Rockwell Bell VF-1 Valkyrie 3MCCS-1C early cockpit gallery

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VF-1 Valkyrie Veritech fighter, Blocks 1 through 5, 3MCCS-1C cockpit in fighter mode.

VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie 3MCCS-1C Cockpit Fighter mode 3

VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie 3MCCS-1C Cockpit Fighter mode 1


VF-1 Valkyrie Veritech fighter, Blocks 1 through 5, 3MCCS-1C cockpit in Battloid mode.

VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie 3MCCS-1C Cockpit Battloid mode 7

VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie 3MCCS-1C Cockpit Battloid mode 6

VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie 3MCCS-1C Cockpit Battloid mode 3

VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie 3MCCS-1C Cockpit Battloid mode 1


3MCCS-1C cockpit pilot interfaces / controls.

VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie 3MCCS-1C Cockpit Fighter mode 11

HOTAS (Hands on Throttle and Stick ) roll and pitch control stick. 

VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie 3MCCS-1C Cockpit Fighter mode 10

Throttle control. Note that the throttle itself had very little in the way of additional controls. 

VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie 3MCCS-1C Cockpit Fighter mode 6

Dedicated controls for the control of the Veritech while in Battloid mode. This redundant control set-up was rectified in Block 6 and later Valkyries.


VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie Martin & Baker Mk.7 ejection seat.

VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie M&B Mk.7B 1 VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie M&B Mk.7B 2

The old phrase “Meet your Maker in a Martin Baker” took on a new life with the introduction of the Mk. 7 in the VF-1 Valkyrie. The Mk. 7 wasn’t so much a bad ejection seat, it was just that it was built for use in the Earth’s atmosphere. When used in space, the seat’s lack of dedicated attitude controls meant that the pilot would continue on in the direction that the seat ejected him in for the rest of eternity. 

VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie M&B Mk.7B and Mk.9B

Comparison of the Mk. 7 and later Mk. 9 ejection seat. The Mk. 9 introduced post ejection attitude and thruster controls, as well as a more ergonomic shape. 


3MCCS-1C cockpit displays.

VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie Displays 3

Radar intercept symbology.

VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie Displays 2

Landing glide path display, typically used in adverse weather and night time carrier operations.

VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie Displays 4

Display in Battloid mode.

VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie Displays 5 VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie Displays 6 VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie Displays 7

Heads up display symbology.


3MCCS-1C cockpit diagram.

  1. VF-1 Block 1-5 Valkyrie Displays 1
  1. Rear-view mirror (Block 1 only) Rear view monitor (Block 2 onward).
  2. Left Multi-Function Display (MFD).
  3. Master Caution Light.
  4. Heads up Display (HUD).
  5. Center MFD.
  6. Right MFD. 
  7. Mode G/B balance trim.
  8. Battloid mode right arm control stick.
  9. Fighter mode roll/pitch control stick.
  10. Battloid mode left arm control stick.
  11. Mode selector.
  12. Communication Control System (CCS) panel. 
  13. Performance Management System (PMS) display.
  14. Protoculture cell-energizer and fusion turbine control panel.
  15. Throttle.


 

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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 Journal Extra VF-1 Valkyrie special edition, Macross Mecha Manual

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