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.

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

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

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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). 

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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.

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

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

 


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

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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.

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

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

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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

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