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VF-X Prototype Valkyrie

Technical Data

Equipment Type: all-environment non-variable fighter prototype
Government: U.N. Spacy, U.N. Navy, U.N. Space Air Force
Manufacturer: Stonewell/Bellcom
Introduction: January 2005
Operational (Test) Deployment: February 2007
Accommodation: pilot only in Marty & Beck Mk-7 zero/zero ejection seat
  • Fighter: wingspan 14.78 meters (fully extended); height 3.84 meters; length 14.23 meters
  • Mass: empty 13.25 metric tons; standard T-O 18.5 metric tons
    Structure: space metal frame, titanium/carbon alloy hull
    Power Plant: two Shinnakasu Heavy Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2001 thermonuclear reaction turbine engines, output 650 MW each
    Propulsion: 11500 kg [x g] x 2; or 23000 kg [x g] x 2 in overboost
  • Fighter Only: at 10000 m Mach 2.71; at 30000+ m Mach 3.87
  • g limit: in space +7
    Design Features: variable geometry wing; control-configurable vehicle; single-axis thrust vectoring
    Armament: none

    Description and History

    Manufactured by Stonewell and Bellcom, the VF-X was the first non-variable fighter prototype to be flight-tested. Built as a flight-capable test bed and proof of concept, trial production began in early 2006. In February 2007, flight tests of the VF-X began and in November that year, the successful tests of the VF-X and VF-1X lead to formal adoption of the Valkyrie variable fighter by the United Nations Government.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Episode 33
    Crew: Roy Focker
    Other Appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Studio Nue

    Line Art

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