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VT-1C Commercial Valkyrie|
Equipment Type: commercial variable craft with space/atmospheric system
Government: none (privately owned)
Manufacturer: Northrom (FAST Pack system manufactured by Shinnakasu Heavy Industry)
Accommodation: two crew (pilot plus passenger)
Battroid Mode: height 14.1 meters; width 9.8 meters; length 4.8 meters
Fighter Mode: wingspan 14.78 (fully extended); height 5.5 meters; length 13.88 meters
GERWALK Mode: wingspan 14.78 (fully extended); height 10.36 meters; length 11.3 meters
Mass: total mass 13.75 metric tons (with rear and leg booster packs)
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: 10,000 kg [x g] x 2 (20,000 kg [x g] x 2 in overboost) (196.2 kN x 2); space/atmospheric booster thrusters 2 x 120,000 kg [x g], 16 x high-maneuverability vernier thrusters, 4 x low-thrust vernier thrusters beneath multipurpose hook/handles
Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 2.91
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; option of space/atmospheric booster
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 -
1 x large harpoon launcher with attached gun pod (mounted in manipulater in Battroid mode)
The VF-1 had long been replaced as a military vehicle but a version of the Valkyrie designated the VT-1C was designed for civilian use. The weapons were removed and the engines were replaced with more cost-effective units. A new head unit was designed and a set of FAST Packs were added for extended range along with the capability to launch from the surface of a planet and into orbit. Some VT-1C Commercial Valkyries featured after market modifications such as the harpoon launcher common to many VT-1C Valkyries operating on the planet Zola. The accessibility of these variable vehicles and their ability to be easily modified made them attractive targets for thieves and pirates who operated the VT-1C for space whale poaching.
Debut: Macross Dynamite 7, Episode 1
Other Appearances: none
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori
Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
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