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Rockwell Textron SDP-1 Stampede Anti-spaceship Veritech gallery

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Rockwell Textron SDP-1A Stampede Space Defense Package Veritech.

SDP-1A Stampede Fighter 1

SDP-1A Stampede Fighter 2

SDP-1A Stampede Fighter 3

SDP-1A Stampede Battloid 1


Rockwell Bell SDP-X-1 Anti-Spaceship Veritech, Experimental. (First Stampede prototype.)

SDP-X-1 Anti-Spaceship Veritech Experimental Fighter 1

The VF-1/SDP-X-1 Veritech, was an experimental anti-spaceship Veritech produced during the First Robotech War. Only one aircraft was produced. The publishers of Mecha Journal apologize for the poor quality of these photos.  

SDP-X-1 Anti-Spaceship Veritech Experimental Battloid 1 SDP-X-1 Anti-Spaceship Veritech Experimental Battloid 2


 

Rockwell Bell SDP-X-2 Anti-Spaceship Veritech, Experimental. (Second Stampede prototype.)

SDP-X-2 Anti-Spaceship Veritech Experimental Fighter 1

The second Stampede prototype was built as a technology demonstrator after the end of the war. It was pursued by Rockwell Bell when it became apparent that their VF-4 Lightning was not going to meet UN Spacy’s fleet defense requirements. 

SDP-X-2 Anti-Spaceship Veritech Experimental Fighter 2

SDP-X-2 Anti-Spaceship Veritech Experimental Fighter 3

SDP-X-2 Anti-Spaceship Veritech Experimental Battloid 1

SDP-X-2 Anti-Spaceship Veritech Experimental Battloid 2 SDP-X-2 Anti-Spaceship Veritech Experimental Battloid 3


Rockwell Textron SDP-X-3 Anti-Spaceship Veritech, Experimental. (Third Stampede prototype.)

SDP-X-3 Anti-Spaceship Veritech Experimental Battloid


Rockwell Textron SDP-1 Stampede color schemes.

 SDP-1A Stampede Fighter 4

Carrier Air Group Commander’s SDP-1A Stampede, assigned SVF-65 aerospace fighter squadron on-board the UES Themistocles (a Tokugawa-class Super Dimensional Carrier).

SDP-1A Stampede Battloid 4

Though colorful, this livery was not representative a typical SDP-1 paint scheme. Most Stampedes were finished overall in gull gray with flat black leg and booster units. 


Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (R) is the properties of Big West Advertising and Studio Nue. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin

Images Courtesy of Chad Wilson (Marchly) and the Macross Mecha Manual. Chad Wilson is given all credit for all images from the Macross Mecha Manual that have been utilized in this publication.

Content by Tim Wing

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Macross Onboard Factories VFT-1 Orguss Valkyrie gallery

 

VFT-1 Orguss Valkyrie variable fighter, tank and tactical combat orgroid

GBP-2 Orguss Valkyrie 1


Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (R) is the properties of Big West Advertising and Studio Nue. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin

Images From – Macross Perfect Memory

Content by Tim Wing

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Shinnakasu GBP-2 “Armored Guardian” gallery

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VF-1 Valkyrie Armored GERWALK


 

Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (R) is the properties of Big West Advertising and Studio Nue. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin

Content by Tim Wing

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Shinnakasu GBP-1S “Armored Valkyrie” gallery

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GBP-1S Ground Battle Package, Space variant, installed on the VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie flown by Admiral Richard Hunter during the first Robotech War.

GBP-1S Armor VF-1J Block 4 1 GBP-1S Armor VF-1J Block 4 3 GBP-1S Armor VF-1J Block 4 5 GBP-1S Armor VF-1J Block 4 6


 

Multiple missile launch systems of the GBP-1S Ground Battle Package, Space variant.

GBP-1S Armor VF-1J Block 4 9

Frontal (above) and rear (below) view of the GBP-1S with all missile pods open. 

GBP-1S Armor VF-1J Block 4 12

GBP-1S Armor VF-1J Block 4 10

 

GBP-1S Armor VF-1J Block 4 15

Detail views of the GBP-1S’s missile load out. Full payload, on early variants, included sixty-two GH-32 280mm short-range missiles (16 in chest, 11 in each shoulder, and 12 on each leg), three GH-100 armor-piercing short-range missiles in each forearm armor, with six additional missiles in each arm for a total of eighteen arm missiles, and six H-22T incendiary short-range missiles, three in each hip (86 missiles total).

GBP PWS-01C

Detail view of the GBP/PWS-01C Podded Weapons System (chest) with 10 GH-32 280mm short-range missiles (right) and 16 GH-35 short-range missiles (left). 

GBP PWS-01L 1 GBP PWS-01L 2

Detail view of the GBP/PWS-01L Podded Weapons System (leg) with with GH-32 280mm short-range missiles (top and bottom left) and GH-100 armor-piercing short-range missiles (right).

GBP PWS-01S

Detail view of the GBP/PWS-01S Podded Weapons System (shoulder) with with 11 GH-32 280mm short-range missiles (left) and 32 GH-33 short-range missiles (right).

GBP PWS-01T

Detail view of the GBP/PWS-01T Podded Weapons System (torso) with three H-22T incendiary short-range missiles. Also shown is the hip armor in the open position, allowing the Valkyries fusion turbines to take in air for reaction mass when operating in an atmosphere.

GBP-1S missiles

From left to right: GH-33 short-range missile, GH-32 280mm short-range missile, GH-35 short-range missile, H-22T incendiary short-range missile and GH-100 armor-piercing short-range missile.

 


 

GBP-1S Armor Package installed on a Block 12 VF-1J Valkyrie.

GBP-1S Armor VF-1J Block 12 3

This is a late production version of the GBP-1S Armor Package. The most obvious difference was the heavier (and blockier appearing) armor. 

GBP-1S Armor VF-1J Block 12 4 GBP-1S Armor VF-1J Block 12 5

Exploded view of the GBP-1S (late variant) armor package.

 


Baseline GBP-1 Ground Battle Package, installed on a VF-1J Block 2 Valkyrie.

GBP-1 Armor VF-1J Block 4

The GBP-1 is recognizable by it’s lack of main and Vernier thrusters. 


Technical view of the GBP-1S Ground Battle Package, Space variant, as installed on the VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie.

GBP-1S Armor VF-1J Block 4 16


Experimental GBP-X Ground Battle Package, as installed on a VF-1J Block 2 Valkyrie.

GBP-X Armor VF-1J Block 2 1


VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie jettisoning its battle damaged GBP-1S armor package.

GBP-1S Armor VF-1J Block 4 17


Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (R) is the properties of Big West Advertising and Studio Nue. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin

Images From – Macross Perfect Memory, Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie: Wings of Space

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2015 Tim Wing

Shinnakasu Configuration T FAST Pack “Super Ostrich” gallery

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Shinnakasu FAST Pack Version T mounted to a VT-1 Ostrich trainer in fighter mode.

FAST Pack ver.T VT-1 Super Ostrich 2

FAST Pack ver.T VT-1 Super Ostrich 3

FAST Pack ver.T VT-1 Super Ostrich 4

 

FAST Pack ver.T VT-1 Super Ostrich 6

 

FAST Pack ver.T VT-1 Super Ostrich 7


 

Shinnakasu FAST Pack Version T mounted to a VT-1 Ostrich trainer in GERWALK mode.

FAST Pack ver.T VT-1 Super Ostrich 9

 

FAST Pack ver.T VT-1 Super Ostrich 10


 

Details of the Configuration T FAST Pack.

FAST Pack ver.T VT-1 Super Ostrich 11 FAST Pack ver.T VT-1 Super Ostrich 12 FAST Pack ver.T VT-1 Super Ostrich 13


 

Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (R) is the properties of Big West Advertising and Studio Nue. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin

Images From – This is Animation 11: the Super Dimension Fortress-1 Macross, Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie, Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie: Wings of Space, Variable Fighter Master File SDF-1 Macross VF-1 Squadrons, Macross Chronicle 23, Robotech Macross Saga Sourcebook and the Macross Mecha Manual

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2015 Tim Wing

Shinnakasu Configuration 4.0 FAST Pack “Super Freya Valkyrie” gallery

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Technical views of the Configuration 4 FAST Pack as fitted to a Block 20 VF-1P Freya Valkyrie Fighter.

FAST Pack Config ver.4 VF-1P Super Freya Valkyrie 1

FAST Pack Config ver.4 VF-1P Super Freya Valkyrie 3 FAST Pack Config ver.4 VF-1P Super Freya Valkyrie 4 FAST Pack Config ver.4 VF-1P Super Freya Valkyrie 5 FAST Pack Config ver.4 VF-1P Super Freya Valkyrie 6

FAST Pack Config ver.4 VF-1P Super Freya Valkyrie 7


Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (R) is the properties of Big West Advertising and Studio Nue. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin

Images From – Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie: Wings of Space

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2015 Tim Wing

Shinnakasu Configuration 3 FAST Pack “Strike Valkyrie” gallery

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FAST Pack configuration version 3.0 mounted on VF-1S Block 11 Fighter.

FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1S Block 13 1

 

FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1S Block 13 3

 

FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1S Block 13 4

 

FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1S Block 13 6

 

FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1S Block 13 7

 

FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1S Block 13 9

 

 

FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1S Block 13 11

 

FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1S Block 13 13FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1S Block 13 14


 

Technical views of the Configuration 3 FAST Pack as fitted to a Block 13 VF-1N Valkyrie Fighter.

FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1A Block 13 2

FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1A Block 13 1

FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1A Block 13 3

FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1A Block 13 4 FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1A Block 13 5 FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1A Block 13 6

FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1A Block 13 8


FAST Pack Configuration 3 cutaway views.

FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1S Block 13 17

FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1S Block 13 18


Artist illustration of what appears to be a Strike Valkyrie configured late model VF-1S playing some sort of game against two Zentraedi Queadluun-Raus. This illustration was actually a wall mural from the post gym at Kirtland Air Base, New Mexico.

FAST Pack Configuration Version 3 VF-1S Block 13 16


Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (R) is the properties of Big West Advertising and Studio Nue. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin

Images From – This is Animation 11: the Super Dimension Fortress-1 Macross, Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie, Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie: Wings of Space, Variable Fighter Master File SDF-1 Macross VF-1 Squadrons, Macross Chronicle 23, Robotech Macross Saga Sourcebook and the Macross Mecha Manual

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2015 Tim Wing

Shinnakasu Configuration 2 FAST Pack “Super Valkyrie” gallery

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FAST Pack configuration version 2.0 mounted on VF-1S Block 1 Fighter.

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1S Block 1 Fighter 1

VF-1S Block 1 Valkyrie (Bu.No. 2107906/1) equipped with FAST Pack configuration version 2.0 from SVF-1 “Skull Squadron”, piloted by First Robotech War aces Commander Roy Fokker and 1st Lieutenant Richard Hunter. 

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1S Block 1 Fighter 2 FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1S Block 1 Fighter 3

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1S Block 1 Fighter 4

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1S Block 1 Battloid 1 FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1S Block 1 Battloid 2


FAST Pack Configuration version 2 mounted to a VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie Fighter.

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1J Block 4 1

VF-1J Block Valkyrie assigned to SVF-1 “Skull Squadron” during the First Robotech War.

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1J Block 4 3

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1J Block 4 5

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1J Block 4 7


FAST Pack Configuration 2, miscellaneous views.

S-FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1A Block 4

VF-1A Valkyrie Fighter, mounting a FAST Pack Configuration 2, from SVF-20 “Outlaws” on board the SDF-1 UES Macross during the First Robotech War. The reason behind the irregular main landing gear is unknown. 

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1S Block 1 GERWALK 1

VF-1S Valkyrie Fighter with FAST Pack Configuration 2 conducting some violent evasive maneuvers in space while engaging Zentraedi forces. 

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1S Block 1 Battloid 3

Detail of the NP-AR-01B arm unit of the Configuration 2 FAST Pack set.

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1N Block 11 Battloid 6

VF-1N Valkyrie Fighter with Configuration 2 FAST Pack “posing” for the camera.

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1A Block 9 Fighter 9

VF-1A Block 13 Valkyrie Fighter from SVF-1 “Skull Squadron” in the hanger bay of the UES Forestall. 


Technical views of the Configuration 2 FAST Pack as fitted to a Block 4 VF-1A Valkyrie Fighter.

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1A Block 4 2 FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1A Block 4 3 FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1A Block 4 4 FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1A Block 4 5 FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1A Block 4 6 FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1A Block 4 7


FAST Pack Configuration version 2 as mounted a VF-1A Block 10 Valkyrie Fighter.

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1A Block 9 Fighter 4


VF-1A Block 13 Valkyrie with Configuration 2 FAST Pack from SVF-1 “Skull Squadron”.

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1A Block 9 Fighter 1FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1A Block 9 Fighter 5

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1A Block 9 Fighter 6

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1A Block 9 Fighter 7

Detail view of the cockpit area of a VF-1A Block 13 Valkyrie Fighter from SVF-1 “Skull Squadron”.

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1A Block 9 Fighter 8

VF-1A Block 13 Valkyrie Fighter from SVF-1 “Skull Squadron” suspended from an external launch arm on the UES Forestall. 

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1A Block 9 Battloid 2FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1A Block 9 Battloid 3


Prototype FAST Pack (Configuration 2.X) attached to one of the early Block 0 VF-1J FDEs at Shinnakasu Heavy Industries’ facility outside of Tokyo Japan.

FAST Pack Config ver.2.X 2

Several notable difference can be seen on this early prototype. Most obvious is the four main thrusters and the fitment of what appear to be twin GU-11 rotary cannons in the forward part of the NP-BP-01s. The GU-11 gun pod held in the Valkyrie’s hand appears to have an expanded magazine as well.


FAST Pack Configuration 2 cutaway views.

FAST Config ver.2.0 NP-BP-01A

NP-BP-01A booster section showing the P&W+EF-2001 booster thruster. 

FAST Config ver.2.0 1

Detailed cutaway of FAST Pack components and typical weapons payload.


FAST Pack Configuration version 2 as mounted a VF-1A Block 11 Valkyrie Fighter in Battloid mode.

FAST Config ver.2.0 VF-1A Block 10 Battloid 5


Configuration Version 2.0 FAST Pack standardized markings.

FAST Config ver.2.0 4

Typically, the squadron logo will be painted on the side of the NP-BP-01A booster unit. Shown is SVF-1 “Skull Squadron” (top) and SVF-5 (bottom). 

FAST Config ver.2.0 2 FAST Config ver.2.0 3


 

Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (R) is the properties of Big West Advertising and Studio Nue. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin; Tim Wing

Images From – Macross Perfect Memory, This is Animation 11: the Super Dimension Fortress-1 Macross, Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie, Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie: Wings of Space, Variable Fighter Master File SDF-1 Macross VF-1 Squadrons, Macross Chronicle 23, Robotech Macross Saga Sourcebook and the Macross Mecha Manual

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2015 Tim Wing

 

 

Shinnakasu Configuration Version 1 FAST Pack

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Configuration Version 1.0 FAST Pack fitted to a VF-1A Block 4 Valkyrie Veritech Fighter.

Version 1 FAST Pack VF-1A Valkyrie Veritech 2 Version 1 FAST Pack VF-1A Valkyrie Veritech 3 Version 1 FAST Pack VF-1A Valkyrie Veritech 4 Version 1 FAST Pack VF-1A Valkyrie Veritech 5 Version 1 FAST Pack VF-1A Valkyrie Veritech 6 Version 1 FAST Pack VF-1A Valkyrie Veritech 7


Configuration Version 1.0 FAST Pack standardized markings.

Version 1 FAST Pack VF-1A Valkyrie Veritech 8


Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (R) is the properties of Big West Advertising and Studio Nue. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Images From – Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie: Wings of Space

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2015 Tim Wing

 

 

Shinnakasu Heavy Industries VF-1J Valkyrie Veritech Fighter gallery

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VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie Veritech in Fighter mode.

VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie Fighter 1


VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie Veritech in GERWALK mode.

VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie GERWALK 1 VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie GERWALK 2


VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie Veritech in Battloid mode.

VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie Battloid 3 VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie Battloid 5 VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie Battloid 6


VF-1J Block 1 Valkyrie Veritech.

VF-1J Block 1 Valkyrie Fighter 1

The Block 1 VF-1J Valkyrie is most recognizable by its lack of a ventral Vernier thruster and the addition of third canopy frame rail. Only six Block 1 VF-1Js were built before Shinnakasu moved to the standardized configuration Block 1.

VF-1J Block 1 Valkyrie Battloid 2

VF-1J Block 1 Valkyrie shown with Rheinmetall GU-12 single smoothbore barrel gun pod.

VF-1J Block 1 Valkyrie Battloid 3


VF-1J+ Valkyrie Veritech.

VF-1J++ Block 20 Valkyrie Battloid 1

Detail of the VF-1J++ head unit. This head unit was unique to Shinnakasu’s final production Block 20 VF-1J++. 


VF-1J Valkyrie standardized markings.

Note: As the VF-1J left the factory, it had both English and Japanese markings. The Japanese markings were rarely retained when the VF-1J received a repaint.

VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie Markings Battloid 1 VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie Markings Battloid 2

VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie Markings Fighter 1A VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie Markings Fighter 1B VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie Markings Fighter 2A VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie Markings Fighter 2B


VF-1J Valkyrie Veritech Fighters.

VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie GERWALK 3

VF-1J Block 4 Valkyrie Veritech Fighter in VTOL mode.

VF-1J Block 8 Valkyrie Battloid 1

VF-1J Block 8 Valkyrie Veritech Fighter in Battloid mode, somewhere near Fort Victoria  in the East African Community, circa 2017.

 


 

 

Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (R) is the properties of Big West Advertising and Studio Nue. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin

Images Courtesy of Chad Wilson (Marchly) and the Macross Mecha Manual. Chad Wilson is given all credit for all images from the Macross Mecha Manual that have been utilized in this publication. 

Images From – Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books, Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie, Macross Mecha Manual

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2015 Tim Wing