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VF-19A Battroid mode


VF-19A Fighter mode

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GU-15 Gun Pod

BMM-24 Micro-Missiles
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High Speed Maneuverable Air-Interception Missile
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Shinsei Industry VF-19A Excalibur

Technical Data

Equipment Type: UNAF/UNS main advanced variable fighter
Government: U.N. Air Force, U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Introduction: 2041
Operational Deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only in pressurized canopy
  • Battroid Mode: height 15.48 meters (without cannon)
  • Fighter Mode: wingspan 14.87 meters; height 3.94 meters; length 18.62 meters
  • GERWALK Mode: wingspan 14.87 meters
  • Mass: empty 8.75 metric tons
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor, stealth composition
    Power Plant: two Shinsei Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2200 thermonuclear turbine engines
    Propulsion: 56,500 kg [x g] x 2 (554.27 kN x 2); 2 x two-dimensional independent vectored thrust nozzles for enhanced V/STOL performance and maneuverability; many x P&W HMM-7 high-maneuverability vernier thrusters (featuring encircling vernier slits around engine/lower leg nozzles)
    Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 12.91
  • Fighter Mode: cruise speed at 10,000 m Mach 5.1; max cruise speed at 30,000+ m Mach 21+; max rate of climb at S/L 68,000 meters/minute
  • g limit: +35.5/- 19.5
    Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; variable geometry sweep (VG) wing featuring forward-swept standard cruising configuration and overswept high-speed configuration; canard forward wing; two-section double-hinged cockpit canopy glass with rear canopy air deflector panels and retractable segmented canopy cover (for rear seat ejection); vertical take-off and landing (VTOL); supersonic cruise and maneuvering in region of Mach 5.0+ below the stratosphere; two-dimensional thrust vectoring (independent pivot); capable of attaining unassisted orbital velocity over an Earth-class planet; wrap-around imaging monitor system in cockpit (all modes); anti-projectile (bulletproof) shield; internal weapons bays with medium-range high maneuverability missiles (engine/leg sections); fighter-scale pin-point barrier system (allows for armor simplification and light weight); active stealth system; 3 x special equipment hard point stations for optional 2 x space/atmospheric conformal propellant tanks and optional 1 x space/atmospheric fighter fold booster
    - Armament -
  • 2 x fixed internal laser cannons (mounted in both leading wing roots with exit ports)
  • 1 x small-bore rear anti-aircraft beam gun (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
  • 1 x Howard GU-15 new standard external gatling gun pod (mounted ventral fuselage in Fighter mode or in manipulator in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • 1 x fixed fighter-carried pin-point barrier system
  • 1 x standard bulletproof (anti-projectile) shield (mounted center rear dorsal fuselage in Fighter mode, mounted on arm in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 2 x internal Little Rock launch systems featuring 24 x high maneuverability micro-missiles OR 6 x medium-range high maneuverability missiles each (mounted ventral side fuselage in Fighter mode, lower legs in GERWALK/Battroid modes); pallet can be alternately equipped with other weapon packs
  • Optional Armament:
  • 2 x space/atmoshperic Boosters and Super Part weapon units with micro-missiles (mounted dorsal engine nacelles in Fighter mode; side shoulders in GERWALK/Battroid modes

  • Description and History

    The first mass production model of the VF-19 variable fighter was built nearly identical to the YF-19 prototype that won the Project Super Nova Advanced Variable Fighter (AVF) competition in 2041. The VF-19A retains all signature features of the prototype including the prominent forward swept main wings and the forward canard wing. The most significant differences from the YF-19 to the VF-19A (aside from new blue and white hull paint) are internal hardware changes and upgrades. The VF-19A, thanks to successful trials in the Super Nova AVF, has been fitted with more powerful engines originally designed for the prototype. Additionally, the two fixed internal converging energy cannons have been replaced with two laser cannons. The VF-19A Excalibur typically carries Little Rock micro-missiles rather than the Bifors ordnance used in the prototype. Captain Aegis Focker piloted a VF-19A Excalibur during his assignment to the 727th Independent Special Command VF-X Ravens in 2050.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Digital Mission VF-X 2 (Video Game, 1999)
    Pilot(s): Captain Aegis Focker, Suzie Newtlet, Syun Tohma
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

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  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books.
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist.