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VF-1X Plus Super Battroid
VF-1X Plus Super Fighter
GU-11 55mm Gatling Gun Pod
Micro-Missiles (mounted in FAST Pack arm unit)
Northrom VF-1X Super Valkyrie Plus|
Equipment Type: FAST Pack augmentative space weapon system
Government: U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: Northrom (FAST Packs manufactured by Shinnakasu Heavy Industry)
Introduction: November 2007
Operational Deployment: 2047
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 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 19.8 metric tons
Structure: space metal frame, SWAG energy conversion armor
Power Plant: two Shinnakasu Heavy Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2079J thermonuclear reaction turbine engines, output 650 MW each.
Propulsion: 15,000 kg [x g] x 2; or 30,000 kg [x g] x 2 in overboost (294.3 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: (standard T-O mass) 6.58
Battroid Mode: maximum walking speed 160 km/h
Fighter Mode: at 10,000 m Mach 3.05; at 30,000+ m Mach 4.28
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
Additional Armament (Shinnakasu FAST Pack 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)
estimated 24 x micro missiles in two HMMP-02 micro-missile launcher pods
The VF-1X Valkyrie Plus was an upgraded version of the old VF-1S variable fighters still in active service after the end of mass production in 2015. To remain a viable military craft, the VF-1S fighters were completely modernized with upgraded materials, avionics and power plants. A few were also fitted with FAST Pack units for increased firepower and maneuverability in space.
Debut: Macross Digital Mission VF-X (Video Game, 1997)
Pilot(s): Captain Aegis Focker, Maximilian Jenius
Appearances: Macross Digital Mission VF-X 2 (Video Game, 1997)
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.