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VF-1A In Battroid Mode w/GU-11 Gunpod

VF-1A In Gerwalk Mode

VF-1A In Fighter Mode

Variant VF-1A Valkyrie "Cavaliers"


Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Episode 5
DVD Time Index: 13:40
Description: Barely a glimpse is seen of these very dark colored fighters stationed on board the SDF-1 Macross. Originally designated with the fan-made name "Dark Bird", toy manufacturer Yamato has since officially designated this variant as "Cavaliers". Interestingly, Yamato has decided the "Cavaliers" were VF-1A type Valkyries though this appeared to be impossible to determine via the brief shot within the anime. Originally, this customer feature wings with a single red stripe, but access to High Definition footage of the original series shows a pair of red stripes, the same as was produced by manufacturer Yamato for their transformable VF-1 toy. The dark colors of these fighters might suggest these Valkyries are the deep space equivalent of "low-visibility" hulls.


VF-1A "Cavaliers" shown onboard the SDF-1 Macross

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