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VF-19P Battroid mode
VF-19P Battroid (stained by space whale pollen)
VF-19P GERWALK mode
VF-19P Fighter mode
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Shinsei Industry VF-19P Excalibur|
Equipment Type: Zolan main advanced variable fighter
Government: U.N. Spacy, Zolan Galactic Whale patrol unit
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Accommodation: pilot only in pressurized canopy.
Battroid Mode: height 15.48 meters (without beam gun)
Fighter Mode: wingspan (fully swept forward) 14.87 meters; height 3.94 meters; length 18.47 meters
GERWALK Mode: wingspan (fully swept forward) 14.87 meters
Mass: empty 8.40 metric tons
Structure: space metal frame, energy converting armor, stealth composition.
Power Plant: two Shinsei Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2200 thermonuclear turbine engines.
Propulsion: 56,500 kg [x g] x 2 (554.27 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) 13.45
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; 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.
- Armament -
1 x Mauler REB-30G anti-aircraft laser machine gun (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
2 x Mauler REB-23 internal semi-fixed anti-aircraft laser machine guns (mounted in both leading wing roots with exit ports)
1 x Howard GU-15 new standard external gatling gun pod (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 high maneuverability micro-missile launchers (mounted ventral side fuselage in Fighter mode, lower legs in GERWALK/Battroid modes).
2 x speaker units (mounted forward of dorsal nacelles in fighter mode; shoulders in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
By 2047, the VF-19 Excalibur had begun deployment in even the outermost colonies of the UNG. The planet Zola military forces made use of a special Zolan variant called the VF-19P colored off white with red highlights. Nekki Basara visited the planet Zola and became involved in an incident during the space whale migration. Using the power of his music, Basara piloted a special customized version of the VF-19P outfitted with speaker units designed by a Zolan scientist named Lawrence to engage the space whales in orbit. In the VF-19P Basara assisted the space whales during their migration cycle. The VF-19P itself was near a reaction warhead detonation that struck the white space whale, the resulting injury caused the great beast to send forth a spray of pollen that stained the Battroid red (Macross Chronicle, Issue #22). To the untrained eye, it appeared as if once again Basara was piloting his old Fire Valkyrie from the Protodeviln War in 2045-2046.
Debut: Macross Dynamite 7, Episode 3 (stained version, Episode 4)
Pilot(s): Nekki Basara
Other appearances: none.
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.