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Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie Wings of Space

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Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie Wings of Space
« on: December 30, 2010, 05:58:45 AM »
Thoughts before translation: there's no way that I'll be translating the whole book.  Right now, time's tight, and there's a lot of content.  Therefore, scanlations!

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VF Photo Files
004~013

F.A.S.T. Pack
014~15
(...)


016~017

VF-1 FAST Pack / Config ver. 2.0
Development: Stonewell Bellcom / Shinnakasu Heavy Industry
Length: 14.15 m
Height: 5.12 m
Back: NP-BP-01A OMS/RCS Pack, HMMMP-02 Micro-missile Pod
Legs: NP-FB-01B Conformal Tank
Arms: NP-AR-01B Conformal Tank / Micro-missile Pod
Tank Capacity: 1,410 L (inside the plane) + 5,020 L (FAST packs)

Operational Deployment
(...)

sidebar:
VF-1FDE: an all-functions testing craft that was completed in May, 2008.  All sorts of tests are carried out by it over about 2 months.  As it indicated a performance that satisfies the Unified Forces' requirements, the mass production of the VF-1 was approved.

L-5: (...)


018

System Outline
(...)

sidebar:
Propellant and the Amount Carried within the craft: (...)

VF-1's ability to transition to orbit (...)


019

Caution Marking
NP-BP-01A
NP-AR-01B
NP-AR-01C
NP-FB-01B

Fire Panel:  (...)
Hoist Point:  (...)

Modex:  (...)
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Re: Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie Wings of Space
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 06:38:02 AM »
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020
Caption: Config ver. 1.0
Caption: Config ver. 2.0

Standard System Configuration
NP-FB-01 & NP-AR-01 Conformal Tanks

The first type of FAST pack developed where attached to the lower part of the arms and the engine nacelles.  Type A (NP-FB-01A) and type B (NP-FB-01B) exist.  It is possible to install the type A without lowering the engine nacelle down.  The engine nacelle and arm packs are loaded with 3,960 L of propellant, and they increase the FF-2001 thermonuclear engine's running time by 4.  In space, propellant is used a lot faster, and they have a maximum combat operating time of 1,500 seconds in the combat zone.
(...)

sidebar:
LHP-04 Low Thrust Vernier Thruster: (...)

Integral Tank: (...)

HMM-01 Micro-missile: (...)



021
Caption: Config ver. 3.0 (with Mauler RO-2A)
Caption: Config ver. 4.0 (for VF-1P)


NP-BP-01 OMS/RCS Pod
(...) rear part of the FAST pack contains a nozzle that's an OMS = Orbital Manoeuvring System.  Contains a Gas Hybrid Rocket with its own fuel supply.  The one engine has 10,095 kg of thrust.  (...)
RCS = Reaction Control System (seem to be the manoeuvring thrusters) (...)

HMMMP-02 Micro-missile Pod
 (...) there is 1 weapon pod at the front of NP-BP-01 series FAST pack.  Contains 20 HMM-03 Micro-missiles.  The HMM-03 has a slightly smaller warhead than the HMM-01, however it has improved explosives, making it about the same as the HMM-01.  (...)  1 weapon pod can launch 2, 4 or 8 micro-missiles at the same time.  (...)



022
Additional Tanks for Mobilization Outside the Atmosphere:
As one of the ways to load the VF-1 with as much propellant as possible, optional tanks are installed in the air intakes.  Even though this tank made of soft resin is cheap and is easily switched, it cannot be replenished midway.



023
Mauler RO-2A Beam Cannon Turret Pack
An anti-warship high output laser beam gun is installed in the front of the NP-BP-01 series pack.  1 shot is able to punch a hole in the armour in the side of a Buritai class Zentraadi battleship.  It has a high output beam that is a gas-dynamic laser that uses energy/plasma diverted from the core of the FF-2001 Thermonuclear Turbine Engines.  (...) is equipped with enough laser gas for 8 shots.  Can also be used for anti-air uses.  (...)


Caption: (...)

Sidebar: The movie that depicted the first sortie of the Macross: (...)  (talking about DYRL in-universe)



024
VF-1 FAST Pack / Config ver. 3.0 (with Mauler RO-2A
Development: Shinsei Industry
Length: 14.15 m
Height: 5.60 m
Back: NP-BP-01B OMS/RCS Pack, Mauler RO-2A Beam Cannon Turret Pack, HMMMP-02 Micro-missile Pod
Legs: NP-FB-01B Conformal Tank
Arms: NP-AR-01C Conformal Tank / Micro-missile Pod
Tank Capacity: 1,410 L (inside the plane) + 5,360 L (FAST packs)

sidebar:
GIC: Gravity Inertia Control System.  The heavy quantum that are generated as a catalyst of the fold carbon (coil) are used in the unit which is the core of the thermonuclear reaction engine.  It also controls the plasma stream that is generated by the reaction at the same time as it contains and compresses the reactant by a local gravitational field.



025
System
(...) output is dozens of megawatts.    Range is several km. 

Operation
(...) from the later half of 2013.  3 to 4 were deployed.



026~027
Captions:
1.
2.
3.
4.



028

VF-1 FAST Pack / Config ver. 1.0
Development: Stonewell Bellcom / Shinnakasu Heavy Industry
Length: 14.23 m
Height: 3.74 m
Legs: NP-FB-01A Conformal Tank
Arms: NP-AR-01A Conformal Tank
Tank Capacity: 1,410 L (inside the plane) + 3,960 L (FAST packs)

Type A Conformal Tank
The Type A Conformal Tank set was developed in accordance to the initial design idea.  Even though the installation form isn't different from the B Type with the tanks mounted on the sides of the engine nacelles and underside of the body (the exterior of the arms), because there isn't the capacity for a unit on the top part of the engine nacelles, it is possible to fix the legs at completely the same position as in fighter mode.  As they have only a simple preheat and insulation system, in space, preheating the engines was necessary in order to put the propellant into a state that it could be used.  The system was not convenient.  Until the beginning of 2009, only a small number were produced, and thereafter it moved onto Type B's production.  Even though about 10 sets were brought into the SDF-1 Macross test use purposes, such things as the actual results of their use are unknown.
It was called "Booby Duck" among the designers because of the equipment's silhouette, and the development code of the B Type originates from this.



029
5 Figure view of the VF-1 when the Conformal Tanks are Installed
(no text)
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Re: Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie Wings of Space
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011, 10:17:04 AM »
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030

Armoured Valkyrie

(...)  Armour Pack (...)
As of 2030, recently they can be spotted from Apollo Base on the Moon's surface (...)

Caption: Data of the origin of Development (...)



031

Caption: The No.1 experimental GBP-01S craft in the midst of an in-house test at Shinnakasu Heavy Industry in Japan.  Externally it is made up like the test of a new experimental Destroid, and so as to not distinguish the shape easily from a distance, it seems to have been painted in a dark blue.  Furthermore, the armaments that it's been furnished with are all dummies.



032

Operational Details
(...)

Caption: 1 (...)

Caption: 2 (...)

Caption: 3 (...)

Caption: 4 (...)



033

Operational Supposition
(...)

Caption: Reactive Armour: (...)



034

(...)

The Systems of the GBP-1S
(...)

Caption: The VF that goes beyond a High Price: (...)

Caption: Assault Tactics that Require the Use of Reaction Weapons: (...)

Caption: The Deployment of the Armour Pack: (...)



035

(...) VF-1A can only operate the armour pack for 12 minutes, the FCS of the VF-1J is designed for using the GBP-1S (...)   Pack as 2 sets of AESA radar for use in space.  1 upwards and 1 downwards.



036

The details of each unit in all parts of the GBP-1S
(...) in the tips of the back boosters are radar array units.  There functions are the same as that as the radar in the VF-1's nose but detect in all directions.  Also, the radar pods can be exchanged for the Mauler RO-2A or HMMMP-02 Micro-missile launcher units from the FAST packs.
(...) THere are 5 shots in each chest launcher, for a total of 10 GH-32 Grenade Crushers.  (...)   Each shoulder launcher has 11 shots in 3 rows, for a total of 22 GH-32.  (...)  Each arm has a 3 shot, 3 row GA-100 High-speed armour piercing crusher launcher.  (...)  The front of the waist is were the main capacitor is located.  There were 2 kinds loaded on the SDF-1, 1 type used the VF-1's nose radar as is, the other type had an additional small radar.  (...)  The legs had 2 4-shot GH-32 launchers on the outer side, and 2 2-shot launchers on the backs.  (...)  The armour pack has an energy conversion armour system that has a high defensive ability.  During emergency use, it has the strength to allow the unit to return to the mothership.

Caption: With the missiles stored in the armour parts, it was possible to load several varieties of missiles at the same time in each of the pallets with interchangeable equipment, according to the operation.  In actuality, several choices existed in addition to missiles like the GH-32 Grenade Crusher that the experimental GBP-1S made use of.

Caption: LHP-03L Low Thrust Vernier Thruster (...)



037

GBP/PWS-01S (shoulder): In addition to the standard GH-32 Grenade Crusher [launcher] built into the shoulders, cluster-missile [launchers]* and so on seem to have been researched.  It is also possible to install propellant tanks for the thrusters instead of the armament pallets, designed to extend things like the cruising range and mobilization time.
* 32 cluster-missiles per shoulder launcher are pictured.

GBP/PWS-01T (thigh): With the unit that protects the air intake, the upper part has a structure that opens slightly when in the atmosphere, in order to lead air into the engine.  When in space orbit, the low-thrust manoeuvrability vernier thrusters in the front are used to assist in position changes of the craft.  A rack for Raminton H-22T Hand Grenades is installed in the side part.

GBP/PWS-01C (chest): Though a limited energy conversion armour is used in the chest, it can be thought that the energy conversion armour applies from the front armour to the abdomen (the front of the cockpit).  The pallet contained within the front armour can be exchanged for a unit with an entirely different use.

GBP/PWS-01L (leg): GH-32 Grenade Crusher launchers are installed on the sides and rear of the PWS-01L.  The missiles that are fixed with a latch, can be released one at a time.  The slit on the side of the missile is a thruster, and after the missile launches, the thrusters are used to change the missiles vector as it pursues the target.

(...) there were 10 GBP-1S loaded on the SDF-1.



038

(...) GBP-1S/C  (...)  GBP-2S  (...)  SDP-1 Stampede pack (option) (...)

Caption: SVF-50 Spiritis of the Sword above the surface of the moon.  (...)  based on ARMD-6 Constellation.

Caption: Operation Bullseye: (...)

Caption: The Airframes based on the J type: (...)

Caption: Supply Positions that are put in the space combat region: (...)



039

Operations that Put it into Combat
(...)  SWI  (...)  Zentraadi Bodoru Main Fleet 67th branch Gurimaru class Buritai fleet enemy recon pod (...)  etc.
(...)  the SDF-1 had 10 spare armour packs.  After the end of SWI, there were 80 sets of GBP-2S.  After the anti-Bodoru war, there was only 1 set in the original configuration.  (...)
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Re: Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie Wings of Space
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040-041

Operation  Bulls Eye

Solitary Pilots

(...) Takes place during SDF-1's long return to Earth in 2009.10, in the oribt of Mars.  6 of the 10 Armoured Valkyries on the SDF-1 participated in the operation against the Buritai Fleet.  2 craft served as recon, and there were QF-3000E Ghosts in 2 unit formations.


Desperate Force [Force that has the do-or-die spirit/are prepared for death]
(...)


Caption: 2 craft of the SDF-1 Macross's VF-1 Flying Corps <SVF-13 Prancers> that participated in Operation Bull's Eye.  The warheads that they are equipped with on the arm hard points appears to be RMS-1 Anti-Ship Reaction Missiles.  Due to the heat ray discharge from the explosion of the reaction warhead, the surface of the armour parts are coated with a special white series coating.

Caption: Macross Broadcasting System Television: (...)

Caption: Operation Bull's Eye: (...)

Caption: Skull Squadron: (...)


042-043

The Situation Immediately Before Macross's Return to Earth
(...)

Operation Bull's Eye
(...)


Captions 042
Caption: Macross' Transitional Position: (...)

Caption: Infighting Zone: (...)

Caption: The Main Armament's Not Working: (...)

Caption: VF-1 Flight Squadrons of CVS-101 Prometheus

Captions 043
Caption: <SVF-37> Warrant Officer Carl Reger's 710th craft, attached to the SDF-1, participated in Operation Bull's Eye.  The photograph is taken when the 710th craft undertook a watch in the outskirts of the SDF-1 Macross when it's on orbit after returning to Earth.

Caption:?<SVF-22> Warrant Officer Linus Philander's 408th craft, also attached to the SDF-1 and had participated in Operation Bull's Eye.  It's firearm control was entrusted to the 710th craft that accompanied it.  It fought against the enemy Battle Pod group, and was seriously damaged.  It didn't return.  It is possible to fire the GU-11A Gun Pod without being operated in the VF-1's manipulater, even though they are mounted on the arm's GBP/PWS-01A exterior hard points.



044

To the Enemy Defence Net
(...)

Caption: VF-1JA: (...)

Caption: VE-1 Elint Seeker: (...)

Caption: Tactical Thermonuclear Reaction Shells: (...)

Caption: Macross Broadcasting Station's Report Program: (...)



045

Hard Darts
(...)

Caption: Boris Gulikovsky (1984~): (...)

Caption: Hidefumi Takita (1991~): (...)

Caption: Karl Reger (1975~: (...)

Caption: Linus Philander (1987~2009: (...)



046

Hawai'i Base No.2 Training Practice Squadron
VF-1A #111 / 2009.03
(...)

SDF-1 Macross <SVF-1 Skulls / Vermilion Flight>
VF-1J #023 2nd Lieutenant Ichijo Hikaru's craft / 2009.10
(...)

Unified Forces Command Headquarters Test Evaluation Squadron
VF-1J (Block 8 ) #02 Captain Motoharu Kisugi's craft / 2010.01
(...)



047

SDF-1 Macross <SVF-37>
VF-1JA #710 Warrant Officer Karl Reger's craft / 2009.10
(...)

SDF-1 Macross <SVF-22>
VF-1A #408 Warrant Offiver Linus Philander's craft / 2009.10
(...)

SDF-1 Macross <SVF-13 Plungers>
VF-1J #105 2nd Lieutenant Boris Gulikovsky's craft / 2009.10
(...)
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Re: Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie Wings of Space
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048
Theory of Space Combat
(...)

The Basis of Combat Outside the Atmosphere
(...)

Caption: ANIGRAS
Anti Neuman-type Generalize Integrated Renormalization Aided System.  (...)

Caption: The Shuttle coming and going from the Earth
(...)

Caption: Speed at Defold
(...)



049
1 Satellite Orbit Combat
(...)

2 Planet Orbit Combat
(...)

3 Interstellar Orbit Combat
(...)

(...)


Yellow Arrow: circuit course on satellite orbit (unspecified)
Green Arrow: Direction of Gravity
Orange Arrow: Mother Ship's course (unspecified)
Blue Arrow: Direction of the combined effect of accelerating force and centrifugal force (or inertia from the mothership).

Caption: (...)



050-051
VF-1 Manual
(...)

Document Outline and Importance

(...)

caption: Disclosure
(...)



052
It is Necessary to Read It from the Cover
(...)

Caption: Subtypes of the VF-1
(...)

Caption: DV3
(...)

Caption:
(...)



053
Yellow Sheet
(...)

Caption: Bailout
(...)

Caption: F-111 Series
(...)

Caption: Burst Mode
(...)



054
LWS (Existing Lightweight Equipment Systems)
(...)



055-057
MMD
(...)



058
The Equipment Relevant to "Mode B"
(...)

Caption: The Control Grip for "Mode B"
(...)

Caption: (...)
(...)



059
Side Console
(...)

Checksheet
(...)

Caption: Side Console
(...)
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060-061
VT-1 Ostrich / VE-1 ELINT Seeker
The VT-1 Ostrich and VE-1 ELINT Seeker are two-seater specification types of the VF-1 series.  The VT-1 is the model conversion training plane that brought up the initial VF-1 drivers, and the VE-1, represented by the rotodome unit, became the "eyes" of such things as fleets and bases as an airborne warning and control system craft because of it's strengthened enemy search abilities.
Though the two-seater type originally was a D type that was used as a model-conversion trainer in the initial period of the VF-1's deployment, even if it had the same two-seater type nose block, a number of improvements are seen in the crew survivability (the survivability) in space in the VT-1 and VE-1.  Specifically, the cockpit specifications have changed to 3MCCS-2, which should have been able to enhance the capacity of such things as the emergency power supply and oxygen tank by about 15%.  The first generation VT-1 and VE-1 that were produced by the Block 6 order are the first VF-1 to have adopted this new cockpit specification.


Caption: The VE-1 and VT-1 (Block 10, 13) that were produced in the First Interstellar War both had wiring for use as electronic warfare craft.  They could be adapted to multiple uses by changing the equipment that the rear seat personnel operated, depending on the operation. 

Caption: 1 In the later half of the 2020's, the two-seater type VE-1 is not only the original airborne early warning craft, but the breadth of its all-purposefulness is shown again in it being assigned to such roles as attack craft, reconnaissance craft and forward control craft.  Pictured is the Attack Squadron "SVC-133 Star Hunters" attached to planet Eden's New Edwards Base.

Caption: 2 Even though the forward control craft is assumed to be conducting itself in a dominant position that is difficult to be attacked directly, the forward control craft carries armaments for self-defence, such as micro-missile pods.

Caption: 3 & 4 Not just the VE-1, but also VT-1 based airframes are included in the "SVC-133".  They have tails that have been exchanged for normal sized ones when changing deployments, and the ability to tell the airframes apart isn't connected to their external appearance, as each model's special equipment has been removed.  The airframes have also received remodelling as attack craft, and such things as the head turret, main wings and tails have been exchanged for A model equipment (corresponding to Block 12).



062
VT-1 Ostrich
The VT-1 is an airframe that was born by a specification decision that assumed that it would be  deployed as a two-seater training craft so that the number of pilots in the VF-1 force whose deployment is proceeding would increase.  Concerning the sections other than the nose block, the airframe and basic design are hardly changed, and correspond to the VF-1 7 and 8 blocks, which are referred to as the middle period model.  However, because the position where the center of the body divides has been changed due to the balance of the extended nose block, the layout of the internal equipment follows that of the Block 4 D model.  The head unit's design was simplified as the laser gun, whose production had at last began to get on the right track, was put to use in the VF-1A; and besides the addition of sensors in the wing-tips, the vertical stabilizers were also changed.  Related to the vertical stabilizers, the storage of the tail block had a stop-gap treatment due to the changes to the dorsal shape (this was also due to the effect of the extension of the nose block).  Though naturally it generated an effect on the manoeuvrability of the VT-1 when operated within the atmosphere, because the VT-1's priority when used in combat is low, the effect was definitely disregarded.  In the cases after the first Interstellar War where surplus VT-1's were put to use in such roles as attack craft and control instruction craft, there are a lot of examples of the vertical stabilizers having been exchanged for standard sized ones.  Even though the VT-1 is a design that was modified for space operation, naturally it cannot be concluded to be exclusively for space, and it was able to fly in the atmosphere without trouble.
The FAST packs prepared for the VT-1 are a combination of 3 kinds; NP-BP?T11 (dorsal), NP-FB-T1 (leg), and NP-AU-T1 (arm).  The precedent of the VF-1 is followed.  Even though in things like the media, a FAST pack equipped VT-1 is called a "Super Ostrich", it is not a formal name of the craft.  As the VT-1 doesn't need to be armed, each pack cannot be equipped with such things as missile palettes, and one could consider them to be almost completely for propellant.  Though the NP-BP-TI has a design which can be multipurpose due to the exchangeable front of the pod, usually a small sensor pod that maintains the field of vision from the cockpit and an energy capacitor unit is often installed.
Even though the 3 vernier thrusters that are on the front of the leg conformal tanks are not in the VF-1's FAST pack equipment, when used as a training craft these additional thrusters are configured to not be operated by the controlling ANGIRAS by the operation of the front-seat trainee.  The vernier thrusters react only when judged by the rear-seat instructor as urgent, and are controlled by the rear-seat control system.  Of course, complete control from the front seat is also available according to the configuration.
From the 2010's, when the VF-1 began to surrender the regular unit seat to new models, in addition to some of the latter period production models being used as electronic warfare craft that have equipment identical to the VE-1, the VT-1 was put to use in such roles as a control instruction craft.  In recent years, due to the spread of highly-accurate simulators; and one could say that the VT-1 almost finished the role as training craft in model-conversion, as even trainees often have to handle a single-seat airframe from the start.  In addition to some of the airframes being in active service as a forward air control craft, some were disposed of to civilians as ability limited edition in such things as avionics.  These were designated VT-1C (= Customer).



062
VE-1 ELINT Seeker
The VE-1 ELINT Seeker which was developed as an early-warning control (AWACS) craft, is an airframe that was the direct successor of the VF-1G; 12 of which were produced before the great war.  The G model is an airframe that belongs to Block 4, which is hypothesized to be operated in the atmosphere.  Finally, a full-blown space warning and control craft was accomplished with the VE-1.
The main enemy search unit is the rotodome which is installed in the dorsal NR-BP-E3 Booster Packs, and has an APS-201 radar built into it.  In addition, various antennas such as HF, VHF, and VLF are built into the NR-SR-E3 (right arm) and NR-SL-E3 (left arm), and are used for communication with high-ranking operations centres such as mother-ships.  Furthermore, the NR-FS-E3 Conformal Tanks that are mounted on the legs have side-looking radar units.
Though the design of the airframe itself follows that of VT-1 Ostrich, before the great war, the airframe that had the wiring system necessary to drive the enemy search electronics was limited only to this VE-1.  After the war, the production line is assumed to be roughly in-common, because the production number of both craft by themselves is small, so they were produced by specifications that both can operate as an electronic warfare craft.  The VE-1 can operate equipment for various enemy search operations, and it's exterior differs depending on the period and the operation.  In 2012, in addition to fleet conforming early-warning missions, and besides being used for such things as reconnaissance electronic warfare, the VE-1 was also used for such things as the central control craft of the Ghost series unmanned fighters.  Because a direct combat strength is not needed too much in the roles the VE-1 is assigned to, it is  known to have been kept in use without model updates to newly produced craft.  Because there are a lot of skilled rear-seat operators, the VE-1 was found to be more useful than newly produced craft combined with newcomers in reconnaissance missions; and there are a lot of carriers with a force that mixes 1 or 2 VE-1 into a surveillance squadron composed of VF-4.  Because demands for a modernization improvement were submitted by units that possessed prewar airframes, an update that corresponds to the P model which was based on the "Sleipnir Plan" was applied to a total of 12 craft.  It is said that about half of the VE-1 in active service now include this update.

Caption: 1, 2 The VE-1 ELINT Seeker isn't also merely an EWACS craft by such things as its avionics and program modifications.  It has enhanced abilities as an electronic warfare and control craft.  It is still in active service as of 2030.

Caption: 3 One of the reconnaissance devices that was deployed after the great war.  Intelligence gathering is carried out with composite detection equipment, such as the internal sensors and cameras installed in the lower part of the nose radome.

Caption: 4 At present, the VE-1 is used as a forward control craft.  Because the forward control craft observes while separated from the progress of the a battle (however at a closer position than the mother-ship), it is the craft that plays the role of sending pertinent instructions to friendly craft in its area.  A special qualified person (a forward air controller) who can carry out such things as target designation, command control, and judge the effectiveness of attacks boards the craft in the rear seat.



064
"VF" The Variable Fighter - VF as a variable Fighter
(...)

Caption: (...)



065
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Pg 66
(...)

Battroid Outline
(...)

Caption: The Possibility of things like the Reorganization and Unification of Armed Forces Organizations after the Unification War
(...)

Caption: Information Disclosure Restrictions to Civilians
(...)



Pg 067
Caption: Battroid Hand-to-Hand Combat Abilities
(...)

Caption: The Prisoner Rescue Operation in the Midst of the SDF-1's Return Voyage
(...)

Caption: The Know-how to Use a Battroid in Dogfights
(...)

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Pg 068
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Pg 069
Battroid Mode Tactics
(...)

Caption: Overshoot
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Caption: The Kwadoran System which is a High-Manoeuvrability Type
(...)

Caption: Motion and Potential Energy
(...)



Pg 070
Caption: 1 (...)

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Pg 071
Outline of GERWALK Mode
(...)

Caption: Existence of the VF-0
(...)

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Pg 072-073
GERWALK Mode Tactics
(...)

Evaluation of the VF-1
(...)

Caption: 1 (...)

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Pg 074
The Transformation System of the VF-1
(...)

Transformation System
(...)

Operational Limitations
(...)



Pg 075
Details of the Transformation Mechanism
(...)

The Nose and Central Body
(...)

Caption: MHD Generator
Magnetohydrodynamic Power Generation.  (...)

Caption: Sortie
(...)

Caption: Fly-by-Light
(...)

Caption: A VF-1J that is guarding the Departure Ceremony of an Emigrant Fleet.  The background is a newly commissioned ARMD class.  Among the variations of the VF-1, the J and S models, whose production number is few, are often traditionally used as the squadron leader's craft, and are also popular airframes amongst aviation fans.

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Pg 076
The Cockpit During the Battroid Mode Transformation
1~6 (...)

Battroid Mode Pilot Escape and Embarking and Disembarking System
1~2 (...)
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Re: Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie Wings of Space
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2011, 01:35:29 PM »
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Pg 077
The Tail Block and Vertical Stabilizers
(...)

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Pg 078
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Pg 079
Air Intakes and Engine Nacelles
(...)

Arms
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Pg 080-081
Project Christie
(...)

Caption: The East and West Cold War
(...)

Caption: J. W. Christie
John Walter Christie (1865~1944).  (...)

Caption: The Establishment Theory when the GERWALK was Being Tested
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Pg 082-083
Long Voyage - The Return of the Valkyrie
A VF-1 was recovered from the Moon's orbit in 2025.  Even though it was a preserved prototype of the VF-1, there was intense damage and all of it's functions had been stopped.  When it was first discovered, it appeared to be an airframe that had been shot and abandoned in the First Interstellar War.  It was cautiously collected as there was also the possibility that it was booby trapped by the Zentraadi, and was transported to the Moon's Apollo Base for examination.  It's astonishing truth was confirmed during that examination.  The fuselage is an A type from Block 2, and is the number 3 VF that had it's roll-out in December, 2008.  This number 3 craft, along with the number 2 craft had carried out tests of equipment for use outside the atmosphere at the L-5 Lab Station.  Even though it's circumstances were unknown in the confusion after the First Interstellar War, after the testing, it was confirmed to have been used for a certain test according to records that remain in fragments in the abandoned Lab Station and the Apollo Base.  That test was one of an unmanned cruise to Saturn in order to test the VF-1's and the FF-2001 thermonuclear turbine engine's durability and the confirmation of ANIGRAS's autonomous actions in extreme circumstances.



Pg 084
Marks on Chart
red line:
Saturn Orbit
orange line: Jupiter Orbit
green line: Earth Orbit
dates: 2009 May, 2011 January, 2017 August



Pg 085
Project Trapeze
This endurance test was named "trapeze", and preparations were carried out over 2 months from March 2009 at the L-5 Lab Station.  Trapeze, project name, was used as it includes the wish that the VF-1 will return without fail.  The number 3 craft was selected as the test craft, and remodelling started from the engines.   Moreover, the engines were remodelled to consumption reduced models that only generate a minimum of plasma for the sake of system maintenance of the reactors as well as in the midst of inertial flight, in a specification where the propellant is hydrogen gas with good propulsive efficiency.  By this remodelling, the engines came to be able to put out a maximum thrust of up to 37,500 kg.  Moreover, such things as the material properties of the parts unit of the engines themselves were looked at again, and not only the accompanying materials of the nozzle were made for high temperature exhaust, but also the refrigeration system was also completely changed.
Even though the FF-2001 were originally engines with high durability, as this test, even at its shortest, takes 10 years.  Remodelling of the engines was done deliberately and carefully, as their ability to endure so much continuous operation is unknown.  Of course the fuselage was operated unmanned.  The canopy was left transport and various recording equipment and 12 kinds of optical sensors were loaded into the cockpit.  Moreover, the canopy shield has been retained in order to temporarily defend the canopy from such things as debris and micro-rocks that float in space.  A huge amount of reactant and propellant was prepared for consumption as the cruising period lasts 10 years, and a gigantic tank was installed on the VF-1.  The external fuel tank of the NR-707, the greatest class of terrestrial trafficking shuttle at that time, was remodelled and was loaded with 2,457,000 L of liquid hydrogen and 2,898,000 L of reactant.

Caption: Schematic diagram of the propellant tank that was installed on the fuselage of the VF-1 number 3 craft "Amanda", that had been prepared for the Saturn round-trip test.  Attitude control boosters and thrusters were added to the real thing itself.

Cruise Plan
In the schedule that the project team had planned, the VF-1 that leaves L-5 accelerates to 19.5 km/s in May, 2009, transits Jupiter at very-close range in January, 2011, accelerates all-the more to 45.7 km/s due to Jupiter's gravity and the engines operating at full power, and reaches Saturn's orbit in August, 2017.  It decelerates going around Saturn's neighbourhood, and after surveying the area, the VF-1 enters a return orbit to Earth and the return to Earth takes about 5 years.

On May 23, 2009, the VF-1 number 3 craft left the L-5 Lab Station as planned.  The number 3 craft, which had been named "Amanda" after the team leader's wife, succeeded in the initial acceleration.  Even though it continued to fly well, at the beginning of 2010, because the L-5 Lab Station had been destroyed in a Zentraadi attack before the Bodoru Flagship Fleet Earth attack, it became impossible to track the VF-1 number 3 craft.  In addition, everybody also completely forgot about the project because of the postwar confusion, not to mention that not only news of "Amanda" thereafter, but even the people who knew of its existence, had disappeared.
The recording equipment of "Amanda", which was discovered in 2025, was unfortunately destroyed.  Even though only fragmentary contents of the records were able to be distinguished, the image of Saturn was projected in several images, and at the very least, it confirmed that the VF-1 number 3 craft had reached Saturn, it's destination point.  Also, there are images that capture the countless numbers of groups of luminous points that are thought to be the Bodoru Flagship Fleet, and even though at first it had been guessed whether "Amanda" had sustained a Zentraadi attack, by investigation, it was clear that the cause of the VF-1's destruction was not such things as beam guns and missiles.  At present, it is thought that the damage is the result of contact with a micro-meteorite group in the asteroid belt.  Although they are minute, the amount of "Amanda's" damage is tremendous, and it is thought that its likely that a large slip in the orbit occurred at that point.  Nevertheless, it is a wonder that the VF-1 somehow struggled on to the vicinity of Earth, and one cannot help but feel admiration for the excellence of the renewed VF-1 and ANGIRAS.
"Amanda" has presently been repaired to the same appearance it had at the time it departed from L-5, and in exhibition facilities in the Apollo Moon Base on the surface of the Moon, those wings rest next to the VF-1 number 2 craft that it performed tests with.
The woman who was the origin of the name "Amanda" survives, and at the time that "Amanda" was repaired, she offered photographs that she had been keeping which were taken immediately before "Amanda's" departure.  Moreover, from those pictures it turns out that nose-art was drawn imitating her on the nose of the number 1 craft, and this has also been restored as accurately as possible before the exhibition.



Pg 086
VF-1X/P
The VF-1 modernization improvement

On the very day of the February 2009 SDF-1's Space-Launch Ceremony, the VF-1 finally faced its own potential enemy, extraterrestrial life = the Zentraadi Forces.  Opposing the Zentraadi who attack with overwhelming amounts of resources in the battles during the Macross's Earth-return voyage, surprisingly the VF-1 fought a good fight and proved its usefulness as a weapon.  However, there were situations were systematically the airframe couldn't oppose the tactics of the Zentraadi Forces, and there were great losses.  In March 2010, the Unified Space Forces analyzed the Zentraadi Forces' tactics from such things as various data and records that the Macross carried home; and the "Sleipnir Program" was put into the operation.  The program updated the VF-1 so that it could oppose the Zentraadi tactics.

Caption: The differences of the VF-1P and VF-1's outward appearance can be easily distinguished from such things as 1) change in the canopy shape (the crown is slightly higher and it's livability has been improved), 2) change in the dorsal shape (it bulges from the installation of thermonuclear reaction batteries), 3) additional warning sensors in the tail end of the tail block, and 4) change in the nozzle shape (the tiptoe is tapered to a point, attaining a stealth cut).  The exteriors have also been exchanged so that the panel lines can be turned into ones with a stealth cut.



Pg 087
The Sleipnir Program
Even though the "Sleipnir Program" that started in 2010 primarily advanced the enhancement of the VF-1's operational ability outside of the atmosphere as well as being oriented toward raising the VF-1's survival rate, the plan was suddenly ended.  It is because the entire surface of the Earth had been annihilated by the attack of the Bodoru Main Fleet at the end of the First Interstellar War.  The once terminated "Sleipnir Program" was reactivated 8 years later in 2018, at the time it was decided to stop the VF-4's production 4 years later, in 2022.
Even though the VF-4 was expected to be the direct successor of the VF-1, it had irregular manoeuvrability in the atmosphere.  Moreover, it's operational rate was lower because of such things as it's transformation mechanism didn't really work.  Even though the manufacturer was steadily continuing the repair work to solve these technical problems, the VF-4's production didn't advance at all due to that, and its deployment plan to the force was much-delayed.  Production started from 2012, and about 6,000 VF-4 were delivered by 2018.  However, at this point, the suspension of the VF-4's production had been decided.



Pg 088-089
VF-1X
Development: Shinsei Industry
Model: VF-1X
Empty Weight: 14,100 kg (estimated)
Main Propulsion Engine: Shinakasu / P&W / Royce FF-2021 thermonuclear turbine engine x2
Auxiliary Propulsion Engine: liquid rocket booster x3
Thrust: 13,200 kg  (main engine), 8,520 kg (auxiliary engine)
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.81 (at 10,000 m), Mach 3.89 (at or above 30,000 m)
Crew: 1
Standard Armament: Mauler ROV-20 11mm anti-air laser machine-gun x1, Howard GU-11D 55 mm 3-barrel Gatling gun pod
External Armament: AMM-1 anti-air, anti-ground missile, RMS-1F large anti-ship reaction warhead, others.

"Fighter form"
Length: 14.23 m
Width: 14.30 m (main wings fully extended), 8.20 m (main wings swept back)
Height: 3.74 m


Such things as the budget and deployment plan are sure to have been revised in the direction of a production increase if the VF-4 had accomplished a performance as the perfect successor to the VF-1, which it was expected to be.  These days, even with the VF-4's actual level of operational, it and the existing VF-1 appear to have shared roles.  The merits of both fighters compensate for their mutual weak points, with the two performing separate roles.  The VF-4 establishes such things as invasion and defensive lines at medium or greater ranges in the void of space, and the VF-1 is used for such things as the fleet's close-cover combat force and atmospheric patrol.  By doing so, the present VF force's operating ratio has been raised.  Even though it is necessary to narrow the number of fighter craft down to 1 model, if you consider the efficiency of such things as maintenance and parts supply, having 2 different fighters means that they are not limited by cases where all of the craft that compose the force fall into a suspension of sorties when such things as defects in some sort of design are exposed.  Related to the safety restrictions that were set on such security, even though the conventional wisdom in operating the craft had greatly changed before and after the great war, the possibility of a suspension of sorties due to defects was not zero.  Also, including such things as the newly developed models from the emergent General Galaxy, if the municipal circumstances allowed for the choice of operating several models, the resulting margin for error was convenient for the autonomous governments of emigrant planets which were born from that time.
In such a situation, the remaining 2,000 VF-4 in the procurement schedule will be produced by 2022, and the production will end with a balance of 8,000 VF-4 in total.  However, as the VF-5000 finally just received approval for mass production at this stage in 2020, it has generated an uncertainty in the VFs that can be procured at present.  Even though the number of VF-1 hasn't surpassed the VF-4, even if they could produce additional VF-1, as production had already ended in 2015, there isn't a production line.  For that reason, the VF-1 which were were preserved in mothball as a reserve were updated to supplement the craft that had modernization improvements.
About 500 VF-1 initial production type VF-1 from before the First Interstellar War are stored on the Moon's surface and various places on the Earth; and a regeneration plan was made for these VF-1 that specialized in fighting the Zentraadi.  A great number of these initial type VF-1 comprised Blocks 4~5, which were not suited for combat outside of the atmosphere, and they were quickly decommissioned after the interstellar war.
The VF-1 improvement project came to be called the "Sleipnir II Program", and was promptly put into effect.  The principal improvement points are as follows.

Engine Power-Up
The main engines were exchanged to effect a change in performance.  The FF-2011 that the VF-4 is equipped with were resized for the VF-1, and were assigned as the new FF-2012 type.  Maximum thrust has improved from 11,500 kg to 13,200 kg per engine.

Main Wing Structural Change
Added to the alteration of the internal structure of the main wings, the inherent frequency of the main wings have been changed, and an improvement in the wingtip attitude control vernier's operational efficiency has been attempted.  Compared to the strengthening of the rigidity of the main wings, there has only been a small increase in cost and weight.

The Use of the Energy Conversion Armour in Fighter Mode
By installing the newly developed thermonuclear reaction batteries, a portion of the energy conversion armour is enabled even in fighter mode.  The thermonuclear reaction batteries divert the core technology of the thermonuclear reactor engine, and within them, the electrolyte melts at super high temperature and electrical power is produced.  Even though it generates a far greater electric power than such things as the engines' MHD [magnetohydrodynamic] system and nuclear batteries, it has a short lifespan; and as a consequence of using field carbon, they were exchanged after each sortie.  Moreover, the batteries couldn't support a long-term patrol flight lasting for several days.  Because this thermonuclear reaction battery is stored in the dorsal spin behind the cockpit, this part has been somewhat increased in size from existing VF-1.  However, the operation of energy conversion armour that extends to the entire airframe by the use of this this thermonuclear reaction battery is difficult, and it was only able to defend important sections such as the cockpit, engines and so on, for a short time (it was mainly spread out for a few minutes when aiming and attacking).  In addition, this thermonuclear reaction battery had the advantage of being used for multiple purposes, such as life support during emergency escapes, the emergency power supply for optional large beam weapons, and so on.
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Re: Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie Wings of Space
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2011, 01:52:47 PM »
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Pg 090-091
Captions:
1: In the 2020's, when such VFs as the VF-5000 and VF-1P were committed to combat, the AMM-1 Arrow also achieved the evolution to its 3rd generation.  The AMM-1X, in combination with the APG-99 radar that was installed in the VF-1P, enabled the VF to lock onto 18 targets at the same time.  The pilot only has to properly designate the target to be attacked (this is also mostly automatically determined by ANIGRAS) and launch the missile.  After firing, it is possible for the VF to change to immediate movement, as the missile pursues the target by using its own capturing abilities.  Furthermore, the VF-1 which haven't received a modernization improvement don't have the ability to use the AMM-1X.
2: The VF-1P has improved manoeuvrability due to an enhancement of the airframe's stiffness, and it was nimbler in the atmosphere than the unimproved VF-1.  Pilots welcomed this increased high-performance that didn't appear in the specs.
3: Rigaado [Regult] belonging to the Unified Space Forces Marine Corps with a planet Zola stationed defence VF force.  In an area that's oriented toward being a unified training zone with the objective of joint manoeuvres, the VF-1P in the foreground is overtaking the Rigaado formation.
4 & 5: The VF-1 is not limited to large-scale modernization improvements.  They repeatedly undergo such things as parts exchanges and small-scale updates at each regular inspection.  It's said that the gross weight will increase for each VF by an average of about 100 kg a year.  Even though the VF-1X/P is intended to be the Block 4~8 early models, due to the systematic remodelling and exchange of equipment, it is assumed that the airframe weight has lightened more than such models as the N model, which born from a similar modernization improvement.



Pg 092
VF-1P Freya Valkyrie
Development: Shinsei Industry
Model: VF-1P
Empty Weight: 13,800 kg (estimated)
Main Propulsion Engine: Shinakasu / P&W / Royce FF-2021 thermonuclear turbine engine x2
Auxiliary Propulsion Engine: liquid rocket booster x3
Thrust: 13,200 kg  (main engine), 8,520 kg (auxiliary engine)
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.83 (at 10,000 m), Mach 3.91 (at or above 30,000 m)
Crew: 1
Standard Armament: Mauler ROV-20 11mm anti-air laser machine-gun x1, Howard GU-11D 55 mm 3-barrel Gatling gun pod
External Armament: AMM-1 anti-air, anti-ground missile, RMS-1F large anti-ship reaction warhead, others.

"Fighter form"
Length: 14.23 m
Width: 14.30 m (main wings fully extended), 8.20 m (main wings swept back)
Height: 3.62 m


Avionics Update
Such things as the radar, RWS and ECM equipment are adjusted according to the frequency that are used by such things as search radars and sensors that the Zentraadi Forces use.  The radar is equipped with the APG-997 Phased Array Radar which is the APG-995 that VF-4's are equipped with improved for VF-1 use.

Active Stealth System Update
Similarly to the avionics, the system has been adjusted to match the radar frequencies that are used by the Zentraadi Forces.  Moreover, because such things as the modulation system and search pattern of the Zentraadi Forces' radar is greatly different from the Earth ones, the software has also been completely improved.

ANIGRAS Update
ANIGRAS, the keystone of the VF-1 and is viewed as the combat system, has been updated to the ANIGRAS/AD-3, which includes the tactical patterns of the Zentraadi Forces, so that even Zentraadi pilots can easily handle it.


The VF-1 after it was improved was called the X model (VF-1X), and the Bu. number was also freshly rened.  Moreover, even though the outlines of the panels are certainly identical to the original model fighter, such things as the panel lines adopt cutting patterns that consider stealthiness.  With the VF-1X, the dorsal spine was enlarged to store the thermonuclear reaction battery, and it's possible to easily identify it from existing models.
In total, 400 VF-1X were newly made or produced from improvements to existing VF-1.  Moreover, after a part of the fuselage's airframe was exchanged to effect a change in performance, each part of the fuselage has had a refining of it's aeromechanics; and for an improvement in its stealth performance, the shape of the VF-1's airframe has also been changed to a stealth form when it is possible to do it.  This is referred to as the VF-1P.  The technology adopted by the P model is the technology obtained by the development experience of the VF-5000 applied to the VF-1.  Consequently, the overall performance that the VF-1P is said to have acquired favourably compares to the current VF-5000.
Even though the N model exists, another VF-1 modernization improvement model, although it was among the block 9 and after models, which are treated as latter models, to the well-known subject of the earliest produced block 9~10, the engines were exchanged to the FF-2008, and a revision of the avionics was also performed.
Furthermore, because an update request was also submitted by the forces that possess the production block 6 VE-1 Elint Seeker, there's information that improvements corresponding to the X model or P model were implemented to, among the 60 aircraft, the 12 that are in active service.
As present technical information about the X model and P model is bundled together in great detail, the actual circumstances are that little information is being disclosed to the public concerning such things as the particulars of the abilities and the contents of the remodelling.  Consequently, the details of such things as the radar modes and range are unknown.
In addition, at this time it is assumed that the naming of the VF-1 modernization improvement craft as "Freya Valkyrie" was by the Shinsei Industry development camp.  Even though it's exact definition is unknown, it is generally used as the name of the P model.



Pg 094-095
VF-1P Caution Marks
(...)



Pg 096-097
VF-1 FAST Pack / Config ver. 4.0 (for VF-1P)
Development: Shinsei Industry
Dorsal: NP-BP-01C OMS/RCS Pack, HMMMP-02 Micro-missile pod
Leg: NP-FB-01C Conformal Tank
Arm: NP-AR-01D Conformal Tank/Micro-missile pod
Tank Capacity: 1,690 L (inside the aircraft) +5,650 L (FAST Packs)

Caption: The VF-1P's FAST Packs have had a design change to match the fuselage, there shape has been revised to improve stealthiness, and the propellant capacity has also been enlarged.  In addition, in the VF-1X/P, similarly to the ones used in and after Block 9, because the hard-points on the main wings have been increased to 3 per wing, it is possible to equip them with various patterns of armaments




Pg 098
Armaments of the Evolving VF-1
The arms production infrastructure that existed on Earth was destroyed due to the First Interstellar War.  Thereafter, the armaments of the VF-1 completely changed into dedicated ones.  Besides the fixed armaments, even though the VF-1 as an air superiority and interception unit had potent offensive abilities from such things as the micro missiles and the anti-air, anti-ground AMM-1 Arrow missiles, it was essential to continuously improve warhead performance (destructive power and tracking performance) as the VF-1 had to destroy the small mobile weapons, such as the Zentraadi Battle Pod and Air Battle Pod, which where mainly assumed to be its opposing force, with as few a number of hurled shells as possible.  Consequently, after 2010, a great number of variations of the AMM-1, the first missile for VF use, were born.
If one considers the balance of cruising capability, manoeuvrability and tracking and search functions, it becomes difficult to exceed the threshold limit value of such things as the missile's size and power.  With the AMM-1 sized armaments, they can't be depended upon against battleship class vessels; which are beyond its abilities.  Even though there are opposition measures prepared for anti-ship battles called reaction weapons, as reaction weapons require careful judgement when used as they are endowed with an absolute offensive capability, the development of armaments which enabled the fighting strength at the company level to oppose ships from the 1,000 m class reconnaissance ship to 2,000 class standard battleship class.  In around 2013, even though weapons which were born under new tactical ideologies, such as the Mauler double-barrelled beam cannon pack which can be called an anti-ship laser, it can be said that within the anti-ship missile series there is one anti-missile that came to be made which thoroughly pursued power but sacrificed to some degree such things as guidance ability and speed.
A coordinated strategy was worked out where these large anti-ship missiles were loaded on the attacking forces (SVC) among the VF force assigned to carrier aviation which sortied, and until this force approached the enemy ship, they were accompanied by an escorting combat attack force (SVF) which were mainly armed with AMM-1.
Here, in the attached list, the AMM-1 series which was made public between the great war and now, is introduced.  Furthermore, because many of the particulars of the specs have yet to be made public, they have been left out.


AMM-1 Series
AMM-1 Arrow

Normal and for use within atmosphere

AMM-1B Arrow (TV)
Exclusively used outside the atmosphere: TV guided and infrared guidance

AMM-1H Arrow
HEAT or SSF warhead model.  [High Explosive Anti-Tank; Self-Formed Penetrator (AKA Explosively Formed Penetrator)]

AMM-1B Arrow (Hybrid)
Exclusively used outside the atmosphere: composite sensor

AMM-1C Agile Arrow
Highly manoeuvrable model.

AMM-1CR Arrow
Continuous-rod warhead model.

AMM-1B Arrow (R)
Exclusively used outside the atmosphere: active radar

AMM-1EX Longbow Arrow
Extended range model.

AMM-1X Arrow II
Advanced Type

Anti-Ship Missile Series
GBU-28/B Paveway III Penetrator LGB
Normal laser guidance.

GBU-28/S Space-Paveway III Penetrator LGB
Laser guided inertial penetrator model (thrusters replace the flight control surfaces).

PB-28/I Inertial Strike Penetrator
Unguided inertial penetrator model.

GBU-27/S Space-Paveway IV TVGB
TV guided inertial penetrator model.

ASSB-154/S Stealth-JSOW
Stealth exterior TV guided inertial penetrator model (thrusters replace the flight control surfaces).




Pg 099
GU-11D
The GU-11D is the standard equipment of the VF-1P, and is the second generation VF-1 use gun pod.  It's greatest point of improvement is that it has a structure which can exchange magazines; and it can carry diverse warheads for public order maintenance actions.  The GU-11D also uses propelled type warheads within the atmosphere, and by reducing the shooting recoil, it has improved accuracy.  Furthermore, another advantage is the extension of the gun pod's maintenance intervals.
The magazine cover is opened and the magazine is set in the socket under the main body of the gun pod.  There are 120 shots loaded into 1 magazine.
A bayonet unit can also be installed in the cover, and even in that case, it is possible to open and close the cover and change the magazine.  The connector standard which connects the gun pod to the VF-1's body at the grip in fighter mode has not changed from the A model.
Standard tracer bullets (even though it's visible light in the atmosphere, another method is used in space) are observed with a sensor thats parallel to the muzzle to see the gun pod's shooting axis line.  There is an optical sensor that collects the data necessary for firing the gun pod in the foremost part of the top.  It coordinates firing information with such things as the radar installed within the aircraft.

1. Axial sensor
2. magazine
3. finger guard
4. trigger
5. grip
6. connector
7. battery
8. ejection port
9. aiming sensor
10. muzzle

VF-1P Equipment Loading Pattern
[hard-points numbering when viewed from front: 7, 6, 5 (left wing), 4 (center9, 3, 2, 1 (right wing)]
GU-11D: 0/0/0/1/0/0/0
AMM-1 Series: 3/3/3/0/3/3/3
RMS-1, GBU-28/B, GBU-28/S, GBU-27/S, PB-28/I, ASSB-154S: 1/1/1/0/1/1/1
UUM-7: 1/0/1/0/1/0/1
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Re: Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie Wings of Space
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2011, 02:40:19 PM »
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Pg 100-101

The Insurrection of the Fitz Roy

The Disappearance of the Fitz Roy

2021.08.19 20:00, one huge shadow appeared suddenly in the space region neighbouring the asteroid belt that's about 420 million km distant from the Stoppel Star System's primary star El Dorado.  The thing that showed up is the ARMD-II class ARMD-213 Altamira that's attached to the New Unified Space Forces.
Bogota, which is representative of the star system's asteroids, is seen before the ship.  Bogota is an asteroid that is a base for resource mining and is coloured a burnished pale yellow with some thin white bands running in parallel.
Before long, a group of carrier-based aircraft took off from the side of the Altamira.  It was a formation of 4 from the first combat squadron SVF-266 attached as defence to a detachment of VE-1 Elint Seeker + (Plus) belonging to the SVAW-12 Prairie Dogs.  Even though the VE-1 are an airborne early warning craft that have been used since Space War I, their silhouette seemed to be somewhat different from the information that's been released to the public in general.  And in addition to that, it had become impossible for the VE-1, which had already become old-fashioned as it was produced 10 years ago, to complete that role in the unit which had started to introduce new models that had mainly a data-link problem with the VE-1.  An extension to the VE-1's service life was attempted by a modernization upgrade.  These 4 craft which fly by inertia over Bagota's skies, are also airframes that have received these upgrades.  The upgrades are a change to latest version of electronic equipment that can operate the new standard radome, and the head turret was also exchanged for one that was developed as an advanced variant of the A type.
The mission assigned to them is intelligence gathering.  Each transport ship that was transporting  reaction warheads that had been sent from the Earth zone as battle power for the emigrant planets defence had been erased.  The event's having happened 26 hours earlier.  The transport ship Fitz Roy departed the Earth zone with the ARMD-II class ARMD-240 Hallstatt escort, which had been dispatched to the El Dorado resident defence force.  At the time of the fold out, the Hallstatt didn't know where the Fitz Roi had gotten to when it was erased.  Even though the Hallstatt doubtfully searched the assigned coordinates and the like for a fold accident, the truth was that it wasn't something like an accident.  As two hours after the event's occurrence, a report dashed out about the hijacking by rebelling Zentraadi of the regular flight of the mining resources transport ship that had departed El Dorado for Bogota.
They had concealed themselves as comrades in the Fitz Roi beforehand, and had moved the coordinates of the fold out site.  In all probability, there purpose was defection [exile] from the New Unified Government... in other words, it seems that they hoped to return to a Zentraadi Main Fleet.
When coming to pass through the year 2020, planets that have the potentiality of colonization are discovered one after another, and a large quantity of labour was needed in every star system.  However, one part are Zentran who cannot resolve the stress of "cultural conduct", and small scale uprisings happened frequently in various places.  This incident is one of those uprisings, and the suppression of the uprising is essentially under the jurisdiction of the autonomous government [of the Stoppel star system].  However, the circumstances were special this time.  Those circumstances are indicated to be the 3 points of: the existence of 30 tactical reaction warheads that were being provided for star-system defence inside the erased Fitz Roi; Ghost QF-3100 EX that were carried similarly for the augmentation of the star system's combat strength; and the developing agency engineers who are riding together with the armaments to successfully set-up their deployment. 
When the New Unified Government received the information from the autonomous government, it sent the military vessel that has an aircraft carrier flying group to to the Stoppel star system.  That was the New Unified Space Forces earth Reserve Fleet's ARMD-II class Altamira.  This Altamira is an experimental independent unit that's organized for the resolution of special matters by independent action.  The Altamira has 2 VF-5000 squadrons, which is the latest fighter.  Additionally, the Altamira is equipped with a force that's composed only of the old type craft, the VF-1.
On August 19th, at 19:00, the autonomous government and the Altamira confirm the joint resolution of the incident and begin the suppression operation.  In addition, due to the establishment of special measures laws that are concerned with reaction weapons, the operation was directed by the Altamira's captain, Colonel Jair Beresford.  The Altamira executed the fold to the asteroid Bogota at 20:00.  After the fold out, the VE-1 Elint Seekers immediately took off from the warship.


Caption: ARMD class ARMD-213 Altamira
A newly augmented [reinforced] ARMD-II class ship under the command of the Earth zone's reserve fleet.  Depending on the situation, the ship is likely to be sent outside the solar system due to a request for support by an emigrant planet, while being concurrently tasked with training VF pilots for deployment to the defence fleet of emigrant planets that are in the midst of development.

Caption: SVAW-12 Prairie Dogs
The 12th Airborne Early Warning squadron was a unit that was deployed to augment the Mar orbit's second defensive line's fleet.  As necessary, the squadron might be dispatched as a detachment of several VE-1 Elint Seeker+ to military vessels when they were on solo missions.  Even though as a matter of course there are pilots in the unit, only the airframe and it's operator could be handed over according to the mission contents of the previously lent unit.  The origin of the unit's name is the prairie dog that lives in the grasslands of North America, because this small animal informs its companions about the penetration of a foreign enemy with a cry that is laced with all sorts of information woven into it.

Caption: Fitz Roy
An improved type of 800 m class Zentraadi Forces Transport Warship.  It is used a regular service that carries such things as personnel and supplies to relatively short distance emigrant planets (within 100 light years).  It can also handle Zentraadi who haven't been micronized and 80% of the residential section was left as it is in the original ship, and the remainder of the residential section was remodelled to Earthling size.  Concerning the Zentraadi, the 800 m class of warships are a comparatively small [cramped] class.

Caption: QF-3100EX Ghost
AIF -3Ex / QF-3100EX Ghost Kai.  The EX code is for those exported outside of the Earth zone, and the program was made suitable for limited operations.  The Stonewell company had produced revised-design models based on the former unmanned QF-3000E fighter that the Northrom company had formerly produced before the great war.  After Aleksei Kurakin became independent in 2017 and established the General Galaxy company, the AIF-3Ex became one of the leading production craft of this company.  Incidentally, the original "QF" is the model code that the Unified Forces had adopted.  General Galaxy used the different "AIF" as the product code.  There were many cases where this product code was applied as it is in regions outside of the direct control of the center of the Unified Forces.




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paragraph 6:
Nevertheless, one way or another there wasn't a chance to collect the data, and as a result of having taken full advantage of the personal connections that have been cultivated so far, the gossip of those who had moderately ridden together [with subject of preceding paragraph] was found.  It was suitable for a short-term unit reshuffle, and [subject person] was able to transfer to a Space Carrier.  The carrier was one of the ARMD-II class carriers that was cruising at the Lagrange 5 (L-5) (Manufacturing) Industry Satellite.  The carrier was one of the ARMD-II class vessels that had become somewhat old fashioned and had returned from an Emigrant Fleet.  The ARMD-II class ship had received a number of remodelling updates and was said to be spending it's remaining years as a training ship.  ARMD-204 K?lauea was one of the first carriers that was built as an ARMD-II class, and it was the first warship of this class to have been given a second mission [duty, function, task.)
(...)

Caption: 1 SVF-43 Grime Wolves in the midst of training on orbit equipped with anti-ship reaction shell simulation warheads.

Caption: 2 (...)

Caption: 3  A formation of Grime Wolves rendezvousing with the AVT-204 K?lauea on Earth's orbit in 2029.04.  The picture was taken from the rear seat of a VT-1P Ostrich+.  Major W. Barrett's #101 is in the foreground.  In addition to a travel pod for the transport of personal effects, there are  two AMM-1B suspended on the underside of each wing.




Pg 114

The Soldiers Aboard a Warship
(...)

Caption: Guantanamo class Stealth Carrier
An ARMD type Stealth Carrier that adopted Zentraadi technology.  The number 1 ship was commissioned in 2026.  Thereafter, it was built together with the ARMD-II class, and it was deployed to such things as the defensive line within the Solar System and Emigrant Fleets as the capital ship of the New Unified Forces.  Before 2035, 90 Guantanamo class ships were scheduled to be commissioned.

Caption: F/A-20 Dragon II
(...)

Caption: Su-33 Flanker D2
(...)

Caption: Hawai'i Base
(...)

Caption: Kisugi
(...)

Caption: SVF-41 Black Aces
(...)

Caption: SVC-125 Strato-boggie
(...)
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Re: Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie Wings of Space
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2011, 12:40:09 PM »
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Pg 102-103
First Contact
(...)


Caption: Mining Transport Ship
(...)

Caption: ELS
Emitter Location System.  Electromagnetic wave origin designator system.

Caption: Transfer Point
(...)

Caption: VE-1 rear seat specialist crew member
(...)

Caption: VF-1P/#110
The SVF-64 Ansers #110 aircraft in training.  After experiencing 2 years service in the same squadron, Warrant Officer Bertaria, who had operated this craft, transferred to a VF-5000 unit and became the company commander.  Major Kirihara Shigeto, who was contacted for guidance, evaluated Bertaria as "originally someone who's familiar with humanoid battle pods, so that tactics that use the transformation to battroid are like putting that fish into it's element.  However, I can say with confidence that she's not very good in within atmosphere fighter mode only dogfights."

Caption: VA-3 Invader
A variable attack craft that was designed based on the variable attacker plan.  It can load a great number of tactical weapons such as reaction shells, and it is mainly committed to anti-ship attack missions.



Pg 104-105
Valkyrie Driver
(...)

Caption: (...)

Caption: Merutorandi
(...)

Caption: DACT
Simulated combat between dissimilar equipment

Caption: Kwadoran Roo ?
A Kwadoran Roo series Zentraadi battle pod.  An original New Unified Forces remodelling which is used by Zentraadi pilots who haven't been micronized.  It is commonly called the Super Kwadoran Roo.

Caption: Adversary Force
(...)

Caption: ARMD-213 Altamira's SVF-64 Ansers
Warrant Officer Laura Bertaria's VF-1P#110 aircraft; August 2021.
The SVF-64 which was formed at the beginning of 2010.  As the majority of the aircraft that composed SVF-64 were lost in the Anti-Bodoru Flagship Fleet Battle, the squadron was disappeared for a period of time as it was merged with other flight squadrons in the postwar reorganization.  In 2021, when former unit member Major Kirihara Shigeto established a new squadron, SVF-64 was restored.  It was given a new name which is presumed to have an origin in a grey migratory goose (anser).



Pg 106-107
To the Next Generation
(...)

Caption: EMP Attack
(...)

Caption: Kirihara Shigeto (1986~)
(...)

Caption: Laura Bertaria
(...) originally a Lapulamizu Fleet Merutorandi (...)

Caption: Yoshino Daiki (1999~)
(...)

Caption: 1 (...)

Caption: 2,3 (...)



Pg 108
VF Genealogy 2011-2030
(...)

The Development Details of the VF-4 Lightning III
(...)

Caption: More detailed information is in our already published "Variable Fighter Master File: Wings of Hope".  If there's a chance, we hope that you get it by any means.

Caption: Alexi Kurakin
Originally an engineer belonging to the aircraft design bureau of the former Soviet Union.  After the Unification War, he transfered to Stonewell Bellcom and participated in the design of the VF-4.  After the interstellar war, he independently assembled many promising Zentraadi engineers and founded General Galaxy in 2018.  In the midst of the VF-X-10 (later the VF-9 Cutlass) development, he died in a flight test accident involving a remodelled VF-4, which was something he had designed himself.

Caption: Emigrant Management Control Bureau (EMCB)
In accordance with "the Mankind Sowing Plan", it's an organization that was established for the purpose of efficiently spreading mankind in the galaxy.  The EMCB performs all kinds of duties, from the draughting of the emigrant fleet construction plan to deciding such things as the citizen's boarding order and assignments.




Pg 109
The Development Details of the VF-3000 Crusader
(...)

Caption: (...)

The Development Details of the VF-5000 Star Mirage
(...)

Caption: (...)
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Re: Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie Wings of Space
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2011, 03:23:04 AM »
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Pg 110-111
(...)
(last paragraph)
It was a short time between the maiden flight of the YVF-5000, roughly the last specification, until the decision to adopt the VF-5000, and in April 2019, the Unified Forces placed the order for the first 850 aircraft.  The first mass-produced aircraft's roll-out is in the following April, 2020.  The VF-5000 is mass produced for the following 8 years, and in 2028, production ends with a total of 12,072 aircraft.


Details of the VF-X Development Project
VF-X-3

(...)

VF-X-4 (Before the Great War)
(...)

VF-X-4 (After the Great War)
(...)


VF-4 Lightning III
(...)


Caption: Grand Cannon II
At the time of 2009, the under-construction Grand Cannon II in Australia started construction as a large scale base that had a command centre function identical to the Alaska Unified Forces Command Headquarters.  Even though the interference by the Anti-Unification Alliance during construction delayed construction, such things as the accompanying underground base facilities and research institutions were used thereafter.  There were a small number of survivors saved by the based even with the fires of the First Interstellar War.

Caption: FDE
Force Development Evaluation.  An aircraft used for the evaluation of the development of fighting capabilities.



Pg 112-113
Re-summoning Day
(...)
paragraph 6:
Nevertheless, one way or another there wasn't a chance to collect the data, and as a result of having taken full advantage of the personal connections that have been cultivated so far, the gossip of those who had moderately ridden together [with subject of preceding paragraph] was found.  It was suitable for a short-term unit reshuffle, and [subject person] was able to transfer to a Space Carrier.  The carrier was one of the ARMD-II class carriers that was cruising at the Lagrange 5 (L-5) (Manufacturing) Industry Satellite.  The carrier was one of the ARMD-II class vessels that had become somewhat old fashioned and had returned from an Emigrant Fleet.  The ARMD-II class ship had received a number of remodelling updates and was said to be spending it's remaining years as a training ship.  ARMD-204 K?lauea was one of the first carriers that was built as an ARMD-II class, and it was the first warship of this class to have been given a second mission [duty, function, task.)
(...)

Caption: 1 SVF-43 Grim Wolves in the midst of training on orbit equipped with anti-ship reaction shell simulation warheads.

Caption: 2 (...)

Caption: 3  A formation of Grime Wolves rendezvousing with the AVT-204 K?lauea on Earth's orbit in 2029.04.  The picture was taken from the rear seat of a VT-1P Ostrich+.  Major W. Barrett's #101 is in the foreground.  In addition to a travel pod for the transport of personal effects, there are  two AMM-1B suspended on the underside of each wing.



Pg 114
The Soldiers Aboard a Warship
(...)

Caption: (...)

Sidebar:
Guantanamo class Stealth Carrier
An ARMD type Stealth Carrier that adopted Zentraadi technology.  The number 1 ship was commissioned in 2026.  Thereafter, it was built together with the ARMD-II class, and it was deployed to such things as the defensive line within the Solar System and Emigrant Fleets as the capital ship of the New Unified Forces.  Before 2035, 90 Guantanamo class ships were scheduled to be commissioned.

F/A-20 Dragon II
A MacNeil Douglar air-superiority fighter.  It was used as the main fighter that equalled such craft as the F-14 in the Unification War.  It's a twin-engined clipped delta (trapezoid) aircraft.  There are variations such as the ship borne N model, which is called the Sea Dragon.

Su-33 Flanker D2
A second Flanker D variant.  It is an advanced model of the Su-27 Flanker, the Anti-Unification Alliance's main fighter craft.  It boasts a high manoeuvrability.  A small number were produced and committed to combat in the closing period of the Unification War.

Hawai'i Base
There is a VF-1 model conversion training centre at the time in Hawai'i, in 2009.  Pilots from all around the world were assembled at it.  The training centre was established at the same base in 2008, and the first pilots who were trained at the centre for a short time were assigned to the SDF-1 Macross.

Kisugi
Motoharu Kisugi.  His rank was captain (at the time).  He got on board in the VF-1's development period, and participated in such things as missions that started at high altitude.  He participated in our companies "Variable Fighter Master File: VF-1 Valkyrie"'s Streak Valkyrie Challenge".  He participated in the First Interstellar War as a VF-1 pilot.  Having experienced membership in the SVF-50 Spirits of the Sword, he participated actively in such things as the military technical research group after the war.

SVF-41 Black Aces
One of the VF-1 squadrons that was formed at the very beginning.  At present, the squad gathers top aces, and they reign over the entire forces as the strongest combat unit at the same time as they study military strategy.  It isn't possible to join the squadron by request.  All the members are headhunted by scouts from other units.

SVC-125 Strato-boggie
An adversary unit with the alias "Ghosts of the Stratosphere".
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Re: Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie Wings of Space
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2011, 05:15:36 AM »
Completed the AMM-1 series, and started on the GU-11D.

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Re: Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie Wings of Space
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2011, 02:06:03 PM »
Finished the stuff on the missiles and the GU-11D.

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Re: Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie Wings of Space
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2011, 03:45:29 AM »
Stuff on Long Voyage/Project Trapeze and odds and ends (3rd post above this) added.