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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

Technical Data

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
Manufacturer: Northrom
Introduction: January 2010
Operational Deployment: January 2010
Accommodation: pilot plus passenger in Marty & Beck Mk-7 zero/zero ejection seats
Dimensions:
  • 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
    Performance:
  • 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
    Transformation:
  • 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: none
    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)

  • Description and History

    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.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
    Pilot(s): Hikaru Ichijo
    Other Appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • VT-1 Ostrich battroid mode rear view
  • VT-1 Ostrich fighter mode line art
  • VT-1 Ostrich GERWALK mode line art
  • VT-1 Ostrich super fighter mode line art
  • VT-1 Ostrich head unit details
  • VT-1 Ostrich Super Parts and Booster
  • VT-1 Ostrich cockpit details
  • battroid hand redesign
  • battroid cockpit looking aft
  • battroid cockpit looking forward
  • "Block 6" fighter cockpit holographic heads-up display
  • "Block 6" fighter instrument panel
  • "Block 6" cockpit console and flight controls
  • "Block 6" Ejection Seat
  • landing gear
  • low-thrust vernier thruster/multipurpose hook&handle
  • "Magic Hands" manipulators deployed
  • 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