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VF-1S Fighter with FAST Pack "Dual" Strike system
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Shinnakasu VF-1S "Dual" 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 (fully extended); height 5.5 meters; length 14.0 meters
GERWALK Mode: wingspan 14.78 (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)
2 x Mauler RO-X2A high-powered double-action beam cannon pods (mounted port and starboard)
The "Dual" Strike Valkyrie is a special heavy direct-fire variant to Shinnakasu Heavy Industry's FAST Pack augmentative space weapon system. In place of the two HMMP-02 micro-missile launcher pods, the "Dual" Strike system features two Mauler RO-X2A high-powered double-action beam cannons mounted on the NP-BP-01 pods. In game, the two Mauler beam cannons could be affixed to any VF-1 Valkyrie type (VF-1A, J, S and 30th Anniversary).
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: Macross 30: Ginga o Tsunagu Utagoe (Voices Across The Galaxy; PlayStation 3 Video Game, Released February 28, 2013)
Pilot(s): Leon Sakaki (2nd Lieutenant SMS, fmrly. attached to SMS Sephira branch)
Other Appearances: none
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori
Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books
C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist