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VF-19 Super Custom in Fighter mode


VF-19 Super Custom on set during filming

Shinsei Industry VF-19 Super Excalibur Custom

Technical Data

Equipment Type: UNAF/UNS main advanced variable fighter
Unofficial codename: Karaoke Ninja, Fire Valkyrie
Government: U.N. Air Force, U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Introduction: 2045
Operational Deployment: 2045
Accommodation: pilot only in pressurized canopy
Dimensions:
  • Battroid Mode: height 15.48 meters (without sensor fin)
  • Fighter Mode: wingspan 14.92 meters; height 3.94 meters; length 18.47 meters
  • GERWALK Mode: wingspan 14.92 meters
  • Mass: empty 8.40 metric tons
    Structure: SWAG energy conversion armor, stealth composition
    Power Plant: two Shinnakasu Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2550F thermonuclear turbine engines [previously Shinsei Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2500F]
    Propulsion: 82,500 kg [x g] x 2 (809.33 kN x 2); 2 x rear afterburner intakes encircling engine/lower leg nozzles; 2 x two-dimensional independent vectored thrust nozzles for enhanced V/STOL performance and maneuverability; many x P&W HMM-6R high-maneuverability vernier thrusters (featuring encircling vernier slits around engine/lower leg nozzles
    Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 19.64
    Performance:
  • Fighter Mode: cruise speed at 10,000 m Mach 5.5+; max cruise speed at 30,000+ m Mach 25+ [(8.5+ km/s)]; max rate of climb at S/L 68,000 meters/minute
  • g limit: +39.5/- 20.0
    Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; variable geometry sweep (VG) wing; canard forward wing; vertical take-off and landing (VTOL); supersonic cruise and maneuvering in region of Mach 5.0+ below the stratosphere; two-dimensional thrust vectoring (independent pivot); capable of attaining unassisted orbital velocity over an Earth-class planet; wrap-around imaging monitor system in cockpit (all modes); anti-projectile (bulletproof) shield; internal weapons bays with medium-range high maneuverability missiles (engine/leg sections); fighter-scale pin-point barrier system (allows for armor simplification and light weight); active stealth system; guitar sound stick control mounted on gimbal-and-joint system with throttle and options control slider for HOTAS; standard Sound Energy Conversion seat; high performance audio system and speaker system (mounted dorsal nacelles/shoulders); lightup projector system (mounted in dorsal nacelles/shoulders; 2 x sound energy converters and 2 x sound aura amplification systems; 3 x special equipment hard point stations for optional 2 x space/atmospheric conformal propellant tanks and optional 1 x space/atmospheric fighter fold booster; option of Sound Booster unit (with hybrid sensors)
    - Armament -
    Guns:
  • 2 x fixed internal laser cannons, for emergency use only (mounted in both leading wing roots with exit ports)
  • 2 x anti-aircraft laser machine guns (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, either side of head turret in Battroid mode)
  • 1 x speaker-pod-shooting launcher pod featuring sensor, foregrip and stock magazine (mounted ventral fuselage in Fighter mode or in manipulator in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • 1 x fixed fighter-carried pin-point barrier system
  • 1 x standard bulletproof (anti-projectile) shield (mounted center rear dorsal fuselage in Fighter mode, mounted on arm in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 2 x internal weapons bays with 12 x medium-range high maneuverability missiles (mounted ventral side fuselage in Fighter mode, lower legs in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
  • Optional Armament:
  • 1 x Gun Pod Gamma (designated Sigma during development) with 1 x pin-point-barrier-penetrator-equipped Speaker Pod Gamma (stowed underwing on VF-17T Nightmare Custom)
  • 1 x spiritia absorption pod
  • Sound Booster unit (with hybrid sensors)
  • FAST Pack/Super Pack system

  • Description and History

    When Mylene Jenius and Basara Nekki were hired for acting roles in The Lynn Minmay Story television special, part of the job involved flying a valkyrie. The VF-19 Excalibur Custom was equipped with the older style Super Packs from the original VF-1J Valkyrie variable fighter and Basara piloted the craft while wearing a flight suit similar to Space War I hero Hikari Ichijo.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross 7, Episode 11
    Pilot(s): Nekki Basara
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • fighter mode line art
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
    Images From - Macross 7 Animation Materials and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist