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VT-1 in Gerwalk mode
VT-1 in Fighter mode
VT-1 Gerwalk equipped with FAST Pack system
VT-1 Fighter equipped with FAST Pack system
VT-1 in Battroid mode
VT-1 Fighter profile schematic(s)
Northrom VT-1 Super Ostrich Valkyrie|
Equipment Type: trainer type all-environment variable fighter and tactical combat battroid
Unofficial codename: Super Ostrich
Government: U.N. Spacy, U.N. Navy, U.N. Space Air Force
Introduction: January 2010
Operational Deployment: January 2010
Accommodation: pilot plus passenger in Marty & Beck Mk-7 zero/zero ejection seats
Battroid Mode: height 12.68 meters; width 7.3 meters; length 4.0 meters
Fighter Mode: wingspan 15.81 meters (fully extended); height 5.5 meters; length 14.0 meters
GERWALK Mode: wingspan 15.81 meters (fully extended); height 8.7 meters; length 11.3 meters
Mass: empty 19.2 metric tons; standard T-O mass 45.0 metric tons; maximum T-O mass 72.0 metric tons
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: 11,500 kg [x g] x 2; or 23,000 kg [x g] x 2 in overboost (225.63 kN x 2 overboost); Shinnakasu Heavy Industry NR-BP-T1 FAST Pack booster thrusters 2 x 120,000 kg [x g] (1,177.2 kN x 2); 1 x tail booster (output unknown); 18 x high-maneuverability vernier thrusters; 2 x low-thrust vernier thrusters beneath multipurpose hook/handles
Thrust-to-weight ratio: (with FAST packs) standard T-O 6.36; maximum T-O 3.97
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
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.
Optional Equipment (Shinnakasu NR-BP-T1 FAST Pack space booster system):
2 x NP-BP-T1 booster thrusters (mounted on the dorsal section)
2 x NP-FB-T1 conformal fuel tanks (mounted on the leg/engines)
2 x NP-AU-T1 units (mounted under the arms; not shown)
1 x Antennae (mounted on starboard dorsal pod)
An unarmed variable fighter, the VT-1 "Super Ostrich" is the UN Spacy's first dedicated training Valkyrie. Like the VF-1D, the Ostrich is a two-seater variant of the standard VF-1 variable fighter with a smaller, simplified head unit and the capability to mount a customized FAST Pack system for use in space. The Shinnakasu Heavy Industry NP-BP-T1 FAST Pack space booster system offers the VT-1 the increased range and improved thrust typical of the unit, but the packs include no micro-missiles. The Ostrich FAST Packs include oversized dorsal propellant tanks, an additional antenna on the starboard booster pod, a wide-nozzle booster mounted on the tail section and swaps two low-thrust verniers for two additional high-maneuverability vernier thrusters.
Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Pilot(s): Hikaru Ichijo
Other Appearances: none
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori
Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
Images From - Do You Remember Love? Data Bank and other macross books
C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist