Rockwell Bell VF-1 Valkyrie 3MCCS-2 late cockpit gallery

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VF-1 Valkyrie Veritech fighter 3MCCS-2 cockpit in fighter mode.

VF-1 Block 6 Valkyrie 3MCCS-2 Cockpit Fighter 3

 

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VF-1 Block 6 Valkyrie 3MCCS-2 Cockpit Fighter 12

Cutaways, top and bottom, showing crew location while in fighter mode.

VF-1 Block 6 Valkyrie 3MCCS-2 Cockpit Fighter 11


 

VF-1 Valkyrie Veritech fighter 3MCCS-2 cockpit in Battloid mode.

VF-1 Block 6 Valkyrie 3MCCS-2 Cockpit Battloid 4

VF-1 Block 6 Valkyrie 3MCCS-2 Cockpit Battloid 2

VF-1 Block 6 Valkyrie 3MCCS-2 Cockpit Battloid 6

Pilot egress while in Battloid mode is demonstrated here by a Block 12 VF-1S Strike Valkyrie.

VF-1 Block 6 Valkyrie 3MCCS-2 Cockpit Battloid 3


3MCCS-2 cockpit displays and controls.

VF-1 Block 6 Valkyrie 3MCCS-2 Cockpit Fighter 5

Heads-up Display (HUD). The 3MCCS-2 cockpit display system introduced a full canopy HUD. Interestingly, this was a feature that did not appear on another Veritech until the VF-13 Gamma. 

VF-1 Block 6 Valkyrie 3MCCS-2 Cockpit Fighter 6

The 3MCCS-2 cockpit also introduced a unified control interface, which allowed the stick and throttle to serve as the arm controls while in Battloid. 

VF-1 Block 6 Valkyrie 3MCCS-2 Cockpit Fighter 9


Martin and Baker Mk. 9 ejection seat.

VF-1 Block 6 Valkyrie 3MCCS-2 M&B Mk 9B 1

The Block 6 Valkyrie introduced the much improved M&B Mk. 9 ejection seat. This seat had Vernier thrusters and controls allowing it to self recover after an ejection in space. It also featured a more ergonomic design and a more reclined seating position.

VF-1 Block 6 Valkyrie M&B Mk.7B and Mk.9B

Side by side comparison of the Mk. 7 and Mk. 9 ejection seat.


VT-1 Ostrich Vertiech advance trainer cockpit in fighter mode.

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3MCCS-2 cockpit diagram.

VF-1 Block 6 Valkyrie 3MCCS-2 Cockpit Fighter 7

  1. Rear view monitor.
  2. Multi function display (MFD) control push buttons.
  3. Primary MFD.
  4. Master Caution light.
  5. Communication Control System (CCS) input keypad.
  6. Mode selector. 
  7. Mode G/B balance trim.
  8. Weapons system control panel.
  9. Secondary MFD.
  10. Flight systems control panel for landing gear, arrestor hook, Loran, etc.
  11. FAST Pack sub-system control panel.
  12. Emergency system control panel. 
  13. Self diagnostic tool set (SDTS) control toggle.
  14. CCS main panel.
  15. Audio/data jack.
  16. Right multi-function control stick.
  17. Protoculture cell-energizer and fusion turbine control panel.
  18.  Protoculture cell-energizer and fusion turbine secondary emergency display.
  19. Left multi-function control stick.

 

 

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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 Mecha Manual

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2015 Tim Wing

 

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