Northrop VF-1S Valkyrie Veritech Fighter gallery

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VF-1S Block 1 Valkyrie Veritech in Fighter mode.

VF-1S Block 1 Valkyrie Fighter 1

VF-1S (Bu.No.2107906/1) assigned to First Robotech War ace Commander Roy Fokker of SVF-1 “Skull Squadron” .

VF-1S Block 1 Valkyrie Fighter 4 VF-1S Block 1 Valkyrie Fighter 7

VF-1S Block 1 Valkyrie Fighter 15

VF-1S Block 1 Valkyrie Technical Details 2

Detail view of access panel on a Block 1 VF-1S. This arrangement is essentially the same on all Northrop produced VF-1s.


VF-1S Block 1 Valkyrie Veritech in GERWALK mode.

VF-1S Block 1 Valkyrie GERWALK 1

VF-1S Block 1 Valkyrie GERWALK 2


VF-1S Block 1 Valkyrie Veritech in Battloid mode.

VF-1S Block 1 Valkyrie Battloid 1 VF-1S Block 1 Valkyrie Battloid 3 VF-1S Block 1 Valkyrie Battloid 8

The VF-1S’s most distinctive feature of course was its head, which mounted four Mauser RoV-20 lasers. These early laser had a relatively week output, but were enough for the anti-missile role for which they were designed.

VF-1S Block 1 Valkyrie Technical Details 1

These utility arms were unique to the first two production blocks of VF-1s. Though all Valkyries had provisions for their installation, they were rarely fitted from Block 3 onward.


VF-1S Block 5 Valkyrie Veritech in Battloid mode.

VF-1S Block 5 Valkyrie Battloid 1


VF-1S Block 9 Valkyrie Veritech in Battloid mode.VF-1S Block 9 Valkyrie Battloid 1

This VF-1S Block 9 was the Veritech used during production of the hit movie “Do You Remember Love”. It was painted to portray the Valkyrie piloted by Commander Roy Fokker during the First Robotech War.

VF-1S Block 9 Valkyrie Battloid 3 VF-1S Block 9 Valkyrie Battloid 10 VF-1S Block 9 Valkyrie Battloid 11

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.

VF-1S Block 9 Valkyrie Battloid 14

Publicity photo from “Do You Remember Love” featuring actresses Rebecca Forstadt (playing Lynn Minmei) and Melanie MacQueen (playing Lisa Hayes) on the head of a Block 12 VF-1A and Iona Morris (playing Claudia Grant) perched atop the “Skull One” VF-1S.


VF-1S Block 11 Valkyrie Veritech in Battloid mode.

VF-1S Block 9 Valkyrie Battloid 15

A rare picture of two VF-1S Valkyries together. Foreground is a Block 11 VF-1S Block 11 from SVF-1 “Skull Squadron” with a Block 13 VF-1S from SVF-122 “Big Aces” in the background. 


 

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; Kevin Long 

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, This is Animation 11: the Super Dimension Fortress-1 Macross, Variable Fighter Master File: Wings of Space, Robotech RPG (1st Edition)  

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2015 Tim Wing

 

 

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