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Valhalla III VC-551 (stealth cruiser mode)
Valhalla III VC-551 (launch attach mode)
Valhalla III VC-551 Stealth Submersible Strike Carrier|
Ship Type: stealth submersible strike carrier
Government: U.N. Spacy
Ship Class: Valhalla III
Ship Name: Valhalla III (VC-551).
Commission Date: unknown
Number of Class Commissioned: exact number unknown
Dimensions: approximate length 120-150 meters.
Mass: standard operational displacement 0.0 metric tons.
Structure: stealth composition; 3-mode configuration (stealth cruise, stealth attack and launch attack modes); 6 x internal vertical storage variable fighter hangars with docking/deploying retractable arms; 1 x retractable rotating inertial catapult (for launching variable fighters).
Power Plant: OverTechnology heat pile system cluster
Main Machinery: OverTechnology main engine thruster; OverTechnology vernier thrusters, OverTechnology gravity control system; OverTechnology fold system.
1 x triple barrel beam cannon
Space planes: none.
Variable Mecha: 1 x VF-1 Valkyrie; 1 x VF-4 Lightning III; 1 x VF-11 Thunderbolt; 1 x VF-17 Nightmare; 1 x VF-19A Excalibur; 1 x VF-22 Sturmvogel II
Non-Variable Mecha: none.
The Valhalla III VC-551 is a standard Stealth Submersible Strike Carrier designed to secretly infiltrate and attack enemy positions. Though it is a small vessel, the Valhalla III is capable of carrying up to six variable fighters internally. However, the specially designed stealth characteristics are compromised when the ship changes to attack or fighter launch mode. In launch attack mode, shafts lower the variable fighters from vertical housings inside the ship and a large inertial catapult arm launches the fighter by rotation/release. The bridge of the Valhalla is found at the bow of the ship and a large triple barrel beam cannon unlocks from the armored gate on the ventral side of the ship for attack.
Debut: Macross Digital Mission VF-X (Video Game, 1997)
Other Appearances: none.
Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka
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.