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VEFR-1 Battroid mode

VEFR-1 Fighter mode

VEFR-1 Electronic Warfare Valkyrie

Technical Data

Equipment Type: reconnaissance type all-environment variable fighter and tactical combat battroid
Unofficial codename: Funny Chinese
Government: U.N. Spacy, U.N. Navy, U.N. Space Air Force
Manufacturer: Stonewell/Bellcom
Introduction: November 2007
Operational Deployment: 2009 February 7
Accommodation: pilot plus passenger in Marty & Beck Mk-7 zero/zero ejection seats
  • Battroid Mode: height 12.68 meters; width 7.3 meters; length 4.0 meters
  • Fighter Mode: wingspan 14.78 (fully extended); height 3.84 meters; length 14.23 meters
  • GERWALK Mode: wingspan 14.78 (fully extended); height 8.7 meters; length 11.3 meters
  • Mass: empty 13.25 metric tons; standard T-O 18.5 metric tons
    Structure: space metal frame, SWAG energy conversion armor
    Power Plant: two Shinnakasu Heavy Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2001 thermonuclear reaction turbine engines, output 650 MW each
    Propulsion: 11,500 kg [x g] x 2; or 23,000 kg [x g] x 2 in overboost (225.63 kN x 2 overboost); 4 x Shinnakasu Heavy Industry NBS-1 high-thrust vernier thrusters; 18 x P&W LHP04 low-thrust vernier thrusters
  • 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
  • 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: none
  • 1 x Rotary Radome
  • 1 x electronic surveillance pod (mounted on left arm)
  • detection equipment (mounted in each wing)
  • 2 x retractable detectors replacing the manipulators (hands)

  • Description and History

    The VEFR-1 initially fulfilled the role of electronic warfare Valkyrie early in Space War One. Featuring a two-seater cockpit configuration, the VEFR-1 includes additional electronic hardware for use in reconnaissance missions as well as ECM/ECCM roles (Electronic Countermeasures/Electronic Counter-Countermeasures). Like most such dedicated craft, the VEFR-1 has no weaponry and functions strictly as a support unit, though the variable transformation is kept intact to increase battlefield deployment versatility.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Episode 27
    Pilot(s): no notables
    Other Appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Model Hobby Handbook 1
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist