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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

Technical Data

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
Dimensions:
  • 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
    Performance:
  • 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
    Transformation:
  • 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 -
    Guns:
  • 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)

  • Description and History

    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.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
    Pilot(s): Roy Focker, Hikaru Ichijo
    Other Appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • VF-1S Strike Valkyrie battroid mode rear view
  • VF-1S Strike Valkyrie battroid mode in action
  • VF-1S Strike Valkyrie cockpit entrance/egress (battroid mode)
  • VF-1S Valkyrie head unit details
  • VF-1S Strike Valkyrie fighter mode front view
  • VF-1S Strike Valkyrie fighter mode ventral view
  • VF-1S Strike Valkyrie fighter mode rear view
  • 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
  • HMMP-02 Booster Internal Machinery
  • Internals: VF-1S Strike Valkyrie
  • 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