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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 092VF-1P Freya Valkyrie
Development: Shinsei Industry
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)
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.
Length: 14.23 m
Width: 14.30 m (main wings fully extended), 8.20 m (main wings swept back)
Height: 3.62 mAvionics 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 094-095VF-1P Caution Marks
Pg 096-097VF-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 098Armaments 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
Normal and for use within atmosphereAMM-1B Arrow (TV)
Exclusively used outside the atmosphere: TV guided and infrared guidanceAMM-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 sensorAMM-1C Agile Arrow
Highly manoeuvrable model.AMM-1CR Arrow
Continuous-rod warhead model.AMM-1B Arrow (R)
Exclusively used outside the atmosphere: active radarAMM-1EX Longbow Arrow
Extended range model.AMM-1X Arrow II
Advanced TypeAnti-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).
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
3. finger guard
8. ejection port
9. aiming sensor
10. muzzleVF-1P Equipment Loading Pattern
[hard-points numbering when viewed from front: 7, 6, 5 (left wing), 4 (center9, 3, 2, 1 (right wing)]
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