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Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie: Wings Of The Stratosphere
Kusakari, Kenichi, et al. Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie. Tokyo: Softbank Creative, 2009. Print.

Table of Contents


Opening

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Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie

Contents

004 VF Photo Files
018 VF-1 5-sided View
024 Structure And Systems Of The VF-1
040 Cutaway Drawing Of The VF-1
042 Cockpit Systems
045 Weapon And Stores Of The VF-1
052 Howard GU-11 Gun Pod
054 Block Numbers And Details

058 VF-1 Variations
061 The Variable Fighter
066 Transformation Sequence
068 Caution Sign And Modex
074 Pilot Suits
075 The Over Technology Of Macross In The VF-1 Series
079 The Thermonuclear Turbine Engine
081 Development Of The VF-1 Series

089 VF-0 Phoenix
090 The Story Of Streak Valkyrie's Challenge
094 VF-1 Squadrons 2009-2014
096 VF-1 Operations
100 CVS-101 Prometheus
108 Extra File Of VF "VF-1JA"
118 Squadron Marking Of The "Valkyrie"


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Stonewell/Belcom VF-1 Valkyrie

Caption: 1 (...)


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VF Photo Files

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VF Photo Files
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Caption: 1 (...)

Isaku Okabe (1954-)
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VF-1 5-sided View

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1/72 VF-1 5-sided View
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[Wing Extension Angle And Airframe Width Chart]
[Fully Extended] 20°, 14.30 m
[Swept] 46°, 12.30 m
[Fully Swept] 72°, 8.20 m
When Stowed, 4.44 m


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VF-1A Valkyrie's Parameters
Developer: Stonewell / Belcom
Model: VF-1A
Empty Weight: 13,250 kg
Main Propulsion Device: Shinnakasu Heavy Industry / P&W / Royce FF-2001 Thermonuclear Turbine Engine x2
Auxiliary Propulsion Device: Liquid Rocket Booster x3
Thrust: 11,500 kg x2 (main engine), 8,333 kg (auxiliary engine)
Maximum Speed: Mach 2.81 (10,000 m altitude), Mach 3.87 (30,000 m or higher altitude)
Crew: 1
Standard Armament: Mauler ROV-20 1 Anti-Air Laser Machine-gun x1, Howard GU-11 55mm 3-barrel Gatling Gun Pod x1
External Armaments: AMM-1 Air-To-Air / Ground Missile x12, UUM-7 Micro-Missile Pod x4, RMS-1 Large Anti-Ship Reaction Weapon, Other

Fighter Form
Length: 14.23 m
Width: 14.30 m (when wings fully extended), 8.20 m (when wings fully swept)
Height: 3.74 m

Caption: when equipped with the GERWALK Flow Controller


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[Front View]
[Distance Between Tail Tips] 3.00 m
[Distance Between Rear Landing Gear] 2.60 m
[Distance Between Engine Nacelle Stabilizers] 3.92 m
[Distance Between Engine Nacelle Stabilizers And Ground] 0.49 m
[Distance Between Wings And Ground] 2.12 m

[Side View, Tail Assembly Stowed]
[Distance Between Stowed Tail Assembly And Ground] 3.78 m
[Distance Between Folded Tail Wings And Ground] 2.81 m
[Distance Between Canopy Top And Ground] 3.07 m

[Side View, Tails Extended]
[Nose To Thruster] 14.23 m
[Front Landing Gear To Rear Landing Gear] 6.22 m
[Folded Up Nose To Ground] 3.90 m
[Tail To Ground] 4.23 m


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GERWALK Form
Length: 11.3 m
Height: 8.7 m


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Battroid Form
Height: 12.68 m


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Structure And Systems Of The VF-1

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Structure And Systems Of The VF-1
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Sidebar:
1: (...)
VF-0: An aircraft series that was built as the aircraft to prove the VF-1's transformation. Verification data from the F-14X was implemented in it, and it achieved its maiden flight astoundingly quickly. The armaments and transformation system matured due to the VF-0 tests, and were handed over to the VF-1.
F:14: A carrier-borne fighter aircraft from the former American Navy, which had its maiden flight in 1970. In proportion to its large build as a carrier-borne aircraft, the F-14 had a long cruising range, and also excelled in its armament carrying capacity. Entering the 21st century, OTM improvements were applied to the F-14, and it took an active part in the conclusion of the Unification War.
* Seamless Operation: (...)
* VG Wing: Variable Geometry Wing. (...)
* Integral Tank: (...)

Fuselage Outline
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VF-1 Valkyrie
Length: 14.23 m
Empty Weight: 13.25 t
Engine: Shinnakasu Heavy Industry / P&W / Royce FF-2001 Thermonuclear Turbine Engine x2

VF-0 Phoenix
Length: 18.69 m
Empty Weight: 16.19 t
Engine: EGF-127 Turbofan Engine Kai x2

F-14A++ Tomcat (OTM Improved Aircraft)
Length: 19.10 m
Empty Weight: 18.19 t (the numeric value is for the F-14A itself)
Engine: TF30-P-412 x2


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The VF-1 Main Wing Range Of Motion
[Fully Extended] 20°, 14.30 m
[Swept] 46°, 12.30 m
[Fully Swept] 72°, 8.20 m
When Stowed, 4.44 m

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Intake / Engine / Nozzle
(...)

Caption: The Variable Ramp Inside The Air Intakes

Caption: when cruising at a high-speed level
Caption: when manoeuvring at a high angle of attack
Caption: when operating in outer space / when in Battroid form
Caption: when taking in air in Battroid form.

Caption: FF-2001 Thermonuclear Turbine Engine
Caption: engine nozzle (vectored thrust)

Caption: GERWALK Flow Controller


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Cutaway Drawing Of The VF-1

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Cutaway Drawing Of The VF-1
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Cockpit Systems

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Cockpit Systems
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Weapon And Stores Of The VF-1

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Weapon And Stores Of The VF-1
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(...)

Mauler ROV-20
(...)

Captions: VF-1A, VF-1J, VF-1S, VF-D


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Caption: Howard GU-11 Gun Pod

Howard GU-11 Gun Pod
(...)

Sidebar:
* OTMat: Over Technology Material. (...)
* Flechette Shells: (...)
* Sustainer: (...)
* Bipropellant: A type of propellant that mixes together 2 kinds of propellant.


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AMM-1 Arrow (Air-launched Medium Range Missile)
(...)

Caption: AMM-1

Caption: AMM-1 when loaded on board (3 missiles)

RMS-1 Large Anti-Ship Reaction Weapon
(...)

Caption: RMS-1

Caption: RMS-1 when loaded on board


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Equipment Only For Battroid: The Armaments Loaded Into The Valkyrie Protector Weapon System GBP-1S

Ericon GH-32 Grenade Crusher
(...)

Caption: Battroid Protector Weapon System GBP-1S

Ericon GA-100 High-Speed Armour Piercing Crusher
(...)

Rammington H-22T Hand Grenade
(...)

Captions:
01 Ericon GH-32 Grenade Crusher
02 Ericon GA-100 High-Speed Armour Piercing Crusher
03 Rammington H-22T Hand Grenade

Sidebar:
Caption: (...)
* Fragment: (...)


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Captions (Super Valkyrie, clockwise): HMM-01 Micro-missile, NP-AR-01, Micro-missile, NP-BP-01 FAST Pack, HMMP-02

Captions (Strike Valkyrie, clockwise): RO-X2A, NP-BP-01 FAST Pack

Caption: UUM-7 Micro-missile Pod
Caption: HMM-01 Micro-missile

The VF Exo-Atmospheric Booster System
HMMP-02 Micro-Missile Pod

(equipped in the forward part of the NP-BP-01 FAST Pack)
(...)

NP-AR-01 Micro-Missile Pod
(equipped on the VF's arms)
(...)

Mauler RO-X2A High-Output Beam Gun Turret
(...)

UUM-7 Micro-Missile Pod
(...)


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The Diversion Of Traditional Armaments
(...)

The VF-1's Traditional Armaments

Caption: AIM-9M Sidewinder: (...)

Caption: AIM-9X Sidewinder: (...)

Caption: AIM-120D AMRAAM: (...)

Caption: AAM-3: (...)

Caption: Tank (Drop Tank): (...)

Caption: ASM-1: (...)

Caption: ASM-2: (...)

Caption: Mk.82 Snake Eye: (...)

Caption: GBU-10C Paveway II: (...)


Sidebar:
1: (...)
2: (...)


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Hardpoints
(...)

Caption: Early Period Production Model
Translator's note: stations are: Wings: (l) 5, 4, (r) 2, 1; Ventral Center: 3
5 4 3 2 1
GU-11 - - 1 - -
AMM-1 3 3 - 3 3
RMS-1 2 1 - 2 1
AAM-3 3 3 - 3 3
AIM-9M 2 2 - 2 2
AIM-9X 2 2 - 2 2
AIM-120D 1 1 - 1 1
Mk.82 3 3 - 3 3
ASM-1 1 1 - 1 1
ASM-2 1 1 - 1 1
GBU-10C 1 1 - 1 1
Tank (Drop Tank) X 1 - 1 X

Caption: Latter Period Production Model (3 points)
Translator's note: stations are: Wings: (l) 7, 6, 5, (r) 3, 2, 1; Ventral Center: 4
7 6 5 4 3 2 1
GU-11 - - - 1 - - -
AMM-1 3 - 3 - 3 - 3
RMS-1 1 1 1 - 1 1 1
UUM-7 1 - 1 - 1 - 1

Caption: Latter Period Production Model (5 points)
Translator's note: stations are: Wings: (l) 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, (r) 5, 4, 3, 2, 1; Ventral Center: 6
11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
GU-11 - - - - - 1 - - - - -
AMM-1 - 3 - 3 - - - 3 - 3 -
RMS-1 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1
UUM-7 - 1 - - 1 - 1 - - 1 -


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Howard GU-11 Gun Pod

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Howard GU-11 Gun Pod
(...)


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Block Numbers And Details

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Block Numbers And Details
(...)

VF-1 FDE (Block 0)
(Full Function Development Experimental Aircraft)

Chart Captions (counterclockwise): initial antenna position, large air brake without slits, small rudder, no counter vernier [air intake], sensor without counter vernier [nose], measurement probe

(...)


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Block 1
(...)

Caption: VF-1A Block 2
Chart Captions (counterclockwise): small air brake without slits, antenna position change and split, standard rudder, counter vernier [air intake], counter vernier [nose]

Block 2
(...)

Block 3
(...)
Section Subsection Block No. Type Unified Forces Bureau No. / VF Production No. Production Number Engine Order Year A D J S G VE VT
Early Period Model Early Mass Production Type 1 VF-1-1 2107906 / 1 1 P&W / Royce FF-2001 2006 1 - - - - - -
2 VF-1-2 2107907 / 2 ~ 2107909 / 4 3 " 3 - - - - - -
3 VF-1-3 2107910 / 5 ~ 2107912 / 7 3 2007 - 1 1 1 - - -
Early Period Model 4 VF-1-4 2107913 / 8 ~ 2108092 / 187 180 " 98 60 5 5 12 - -
5 VF-1-5 2108093 / 188 ~ 2108342 / 437 250 2008 240 - 5 5 - - -
Middle Period Model 6 VF-1-6 2108343 / 438 ~ 2108446 / 541 140 P&W / Royce FF-2006 " - - - - - 64 44
7 VF-1-7 2108447 / 542 ~ 2109046 / 1141 600 " 578 - 14 8 - - -
8 VF-1-8 2109181 / 1142 ~ 2109360 / 1321 180 2009 176 - 4 - - - -

Caption: Due to the battle with the Bodoru Main Fleet in Feb. 2010, the forces other than the ones in the Macross, the ARMD Class, the Moon Base, and L5, were roughly annihilated.
Section Subsection Block No. Type Unified Forces Bureau No. / VF Production No. Production Number Engine Order Year A D J S G VE VT
Latter Period Model Latter Period Model 9 VF-1-9 2109361 / 1322 ~ 2110330 / 2291 970 Shinnakasu / P&W / Royce FF-2008 2010 936 24 4 6 - - -
10 VF-1-10 2110710 / 2292 ~2111829 / 3411 1120 " 1060 - 6 2 - 40 12
11 VF-1-11 2111862 / 3412 ~ 2112611 / 4161 750 " 748 - 2 - - - -
12 VF-1-12 2112822 / 4162 ~ 2113361 / 4701 540 2011 533 - 4 3 - - -
13 VF-1-13 2113832 / 4702 ~ 2114141 / 5011 310 2012 274 - 2 - - 22 12
14 VF-1-14 2114892 / 5012 ~ 2115071 / 5191 180 " 180 - - - - - -
15 VF-1-15 2115611 / 5192 ~ 2115775 / 5356 165 2013 163 - 2 - - - -
16 VF-1-16 2116648 / 5357 ~ 2116712 / 5421 65 " 65 - - - - - -
Final Production Model 17 VF-1-17 2117083 / 5422 ~2117120 / 5459 38 " 38 - - - - - -
Total 5489 - - 5093 85 49 30 12 122 68

Caption: The table is according to the classifications as of 2020. It is necessary to note that the VF-1 from Block 6 are often treated as "Latter Period Model" in publications and documents that were published soon after the First Interstellar War.


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Caption: VF-1A Block 4-5, 7, 8
Chart Captions (counterclockwise): small air brake with slits, counter vernier - sensor from Block 7 [nose]

Block 4
(...)

Block 5
(...)

Block 6
(...)

Caption: The two-seater VT-1 trainer is a design from the middle period, which was assumed to have equipment for space, and it was used as a replacement for the D model.

Block 7
(...)

Block 8
(...)

Sidebar:
*Deviland: a British aircraft manufacturer. (...)
*Additional Reinforcement Plate: (...)
*Hardpoint Expansion: (...)


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Caption: VF-1A Block 9-12
Chart Captions (counterclockwise): additional reinforcement plates [vertical stabilizer], additional reinforcement plate [ventral fin], underwing hardpoints increased from 2 to 3 from Block 9

Block 9-12
(...)

Caption: (...)

Caption: (...)

Caption: VF-1A Block 13-14
Chart Captions (counterclockwise): antennas made flat and turned into panels, panel line change [vertical stabilizer], single-casting ventral fin, panel line change, antenna position change and miniaturization

Block 13-16
(...)

Block 17
(...)

Others
In addition to Blocks 1-17, VF-1 that were built in the factory plants in the Emigrant Fleets (including the VF-1 that were built from now on) exist. They were each given production numbers on the airframe from the Emigrant Fleet of their birth, and are distinct from the Block production aircraft.


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VF-1 Variations

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VF-1 Variations
The Differences In Each Model

(...)

VF-1A
(...)


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VF-1S
(...)

VF-1J
(...)

VF-1D
The head unit in the 2-seater training aircraft -that's used in model conversion training- is equipped with 2 monitor cameras. Among these 2 cameras, 1 is the normal monitor, and the other one is for wide-area observation and recording. After the VF-1D has returned to base, the recording is analyzed, and is also used in after-training briefing.
The shape when in Fighter is hardly different, with the exception of the length. The single-seat model's escape/survival unit space has been decreased to make room for the rear seat.
The VF-1 is a new fighter for many pilots, and the VF-1D was hurriedly completed for the pilots to adapt to such forms as GERWALK and Battroid, that they, above everything else, don't have experience with. Although the nose block was able to be separated, survivability in outer space was sacrificed for the addition of the rear seat. Because of that, the VF-1D is mostly limited to operations within the atmosphere. Consequently, the hastily made D model wasn't able to become the main aircraft of the Training Air Squadrons, and that seat was handed over to the VT-1 Super Ostrich, a dedicated training/patrol plane that appeared later.


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VF-1G
The VF-1G is an aircraft whose mission is to be a radar site alternative, when outside of (a fighter's) radar search range; and a communications relay, early warning and flight control in the airspace of a battlefield. It was developed approximately at the same time as the start of the VF-1A's production. The prototype that was furnished with a roto-dome, which was made by remodelling one of the auxiliary YVF-1A prototypes, had its maiden flight in May 2008.
Like the VF-1D, the VF-1G's escape/survival unit space is removed, and 2 versions existed: a single-seat type which is set-up with a data-link device to a central control center or superior operations center, and a two-seater type, which has an on-board control operator stationed in the additional rear seat.
The VF-1G is equipped with such things as the at-the-time state-of-the-art long-range search radar , radar countermeasures devices, and data-link devices. It boasted a 600 km detection range and a search target number of 2,500 aircraft. It'ss said that the VF-1G could control a maximum of 36 VF-1.
Extremely few G model production aircraft were produced, because the Super Pack implementing VE-1 Elint Seeker was put into combat. As the G model is an airframe that belongs to Block 4, which was assumed to be operated within the atmosphere, all aircraft were deployed on the Earth. There are presently only 2 aircraft left, as they were almost completely annihilated during the First Interstellar War.

VF-1N
An updated type of A model due to phased modernization. The engines have been exchanged for the FF-2008 type. Also, it's a scheduled program that also replaces the avionics to an enhanced type that conforms to the VF-4. From last year, 2019, the surviving Block 9-10 airframes were sequentially improved to the N model.
Even though the externals of the N model conform to the A model, because some differences can be seen in the head design when in Battroid, it is possible to instantly distinguish it. Also, the blade antennas and panel shapes in each part of the airframe have also been exchanged for parts that improve performance.
Concerning the same Block 9-10's J and S models, a portion of the modernization improvement has been applied with such things as exchanging the engines. These airframes are respectively called the J+ (J Plus) and S+ (S Plus).


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The Variable Fighter

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The Variable Fighter
(...)


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Transformation Sequence

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Transformation Sequence
(...)


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Caution Sign And Modex

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Caution Sign And Modex
(...)


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Pilot Suits

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Caption: Officially Adopted Model (early period model) 2009- It has equipment for a slight degree of activity in a vacuum. It was used from the Macross's return voyage through the First Interstellar War.

Caption: Officially Adopted Model (later period model) 2010-
The improved version that was adopted from the Block 6 [VF-1]. Functions for activity in a vacuum are added to it, and survivability has been improved. There wasn't enough production immediately following its introduction, and for a little while it was used concurrently with the preceding model.

Caption: Newly Developed Model 2012-
In accordance with the Mankind Sowing Project, all sorts of functional enhancements were performed for activity in deep space. It was developed to meet the departure of the Megaroad 01.


Unified Forces Variable Fighter Pilot Suits
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The Over Technology Of Macross In The VF-1 Series

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The Over Technology Of Macross In The VF-1 Series
(...)


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The Thermonuclear Turbine Engine

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Caption: FF-2001 Thermonuclear Turbine Engine

Caption: Engine Nozzle (when normal)

Caption: Engine Nozzle (when the GERWALK Flow Controller is installed)


The Thermonuclear Turbine Engine
(...)


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Caption: 1: A VF-1 flying with its knee covers open as Variable Intake Ramps.

Caption: normal

Caption: RAM/SCRAM Jet Mode

Caption: When flying in Ramjet mode (Mach 2.5-7.2) and Scramjet mode (Mach 7.2+), the knee covers are are opened and treated as air intakes, in order to more efficiently bring the high speed air into the engines. At that time, the front (thigh) air intake shutters are closed.

Heavy Quantum
(...)


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Development Of The VF-1 Series

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Development Of The VF-1 Series
(...)


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Caption: The F-14X is the general term for the F-14 that have had OTM improvements applied to them. The picture is of the one that is referred to as the F-14A++, and is an experimental aircraft that vectored thrust [nozzles] installed on it. It features an outward appearance with incisions in the bottom edge of the vertical tails so as to not obstruct the nozzle's motion. The avionics, which also includes the Aircraft Control System and the RFCS, are also the latest ones.
In the test flight when the picture was taken, a Gun Pod -which is considered to be a prototype model of the one for the VF-1- is suspended under the fuselage, probably to get aerodynamic data.

(...)

Sidebar:
*The "Continuance Of The Species" Plan: (...)
*Over Technology: (...)
*VF-X2: (...)
*SV-51: (...)
*The Development Race Of The VF-0 And SV-51: (...)


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The Rough Going Engine Development
(...)

The Appearance Of The VF-0
(...)

Sidebar:
1: (...)

*XB-70: (...)
*F-14A: Mothball preservation is the application of an enclosing process with such things as resin on the aircraft that have become redundant due to the introduction of new models of aircraft, in order to preserve them for a long time without scrapping their usefulness. The F-14A that were used for a lot of things as a remodelling bed, on top of exchanging the engines to ones that were equal to the ones in the active duty F-14D, also became the the F-14A++ (or F-14A+2), which was given OTM improvements.
*The VF-0 Displayed On The Ground: (...)


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VF-0 Phoenix

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VF-0 Phoenix
(...)


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The Story Of Streak Valkyrie's Challenge

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The Story Of Streak Valkyrie's Challenge
(...)


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Chart Captions
[Left] Thermosphere, Mesosphere, Stratosphere
[Blue Flight] The 3rd Record Flight (Sept. 18, 2008 / Captain Kizuki Motoharu)
Captions (bottom to top): 3G Immelmann turn, 10,000 m altitude /42 seconds later, 56 rising angle, 50,000 m / 120 seconds later Mach 4 speed, 101,200 m altitude / 310 seconds later speed 2.1 km/s, 30 seconds in ballistic flight, orbital change jets
[Yellow Flight] The 1st Record Flight (Sept. 11, 2008 / Major A. Staker
Captions (bottom to top): 7 G's induced after accelerating to Mach 0.8, penetrating the speed of sound / 15 seconds later, 85 rising angle, 20,000 m altitude / 66 seconds later

Penetrating The Stratosphere
(...)


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VF-1 Squadrons 2009-2014

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VF-1 Squadrons 2009-2014
Translator's note: the * are a general note in the following. *1, *2, *3, *4 are specific notes addressed on Pg. 095.

Deployment Base 2009.02 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
At The Time Of The Bodoru Fleet Battle After The End Of The Bodoru Fleet Battle 03 - 12
Alaska Unified Forces Headquarters (Grand Cannon 1) VF-1: 2 squadrons *1, VF-1D: 1 squadron VF-1: 2 -> 4 squadrons, VF-1D: 1 squadrons (*60 to 70% of the forces were lost) The production lines for everything had stopped, because the Earth had entered a state of destruction after the First Interstellar War. (Manufacturing) industrial facilities were rebuilt when the cooperation of the remaining Zentraadi was earned. The VF-1's production line was at last restarted at the end of Apr. 2010.*4 VF-1: 3 -> 14 squadrons -> -> ->
SDF-1 Macross VF-1: 7 squadrons VF-1: 7 -> 8 squadrons +20 aircraft -> 16 -> 20 squadrons. *Establishment of Macross City. -> -> ->
CVS-101 Prometheus VF-1: 7 squadrons VF-1: 7 -> 8 squadrons (*the Prometheus was integrated with the Macross's squadrons as its registration was deleted)
ARMD-1 H.J. Niven2 VF-1: 3 squadrons (*3 destroyed) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
ARMD-2 Invincible VF-1: 3 squadrons VF-1: 3 squadrons +10 aircraft (*destroyed) N/A N/A N/A N/A
ARMD-3 Enterprise - VF-1: 4 squadrons (*destroyed) N/A N/A N/A N/A
ARMD-4 Clemenceau - VF-1: 4 squadrons (*destroyed) N/A N/A N/A N/A
ARMD-5 Akagi - VF-1: 4 squadrons (*destroyed) N/A N/A N/A N/A
ARMD-6 Constellation (close defence of Apollo) - VF-1: 4 squadrons -> VF-1: 4 -> 7 squadrons -> -> ->
ARMD-7 Ranger - VF-1: 4 squadrons (*destroyed) N/A N/A N/A N/A
ARMD-8 Midway (close defence of L-5) - VF-1: 4 squadrons -> 4 -> 7 squadrons -> -> ->
ARMD-9 Minsk - - - VF-1: 6 squadrons, *commissioned in August *departed with the Megaroad in August N/A N/A
ARMD-10 Haruna - - - VF-1* 6 squadrons, *commissioned in August *departed with the Megaroad in August N/A N/A
ARMD-11 Kiev - - - - VF-1: 6 squadrons, *commissioned in December *merged with the Megaroad Fleet in February N/A
ARMD-12 Independence - - - - - VF-1: 7 squadrons, *commissioned in February ->
ARMD-13 Forestall - - - - - - -VF-1: 7 squadrons, *commissioned in May
ARMD-14 Riesling - - - - - - VF-1: 7 squadrons, *commissioned in September
Megaroad 01 - - - - VF-1: 8 squadrons, VF-4: 4 squadrons, *commissioned in May N/A N/A
Grand Cannon 2 (Australia) - VF-1: 3 squadrons (*destroyed) VF-1: 6 squadrons -> -> ->
Grand Cannon 3 (Africa) - VF-1: 3 squadrons (*destroyed) VF-1: 6 squadrons -> -> ->
Grand Cannon 4 (surface of the Moon) - VF-1: 3 squadrons -> VF-1: 3 -> 11 squadrons -> -> ->
Apollo Factory (surface of the Moon) - VF-1: 2 squadrons -> VF-1: 2 -> 5 squadrons -> -> ->

*Even though a lot of VF-1 squadrons were deployed to New Unified Forces facilities that were constructed in about 10-odd places after 2011, such as America, Europe, Asia and Africa, they are reluctantly omitted here.


VF-1 Unit Deployment
(...)


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Caption: ARMD class
The ARMD class was built from the 1st ship until the 14th ship (a plan to build the 15th and onward also existed). A fold system was built-into the 11th to 14th warships, and the ARMD-11 Kiev caught up and merged with the Megaroad Fleet that had gone ahead.

Caption: CVS-101
The Prometheus, the 1st ship in the Prometheus class. After it had become the right arm of the Macross, its registration was erased.

Caption: SDF-1
The Macross, the 1st ship in the Macross class. Originally it was an alien ship called ASS-1. It brought a lot of OT to mankind.

Caption: SDF-2
Even though it had started being built at the Apollo Base on the surface of the Moon as the 2nd ship in the Macross class, the construction plan was interrupted by the outbreak of the First Interstellar War.

Caption: Megaroad class
A remodelling of the SDF-2, which was in the middle of construction as an Emigrant Ship, in accordance with the "Mankind Seeding Project". Upon completion, it was the Megaroad 01.

*1 A VF squadron is composed of an average of about 16 to 20 aircraft.
*2 In addition to the VF-1 squadrons, such things as Lancer II squadrons, VE-1 Early Warning squadrons, and Ghost squadrons were also deployed to the ARMD-1 and 2, which were the initial ARMD class carriers.
*3 The ARMD-2 was half damaged at the time of the Macross's Space Launch. A part of its VF-1 squadrons were lost.
*4 The Zentraadi survivors after the First Interstellar War were said to be about 8 million. 50% of them were micronized by the end of 2010.
*5 In February 2012, the SDF-1 Macross, which had come down to the Earth, was used as that city's facilities, the base of the Earth's revival, and the New Unified Forces' temporary headquarters.


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VF-1 Operations

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VF-1 Operations
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CVS-101 Prometheus

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CVS-101 Prometheus
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CVS-101 Prometheus

The CVS-101 Prometheus, The Largest Type Of Aircraft Carrier (data at the time of Feb. 2009)
Warship Name: Prometheus
Warship Number: CVS-101
Laid Down: 2002.06.18
Launch: 2005.10.21
Commissioning: 2005.12.05
Length: 512 m
Maximum Width Of The Flight Deck: 148 m
Standard Displacement: 456,000 t
Fully-loaded Displacement: 511,280 t
Engine: 8 steam turbines (4 pressurized water reactors)
Output: more than 520,000 horse-power
Maximum Speed: more than 35 knots on the water / more than 16 knots underwater
Submergence Depth: 120 m (in operation)
Aircraft Carried Number: more than 180 aircraft (including the Ghosts)
Catapult Number: 8+1 (bow port)
Aircraft Elevator Number: 9
Armaments: 20 mm CIWS Vulcan Phalanx, 3x 41 VLS Surface-To-Air Missile Launcher (10-tube), 4x Missile Phalanx
Crew: 4,900 (2,700 Prometheus +2,200 CVW-1)

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Prometheus Chart Captions (counterclockwise from top):
QF-3000E Launch Catapult: (...)
Catapult: (...)
Deck Signal Officer
Weapon Elevator
JBD (Jet Blast Deflector): (...)
No.1 Elevator: (...)
No.4 Elevator
No.5 Elevator
Catapult
Weapon Elevator
Aegis Phased Array Radar
Island: (...)
Crane
No.6 Elevator
No.7 Elevator
Arresting Wire: (...)
Water Jet Cluster
PLAT: (...)
No.9 Elevator
No.8 Elevator
JBD (Jet Blast Deflector)
Catapult
Angled Deck
QF-3000E Launch Catapult
No.3 Elevator
No.2 Elevator
Catwalk: (...)
Warship Number
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The Prometheus's Carrier-borne Aircraft (at the time of Feb. 2009)

Caption: VF-1 Valkyrie
The Unified Forces main Variable Fighter. In addition to the flight squadrons that provide direct fighter cover for the CVS-101, a lot of units came and went for sea training.

Caption: L.V.T. Avenger II
A twin-engined ship-board attack aircraft. It's loading capacity is high, and it can suspend munitions on a total of 8 places on the left and right under the wings -5 unguided bombs on a rack-, and on the wingtip hardpoints.

Caption: F/A-20N Dragon II
The Unified Forces main fighter aircraft. It is the naval specification of the F/A-20 Dragon II. It was an excellent aircraft that was good at missions like air-to-air, bombing, and so on.

Caption: ES-11 Cat's Eye
An airborne early warning aircraft. At the time, the ES-11D, which had the ability to operate in outer space added to it, was deployed only to the Macross itself.

Caption: Sea Sergeant
An anti-submersible patrol helicopter. Besides combat, it was used for multiple purposes, such as angel flights, combat rescue, and the transport of personnel and materials.

Caption: QF-3000E Ghost
An unmanned combat air vehicle that uses the FF-1999 Thermonuclear Turbine Engine. It is catapulted from a dedicated catapult launcher.


The Prometheus Before The First Interstellar War
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Sidebar:
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*Bridle Retriever: (...)
* Carrier Asuka: (...)


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Earth Unified Forces Fleet Deployment Chart (Feb. 2009)
The CVS-111 Prometheus and SLV-111 Daedalus belonged to the Unified Naval Forces 1st Fleet, and in Feb. 2009, when the First Interstellar War broke out, they were undertaking patrol duties in the Ogasawara Islands* area of the ocean, which is where South Ataria Island was.

* Translator's note: also known as the Bonin Islands.

Chart Index/Captions:
Pink: the 1st Fleet
Blue: the 2nd Fleet
Grey: the 3rd Fleet
Green: the 4th Fleet
Yellow: the 5th Fleet

Caption: The deployment of CVS-102, CVS-103, SLV-112, and SLV-113 to the 3rd and 4th Fleets was scheduled.


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Extra File Of VF "VF-1JA"

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Extra Files Of VF "VF-1JA"
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CVS-101 Prometheus "SVF-37"
VF-1A (Block 2?) #710 / Sergeant Carl Lager aircraft
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Before And After The VF-1


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Captions:
1: The F-14X, which was used as an OTM verification aircraft for the VF-1, played an active role up to the final stage of the end of the Unification War in 2008. The real aircraft cannot be seen now due to the First Interstellar War, which caused the Earth to suffer devastating damage.
2: Even though the F-14 and VF-1 are said to have silhouettes that are very similar, there is a difference in the such things as the presence or absence of the horizontal stabilizers. Also, the F-14 has a size that's about two sizes larger. In addition, there is information where aircraft that could load armaments under the wings on the F-14X -which was an OTM improved aircraft- were also examined.
3: The VF-4G Lightning III that were deployed to the Alaska Elmendorf Base conducting their maiden flight. The picture was taken from the rear seat of a VF-1D that was flying in parallel. The biggest difference between the VF-4 and VF-1 is that the VF-4 specializes in combat in outer space. Although its manoeuvrability in the atmosphere can be said to be at the same level as the VF-1, it demonstrated favourable manoeuvrability at high altitude.
4: Even though the early models of the VF-4 were already operating at this base, where there was a comprehensive training institute for within atmosphere flight skills, the G model, which was newly deployed this time, had the mechanism to transform to GERWALK and Battroid.


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Squadron Marking Of The "Valkyrie"

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Squadron Marking Of The "Valkyrie"
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VF-1 Roll-out Anniversary Ceremony Coating
VF-1A (Bu.No.2107906/1) / 2008.11
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CVS-101 Prometheus "SVF-1 Skulls"
VF-1S (Block 1) #001, Major Roy Fokker aircraft / 2009.02
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ARMD-8 Midway "SVF-29 Silver Wings"
VF-1A (Block 7) #310 / 2010.02
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SDF-1 Macross "SVF-20 Outlaws"
VF-1A (Block 5) #200 / 2011.02
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Macross City Unified Forces Headquarters Special Flight Training Squadron Demonstration Flight Squadron "Angel Birds"
VF-1A (Block 1) / 2009.02
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SDF-1 Macross "Love Birds"
VF-1J (Block 7) Maximilian & Miria Jiinasu aircraft / 2010.03
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Unified Naval Forces Carrier Ark Royal "SVF-9"
VF-1A FRS.1 (Block 5) #102 / 200
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SDF-3 (Formerly Buritai's Ship) "SVF-789 Dar Es Carrack"
VF-1A (Block 10) #408 / 2013
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VF-1 5,000 Production Aircraft Commemorative Coating
VF-1A (Block 13: Bu.No.2114130/5000) / 2013.05
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ARMD-3 Enterprise "SVF-40"
VF-1J (Block 8) #200 / 2009.08
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ARMD-11 Kiev "SVF-122 Big Aces"
VF-1A (Block 9) #103 / 2013.01
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ARMD-5 Akagi "SVF-65 Blue Knights"
VF-1A (Block 7) #100 / 2010.01
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Tactical Attack Force "SVA-163 Flying Fleas"
VF-1A (Block 9) #501 / 2015
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Alaska Unified Forces Headquarters "SVF-89"
VF-1D (Block 4) #217 / 2009.08
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Unified Space Forces Marine Corps "SVMF-49"
VF-1A (Block 7) #207 / 2010.01
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ARMD-2 Invincible "SFV-46 Gold Wings"
VF-1A (Block 7) #200 / 2009.02
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CVS-101 Prometheus "SVF-1 Skulls / Vermilion Squadron"
VF-1J (Block 4) #023, Sergeant Hikaru Ichijo aircraft / 2009.04
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ARMD-6 Constellation "SVF-51 Yellow Jackets"
VF-1A (Block 7) #001 / 2010.02
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Atlanta Base Experimental Development Group
VF-1J (Block 7 ?) / 2018
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Planet Eden New Edwards Base
VF-1A (Block 9) / 2016
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South Pacific District Forces Grand Cannon 2 Direct Defence Flight Squadron "SVF-82 Blue Falcons"
VF-1A (Block 7) #105 / 2010.01
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Alaska Unified Forces Headquarters "SVF-15"
VF-1A (Block 4) #208 / 2009
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Caption: Corporal Maximilian Jiinasu aircraft

CVS-101 Prometheus "SVF-1 Skulls / Vermilion Squadron"
VF-1A (Block 4) #111, Corporal Maximilian Jiinasu & #112 Corporal Kakizaki Hayao aircraft / 2009.10
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Caption: Corporal Kakizaki Hayao aircraft


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