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VF-1S In Battroid Mode w/GU-11 Gunpod
VF-1S In Gerwalk Mode
VF-1S In Fighter Mode
VF-1S Fighter profile schematic
VF-1S Fighter dorsal schematic
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GU-11 55mm Gatling Gun Pod
Fire Suppression Missile
55mm Shell Casing
Northrom VF-1S Valkyrie|
Equipment Type: all-environment variable fighter and tactical combat battroid
Government: U.N. Spacy, U.N. Navy, U.N. Space Air Force
Cost: not publicly disclosed, but reported as approx 20 times that of a standard Destroid.
Introduction: November 2007
Operational Deployment: 2009 February 7
Accommodation: pilot only in Marty & Beck Mk-7 zero/zero ejection seat
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 converting 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; or estimated 25,000 kg [x g] x 2 in overboost (245.25 kN x 2 overboost); 4 x Shinnakasu Heavy Industry NBS-1 high-thrust vernier thrusters; 18 x P&W LHP04 low-thrust vernier thrusters beneath multipurpose hook/handles.
Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 3.47; standard T-O 2.49; maximum T-O 1.24
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, firing 6,000 pulses per minute each
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
Shinnakasu Heavy Industry GBP-1S ground-combat protector weapon system
or Shinnakasu Heavy Industry FAST Pack augmentative space weapon system
The final of the four minor VF-1 variants, the VF-1S carries the heaviest weapon load of the standard variable fighter. Manufactured only in limited numbers, Northrom also enlisted Kyuusei Industry to design a new head unit for their own variant. The VF-1S mounts four of the Mauler series RÖV-20 anti-aircraft laser cannons and enjoys several upgrades in addition to firepower. The engines are improved Shinnakasu Heavy Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2001D models resulting in measurably improved thrust and an enhanced avionics package is featured in each VF-1S. While usually reserved for CAGs (Commander of Air Group), the VF-1S also sometimes finds itself serving as the variable fighter for a squadron leader much like the VF-1J. Captain Roy Focker piloted a VF-1S during his command of the infamous Skull Squadron.
Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Episode 1
Pilot(s): Roy Focker, Hikaru Ichijo
Other Appearances: Macross: Do You Remember Love?
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.