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Macross The Ride Translations (2011.01 ~ 2011.12)

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Macross The Ride Translations (2011.01 ~ 2011.12)
« on: December 26, 2010, 07:03:36 AM »
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Dengeki Hobby 2011.01


Pg 196
With an eye on the fastest Valkyrie racers!
Macross the Ride
An original story presented by "Dengeki Hobby Magazine".  The maelstrom of the new serialization finally starts!!

Staff
(editorial) Supervision: Kawamori Shouji
Story: Kodachi Ukyou
Valkyrie Style Arrangement: Tenjin Hidetaka
Valkyrie Paint Arrangement: Muneharu
Character Design: Enami Katsumi
Web Illustration: Tomii Otsuka
Planning: Dengeki Hobby Magazine Editorial Department
Cooperation [Collaboration]: Bikku West

2058 AD, the Milky Way's Age of Discovery [Age of Exploration].
Variable Fighter Valkyries had appeared in the battlefield in the earlier Unification War era...... Valkyries are developed for several dozen years, and space is flooded with every type of old and new Valkyrie.  In that sort of period, races were created that make use of restored Valkyries from all over the ages.
The name of the races is "Vanquish".
These air races of the Milky Way's Age of Discovery with their extreme rules where victory or defeat is decided by battroid hand-to-hand fighting and, naturally, Valkyrie control techniques,  receive overwhelming support from the many fans created from the fleet citizens who are forced to have a monotonous life.  A new story starts now, in the setting of a Vanquish race where groups like the New Unified Forces and PMC (Military Providers) are said to be secretly participating in the competition.



Pg 197
Message From the Author Kodachi Ukyou
I was one of the great many fans from the generation around the time of "Super Dimensional Fortress Macross", "Macross Plus" and "Macross 7".  With the excitement savoured at that time and  the thrilling feeling of these novelizations planned to work together with the model making in model magazines that were read in the same period, I am now astonished that I am on the side that's telling the stories.  This time's "Macross the Ride", even though air races are used as the setting, an ethnic-identity (racial self) theme is also a part of the basis of the story.  While layering on the generations, Earthlings and Zentraadi cooperate together in a voyage in the vast universe in a large-scale city fleet ...  In order to depict that, I considered the extreme air race "Vanquish" which used Valkyries.  Even though air races that use Valkyries is a setting that also received support from Supervisor Kawamori, there is also pressure just from his support (laugh).  Of course, "song", which cannot be removed from Macross, has also been incorporated.  Well, similarly to a space emigrant fleet, even though this may be a lengthy journey from here, receiving your fellowship in this serialization would be greatly appreciated.

Kodachi Ukyou
Born in 1979.  In 2004, he had his debut as a pro-writer taking advantage of a semi-selection of his work, "Spirit World Strategy Chaos Flare", in 5th Game Field grand prize TRPG category.  Thereafter, he has been in the midst of writing for various magazines and publications.  He's also in charge of writing the novelization of "Macross F" (Kadokawa Sneaker Pocket Editions), and he also has abundant confidence in his writing from Director Kawamori.



Pg 198-199
... and yet, the girl believed she wanted to fly.  The VF-19EF that S.M.S. First Lieutenant Chelsea Scarlett spurs on, dances about the battlefield.  Forget that there are songstresses.  What are the new trials visited upon the girl who exists as a pilot?

The 1st episode: "Deep Space War-bird"

CG Production: Intaniya
Model Production: KuWa (VF-19EF)

[someone else will have to translate the story]



Pg 200
CHARACTER
Character Designer: Enami Katsumi

Chelsea Scarlett
"I... I'm Meltrandi, so why can't I kill people!?"

A pilot of the private special (duty) military agency S.M.S's Apollo Flight.  Besides being a pure-bred Zentraadi, she is the owner of various career and is said to have formerly been an idol.  As she has an artist's spirit whose sensitivity is strong, she excels in sensing the mood of people around her.  Even though she distinguished herself as a pilot with ability in aerial combat, because of the emotional shock, it became impossible for her to fight, so she converted from a pilot into a Valkyrie racer.  While she displays Hakuna's uninhibited speech and conduct, she recognizes his skill.

Hakuna Aoba
"Above the sky, there ain't man or woman, purebred, Zentraadi or mixed."

A Valkyrie racer who spurs on an old VF-1 in the Macross Frontier Fleet's Island 15.  Even though there is the rumour that he was originally a New Unified Forces VF Special Forces elite, he is an enigma because of his uninhibited speech and conduct.  With his flying skill, it's certain that he splendidly manages an old-type VF-1; and even though he is constantly within the championship sphere of the races, he is the "Uncrowned King", as he invariably suffers machine troubles in the finals.  In meeting Chelsea, he has shown his ambition to win the championship in the races in the present term.



Pg 201
"Macross" Glossary
From this edition, the serialization of "Macross the Ride" starts.  As might be expected from this being a spin-out of "Macross F", the terminology of successive generations of Macross series also appears.  The series productions that are relevant to the novelization as well as the terminology will be explained here.

Super Dimensional Fortress Macross
TV series: 36 episodes total
Broadcast 1982.10 - 1983.6
Chief Director: Noboru Ishiguro
Series Organization: Matsuzaki Ken'ichi
Character Design: Mikimoto Haruhiko
Mechanical Design: Miyatake Kazutaka, Kawamori Shouji

The first work in the Macross series.  It depicts the fight with the Zentraadi, the first aliens that the humanity encountered (the First Interstellar War).  After the outbreak of war, the Earth Unified Forces' newly made warship SDF-1 drifts in space along with refugees.  While sustaining the Zentraadi pursuit, the SDF-1 aims for the Earth.  Playing a central role in the story is the Unified Forces' pilot Ichijyou Hikaru, and Rin Minmei, who was the pretty daughter who attracted boy's to her parents' Chinese restaurant that became an idol.  The Zentraadi fear the "culture" that humanity possesses, and in the midst of that, Rin Minmei's singing voice guided the First Interstellar War to it's conclusion.
It is the production that established the "transformation" of the series Variable Fighter VF series, the "song" of idols, and the "love triangle" of the protagonist and heroine, which are the common concepts of the Macross series.  Afterwards, it is the subject of the movie version that Mr. Kawamori Shouji directed.  It is the starting point that gave birth to a lot of sequels.

Caption: SDF-1 Macross
A 1,200 m long Space Battleship that was constructed as a rebuilt alien interstellar space ship.

Caption: VF-1J Valkyrie
The Unified Forces' main Variable Fighter.  It excels in general-purposefulness, and can transform into 3 forms.

Macross Frontier
TV series: 25 episodes total
Broadcast 2008.4 - 2008.9
General Director: Kawamori Shouji
Director: Kikuchi Yasuhito
Series Organization: Yoshino Hiroyuki
Character Design: Ebata Risa, Takahashi Yuuichi
Mechanical Design: Kawamori Shouji, Ishigaki Junya

The TV series that is the production that commemorates the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Macross series.  The setting is the world 50 years after "Super Dimensional Fortress Macross".  After the First Interstellar War, the human race drafted the space emigration project, and commenced the advancement to outer-space.  In the midst of that, the 25th New Macross class Super Long Range Emigrant Fleet Macross Frontier encounters the Vajra, an enigmatic life-form, during it's sailing which is aimed at the core of the galaxy.  The fleet is swallowed up in a conflict where life or death hangs in the balance.
One of the concepts of this production is a return to the origin of Macross, and a great number of homages to "Super Dimensional Fortress Macross" can be seen in it.  Moreover, it follows the basic concept of the Macross series with a love triangle that includes two songstresses, Ranka Rii and Sheryl Nome, in addition to the protagonist, Saotome Aruto; and, of course there are variable fighters.  The planned opening of the 2nd part of the theatrical edition, the concluding episode of the series, is next year. 

Caption: Macross Quarter
The flagship of S.M.S..  It is 1/4 (a quarter) the size of the existing Macross warships.

Caption: VF-25F Messiah
The variable fighter that becomes the New Unified Forces' next main fighter.  It's early deployment was done by S.M.S..

(Humanoid Race) Zentraadi / Meltrandi
The first aliens that mankind encounters.  The race is entirely combatants, and their raison d'etre is nothing but combat.  Consequently, until their encounter with Earth's human race, they didn't possess culture.  At first, they had an excessive response to culture, and depending on the situation, they displayed fear.  After the First Interstellar War, one part of the Zentraadi chose coexistence with the human race.  They were micronized to the same size as humanity, and these Zentraadi also mated with humans on their own initiative.
The Meltran are the female type of Zentraadi.  The movie that was released in the postwar period that depicts the First Interstellar War appears to have exhibited the naming of the female type of Zentraadi as Meltran (or Meltraandi).  That name appears to have spread gradually.

Caption: Even though their appearance closely resembles that of the human race, their stature is more than 5 times that of a human's.  It is also possible for them to become an Earthling's size with a special device.

(Culture) Protoculture
The intelligent life that attained the first culture in the universe, as well as their civilization.  Even though they boasted of the prosperity of an Interstellar Republic that they had built up once, afterwards it is considered to have been destroyed.
The Zentraadi are giant type living weapons that these Protoculture made.  Planted in the Zentraadi at the genetic level is a strong fighting instinct, and after the downfall of the Protoculture, the Zentraadi continued to fight in the universe for eternity.  On one hand, there's a theory that Earth's human race was also made by the Protoculture, and on the other hand, the explanation that Protoculture are the human race's ancestors is being chanted.

Caption: The prehistoric civilization is depicted in the theatrical edition "Super Dimensional Fortress Macross; Do you Remember Love?".  It is considered to have been bequeathed by the Protoculture.

(Mechanic) Kwadoran Roh / Nuujaderu Gaa / Rigaado
The Zentraadi mobile weapons can mainly be categorized as battle pod types and powered suit (battle suit) types.  The Rigaado comes under the battle pod type, and the Nuujaderu Gaa and Kwadoran Roh come under the powered suit type.  As there was no concept of armament development in the Zentraadi, these mobile weapons have been operated through 500,000 cycles.  However, after the First Interstellar War, due to the coexistence with Earth's human kind, the evolution of Zentraadi series armaments begins.  But, the Zentraadi who don't coexist with Earth's human kind seem to still be operating the same armaments. 

Caption: Kwadoran Roh
The powered suit for female soldiers.  It is equipped with a great number of fixed armaments, and boasts of a manoeuvrability that surpasses that of the Nuujaderu Gaa.

Caption: Nuujaderu Gaa
A strong powered suit that's equipped with fighting strength, defensive capabilities and mobility.  It is possible to operate the suit both inside and outside of the atmosphere.

Caption: Rigaado
A one-seater battle pod that has high augment-ability and has a simple structure that puts importance on produce-ability.

(Project) Long Range Emigrant Fleet
After the First Interstellar War, the New Unified Government drafted the Mankind Seeding Project (Space Emigration Project, or Galaxy Seeding Project), which aimed at searching for and emigration to stars that the human race is able to reside on.  Starting with 2012's First Long Range Emigrant Fleet Megaroad 01, fleets were dispatched to every quarter of the galaxy.  The 25th New Macross class Super Long Range Emigrant Fleet Macross Frontier on it's own, has civilians on the scale of 10 million residing within it. 
Even though the main leadership of the initial Long Range Emigrant Fleets was the government, gradually contributions from general enterprises increased; and afterwards Long Range Emigrant Fleets that were planned by large companies also appeared.

Caption: The First Long Range Emigrant Fleet Megaroad 01.  About 25,000 crew who were gathered by public appeals started on the journey to the Milky Way seeking a new heaven and earth.

(Operation) Minmei Attack
The operation that the Unified Forces used against the Zentraadi in the final phase of the First Interstellar War.  Rin Minmei's songs was broadcast to all the fleets of the enemy and allies, and the Unified Forces formed a special attack on the enemy stronghold while piercing the Zentraadi who have no resistance to culture.  That pillar of the enemy was annihilated, and victory was won.  At this time, there was also a Zentraadi fleet that formed a united front with the Unified Forces that also assisted in the coercive broadcasts to the enemy fleet.  Due to this experience that gave birth to a miraculous victory from an overwhelmingly lower war-making potential, the tendency to use songs as one of the tactics used in combat with aliens was born.

Caption: The bridge became Minmei's stage during the operation when the Macross warship formed a special attack on the enemy camp.

Caption: Rin Minmei
The legendary songstress that contributed to the First Interstellar War's victory.  In the postwar period, she participated in the First Long Range Emigrant Fleet.

(Other) Air Race
Its the so-called aeroplane race.  The history of air races is old, and they have been held since the beginning of the 1900s, from only several years after the birth of powered aircraft.  Races were also held before the First Interstellar War, and at that time, race-use airframes were also developed.  The favourite fan race that First Interstellar War ace pilot Ichijo Hikaru boarded before enlisting in the Unified Forces is one of those airframes.  Even though Ichijo Hikaru seems to have used the fan racer for acrobatic flight, he had excellent flying skills from the time of his enlistment, because he might have also had racing experience. 

Caption: Fan Racer
A small craft that was developed with the goal of being used in air races and acrobatic shows.  As 6 rocket boosters were installed, it had a presumed highest speed of 1,028 kmph.

Caption: Hikaru Ichijo
An acrobatic team originating Unified Forces pilot.  He played an active role in the First Interstellar War.

(Organization) S.M.S.
Strategic Military Service - A private military provider that's stationed in the Macross Frontier Fleet.  Due to a contract with the Frontier government, S.M.S. primarily undertakes regular armed forces support missions such as per-reconnaissance of the Fleet's planned route, guarding important persons, and evaluation testing of new new weaponry.  Its flagship is the Macross Quarter.  In addition, S.M.S. is provided with such things as the state-of-the-art VF-25, and the quality of the members of S.M.S. is also high; it is a powerful military organization that surpasses the regular armed forces.  S.M.S.'s parent organization is an interstellar transportation company.

Caption: S.M.S. also participated in the anti-Vajra war.  There's also a theory that the government had anticipated a Vajra encounter and had contracted S.M.S.. 

Caption: Jeffrey Wilder
By being S.M.S.'s commander, he's the Captain of the Macross Quarter.  He's an ex-serviceman who also has piloting experience.



Pg 202
VF-19EF Caliburn
Hasegawa 1/72 Scale plastic kit
YF-19 Conversion
Modeled by Kuwa with FRAMEOUT MODELS

One More Holy Sword that defends the Frontier Fleet

The "Macross the Ride" that started this month.  Chelsea Scarlett is the heroine of the story.  The craft that adorns the first episode is not a race craft, but, what the... a warplane.  Nevertheless, it appears in the story as the favourite aeroplane of Chelsea Scarlett, before she became a racer.  This time, let's introduce this variable fighter, centring on how it was produced from a style arrangement by Mr Tenjin Hidetaka to a three-dimensional object. 

VF-19EF Airframe Explanation
A VF-19E monkey model.  As the Earth main region openly hesitated to export the VF-19E in response to fleets that planned to mass produce it, the Frontier Fleet improved upon the monkey model.  Officially, it is a joint development of Frontier's Shinsei and L.A.I..  For that reason, a limiter is put on some of the mechanisms as such things as the airframe control AI and sensor system are original developments of the Frontier Fleet.  In accordance with S.M.S. doctrine, which stresses combat within the atmosphere, the VF-19EF is equipped with canards as well as VFC.   The S.M.S. specification experimentally uses the prototype EX-Gear in the control system, and it succeeded in protecting the pilot from the absurd manoeuvrability of the VF-19.
A commander specification craft also exists that conforms to the main region's S type specification, which has an expansion of the command communications equipment as well as an extension to the laser machine-guns applied to it.  The commander specification craft seems to have been informally named the EFs model.
Even though the standard equipment is a genuine Hughes GU-15, it's possible to equip the VF-19EF with the new model Hughes GU-17A that was developed for the VF-25 (Chelsea, who prefers close combat, has equipped her craft with a GU-17A).  Improvements have been applied to some parts of the airframe in order to withstand the GU-17A's large recoil.
154 planes were produced, and they were mostly deployed to S.M.S..  Some were deployed to the Frontier's New Unified Forces "Round Table", a Special Flying Corps, where the VF-19EF was active in passing itself off as an anti-terrorism special missions craft (this was mainly a publicity stunt).
The VF-19EF's data, which was accumulated by S.M.S, helped bring forth the appearance of the VF-25 as well as the VF-171EX.

Caption: The VF-19EF that Mr. Tenjin Hidetaka drew.  Even though originally it was one of the rough ideas that was drawn for the heroine's race craft, it was put to use by this 1st episode, and it was reborn as an S.M.S. specification.



Pg 203
VF-19EF Caliburn
a modified Hasegawa 1/72 YF-19 Scale plastic kit
Production and Text: KuWa (FRAMEOUT MODELS)

1. The cockpit part.  The canopy that can be opened and shut is technically detailed!  The EX-Gear (prototype) that is the S.M.S. specification is carved polyester putty.
2. The main wings which are scratch-built from plastic sheets.  The thruster's detail is reproduced in the wing tip.
3. The VF-25 gun pod in the underside of the airframe.  It unexpectedly suits the VF-19EF.  Notice the sharp engraving of the panel lines.
4. The shield part and tail on the surface of the airframe are entirely newly made.  The nozzles are identical to those in the show, and they move up and down.

Colouring Data
Main body green: #55 khaki green
Main body white: GX1 cool white
Main body grey: #301 grey FS36081
Metallic blue: SM01 super fine silver + just a little #301 grey FS36081

*The ones not written are GSI Creos's "Mr. Color"



Pg 204
VF-19EF Caliburn
Hasegawa 1/72 Scale plastic kit modified YF-19
Production and Text: KuWa (FRAMEOUT MODELS)

[someone else will have to translate the text on the production of the model]

Kuwa... A Saitama residing fictitious aeroplane and minor mecha loving modeller.  Current circumstances: while feeling the pressure in hearing that I would be decorating the first episode of a big serialization by a wonderful writer, my head twisted as I cheerfully turning inside out materials related to Macross.  It was fun work as a fan.
Blog: http://frameout.web.fc2.com/

AB. After confirming the balance by affixing to the kit the lines that were taken from the three-sided figure that's in the kit's instructions, unnecessary parts were separated from each part.
C. The grey parts are parts that were newly made.  The sections that are parts from the kit are obvious.
D. The engine surroundings and nozzles are scratch built using epoxy-putty.  It seems to be a leg and it firmly completes the kit.

Column: Until the Valkyrie Style Arrangement is Decided
Coverage and text: the editorial department

The race specification VFs (Variable Fighters) in "Macross the Ride" are what is most on this magazine's readers' minds.  Mr. Tenjin Hidetaka, who is in charge of the style arrangement of the VFs in this project, while reading that intention and VF design due to director Kawamori Shouji, thought up the VF arrangement as a racer.  There were many meetings between Mr. Tenjin Hidetaka, the editorial department and the author concerning the race theory, especially so that VFs whose performance greatly differs due to the era could compete in the same way.  Accordingly, such things as the race course, competition speed limits, as well as the spectacle of the pilots playing to the audience were discussed.  We decided on the rough trend of the race airframes, the zeal of the race and something similar to a decision on race regulations that were quite real.  The full-blown Valkyrie air-race "Vanquish" begins from the next issue, and its been decided that the racer Valkyries that Mr. Tenjin Hidetaka arranged will appear one after another.  We would like you to look forward to one more style that will draw out new fascination of the VF Valkyries, even though we don't know what appearance they will have.

Tenjin Hidetaka: a representative of Studio Tenjin Ltd..  Even though illustration work is his main occupation, he's also active in acting work and as a designer.  Starting with plastic model box art, he works on many productions, such as game packaging and DVD jackets.  He was in charge of the mechanical art of Macross Zero and Macross F.

Caption: Mr. Tenjin Hidetaka who is carrying out final confirmation of the written out origins of the rough ideas with director Kawamori.  New styles are born from the midst of the talk on the VFs that they love.

Caption: One piece that was drawn to harden and image of the race.  From this scene where the competition is in GERWALK form, a race that makes the best use of the variable fighters' potential seems to have been developed.
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Re: Macross The Ride Translations (2011.01 ~ 20XX.XX)
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2010, 07:09:23 AM »
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Dengeki Hobby 2011.02


Pg 140 - 141

[someone else will have to translate the story]

By meeting Hakuna, Chelsea Scarlet was forced to maker her debut as a Vanquish racer.  The VF-19ACTIVE "Nothung" appears in front of such a girl.  Chelsea, who obtained a new pair of wings, entrusted her soul to the cockpit, and threw herself into the "Vanquish Race" aeroplane riding festival.

Macross the Ride
The 2nd episode: "UP, UP and Away"

Staff

(editorial) Supervision: Kawamori Shouji
Story: Kodachi Ukyou
Valkyrie Style Arrangement: Tenjin Hidetaka
Valkyrie Paint Arrangement: Muneharu
Character Design: Enami Katsumi
Web Illustration: Tomii Otsuka
Planning: Dengeki Hobby Magazine Editorial Department
Cooperation [Collaboration]: Bikku West

Model Production: KuWa (VF-19ACTIVE); Somei Yoshiyuki (VF-19A); TAKUYA (VF-9)
Photography: Intaniya



Pg 142
VF-19ACTIVE Nothung
Aircraft Explanation

The VF-19ACTIVE is an experimental craft for data collection based on the VF-19EF.  It was entrusted to S.M.S. by L.A.I. to carry out test runs.  ACTIVE means Advanced Control Technology for Integrated Valkyries; an advanced control technology that's planned to be built-into variable aircraft.
The variable-type winglets that the wingtips are equipped with use the freely transforming OTM materials that the YF-21 was formerly equipped with, and such things as the wing cross-section and wing form change depending on all phases of a dogfight.
However, the technology that controls complex control systems like this, without relying on such things as BDI (a brainwave control system) or implants, is still in the midst of development.  The aircraft, with its intuitive interface due to EX-Gear and a high-end management AI, is one that chooses its rider; and the abilities of skilled pilots, like Chelsea, are imperative.
Even though the experimental implication of this stubborn craft is the assessment of new technologies, even though it was put into S.M.S. for the above-mentioned reasons, the situations were it could be assessed were limited.  Including the "Nothung" craft that Chelsea Scarlet rode, the number of production VF-19ACTIVE was exceedingly small.
At present, it is conceivable that the VF-19ACTIVE's appearance in the Vanquish Races is a part of the data acquisition for the development of the next generation variable fighter.

SPEC
Classification: Variable Fighter
Attached to: civilian (S.M.S.)
Design: Shinsei Industry / L.A.I.
Engines: Shinsei / P&W / RR company made FF2550E thermonuclear turbines equipped with thrust reverser and 3D variable nozzles.
Offensive Equipment: none
Defensive Equipment:
A: a set of Energy Conversion Armour SWGA Systems
B: a set of Pinpoint Barrier Systems
C: a set of Active Stealth Systems
D: a set of Chaff, Flare and Smoke Discharger Systems.

Caption: A new arrangement has been applied to the area of the nozzles, in order to achieve high-manoeuvrability.


CHARACTER
Character Designer: Enami Katsumi

Hakuna Aoba
A Valkyrie racer who drives an old VF-1 in Macross Frontier's Island 15.  Even though there's a rumour that he was originally an elite member of the Unified Forces Special Forces, due to his uninhibited speech and conduct, his origins are mysterious.  Its definite that he can magnificently manage the old style VF-1 with his flying skills; and although he is constantly within the range of overall victory in the races, the "uncrowned king"invariably suffers from machine trouble in the finals.  In meeting Chelsea, he has shown a desire to win the race this time.

Chelsea Scarlett
She is a pilot of the private special duty military organization S.M.S.'s Apollo Platoon.  On top of being a pure-bred Zentraadi, she is the owner of a varied personal history, and is said to have been an idol.  She excels at reading her opponents with her strongly sensitive artistic character.  Even though she distinguished herself as a capable pilot in air combat, it became impossible for her to fight due to the psychic shock; and she switched to a Valkyrie racing.  While Hakuna wielded his uninhibited speech and conduct, she recognized his skills.



Pg 143
Valkryie vs Valkyrie
Island Reno - 2058 AD


Flag Area
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GERWALK Area
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Fighter Area
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Pinpoint Barrier Area
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"Macross" Glossary to Better Enjoy "Macross the Ride"
Rival Craft - VF-19A Excalibur (Burauhicchi's craft)
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Other Aircraft that Appear
VF-9 Cutlass

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Technology: OTM (Over Technology of Macross)
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Military Manufacturers: Shinsei Industry
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Space: The Sub-Universe
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Civilization: The Galactic Empire
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Fleet: The Bodoru Main Fleet
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Mechanic: MIM-31 Karyobin
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Character: Sheryl Nome
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Pg 144
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Re: Macross The Ride Translations (2011.01 ~ 20XX.XX)
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Dengeki Hobby 2011.03

Pg 150

The reputation of the "Vanquish Race" isn't just of appearances, as it is said to be the most extreme air race in the galaxy that uses Valkyries.  The ferocious woman racer Magdalena, who has the nickname "the Crimson Rose", challenges the VF-19ACTIVE "Notung" driving Chelsea to a match.  The airframe that the Crimson Rose operates is the VF-52? Oryol, which as the oldest, is the best variable fighter.  It's the oldest Valkyrie (SV-52) vs the news Valkyrie (VF-19).  The long battle of the Valkyries*, starts now!

* Pun intended by the writers.  Focused mostly on the pilots, not vehicles.

The 3rd episode: "Spiral Blue"

Staff

(editorial) Supervision: Kawamori Shouji
Story: Kodachi Ukyou
Valkyrie Style Arrangement: Tenjin Hidetaka
Valkyrie Paint Arrangement: Muneharu
Character Design: Enami Katsumi
Web Illustration: Tomii Otsuka
Planning: Dengeki Hobby Magazine Editorial Department
Cooperation [Collaboration]: Bikku West


Model Production: KuWa (VF-19ACTIVE), Kuwa & TAKUYA (Sv-52?)
Photography: Intaniya



Pg 151

[someone else will have to translate the story]



Pg 152

MECHANIC
Style arrangement: Tenjin Hidetaka
Paint arrangement: Shuharu [Muneharu?]

Sv-52? Oryol
Airframe Explanation

The SV-51 was developed by the former Anti-Unification power and is the first-ever type of variable fighter that was operated in combat.  The SV-52, which is the type equipped with that thermonuclear turbine engine, that the Anti-Unification power had developed for the fight with the Zentraadi, is a masterpiece craft that is the counterpart to the VF-1 and disappeared in the shadow of history.

With canards with high manoeuvrability and special wings like those of a bird's that freely change their shape, the SV-52 has high-speed performance in fighter combined with low-altitude manoeuvrability performance in GERWALK.  However, the SV-52's size is almost twice as much, compared to the VF-1 that was created at the same time.  Combined with an increased weight, the SV-52 was burdened with a fatal weak point as a fighter craft.

Even though most SV-52 were lost in Space War I due to that, several craft were preserved in  the likes of Russian, Ukranian and Polish shelters, and they escaped the war.  The craft that Magdalena is using is a restored airframe from those days.  The exterior of the airframe is closer to the SV-51? than the SV-52, as documents on the SV-52 are scarce.  Consequently, accurately speaking, Magdalena's fighter became a "Custom Valkyrie unknown origin that was produced and imitates the SV-52."

Even though things like the cockpit and frame use the original parts as much as possible, the SV-52's airframe that was originally designed with surplus space, is improved by new technologies.  And due to the exchanging of the engines for the thermonuclear burst-turbine engines that were used in and originally tuned for the VF-17D, Magdalena's SV-52 as an airframe performance that has improved to the level that compares favourably to that of the VF-171.

Caption: The new head that has had the top of the head changed into a clear [material] which is assumed to have a strengthened race-use sensor.

Spec:
Model Number: Sv-52?
Classification: Variable Fighter
Attached to: Viswa [Bisuwa] and Oder [Ooderu]
Design: Sukhoi, Israeli Aviation Arsenal, Dornier [Dorunie]
Engine: Shinakasu, P&W, Royce FF-2020 Thermonuclear Burst-Turbine x2 (588 kN x2 maximum thrust in the void of space), small thermonuclear thruster for vertical ascent, thrust reverser.
Maximum Speed (at 10,000 m): Mach 4.8+ (even though it can accelerate to Mach 21.0+ at 30,000 m, at altitudes below that, at that speed the airframe will rush into it's heat-resistance boundary.  With the normal specification, it is possible for the SV-52 to advance to above orbit.)
Offensive Armament Equipment: None
Defensive Armament Equipment: A) a complete set of Energy Conversion Armout SWGA Systems, B) a complete set of chaff, flare and discharger systems.


Drawing in on the archetype of the race specification Valkyrie that appears in "Macross The Ride".

SV-51?
In the Unification War, the SV-51 is the first-ever combat model Variable Fighter that was turned out by the Anti-Unification Camp.  Like the VF series of the Unified Forces, the SV-51 is the product of Over Technology, and was developed for hypothesized combat with aliens.  The SV-51 also had a 1 to 2 year faster development schedule than the Unified Forces Variable Fighter, the VF-0 Phoenix, and it was put into combat at the end of the Unification War.

As a result of pursuing high-manoeuvrability in aerial combat, the SV-51 exhibits excellent manoeuvrability in the subsonic speed areas, though only it's cruising range is short.  Even though the total length when in fighter is larger than the VF series at 22.7 m, the SV-51 boasts of high performance in controllability and mobility.  Regarding the SV-51's practicality, it is considered to have exceeded the VF-0.  The final number of SV-51 produced is 32 single-seated craft and 6 two-seated craft, for a total of 38 craft.  In addition, both a mass-produced ? type for general pilots and a specially tuned ? type for ace pilots exist.  Moreover, among the single-seater craft, 12 craft were later improved into the SV-52 and they also seem to have been used after the Unification War.

FIGHTER
The main wing is a folding type.  A common type of turbofan jet is installed and the SV-51 is also furnished with 2 auxillary fans for VTOL usage in the underside of the fuselage.  Moreover, with the ? type for ace pilots, colour variations such as wine red and jet black also existed.

BATTROID
The SV-51 is the first combat type of variable fighter, and it can also transform in the air.  However, ever part has increased in size, and it's transformation time was slightly inferior compared to the same generation's VF-0.

GERWALK
The SV-51 demonstrated high manoeuvrability and controllability, even when hovering, by flapping it's folding style main wings in order to be mobile.



Pg  153

CHARACTER
Character Designer: Enami Katsumi

Magdalena Zieolonaska
"I don't borrow the influence of my relatives!  It's possible for me to have a great existence while being afraid of the influence of my relatives!"

She is the descendant of a Polish = Lithuanian aristocrat which is proportionate to what would be called the samurai class in Japan.  Her pet name is "Lena".  She is the owner of a pretty nice-looking body.  She is the (hon.) daughter of the Frontier Fleet's investment bank "Vistula & Oder", and she is such a talented woman, that she graduated university by skipping a grade.  Her favourite aeroplane is the Sv-52?, which is an improved type of Sv-51?, that she said, either in truth or as a lie, that her grandfather piloted in Space War I.  Her saying is, "even as the oldest, it's still the best variable fighter".  She participates in the Vanquish Races in a satellite team that corresponds to the Works team.  She challenges her opponents with the creed that, "the history of mankind's fight cannot be forgotten".  Her popularity is also high as her close-quarter fighting tightly grips the hearts and minds of the Vanquish fans.  Though she is a creature of moods in her selfishness, who believes that anything can be done if there is the money to do it, in truth she is a helpful and good young lady (nuance of status) who has an extremely strong sense of responsibility.


Nicolas Francoise  Berthier
"Dedicate everything to the god of the wing.  Only by doing such things will you win."

He was born in an affluent pioneering farm on the planet Eden.  As his father had ridden a Valkyrie that participated in the First Unification War, Berthier had ridden in the back seat of a VT-1 that was used for such things as patrolling and cultivating the farm at the age of 3.  When he was 5, he got a lecture from his father about the manufacturing of human-powered aeroplanes.  At the age of 8, Berthier was able to fly around in a VT-1.  He grew to adulthood in the Grass Races of the planet Eden and at the age of 13 his existence was already known.  He refused to be scouted by the Armed Forces and became an air racer that went around planets, emigrant fleets and so forth.  He made his debut at the Vanquish Race at 22, when he was in the midst of his sudden rise to prosperity.  Since then, he is proud of not having been defeated, and his motto is, "appear in every race and always win".  Despite being a cyborg that has specialized in reaction speed by brain implantation and replacing the nerves with optical fibres, he is happy to to fly with his strengthened body.  However, he hasn't transferring to the AVF because he feels that when aircraft become exceedingly hi-tech, they are no longer interesting.



"Macross" Glossary to Better Enjoy "Macross the Ride"

(Organization) New Unified Government

The New Unified Government is a reorganization of Earth's Unified Government originating with the coexistence with the Zentraadi, after Space War I.  The government promotes things like the postwar regeneration of the Earth and the Mankind Sowing Plan.  Even though the name of the Unified Forces also changed to the New Unified Forces along with the establishment of the new government, they are often called the Unified Government and Unified Forces just like before the war.  The formal name is the New Unified Space Government.

Caption: Macross City, the capital of the new government.  The SDF-1 Macross, which had made an emergency landing on Earth, was developed as the core of the city.

(Band) Fire Bomber
The rock band that had a major debut in 2045 in the 37th Super Long Range Emigrant Fleet Macross 7.  The four members of the band are Basara Nekki, Mireene Jiinasu, Ray Lovelock, and Bihiida Fiizu.  In the Baroota War, they participated in the fight as Sound Force, a civilian cooperative squad, as their songs were the only means of opposition to counter the Protodevilun.  Fire Bomber's music enlivened the Galaxy Network in those days, and they continue to be loved by a lot of fans even in 2059.

Caption: Fire Bomber had it's major debut after Mireene became a member.  Their popularity gradually rose, and their name became known even in the frontiers [remote regions] of the Milky Way.

(Person) Basara Nekki
He is Fire Bomber's guitarist and vocalist.  He continued to sing while flying the VF-19 Kai Fire Valkyrie in the battlefield to personally convey his singing voice, regardless of friend or foe.  At first, even though there was a concentration of criticism aimed at his actions, it was later proved that his singing voice was effective against the enemy.  He played a part in the conclusion of the Baroota War.  However, he seemed to have felt indignation that his own songs were used as weapons.

Caption: The legendary vocalist.  Gossip magazines reported a theory that he's the son of Minmei.

(Intelligent Life) Protodevilun
Are energy life-forms that were born in the sub-universe of the universe of a different dimension.  They possessed the "Evil Series" living weapons, and are considered to have brought about the destruction of the Protoculture.  Although they were sealed 500,000 years ago, they are revived in the 2040's.  There conflict with the Macross 7 Fleet was later referred to as the Baroota War.

Caption: Ivano Gepurunicchi
The supreme commander of the Protodevilun.  Gepurunicchi commanded the Baroota Forces in the war with the Macross 7 Fleet.

(Manoeuvre) Pugachev's Cobra

One of the air battle manoeuvres.  While in level flight, the nose is raised to a high angle and the aircraft decelerates.  And as altitude is maintained, the nose is lowered and level flight resumes.  It is likely to show the condition of the nose as the nose is raised.  It's alias is the Cobra.

(Manoeuvre) Kulbit
A manoeuvre that expands upon the Cobra.  Related to the Cobra where the nose is raised to a high angle, and after deceleration, the nose is lowered without change back to level flight.  In the Kulbit manoeuvre, the aircraft flips one time when the nose is raised, and comes out of the flip in level flight at the same altitude.

Explanatory Diagram of the (Manoeuvres):
[Pugachev's Cobra]
Direction of movement.
[Kulbit]
Rotation.

(Other) Satan Doll
Ekisedoru, who was once a first-class records keeping officer in the Zentraadi Forces, learned the roots of the Zentraadi and said "we are devil dolls that were made for battle, we are Satan Dolls".  It's a remark that ridicules the Zentraadi, who are giant living weapons that were made by the Protoculture.



Pg 154-155
Top right

Vanquish Race 2058
Intense air-race scenes where new and old Valkyries are jumbled together are the popular "Macross the Ride".  In the 3rd time, the SV-52 "Oryol" that the heroine Chelsea Scarlett's rival, Magdalena Zielonaska boards, is introduced.  How was this new airframe, called the supreme Valkyrie, which is based on the "Macross Zero" appearing SV-51, reborn by Mr. Tenjin Hidetaka?  We want to corroborate how it's done with this example.

SV-52?   Oryol
Variable Fighter
Sukhoi/IAI/Do
TEAM: Vistula & Oder

The Crimson Rose
Magdalena Zielonaska, Age: 19
The rose that's the emblem was designed based on the Zielonaska family crest.  The spectacle  that the pilots defeated by her see at their end is said to be this rose that approaches before their eyes...

Top left
The Crimson Rose of the prestigious Zielonaska family, draws from the flow of the SV-52, the Anti-Unification Forces masterpiece craft that had vanished in the shadow of the VF-1.


Center
Hasegawa 1/72 scale plastic kit: Sv-51? conversion
modeled by Kuwa with FRAMEOUT MODELS and TAKUYA

Colouring Data
Body Red: Finisher's Silk Red 70% + Deep Red 30%
Body Black: Gaia EX Black
Body Orange: Finisher's Rumi [Lumi] Orange 80% + Foundation White 20%
Light Gray: CK1 Stone-wall Colour
Silver: SM05 Super-titanium 70% + Gaia EX Black 30%
Topcoat: Finisher's Super Flat Coat
*The ones not written are GSI Creos's "Mr. Color"

1 The cover of the intakes are presented by carving those details on a plastic board.  The intakes are completed by the aircraft-like light-grey interior colour.

2 The complicated rose mark that's affixed to the curved surfaces makes for an impressive nose area.  The complex patterns are entirely due to masking.

3 Such things as the terribly feminine looking helmet and shoulder pads of the VF-19 kit's pilot were shaved off, and the pilot was given a rider suit style sexy colouring.

4 A suction system and a taller engine cover are added to the top part of the engines.  The ambiance of the SV-52 became extremely refined with the arrangement of the details, such as the slits on each part.

5-6 The tail end of the engines became sharp-looking by shaving thin strips off of their surfaces.  The engine's deflection nozzles were made into draw-out style movable ones by using Wave's T Shafts.  The density of the interior of things such as the sidewalls of the engines was raised by filling them in.  The coating was put on from the top with sooty dirt in metallic paint.  [Translator's note: I'm not sure if this is the name of a colour or a method of preparing a colour.]

7 The feeling of solidity of the center part was increased by shaving the rear of the nose together with supplementing the right and left intakes.  The newly made head sensor is also a good accent.

8 Pylons are also included under the main wings, and newly carved lines are applied to the underside.  Notice that the details in the area of the movable wings differs from those on the top side.

9 As the angle that the tail folds at and is affixed to the fuselage has changed, the part that it's affixed to is new.  It's also well understood that the horizontal wing shape is similar to that on the Su-27 Flanker.

10 The vertical stabilizer has been moved somewhat rearward and lower.  The details are somewhat simpler when compared to the kit.

11 The reproduced replacement multistage flaps in the tips of the wings primarily act as a bluff, and are moved up and down.  The arrangement that depicts a soft curve is interesting.


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Re: Macross The Ride Translations (2011.01 ~ 20XX.XX)
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Dengeki Hobby 2011.04

Pg 162

Berthier (the Lord of Lords) vs Hakuna (the Sovereign).  The fans that watch the races are crazy about the techniques of the two that reign over the top of the Vanquish Races.  The Variable Fighters' fight doesn't mean that they only have to fly in the sky.  From fighter to GERWALK, as well as to Battroid... The sky of Island Rino* are covered by the melody of Valkyries that are repeatedly transforming due to instantaneous decisions.  The 4th episode of an original Macross story with all the force, starts here.

The 4th episode: "City Fight Step"

*Romanized as per the article's text, but might actually be "Reno", as in the city.


Staff
(editorial) Supervision: Kawamori Shouji
Story: Kodachi Ukyou
Valkyrie Style Arrangement: Tenjin Hidetaka
Valkyrie Paint Arrangement: Muneharu
Character Design: Enami Katsumi
Web Illustration: Tomii Otsuka
Planning: Dengeki Hobby Magazine Editorial Department
Cooperation [Collaboration]: Bikku West


Model Production: KuWa (VF-1++), Takeshi Hitokabe (VF-9)
Photography: Intaniya



Pg 163

[someone else will have to translate the story]



Pg 164

MECHANIC
Style arrangement: Tenjin Hidetaka
Paint arrangement: Muneharu


VF-1X++ Hakuna Special
Airframe Explanation
An advanced improved type of VF-1X that Shinsei Industry produced in 2047 in a small number for the Unified Forces.  It's nickname is "Double Plus".  An improvement in the strength was attempted while greatly lightening it with OTM Technology, 75% of which was acquired after Space War One.  Though it was the VF-1 whose production was officially stopped in 2015, because a large number of disposal craft are still used in all places, and as organizations such as special forces, who must conceal their identity, might willingly use it, it is guessed that even though it is one of the VF-1X, this particular craft was improved upon for absolutely secret military operations.  The airframe that Hakuna uses has exchanged it's engines for the ELA-3000 small thermonuclear burst-turbine engines, which were originally developed by LAI for a new model of unmanned fighter craft.  Even though the engine is endowed with a tremendous propulsive power that wasn't adopted into the AVF, as a consequence of that power, the engines output control is extremely difficult, and they are dangerous as the airframe itself is quite capable of changing into a fireball by a small output control mistake.  Coincident with the engine change, the airframe has become one that specializes in manoeuvrability until it becomes excessive, by such things as a revision of its aerodynamic performance centring on the underside of the fuselage and wing style, and an expansion of its posture controlling verniers.
Naturally, controllability is exceedingly picky, and hardly any owners who have ordinary sensitivity do not want to ride it.  Even though the reason why Hakuna dares to willingly use this monster is unknown, the appearance of a VF-1X that flies by his superior control is magnificently beautiful.

Caption: The head has been arranged to aerodynamic values, and a large visor has been added.

Spec:
Model Number: VF-1X++ Hakuna Sp.
Classification: Variable Fighter
Attached to: Civilian
Design: Shinsei Industry / LAI
Engine: LAI Co. made ELA-3000 Thermonuclear Burst-Turbine (630 kN x2 maximum thrust in the void of space), Emergency Acceleration Burster Unit (output details unknown), thrust reverser, equipped with 3D movable nozzles.
Maximum Speed (at 10,000 m): Mach 4.8+ (even though it can accelerate to Mach 19.0+ at 30,000 m, at altitudes below that, at that speed the airframe will rush into it's heat-resistance boundary.  With the normal specification, it is possible for the VF-1X++ to advance to above orbit.)
Offensive Armament Equipment: None
Defensive Armament Equipment: A) a complete set of Energy Conversion Armour SWGA Systems, B) a complete set of chaff, flare and discharger systems.


Drawing in on the archetype of the race specification Valkyrie that appears in "Macross The Ride".

VF-1J Valkyrie
In Space War I, it is the historically first thermonuclear reaction turbine engine equipped main variable fighter of Earth's Unified Forces.  This craft, which was developed by a collaborative design team made up of such companies as Stonewell and Bellcom, was produced by licensed production by several companies.  The J model is a production craft by Shinakasu Heavy Industry, who were in charge of engine development in the development of the Valkyrie.  The "J" indicates that it was produced in the Japan area.  A big feature of the J model is the Kyusei Heavy Industry made head unit that is equipped with 2 laser machine guns; the 2 guns compensate for the insufficient firepower of the A model, which had 1 laser machine gun.  Even though the J model, which was limited to a small production number, was mainly operated as the squadron leader's craft, there were J models that were also uncommonly used as a general craft, too.  Moreover, quite a small number of latter period models also existed, and such things as their electrical system and engines were greatly tuned up.  These were mainly deployed to ace pilots.  The pet name "Valkyrie" later became the pronoun for variable fighters, and this craft's basic design was handed over to many successor craft.   

FIGHTER
The fighter form uses a variable-sweep wing that's made to unite low-speed performance with high-speed performance.  The red and blue personally coloured craft are each latter period craft.

"BATTROIDE"
The humanoid form, which was assumed to be used for anti-giant combat, was created to have a total height of about 12 m in order to oppose the Zentraadi.  It's main weapon system is a 3-barrel gun pod which the battroid can use extremely effectively.

GERWALK
GERWALK form is the biggest feature of a variable fighter.  The Valkyrie can move by hovering at high-speed and is suitable for such things as low-altitude flight.

Super Valkyrie
VF-1 additional equipment that was developed by Shinakasu Heavy Industry.  The out-of-atmosphere use booster (FAST Packs), nicknamed "Super Pack", was also designed by Shinakasu Heavy Industry.  This equipment was created to compensate for shortness of the VF-1's continuous combat time when outside the atmosphere.



Pg  165
CHARACTER
Character Designer: Enami Katsumi


Takeru Goldenlaub
"Even thou you guys says I'm half Zentran, ya don't say I'm half human.  Yeah, it's like that.  Except for the purebreds, everyone's a space person."

A young man who's been burned out of his home by a civil war on a certain planet.  He's strong in mechanics, and he drifted to the Frontier Fleet after repeatedly stowing away on spaceships.  He came to live with the Robbins family in Island Rino, met Hakuna and Chelsea and became their exclusive mechanic.  From the start he has had the qualities of a mechanic with his fondness of playing around with mechanics, and he is recognized as the person in charge of Katori.  Takeru himself fears while hating war-like actions as his personal circumstances were completely changed by them; and it's believed that he wants to aim at military personnel in order to break that dilemma.  Takeru is a so-called "peace child" who is a mix of Zentraadi and Earthling.  Even though he has a younger sister, due to the civil war, he parted with his family.


Katori Brown Robbins
"There isn't enough respect for the machine   in the young these days."

Katori is the person in charge of maintenance at and the originator of the Macross Frontier's private maintenance company "Robinson Family".  She is a natural-born mechanic who is said to have taken apart a Valkyrie engine when she was 8, and became the mechanic of a Research Fleet when she was 13.  She is contracted to do most of the maintenance of the airframes that appear in the Vanquish Races.  She was selected as a New Unified Forces mechanic from the Research Fleet, and even though she was feared as the monster that could tune up the AVF that were becoming a black box, her mechanic-temperament female personality didn't suit the armed forces, and she retired at a young age.  Her rank when she retired was Colonel.  For that reason, she is still called "Colonel" out of respect by the pilots that she was acquainted with in those days.  Her hobby is collecting cutlery [edged tools].


"Macross" Glossary to Better Enjoy "Macross the Ride"

(Mechanic) Destroid

A humanoid walking weapon that forms a counterpart with the Variable Fighter (VF).  Identical to the VF, they were product of Over Technology that mankind obtained due to the crash-landing of an alien spaceship.  The Destroids were developed for point close defence.  They weren't just used for military affairs after the First Interstellar War, but were also developed for civilian work.

Caption: Destroids were thrown into combat in great numbers during the First Interstellar War.  They also played an active role as the Macross' gun batteries.

(Mechanic) Dragon II Kai
The ground attack specification fighter Dragon II that the Unified Forces deployed as their main craft in the era of the Unification War.  The 2-dimensional thrust vectoring nozzle and VTOL nozzle equipped Dragon II's mobility is without change, and air-to-ground missiles are loaded on the under-wing pylons.

Caption: the Dragon II was the Unified Forces' main craft before the introduction of the VF.  It's standard equipment is a 30 mm Gatling gun, and missiles can be loaded onto the under-wing hardpoints.

(Mechanic) VF-14 Vampire
Though it was developed as the next version main fighter of the Unified Forces that takes the place of the VF-4 Lightning III, the VF-14 Vampire is the craft that was defeated by the VF-11 Thunderbolt in competition.  However, because of it's flight performance in space and excellent maintainability, it was mass-produced for one part of the emigrant fleets, emigrant planets, and so on.

Caption: The Baroota Forces' Fz-109 is a craft that's been improved upon the VF-14 that were deployed to a Unified Forces Research Fleet.

(System) Preview Active Stealth
In response to Passive Stealth, which escapes radar detection by radio wave absorbent technology, Preview Active Stealth is a kind of Active Stealth that confuses detection because the radar wave is analyzed and wrong information is sent back.  Preview Active Stealth is a new form of stealth system that combines radio wave absorbent materials and fold communication.

(Organization) L.A.I
An integrated mechanism manufacturer whose location is placed in the Macross Frontier Fleet.  The company works with such things as the VF-use EX-Gear G-proof suit and the fold quartz using inertia control system, ISC.  L.A.I is bound to the New Unified Forces with a licensing agreement in the armament manufacturing field, and it also performs such things as the specification change and production of every kind of armament.  The VF-25, the next version main VF, is due to L.A.I development.

(Organization) Mihoshi Academy
A private school that was founded in the Macross Frontier Fleet.  In a completely credit (based) system, in addition to the general education department, there are a total of 8 departments, such as entertainment, information/computers, comprehensive technology and space flight.  Even though it is a middle and high school integrated education, it is also possible to transfer into the academy.  Moreover, consequent upon one's grades, it's also possible to change one's academic course to a different subject.  Mihoshi Academy is a specialist training school, which is presumed to have the objective of the acquisition of skills, the inheritance of traditional culture, and so forth.

Caption: The main building of Mihoshi Academy.  Adorning the rooftop is a VF-1 monument.  Moreover, the rooftop is fully equipped with EX-Gear catapults.

(Person) Richard Biruraa
The businessman who manages an interstellar transportation company.  He's also the owner of S.M.S.  Furthermore, he's an influential supporter of President Glass, and is also one of the sponsors of the Frontier Fleet.  His intentions have greatly influenced the Frontier Fleet's voyage.  Even though he has the dream of "making the galaxy one", this was his means of realizing his wish of wanting to meet Rin Minmei, whose circumstances were suppressed together with that of the First Long-Range Emigrant Fleet.



Pg 166-167
Top right

Vanquish Race 2058
In the fourth "Macross the Ride" Hakuna Aoba's VF-1 finally appears.  Hakuna Aoba is the only male character at the protagonist level.  Though the VF-1 is a rare great craft and established the pet name of the Valkyries, it has already been 50 years since this old-looking youngster's maiden flight in this world.  Naturally, that style arrangement isn't average, either.  The VF-1's new shape which has been greatly transfigured for the Vanquish Race specifications, is herein.

VF-1X++ Hakuna Special
Variable Fighter
Shinsei Industries / L.A.I
TEAM: Private

The Uncrowned Sovereign
Hakuna Aoba, Age: 28
The emblem is the stylized figure of a soaring flying-fish that resolutely aims at the sky from the limited space of the sea.  It is a figure that magnificently embodies the frame of mind of the people who reside in emigrant ships, and it has many fans.


Center left
Hasegawa 1/72 scale plastic kit: VF-1 conversion
modeled by Kuwa with FRAMEOUT MODELS


Colouring Data
Body White: Finisher's formula chrome + GX1 Cool White + Bismuth Pearl
Body Light Grey: C317 grey (FS36231) 85% + GX1 cool white 15%
Body Grey: C301 grey (FS3608)1
Body Red: CG02 red 90% + GX1 cool white 10%
Joint Colour: C317 grey (FS36231)
Topcoat: Finisher's Super Flat Coat
Nozzles: X32 titanium silver 75% + C2 black 25%

*The ones not written are GSI Creos's "Mr. Color"


1 The protector that simultaneously effects the rectification in the glove and protects the main wings.  There are two additional thruster positions.

2 There's an additional 3-way sub-thruster forward of the cockpit.  It is set fixed by the nose bisected-circle [vernier thrusters].

3 The pilot is remodelled from the one in the VF-19 and VF-1 Weapon Set.  There is a feeling of a remodelled cockpit interior from such things as the use of a VF-19's seat.


Top and Centre left
The Vanquish Race Untamed Horse Specification of the "VF-1", the great craft that is the most loved in the history of the VFs which cut the curtain of the Valkyrie legend.

4 The complex colouring on the back is a reproduction of self-produced dry decals.  The combination of white / metallic silver / red brings about a refined atmosphere.

5 I feel that the intention of the relationship of the newly arranged nose, head and arms wants to be arranged for the clean flow of the air under the airframe.  The front landing gear and the main gear reproduces the state of a parked aircraft by replacing [the gear pieces on the model].

6 The leading edge and tip of the main wings are covered by a protector.  To the extent that the wing tips are shortened, the ailerons / flaps have been enlarged, and the wing tip is equipped with a sub-thruster.

7 The vertical wings, whose height has been shortened, contrary to expectations that they are based on the kit, are actually new parts made for the kit.  I changed the detail positions of the root-fold gimmick without concern for those on the unmodified vertical stabilizers.

8 The engine surroundings that have a concentration of thrust.  With the enormous thrust that this airframe possesses as a weapon, it is possible to be told that there's a custom belief that the craft can forcibly manoeuvrer with the additional thrusters in various places.

9 At the tips of the deflection nozzles are enlarged control rings that stabilize the jet propulsion when in GERWALK.  Please notice such things as the exhaust slit in the upper part of the nozzle and the details in the area of the extended verniers.


Bottom right
VF-1X++ Hakuna Special
Hasegawa 1/72 scale plastic kit
VF-1J remodelled remodel
Production and text: KuWa (FRAMEOUT MODELS)

Bottom centre
[someone else will have to translate the text]

Bottom left
KuWA... Fictional SF aircraft series modeller.  At the end of February, he went on a trip to Hawai'i that was purportedly a honeymoon.  The purpose was, of course, for a whole sky full of stars.  It was truly fun, because it's been too long since he had seen a starry sky after coming to Saitama from Hokkaido.  All the deadlines were cleared and it's envious that things are going well with a good feeling...
Blog: http://frameout.web.fc2.com/



Pg168
Vanquish Catalog of Valkyrie + Pilot
An introduction to the Valkyries and Pilots that enliven Vanquish.
Vanquish Races Valkyrie Illustrated Reference Book

The sacred sword series that Shinsei Industry is proud of and is the AVF which charges ahead of the others and specializes in manoeuvrability.
VF-19A Excalibur
The race model that the Shinsei Industry Frontier Fleet Branch Office released for Vanquish use.  When the company put this machine into Vanquish in 2056, it invited a storm of criticism as it was assumed that the company was achieving victory by the force of the power of money.
Even though the base of the airframe is the VF-19A which is the mass-produced type of YF-19, in practise, it is influenced by the data of the C and P types.  It was operated as a rival candidate of the YF-24 Evolution Plan [Project] in the Macross 7 Fleet; and though it is not certain, there is a theory that this was one of the airframes that was trial made for the VF-19 update plan "Fire", which was diverted for race use.

Pilot: Oscar Brauhitsch
Shinsei Industry Works' top pilot.  Even though he has a cheerful, sociable image, if you look on the opposite side, he's a super "Mr. me!" pilot.  Though he is often beaten by the mass communication because of his avariciousness to win, he's a nice guy, who's helpful to the team staff (in terms of taking care of people).

Technical Specification:
Model Number: VF-19A
Classification: Variable Fighter
Attached to: Shinsei Industry
Design: Shinsei Industry
Total Length: 18.47 m (fighter form)
Total Width: 14.87 m (fighter form)
Total Height: 3.94 m (fighter form)
Engine: Shinsei Industry / P&W / RR made FF-2550E Thermonuclear Burst Turbine (660 kN x2 maximum thrust in the void of space), thrust reverser, P&W HMM-7 High-manueverability vernier thrusters.


Modified Hasegawa 1/72 scale plastic kit YF-19
Production & Text: Somei Yoshiyuki

[someone else will have to translate the text]

Somei Yoshiyuki... A salary-man modeller who has fallen ill with the sickness of not completing projects if there isn't a deadline.  His recent state is that he has to move in April, and he is at a loss as such things as his model stockpile and magazines are continuing to increase every day.  What to do with all this luggage...

VF-19A Brauhitsu Sp.
Main body silver: Takumi AMC super mirror II
Red: Finisher's metallic red
Black: C157 super black
Pilot's suit: C40 German grey
Canopy frame: C8 silver
Sub-air intake: Alclad II Steel

*The ones not written are GSI Creos's "Mr. Color"
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VF-9E Cutlass
Specs
Model Designation: VF-9E
Classification: Variable Fighter
Attached to: Tachyon Express
Design: General Galaxy
Engine: Shinakasu / P&W / RR Thermonuclear Reaction Burst Turbine FF-2450C x2 (maximum thrust in the void of space: 620 kN x2), Auxiliary High-Manoeuvrability Nozzles x4 (output details unknown), thrust reverser, 3D thrust vectoring nozzle, VFC equipment
Maximum Speed (at 10,000 m altitude): Mach 3.7+ (even though it can accelerate to Mach 19.5+ at and above 30,000 m altitude, at altitudes less than that, it'll rush into the heat-resistance boundary.  It can advance to on satellite orbit in the normal specification.)
Armament: 22 mm multi-purpose laser communication device
Defensive Armaments: A) complete set of Energy Conversion Armour SWGA System, B) complete set of chaff, flare and smoke dispenser systems, C) complete set of pin-point barriers.
 
Airframe Explanation
VF-9E
The first-ever VF completed by the talented Zentraadi engineer Arugasu Seruzaa (Toran 825), and had it's maiden flight in 2021.  It was mainly deployed for such things as emigrant fleets and frontier planets as a light fighter that places importance on operations within an atmosphere.  Berthier's E type is a drastically improved upon A type, and is the final type, which is equipped with engines that are approximately equal to the VF-22's.  Even though it is the E type that was developed with the purpose of possessing the VF-9's manoeuvrability and an AVF's speed, the controls were difficult to master and required a Herculean effort, and production was stopped as they exploded in the air, one after another.  Though there seems to have been various dramas in his coming into ownership of this craft, Berthier is silent and doesn't talk about it.  The 22 mm beam guns that are set in the lower part of the fuselage in fighter form have been remodelled into a laser communication device, and it cannot be used as a gun.



VF-4SL Lightning III
Specs
Model Designation: VF-4SL
Classification: Variable Fighter
Attached to: Richar Biruraa Transportation
Design: Stonewell Bellcom
Engine: Shinakasu / P&W / Royce FF-2011 Thermonuclear Turbine (maximum thrust in the void of space: 165 kN x2; there's a 20% increase in output due to tune-up), P&W High-Manoeuvrability Vernier Thruster HMM-1A, thrust reverser, 3D thrust vectoring nozzle
Maximum Speed (at 10,000 m altitude): Mach 3.1+ (Mach 5.3+ at and above 30,000 m altitude.)
Armament: none
Defensive Armaments: A) complete set of Energy Conversion Armour SWGA System
 
Airframe Explanation
VF-4SL

A Variable Fighter that was developed as the VF-1 Valkyrie's successor.  It has a unique three-hull shape, and it excels at stealthiness and long-range trailing.  The SL type omits the arms and one part of the transformation mechanism of the Lightning III's within atmosphere specification S type, and its specifications that are specialized as an anti-ship attacker and ambush craft might be referred to as "the VF-4 lightly equipped type".  It cannot transform into battroid and it can only transform into an armless GERWALK
Many of these craft that were loved by the Unified Forces Emigrant Fleet Escort Units were liquidated to civilians when the Escort Units had converted to the VF-11 and the VF-14.  Even now, one can see the appearance of this airframe participating in such things as races where arms aren't needed, such as ostrich races.



YF-25 Prophecy
Specs
Model Designation: YF-25
Classification: Variable Fighter
Attached to: S.M.S.
Design: Shinsei Industry / L.A.I.
Engine: Shinsei / P&W / RR Stage II Thermonuclear Reaction Turbine FF-3001A (maximum thrust in the void of space: 1,620 kN x2), P&W High-Manoeuvrability Vernier Thruster HMM-9, thrust reverser, 3D thrust vectoring nozzle
Maximum Speed (at 10,000 m altitude): Mach 5.0+
Armament: A) Mauler ROV-217C 12.7 mm laser machine-gun, B) Mauler ROV-25 25 mm beam machine-gun x2, C) Howard GU-17A 58 mm Gun Pod, D) Garber OTEC AK/VF-M9 Assault Knife
Defensive Armaments: A) complete set of Energy Conversion Armour SWGA System, B) bulletproof shield, C) complete set of pinpoint barriers, D) complete set of active stealth systems, E) complete set of chaff, flare and smoke discharger systems.
 
Airframe Explanation
YF-25 Prophecy

A state-of-the-art Variable Fighter that was developed under the main leadership of L.A.I., based on the YF-24 Evolution design date.  The YF-24 Evolution was developed by Shinsei Industry as the successor to the VF-19 based on the YF-24; a joint development by Shinsei Industry and General Galaxy.  Before the combat-proof testing of the VF-25, a number of YF-25 Prophecy were produced for such things as testing of the examining mechanism and performance, and EX-Gear control tests.  It's characteristic head composite sensor camera unit for the collection and analysis of images and data from multiple directions.  It was also able to do such things as remotely control unmanned craft, a function that's similar to that of the descendant RVF-25.  The Prophecy's superior electronic warfare abilities are also of great size, as they were able to hack the super-high-manoeuvrability missiles that Chelsea had challenged her opponent with.
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2011.06 issue

Pg 154
Staff
(editorial) Supervision: Kawamori Shouji
Story: Kodachi Ukyou
Valkyrie Style Arrangement: Tenjin Hidetaka
Valkyrie Paint Arrangement: Muneharu
Character Design: Enami Katsumi
Web Illustration: Tomii Otsuka
Planning: Dengeki Hobby Magazine Editorial Department
Cooperation [Collaboration]: Bikku West

CG Production: Intaniya
Model Production: KuWa (VF-19EF)



Pg 155
The Valkyrie riders who handle their tuned-up Vanquish Race specification Valkyries as if the VFs are their limbs are a pilot group that possesses the foremost techniques in the Galaxy.  There is an enigmatic young lady who intently watches those remarkably able pilots with cold-hearted eyes.  And then, in the race grounds where the Vanquish Race's greatest occasion, the "Toshitaka Cup*" is before their eyes, a jet-black Valkyrie suddenly intrudes into the race.  What is the conclusion of the Toshitaka Cup where the swirling strategy of the Macross Galaxy Fleet unfolds in the scene!?
The raging billows [waves] of the 6th episode starts here!

*Alt.: Hoshitaka.  Lit.: heaven of the (celestial) star

Macross the Ride

The 6th episode: "Iron Maiden"

[someone else will have to translate the story]



Pg 156
MECHANIC
Style arrangement: Tenjin Hidetaka
Paint arrangement: Muneharu

YF-27-5 Shaher Femail Airframe Explanation
The YF-27-5 was developed by Macross Galaxy Fleet's Variable Fighter Development Arsenal "Guld Works", based on the YF-24 Evolution, as one of the prototype's of the new model Variable Fighter VF-27 "Lucifer".  It has a wing-shape which is close to the YF-24's wing-shape.
This craft is a development type that is directly descended from the VF-22, and in a control system that evolved from the BDI (Brain Direct Image) System, achieves completely implanted control by adopting controls that are directly connected to the brain.  Moreover, because this is a technology-proving craft, it is not equipped with ISC as the engine output is not secure.
In addition to the use of visual stealth for secret missions and so-called optical camouflage in the armour, dazzle camouflage has been applied in order to misidentify the YF-27-5's direction of travel.
The BGP-02?, which is the characteristic armament, is the large edition of the BGP-01? and is suspended and used under the right wing, because it cannot be maintained in the lower part of the aircraft.  There is a reactor energy unit dedicated to the BGP-02? suspended on the left wing to maintain balance.
This craft was put into the black operations of the Galaxy Company and took in a large amount of combat data for "Guld Works".  This same company is said to have developed a mass-production craft who's degree of completion by illegal means is high.  Even though they cannot  be proud of compliments on their technique, when the perfection of the VF-27 was seen afterwards, their technique must have been effective.

Spec:
Model Number: YF-27-5
Classification: Variable Fighter
Attached to: General Galaxy Corporate Martial Special Processing Section
Design: General Galaxy Variable Fighter Development Arsenal "Guld Works"
Engine: Shinsei, P&W, RR FF-3011C Stage II Thermonuclear Reaction Turbine x2 (1,377 kN x2 maximum thrust in the void of space), HMM-9 P&W High-Manoeuvrability Vernier Thrusters, thrust reverser, 3D thrust-vectoring nozzle,
Equipment's Maximum Speed (at 10,000 m): Mach 5.0+ (can attain Mach 9.0+ for short periods by using the PPB and SWAG at the same time, and can advance to onto satellite orbit with the normal specification).
Offensive Armament Equipment: A: Mauler ROV-20 20 mm beam machine-gun
B: Mauler ROV-25 25 mm beam machine-gun x2
C: Rammington ES-25A 25 mm high-speed machine-gun x2 (the ROV-25 and ES-25A are selectable types, and it is possible to have a mixture of both types).
D: BGP-02? 75 mm Beam Gun Pod / Beam Grenade
E: Bifors BML-04B Internal Micro-Missile Launcher x2
F: Garbar OTEC AK/VF-M9F Assault Knife
Defensive Armament Equipment: A: a complete set of Energy Conversion Armour SWGA Systems
B: Bulletproof Shield
C: a complete set of Pinpoint Barrier Systems
D: a complete set of Active Stealth Systems
E: a complete set of chaff, flare and discharger systems.
F: a complete set of visual stealth systems.


Drawing in on the archetype of the race specification Valkyrie that appears in "Macross The Ride".


VF-27 Lucifer
A variable fighter that was developed based on the design data of the YF-24 Evolution.  In the Macross Galaxy Fleet, which has specialized in cybernetics technology, the VF-27 was developed on the assumption that it would be operated by a Cyber-Grunt (the so-called cyborg).  The craft itself uses such things as an inertia control system (ISC) and the next generation model (official) thermonuclear reaction turbine engine.  It's performance greatly exceeds that of it's sister craft, the VF-25 Messiah; and the VF-27 boasts such a degree of mobility performance that flesh and blood pilots are not able to withstand the G-loads.  Moreover, the control system is a direct connection between the pilot's cranial nerves and the airframe's central computer by an optical circuit, and the brain-wave control system is installed only for Cyber-Grunts.  This is a development of the BDI System that was used in the YF-21.  Incidentally, in 2059, the Galaxy Fleet declined to disclose the technology that's related to this craft to the New Unified Forces.  For that reason, the adoption of that control system wasn't recognized [approved of] by the Armed Forces Headquarters, and the New Unified Forces still treat it as the prototype "YF-27".

FIGHTER
The VF-27 is equipped with 4 engines.  It is presumed to not have a view of combat by the naked eye, as the canopy is covered in armour.

BATTROID
In battroid form, the main wings, including the engine pods, are folded up on the back.  The commander craft has blades on the left and right of the head.  A general craft without blades also exists.

GERWALK
Thrust-reversers are built into the leg engine 3D thrust vectoring nozzles.  The VF-27 has achieved a flexible manoeuvrability due to the grace of its smooth acceleration and deceleration.

Caption: The purple colour is Brera Sterne's combat use custom craft (VF-27? ).  The general craft (VF-27? ) is moss-green, and this colouring is the official style craft used in the Galaxy Fleet.

Caption: The VF-27 cockpit interior.  The cranial nerves are tied to the central computer, and the airframe is controlled only by the brain waves.  Moreover, even if the pilot doesn't rely on vision, the entire circumference can be perceived by sensor information to the brain waves.



Pg 157
CHARACTER
Character Designer: Enami Katsumi

Maris Stella
"Immersion.  All systems are unified."

The test pilot of YF-27-5 "Shaher Femail" that belongs to the Macross Galaxy Corporate Armed Forces.  She is an organically remodelled human who's especially completely combat inexperienced.  She was remodelled to control a VF by implants, with the implant parts themselves serving as the flying skill, as pilots with long military service themselves don't resemble a flight control AI.  Maris Stella was created to prove "Project Stella", and that technology (implants imparting flying skill) was mass-produced.  
The original body was that of a child of the Galaxy Fleet's slums, that Colonel Grace Godunwa, the person in charge of Project Stella, bought and turned into a cyborg.  The consciousness is always directly connected to Colonel Godunwa, and is controlled by the implant network. Even though the  Stella originally had a timid, gentle personality, due to the control by the implants, she was transformed into a cool-hearted personality.


Angers 672
"I throw Protoculture pretending peeps like the Fat-toraadi out into the fire!"

The senior team member that trained Chelsea during her time with S.M.S..  She was also one of the YF-25 "Prophecy" test pilots.
Originally, she was a former Unified Forces pilot, who, even though she was scouted by S.M.S. after being discharged, she suddenly retired from S.M.S. after the development of the "Prophecy".  Even though her circumstances after that are unknown, she showed up with the face of  a journalist of Zentraadi rights activists in front of Chelsea, who had decided to participate in the Toshitaka Cup.
She has superior skill as a pilot, and she has strong pride in being a Meltrandi.  That appearance was an aspiration for Chelsea.  Even though she is usually calm, she hides a profound emptiness in her inner heart.


"Macross" mechanical explanation to enjoy "Macross The Ride"

Birth of the Variable type of Fighter

The impetus of the birth of the convertible fighter aircraft (Variable Fighter = VF) goes back to the 1999 fall of the ASS-1.  The alien spaceship that fell on this Ataria Island made known to Earth the existence of giant aliens (the Zentraadi).  A consequence was that Earth's mankind pursued the development of new weapons that could become the means to oppose the aliens.  Amongst those arose the concept of a highly mobile power-suit that could deal with the giants, in addition to being all-regime and able to operate both in and outside of the atmosphere.
Within this unprecedented armaments development, the existence of Over-technology (OT)was indispensable; OT having been acquired from examination of the ASS-1.  Such things as thermonuclear turbine engines and energy conversion armour, all are products of OT.  And then the development of the variable fighter VF-0 started as "the VF-0 Project" in 2002.02.  6 craft, including the experimental No.1 craft, were completed at the end of 2004.  In addition, the baseline design of the mass production VF-1 was finished at the end of 2005, and the No.1 craft of the VF-1 had its roll-out in 2008.11.  Thereafter, mass production proceeded at full tilt, and the VF-1 came to receive the First Interstellar War in 2009.02.  The variable fighters in this struggle, established proof of their effectiveness.  Because of that, VFs became fixed in the position of being the Unified Forces main armament.  On the other hand, the performance and charm that marked the line of traditional "aircraft" also captured the minds of the general public, and this later lead to the birth of "Vanquish".

The Unified Forces First Variable Fighter, the VF-0
The variable fighter that the Unified Forces successfully developed for the first time.  As the thermonuclear turbine engine was incomplete, turbofan jet engines are installed as the main engines.  Despite being a prototype, the VF-0 was thrown into actual combat in the Unification War.  

Caption: GERWALK is the middle form when transforming, and it was accidentally created during development.  At first, it was a form that wasn't foreseen.

Caption: Battroid was designed to be a size that's able to do hand-to-hand combat with the giant aliens.

Caption: The engines of a VF are built into the legs.


INFORMATION: Attention!!
"Macross the Ride" separate books.
It's been decided that two-kinds will go on sale simultaneously.
It's been decided that both the first volume of this "Macross the Ride"'s novelization book and Visual Book Vol. 1 that collects such things as the establishment drawings and construction descriptions, will go on sale at the same time in June!
Details will be in the next issue!!


Pg 158
YF-27-5 Shaher Femail
Variable Fighter
Guld Works
Macross Galaxy

The race setting that's used for "Macross the Ride".  However, the so-called "military things" component, such as the New Unified Forces and Military Providers, cannot be removed when speaking of Macross.  Even though this month also isn't a race-specification Valkyrie, it introduces the prototype of the VF-27 that the Macross Galaxy Corporate Armed Forces developed.  The same as the YF-25, as might be expected from its appearance, it is the prototype of the VF-27, which was developed from the prototype called the YF-24.  It has a very interesting style!

The Jet Black Fallen Angel
Maris Stella

Age: 14
As she has such things as a military prototype, she doesn't have an emblem.  Her YF-27-5 is an airframe that doesn't seem to have the intentions of being used for roughly legal uses due to the image that's transmitted from its dazzle camouflage and black coating which are applied to the whole airframe.  The "Jet Black Fallen Angel" is feared by pilots who have sustained an attack from it.

1 Suspended under the wing is a very long beam gun pod.  The muzzle, which is assumed to be an experimental model, is fixed in an expanded state, and there are additional accessories everywhere.
2 Suspended under the left wing is a reactor pod that is used as the pair of the experimental gun pod.  It keeps the airframe balanced as a counterweight.

Bandai 1/72 scale plastic kit
VF-27 conversion
modeled by KuWa with FRAMEOUT MODELS

Colouring Data
Main body black: 90% Gaia EX Black + 10% Gaia Pure Magenta
Main body grey: 60% Gaia EX Black + 30% Super Fine Silver + 10% Gaia Pure Magenta
Main body white: Gaia EX White
Frame: C317 Grey (FS26081)
Top coat: Finisher's Super Flat Coat

*The ones not written are GSI Creos's "Mr. Color"



Pg 159
The wings that the Macross Galaxy Armed Forces are keeping to themselves - the Cyborg Valkyrie that's calling itself the Fallen Angel.

3 The engine surroundings that has a form unique to the VF-27.  In order to make observers misidentify the YF-27-5's direction of travel, the same yellow and white coating pattern that's on the nose is applied to the center of the craft.  
4 Such things as the intake covers are united in a white colouring accent.
5 Even though the large wing-tips, which don't have the wing engine pods that are in the VF-27, and the vertical stabilizers are reminiscent of the YF-24 Evolution, the details reliable emulate the VF-27.
6 In addition to the changes of the main wings, the canards have also changed from forward-swept to rear-swept wings that are positioned approximately horizontally.
7 Even though the custom model is fixed in fighter form, the top of the body gives the feeling of it being a single body.  The camouflage is one that is expected to be effective at misinterpreting such things as the fuselage shape, direction and sense of distance when sighting it directly.  Though it is not easy to understand from the coating, notice the head that has a different shape.


8 The yellow line that results in an increase in the effectiveness of the camouflage's deception is applied to the middle of the right side.  The reason for the asymmetry of the right and left colouring is that the impression is greatly changed according to the direction that it's seen from.
9 Even though the bottom surface of the airframe, which is almost completely painted black, is the same as the VF-27, it is easy to understand such things as the changed positioning relation of the main landing gear.

Pg 158-159 lower text
[someone else will have to translate the text]




Pg 160
Vanquish Catalog of Valkyrie + Pilot
An introduction to the Valkyries and Pilots that enliven Vanquish.
Vanquish Races Valkyrie Illustrated Reference Book

VF-11B Thunder Bolt

VF-11B Kai "Shenandoah"

Technical Specification:
Model Number: VF-11B
Classification: Variable Fighter
Design: Shinsei Industry
Total Length: 15.51 m (fighter form)
Total Width: 11.20 m (fighter form)
Total Height: 5.15 m (fighter form, not including main landing gear)
Engine: Shinakasu / P&W / Royce FF-2009 Thermonuclear Burst Turbine (540 kN x2 maximum thrust in the void of space), P&W HMM-5B High-manoeuvrability vernier thrusters, thrust reverser.

VF-11B Kai "Shenandoah"
Bandai 1/144 scale plastic kit
Production & Text: Hashimoto Masaya
The advancement of the sale of used VFs to civilians in the world of the "Macross the Ride" novelization is why Vanquish is the most popular, right?  Like the VF-11 that can be imagined as having been sold off.  This time, I used the Bandai 1/144 kit.  It is a good kit that can be readily enjoyed and assembled easily.  The external parts and the whole form are sharp, and it has a good silhouette.  It is basically a strait composition.  The silhouette of such things as the wing surfaces were made sharp by shaving.  Once the pointed ends of the nose cone and the engines, which had become rounded, were cut off, and a plastic material was affixed and smoothed out.  I recommend this processing as it considerably improves the impression of the kit.  As it has the paint of a showy racer craft, its painted in metallic blue and gold.  The mobile parts of the wings were done in white, even though it doesn't give a "heavy" impression.

Hashimoto Masaya... A modeller from the countryside that likes Macross.  Current circumstances: As I really like the airframes from the 2040's, this time was a great honour.  I'd also like to do a 2040s kit next time, too.

VF-11B Kai "Shenandoah"
Main body blue: Finisher's Pacific Blue
Main body gold: C9 Gold
Main body white: Gaia colour EX White
Mecha parts: C331 dark silver BS381C/638
Engine nacelle: C28 dark iron-blue

*The ones not written are GSI Creos's "Mr. Color"


VF-11B Thunder Bolt
Bandai 1/144 scale plastic kit
Production & Text: Sonton
The kit was made to look thin by cutting down the front side of the main wings and canard wings during construction.  Moreover, the nose part's Unified Forces marks were also covered.  It is effective, particularly in the wing connections of such an old kit, to make them thin to bring them to the standard details of current kits.  It is painted for the race in showy colours, and the craft dares not to be a plain shade like what the military uses.  To start with, both wings, which are mainly pink, are covered in a white pattern in order to seem like they are greatly spread out.  Also, shadows are put into the pattern, and the coating was also done to seem like the racer himself had sprayed it on; so I aimed for the good meaning of the "impression of having done it".  The entire airframe has a graduation from white to pink to red; and such things as the engine cowls were put together in black, and the canopy is accented with a matching blue colour.

Sonton... A young modeller with a unique painting sense.  Current circumstances: Now I'm anticipating the seasons of such things as F1, DRS and KERS.  1 year looks like fun.

VF-11B Kai "Shenandoah"
Main body pink: Gaia colour brilliant pink + C1 white
White: GX1 cool white
Black: GX2 whino-black + C34 sky blue

*The ones not written are GSI Creos's "Mr. Color"
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ADR-04-Mk.XV Super Defender
Specs

Model Designation: ADR-04-Mk.XV
Classification: Anti-Aircraft Interception Model Destroid
Attached to: Macross Galaxy Corporate Forces
Design: Viggers, Crawler, General Galaxy
Total Height: 10.73 m
Gross Weight: 2,520 kg (when equipped with 78 mm guns)
Engine: Clance Maffai MT1333 Thermonuclear Reactor (3,500 SHP), EM165 Hydrogen Occlusion Alloy Fuel Generator (910 kW)
Offensive Armaments:
A: 2x Type 966D PFG Twin-Barrelled 78 mm Liquid-Cooled High-Speed Automatic Gun "Contraves II"
B: M161A3 6-barrelled 35 mm Gatling Gun "Fiddle"
* It is possible to have a mix of the high-speed automatic guns and Gatling gun equipment.
Defensive Armaments: A) complete set of chaff, flare and smoke dispenser systems
 
Airframe Explanation
ADR-04-Mk.XV Super Defender

A redesigned type of "Defender", an anti-aircraft interception Destroid, that was used in the First Interstellar War.  Even though the exterior is the same as it was in that war, it is an updated Destroid.  Due to having exchanged the radar for an improved GRU-53 Radar Unit that was developed in 2053, and the use of linear actuators that were taken from the AVF technology, the Super Defender has a superior fire-support AI and high-speed and precise target tracking performance.  The second generation Destroid that has been done so that it is far cheaper than the Variable Fighters and has a higher rate of operation, is a valuable combat strength that has been found useful in fleets and emigrant planets.
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2011.07 issue

Pg 149
A Macross Original Story.  The release of the long-awaited tankoubon has been decided!

Book Review 04
Macross The Ride volume one
Planned release June 25.
B6 size / Predetermined Price: ?1,260

The serial story project "Macross The Ride", which was awarded on Dengeki Hobby by a collaborative project with Bick West.  At last, the tankoubon of the greatly noteworthy novel which develops a wholly new, original setting in the so-called "Vanquish" rule-less air race by variable fighters, is on sale!  Forget that there are songstresses... what is the new trial that calls on the private military provider S.M.S.'s First Lieutenant Chelsea Scarlett who lives as a pilot...?

Caption: A new story by writer Kodachi Ukyou and character designs by Enami Katsumi.


Know Macross R more Deeply!  The Visual Book is Simultaneously Released!


Book Review 05
Macross The Ride Visual Book Vol.1
Planned release June 25.
A4 variant size / Predetermined Price: ?924

In addition to the sale of the "Macross the Ride" novel tankoubon, the sale of a visual book has been decided, too!  The visual book collects such things as the mechanical setting, character setting, model construction, and now, the CG of the work.  There are such things as the world view of the novel's setting and an explanation of the air race "Vanquish"; content that you can use to enjoy the novel more.  It should be read by Macross fans because collected at the end of the book is a special conversation with Director Kawamori, the creator of the Valkyries, and Mr. Tenjin Hidetaka, who is in-charge of the Valkyrie arrangements now.

Caption: Besides the CG sketches that appeared in this magazine, the visual book will also collect a great number of such things as mechanical and character setting pictures.



Pg 150-151
We are Lactence.
Suddenly, the armed fleet that stood in the way of Chelsea et al, called themselves so.  Formerly centred on the Earth sphere,  the main leadership organization of one department of Lactence had claimed the great influence of the former Unified Government, and the fleet assault by the remnants of Lactence causes chaos in the Macross Galaxy Fleet.
When the fierce attack of Lactence approaches the Ocean Ship Riviera, the Vanquish Race grounds where the "Hoshiten Cup" is taking place, the Vanquish racers Chelsea et al also have to make a decision...?!
Quickly divert one after another!  Quickly divert!  The curtain raises on the maelstrom of the 7th episode here!!

Staff
(editorial) Supervision: Kawamori Shouji
Story: Kodachi Ukyou
Valkyrie Style Arrangement: Tenjin Hidetaka
Valkyrie Paint Arrangement: Muneharu
Character Design: Enami Katsumi
Web Illustration: Tomii Otsuka
Planning: Dengeki Hobby Magazine Editorial Department
Cooperation [Collaboration]: Bikku West

Model Production: unit-507 (ADR-04-Mk.XV)
Photography: Intaniya

Macross the Ride

The 7th episode: "Past Days Attacker"


[someone else will have to translate the story]



Pg 152
Macross The Ride Perfect Guide
An explanation about the various enterprises that appear in the Macross world.

Speaking of the enterprises that appear in Macross, your sure to be reminded first of all of the military manufacturers that were the origin of the Valkyrie development manufacturers.  However, within the production, a wide-range of enterprises exist outside of the Valkyrie manufacturers, from such things as the manufacturing industry to the service industry.  Among them, diverse enterprises from motif companies to real-world companies.  This time, lets put the spotlight on those "enterprises" and introduce them.


A VF development enterprise that was born from the amalgamation of each company's aircraft branch.
Shinsei Industry
An enterprise that turns out one after another the Unified Forces' main craft.  It was founded in 2012 by the amalgamation of Shinakasu Heavy Industry Aircraft Department and Stonewell Bellcom, who were concerned with the VF-1's development.  At that time, it's parent organizations had become a Shinakasu derivative enterprise and Shinsei.  Shinsei had development of the VF-0.  Even though that development had been temporarily stopped, it came to be seen positively again by the establishment of the new company.

Other Valkyrie Development Manufacturers: General Galaxy
An enterprise that was born from the amalgamation several companies with OTEC, who had born the burden of implementing OverTechnology.  General Galaxy developed the YF-21, which had fought against the YF-19 to be the next version of the main craft.  General Galaxy is the rival of Shinsei Industry.

Caption: the main craft that have been developed:
YF-19, VF-25 Messiah.


A Destroid development enterprise that played a role in the birth of humanoid weapons.
Viggers
After the ASS-1 fell, the human race who knows of the existence aliens, started the development of anti-giant humanoid weapons.  During that, even though a lot of enterprises were participating, Viggers existed centrally among them.  The Monster, as well as such things as the Tomahawk, Defender and so on, which were put into the First Interstellar War, were developments of this company.  Viggers is considered to have originally been the military vehicles department of an armaments development enterprise that became an independent business.

Other Destroid Development Manufacturers: Sentinel
A manufacturer that jointly developed the HWR-00-Mk.II Monster.  The Spartan was also developed by this company.  Even though it seems to have originally been an automobile parts manufacturing industry, Sentinel also had something to do with the development of the VF-1.

Caption: the main craft that have been developed:
HWR-00-Mk.II Monster


A space heavy industry that represents the Japan area.
Shinakasu Heavy Industry
A heavy Industry Manufacturer that managed the reaction engines in the VF-1's development.  The core products are wide ranging, from aircraft and space ships up until automobiles.  Popularity is high among old car enthusiasts for such things as Shinakasu's sports cars and the Red Imperial, which were released before the First Interstellar War.  There is a theory that this enterprise was incorporated during the reorganization of Japan's main domestic industries in the confusing period of the falling of the ASS-1, the Unification War and so on.

Other Automobile Manufacturers: GN
As a major automobile manufacturer, GN might be famous.  Before and after the First Interstellar War, vehicles made by this company, such as VIP courtesy cars and the buggy for use both in and outside the atmosphere, were used in the Unified Forces.

Caption: the main craft that have been developed:
The VF-1J is a craft produced under licence by Shinakasu Heavy Industry.
The Red Imperial.


A Chinese cuisine chain store that has flapped its wings in the galaxy for 50 years.
Nyan-nyan
A Chinese restaurant that carries out a chain expansion on the scale of the universe.  In 2059, it approaches 50 years since its establishment, and besides the Earth, a total of 50 stores have been opened at places such as other planets and long-range emigration fleets.  Even though originally it was a store that did business on the streets within the SDF-1 Macross at the time of the First Interstellar War, after the store had been moved to Macross City after the war, it gradually enlarged its scale of operations.  Incidentally, the founder is the legendary singer Lynn Minmei's uncle and his wife.  It's famous that Minmei helped at the restaurant before her debut.

Caption: Ranka Lee worked part-time in the Macross Frontier Shibuya area branch, before her debut.


The "Chogokin" real hobby toy manufacturer that has a seething spirit.
Dainamu
A toy manufacturer that handles all hobbies, from figures to video games.  It releases various items, such as combining transforming superior gimmick Chougoukin and plastic models with the real intention of furnishing the pleasure of building.  It also has such things as S.M.S.'s flagship Macross Quarter and the VF-24 main fighter in stock, and they are popular in the Macross Frontier Fleet.  The commercial song that Ranka Lee sang is also known.  Was the former name of the company "[redacted]dainamu[redacted]" or not...?

Caption: The Dainamu Chougoukin event that Ranka Lee was invited to was held in the Deep Akiba underground shopping centre.


The familiar convenience store that's a "combination with you" [pun - other meaning: convenience with you]
FamilyMart   
The convenience store from Japan that we're familiar with it's pet-name "Famima."  There are very few enterprises that lived through the First Interstellar War.  This franchise's expansion will have grown to achieve the 1 millionth store in the galaxy by the year 2059.  Even only in the Macross Frontier, several branches have opened, such as the Shibuya area store and the San Francisco area store.  Moreover, Ranka Lee, who had her debut after practically no time, was quickly appointed as FamilyMart's promotional model.  Her first commercial song was FamilyMart's jingle.

Caption: Even in 2059, the interior layout of the stores are the same as the present day "Famima".


Pickup
The Corporate Sponsors of Vanquish   
Various enterprises are sponsored in Vanquish.  With the assistance of this race, which is telecast Galaxy-wide, sponsors can get hugely effective advertising.  It can be said that finding a good sponsor is also a first-class racer's skill. 

Caption: Skylab
An emergent interstellar food service enterprise that deals with an extensive range, from biotechnology to family restaurant management.  It came up out of a coffee shop on Eden.

Caption: Viswa & Oder
A well-established interstellar transportation company whose parent body was an OTEC OTM research public corporation.  Viswa & Oder is known strongly in such things as shipbuilding aimed at civilians and the passenger realm.

Caption: Tachyon & Express
A Zentraadi enterprise whose business was expanded from an express home delivery company by Kwadoran after the First Interstellar War.  They have an established reputation in high-speed transport of small-sized cargo.



Pg 153
CHARACTER
Character Designer: Enami Katsumi

Oscar Brauhitsch
"What kinda think is Vanquish?  It's better if you master it on your own."

A Shinsei Industry Frontier branch office Works Team pilot.  He is most influential as a Vanquish player in Frontier.  He lost his left arm in an accident 5 years ago, and he's replaced it with a chrome-coated cyber-arm.

Brauhitsch is overly serious sports-orientated where it's both a good and a bad thing, and his creed is that the strongest takes everything, and decides everything.  He's not a pilot who believes that such things as flashy publicity and a good external appearance are necessary in Vanquish.  Instead, he believes in steady flying and a good Valkyrie.  Even though he has a rough personality, he's a nice guy who's a sincere sportsman and is good at taking care of the staff.


Anthony Clemens
"Do you really think that only the guys who make off with the flag are racers?"

A pair with the "Supreme King" Nicholas Bertie.  A sweetly masked handsome young man, he also has a lot of female fans.  He's a stoic personality that has a taste for hiking, the art of drawing one's sword, and Tae Kwon Do.
Even though Bertie is the one who has superior flying skills, in Vanquish's top race where increases in size and speed are preceding, it is becoming difficult to win and advance to the next round by superior flying skills alone.  It's been said that one of the requirements of Bertie's certain victory is the precise support of Clemens.  H's a pilot who has a great leading professional consciousness in the significance of his "killing himself" and contributing to the team's success.
He is proud of being a person who has risen up from the Thunderbolt Class, which is a lower-ranked league, and has faith in the VF-11


"Macross" Mechanical Explanations to Enjoy "Macross The Ride"

Destroid Development History

The Destroids, large, humanoid land warfare weapons, were developed with the premise of contact with giant aliens,  similarly to the VF.  Since the research and development of the Destroids is advanced only by the army, their firepower and heavy armour is pursued as true land warfare weapons.  This is a point that is greatly different from the VF, whose joint development by the navy, air force and Marines demanded diversity.  Like the VF, the Destroids started development in March, 2000, and one theory is that the the No.1 craft was completed in December of the same year.    It's said that the Destroids were put into actual combat in August, 2001, during the beginning period of the Unification War.  However, there's also a theory that all of the initial type 01~03 were prototypes, and that the roll-out of the Type 04 (04 series) MBR-04Mk.I, which was the recognized as able to endure actual combat, was delayed until February, 2007.  Thus, the variant model of the Mk.I was put into use in the outbreak of the First Interstellar War in 2009.

Caption: The Destroids that were developed as land warfare weapons were operated as aboard and inboard defence, or has gun batteries.

MBR-04-Mk.VI Tomahawk
The heavily armed bombardment type Destroid.  Even though its from the MBR-04 series, it boasts a first-class firepower as its arms are charged particle beam guns.  Not only is it powered by a thermonuclear reactor, but it is also equipped with a fuel engine.  The highest speed it can attain is 180 kmph.  Furthermore, it can also do jump movements due to thruster nozzles.

ADR-04-Mk.X Defender
The anti-aircraft Destroid that specializes in interception abilities.  The arm wide-angle rapid-firing guns are able to fire a total of 2,000 shots per minute from the two two-barrel gun turrets.  The bullet magazines are loaded into the right and left of the chest.  Moreover, the Defender can handle super long-distance shooting in the void of space as there is a highly-detailed aiming system installed in it.  However, the Defender's production cost is high due to this system, and it's unsuitable for mass-production.

SDR-04-Mk.II Phalanx
An airframe that was developed by the inboard armament arsenal for the on-board defence of the SDF-1 Macross.  Even though the Phalanx is produced by combining such things as repaired MBR-04 series Destroids, exchanged parts and armaments, the body is a new design.  A radar system is installed in the head and chest, and the armaments are arm 22-shot close-range highly-manoeuvrable self-guided missile pods.

MBR-07-Mk.II Spartan
The Spartan is an 07 series Destroid, whose developmental lineage is different from the 04 series.  The 07 series features excellent mobility and close attacks, and they have a powerful engine installed.  All the armaments can be used without using auxiliary power.  The Spartan can also use hand-held armaments.  In this way, the 07 type's design layout was taken over by the VF's battroid form.



Pg 154
The Anti-Aircraft Destroid that has continued to be loved since the First Interstellar War.

Due to the entrance of the armed organization Lactence, the 7th episode has suddenly changed into the development of imminent military action.  This month, unit-507 has produced the Destroid "Super Defender" using the latest Wave kit as the base kit for the Destroid.  The Destroid "Super Defender" was unleashed by the Macross Galaxy Corporate Forces in the air-defence battle.  How can the shape of the old Defender have survived until 2058!?

ADR-04-Mk.XV S-Defender
A redesigned type of "Defender", an anti-aircraft interception Destroid, that was used in the First Interstellar War.  Even though the exterior is the same as it was in that war, it is an updated Destroid.  Due to having exchanged the radar for an improved GRU-53 Radar Unit that was developed in 2053, and the use of linear actuators that were taken from the AVF technology, the Super Defender has a superior fire-support AI and high-speed and precise target tracking performance.  The second generation Destroid that has been done so that it is far cheaper than the Variable Fighters and has a higher rate of operation, is a valuable combat strength that has been found useful in fleets and emigrant planets.

ADR-04 Super Defender
Wave 1/72 scale plastic kit conversion
Production and text: unit-507

[someone else will have to translate the text]

unit-507... a Gifu Prefecture residing STG liking mecha plastic modeller.  Current circumstances: because I've only made AC plastic models recently, the Defender this time was fresh.  Next time, I want to make something like an STG airframe slowly.  But before that, I must do cleaning, otherwise known as rearranging my room (the workshop)...



Pg 155

Colouring Data
Main body grey: CF405 grey (FS36118)
Armaments, etc.: C116 RLM66 black grey
Main body white: C311 grey (FS36622)
Joint colour: C28 metallic 90% + C8 silver 10%
Nozzle: C61 metallic
Main body foundation: C71 midnight blue

*The ones not written are GSI Creos's "Mr. Color"

1-2. Details are added to the body by an aluminum wire guards on the main body lights and plastic panels on the fronts of the magazines.  Also, the head antenna has a newly made brace so that it arches backwards more than the kit.
3-4. In order to make the lower half of the body easier to pose, the extent of the movement of the groin and ankle have been expanded during construction.  The hip joints have been changed from pole-joints to self-made joints, and the ankles are fixed with the joint axis pulled out about 2 mm.  The side that receives the ankle joints have also been shaved.  As the best use has been made of the original direction of mobility, the Super Defender came to be able to make flexible poses without ruining the range of movement in the kit.
5. The new Gatling armaments are newly made from plastic sheets and plastic rods.  The 12 2 mm diameter plastic rods are in the part that is the base of the weapon, and they were assembled with a 1.6 mm hole in the tip to act as a muzzle.



Pg 156
Vanquish Catalog of Valkyrie + Pilot
An introduction to the Valkyries and Pilots that enliven Vanquish.
Vanquish Races Valkyrie Illustrated Reference Book

The sacred sword that the Macross Galaxy fleet produced under licence by obtained the Earth main star's permission.

VF-19C/MG21 Excalibur
A Macross Galaxy Fleet original production type that uses the VF-19C as the parent body.  The production of a rival company's VF-19 is not treated as humiliating, even though it isn't the in-house VF-22.  Rather, the same firm's technology camp pushed the development of the "superior VF-19" forward as an excellent opportunity.  Nonetheless, the burden on the pilot by the VF-19's picky handling couldn't be helped, and this burden became the part that accelerated the project to strengthen the pilot's human body itself.  This is the 1./VII./JG3 (Galaxy 3rd Combat Air Wing VII Flight Squadron 1st Company) "Pegasus" unit that was displayed in the Hoshiten cup.  The same squadron, with a special coating in the former Unified Forces colours in such things as base festivals and aviation events, gathers overwhelming popular feelings from the citizens.

Technical Specification:

Model Number: VF-19C/MG21
Classification: Variable Fighter
Attached to: Macross Galaxy Corporate Forces (New Unified Forces)
Design: Shinsei Industry
Total Length: 18.62 m (fighter form)
Total Width: 14.87 m (fighter form with wings at maximum extension)
Total Height: 3.96 m (fighter form, not including main landing gear)

Colouring Data
Main body white: #69 grand prix white
Main body green: green max railway colour yellow-green no. 6
Canopy coating: Alclad II pearl gold
vectoring nozzles: Alclad II steel

Hasegawa 1/72 scale YF-19 plastic kit conversion
Production & Text: eminence (VF-1 Riders)

[someone else will have to translate the text]

Eminence... A man of the YF-19 fools generation.  Current circumstances: every year I participate in the "VF-1 Riders" in the Shizuoka Hobby Show combined exhibition.  It is a pleasure to see the participating members' airframes.




Pg 157
"Macross the Ride" Tankoubon
Simultaneously published on June 25.

Enjoy the world of "Ride" with the models!!
"Macross the Ride" started being serialized in January, 2011.  One of the tankoubon to be published is the construction of the models from the first episode to the sixth episode of "Macross the Ride".  For the tankoubon, the page number is increased as the reorganized pages of the magazine's construction articles have additional newly taken photos of the construction of the Vanquish Race specification Valkyries.  A special conversation with director Kawamori, the creator of the Valkyries, and Mr. Tenjin Hidetaka, who is now in charge of the Valkyrie arrangement, is also added to the end of the book.  This book should be read by all Macross fans!

Macross the Ride Visual Book Vol. 01
A4 modified size / Predetermined Price: ?924  80 pages


Enjoy the world of "Ride" with the story!!
At last, "Macross the Ride", which is being serialized by Dengeki Hobby Web, is being made into a tankoubon.  Volume One collects from the first episode to the sixth episode.  It is the master, Kodachi Ukyou, who is in charge of writing the novelization of Macross F.  Moreover, as this work is establishing the background of the "Macross F" political world of 2058, it is loaded everywhere with scenes that are twin-pronged for "Macross F" fans.  At the time of making it into a tankoubon, the web version is being drastically expanded and revised.  It is our assurance that the readers who have already read the story will be able to enjoy the contents.

Macross the Ride Volume One
B6 size / Predetermined Price: ?1,260  384 pages


You'll be able to take the time to appreciate master Tomii Otsuka illustrations that were only able to be seen on the Web.
(Compilation note: when published, they will be in monochrome.)


* The release date of the publishing of these new publications might be delayed due to various circumstances.  Please understand beforehand.
* Each predetermined price is including tax (5%).
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Episode 8: Combat Open

Features:
VF-11C Thunderbolt Interceptor
VF-17D "Song Cuu Long"
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Episode 9: Peaceful Children

Features:
 VF-22HG Schwalbe Zwei
VF-11B Thunder Bell III
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VBP-1/VA-110 Neo-Guraaji
Specs
Model Designation: VBP-1/VA-110
Classification: Variable Battle Pod
Attached to: Earth Main Planetary Fleet "Fasces"
Design: Macross Combine [Business Concern] / General Galaxy / New Nile Armoury
Manufacturing: Protodeviln Automated Arsenal
Empty Weight: 27,500 kg
Engine: Roicommi  / General Galaxy Thermonuclear Converter FC-2450?

Offensive Equipment:
A: Mauler APB-01S Anti-Ship Heavy Quantum Beam Gun
B: Mauler LPG30/AA Anti-Air Laser Pulse Gun x2
C: Bifors BML-02S Micro-missile Launcher x4
D: Ericon APB-33 Scattering Irradiation type Charged Particle Gun Launcher x2

Defensive Equipment:
A) complete set of Energy Conversion Armour SWGA System
B) complete set of Active Stealth Systems
C) complete set of chaff, flare and smoke dispenser systems
D) complete set of pin-point barriers.

Airframe Explanation
VBP-1/VA-110 Neo Guraaji

A variable battle pod that's based on the EVA (Enemy Valkyrie, Enemy Variable Fighter) that was developed by use of the Earth side's technology which was leaked to the lost Zentraadi in the latter half of the 2010s.  The Neo Guraaji is an EVA that the Macross Combine completed while taking in the design of such things as the VF-4 Lightning; the EVA having not achieved the rebirth of high-performance Guraaji.
This craft, which was developed as one of the candidates for the AVF Plan, has had high-manoeuvrability and a large quantity of fire power handed over to it, additional speed in fighter form, and has perfect performance in hand-to-hand combat in GERWALK* due to a pin-point barrier and strengthened SWGA.  And even though it has been assigned the dogfighting abilities of such things as the VF-19 and VF-22, it has earned a favourable reputation among Zentraadi soldiers as a powerful heavy attack craft.  It has excellent electronic warfare functions, and is able to control both the QF-3000 and QF-4000 Ghost fighters.**
However, from the consideration of that high-performance, the cockpit is extremely narrow, and although it is for the Zentraadi, it's said that unless the pilot is a Meltrandi with a small physique, the true specifications won't be pulled out of the airframe.  Even though a micron-use airframe also exists as the VA-110, as it has a design who's prerequisite is the Zentraadi health-function feedback,    it is hard to say that it could perfectly reproduce the Neo-Guraaji's fighting abilities.  Most of the craft deployed to "Fasces" are preferentially deployed to Zentraadi soldiers who adore Naresuan.**

*Battroid in the online version.
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Re: Macross The Ride Translations (2011.01 ~ 20XX.XX)
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2011, 12:59:44 AM »
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placeholder 2011.10 issue

Episode 10: FASCES

Features:
VBP-1/VA-110 Neo Glaug
VF-11B Lacrimosa
VF-11B/X Sister Valkyrie
VF-11B Kai El Camino Real
VF-11B "803"
VF-11B Miyabi
VF-11B/MAXL Red Curtain
VF-11B Rev-Splash