Though effective, the "Strike" Valkyrie was not as widely adopted by the U.N. Spacy as the more common "Super" Valkyrie system.
NOTE: B-Club Magazine #73 (December 1991) states the Mauler RO-X2A high-powered double-action beam cannon pod has a 180mm bore. This caliber figure is mentioned almost as an afterthought on page 8 of the "Super Aircraft" featurette written within that issue. This beam gun caliber has never been found in any other Macross publication, nor is it found in the Macross Chronicle (1st Edition or 2nd Edition). Nonetheless, the 180mm bore is noted here for curious fans.
Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Pilot(s): Roy Focker, Hikaru Ichijo
Other Appearances: none
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