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VF-1D In Battroid Mode w/GU-11 Gunpod

VF-1D In Gerwalk Mode

VF-1D In Fighter Mode

VF-1D Fighter profile schematic

VF-1D (Macross The First type) schematic
(drawn and colored by Talos)

VF-1D Fighter dorsal schematic

Color Code Transformation Guide

GU-11 55mm Gatling Gun Pod

AMM-1 Missiles

Fire Suppression Missile

Stonewell/Bellcom VF-1D Valkyrie

Technical Data

Equipment Type: all-environment variable fighter and tactical combat battroid
Government: U.N. Spacy, U.N. Navy, U.N. Space Air Force
Manufacturer: Stonewell/Bellcom
Cost: not publicly disclosed, but reported as approx 20 times that of a standard Destroid
Introduction: November 2007
Operational Deployment: February 7, 2009
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 14.78 meters (fully extended); height 3.84 meters; length 14.23 meters
  • GERWALK Mode: wingspan 14.78 meters (fully extended); height 8.7 meters; length 11.3 meters
  • Mass: empty 13.25 metric tons; standard T-O 18.5 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); 4 x Shinnakasu Heavy Industry NBS-1 high-thrust vernier thrusters (1 x counter reverse vernier thruster nozzle mounted on the side of each leg nacelle/air intake, 1 x wing thruster roll control system on each wingtip); 18 x P&W LHP04 low-thrust vernier thrusters beneath multipurpose hook/handles
    Thrust-to-weight ratio: empty 3.47; standard T-O 2.49; maximum T-O 1.24
  • 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 GBP-1S system, atmospheric-escape booster, or FAST Pack system
  • 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 -
  • 2 x Fixed Mauler RÖV-20 anti-aircraft laser cannons, firing 6,000 pulses per minute each
  • 1 x Howard GU-11 55 mm three-barrel Gatling gun pod with 200 rds fired at 1,200 rds/min
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 4 x underwing hard points for 12 x AMM-1 hybrid guided multipurpose missiles (3/point)
  • or 12 x MK-82 LDGB conventional bombs (3/point)
  • or 6 x RMS-1 large anti-ship reaction missiles (2/outboard point, 1/inboard point)
  • or 4 x UUM-7 micro-missile pods (1/point) each carrying 15 x Bifors HMM-01 micro-missiles
  • or a combination of above load-outs
  • Optional Armament:
  • Shinnakasu Heavy Industry GBP-1S ground-combat protector weapon system
  • or Shinnakasu Heavy Industry FAST Pack augmentative space weapon system

  • Description and History

    A variant to the standard VF-1 Valkyrie, the variable fighter "D" is a two-seater version that features two TV camera "eye" systems within the head unit and slightly upgraded firepower via a second Mauler RÖV-20 anti-aircraft laser cannon. Manufactured by the VF-1 designer Stonewell and Bellcom, the VF-1D ironically saw the fewest compliment of the main four VF-1 variants aboard the SDF-1 Macross, but nonetheless was an active-service variable fighter. A number of VF-1D units were also deployed as advanced training variable fighters, for live weapons and full combat functionality instruction. A VF-1D unit designated VT-102 was one such example with the label "Stud Seat" (Student) and "INST CAPT. DAGGER" (Instructor) found upon the exterior of the cockpit (this was the same variable fighter flown by then civilian pilot Hikaru Ichijo in February 2009).

    Production Notes

    Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Episode 1 (combat version, Episode 7)
    Pilot(s): Hikaru Ichijo
    Other Appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

    Line Art

  • VF-1D Valkyrie entrance/egress dual seat lift (battroid mode)
  • VF-1D Valkyrie line art
  • battroid mode cockpit (full view)
  • battroid mode forward main monitor
  • battroid mode cockpit controls
  • fighter mode control surfaces
  • fighter mode machinery details
  • transformation (fighter-to-GERWALK, dorsal view)
  • transformation (fighter-to-GERWALK, ventral view)
  • transformation (open dorsal details)
  • transformation (battroid mode torso and leg details)
  • transformation (fighter-to-battroid leg details)
  • fighter interior/exterior cockpit details (rearward)
  • fighter interior/exterior cockpit details (forward)
  • "Block 4-5" fighter instrument panel
  • fighter mode controls and lap belt
  • Mk 7 ejection seat
  • landing gear
  • underwing hard point tri-mount for AMM-1 missiles
  • Low-thrust vernier thruster/multipurpose hook&handle
  • "Magic Hands" manipulators (with D-type access panels shown)
  • GU-11 55 mm Gun Pod schematic
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist