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Northrop VF-1A Block 10 Valkyrie in Fighter mode.
Block 10 VF-1A Valkyrie assigned to the famous SVF-1 “Skull Squadron” during the Malcontent Uprisings.
VF-1A Block 10 Valkyrie in GERWALK mode.
VF-1A Block 10 Valkyrie in Battliod mode
Three primary features distinguished the early VF-1As from the late VF-1As and VF-1Ns. The head, as seen above, had a slightly different shape, a prominent arrow shaped indentation and an upgraded infrared and visual sensor suite.
Detail of the Thomson DOS-2000B multi-band digital camera system. This system was for medium range traversable UV, infra-red imaging and optical band detection and tracking. Below and left of the main sensor was the Thomson LT-3 multi-frequency laser ranger and designator.
The second primary visible differences was the upgraded hands with increased strength and improved articulation. The third difference was the 3MCCS-2 cockpit with single panel MFT and combined function fighter/Battloid controls. The new cockpit first appeared on Block 6 VF-1s.
Technical views of the late VF-1A and VF-1N Valkyrie Fighter.
VF-1A/N Blocks 9-12. Primary distinguishing features were reinforcement panels on the vertical tail surfaces and vertical stabilizers and a slight change in the wing’s leading edge.
VF-1A/N Blocks 13-14. Primary distinguishing features were flush mounted UHF antennas, one piece tail and stabilizers, different access panels and improved VHF antennas.
VF-1N Block 13 Valkyrie in Battliod mode
Combat photo of VF-1N aircraft number 005 from SVF-1 “Skull Squadron” during a battle in the Zentraedi Control Zone, August 2018.
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Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin; Greg Lane and Fred Perry
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