VF-1 Valkyrie Veritech Fighter technical illustrations gallery

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Northrop VF-1 FDE undergoing final assembly at their Macross Island facility

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Cutaway view of the VF-1J Valkyrie Veritech Fighter

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Labelled VF-1J cutaway. (September 2014 issue of Combat Aircraft.)

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VF-1J GERWALK citaway.

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VF-1J Battloid cutaway.


 

VF-1 Valkyrie external detail views.

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Northrop VF-1A, details of canopy and boarding ladder. 

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Early VF-1 landing gear. Shown with catapult and jet blast shields from the UES Prometheus.

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Late production VF-1 Valkyrie landing gear illustration.

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Early VF-1 wing with flaps and leading edge slats deployed.

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Early VF-1 wing with flaps and leading edge slats deployed. From Block 8 onward, VF-1 wings also incorporated wing mounted air brakes. 

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Main air brake as deployed on a Block 4 VF-1A.

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Pictures of a one-off pressurized infant crib, as used for transporting the daughter of Commanders Maximilian and Mirya Sterling prior to the capture of the Robotech Factory Satellite.  

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Manipulator arms from a VF-1S and open access panels on a VF-1D. Though these arms were only installed on a limited number of VF-1s, their utility in certain situations was undeniable. This illustration shows how they would be used to manually detach the nose section of a VF-1.

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Battle damaged VF-1D with its crew accommodations in the raised position. 

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Picture of a battle damaged VF-1J during the First Robotech War.

 


 

VF-1 Valkyrie scale comparisons.

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Size comparison between the VF-1 Valkyrie and a pre-war Grumman F-14 Tomcat.

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Scale comparisons of (from left to right) GBP-1S Armored Valkyrie, VF-1J Valkyrie, ADR-04 Defender, MBR-04 Tomahawk, MBR-07 Spartan, Glaug Officer’s Pod, Regult Battle Pod, a human, a full sized Zentraedi and (background) a HWR-00 Monster.


 

VF-1 Valkyrie propulsion systems.

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Nakajima/P&W/Rolls-Royce FF-2001 fusion turbine system cutaway.  

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External views of the FF-2001 and the VF-1’s two dimensional thrust vectoring nozzles.  

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At speeds above Mach 3, the pre-compressor stage was bypassed, allowing the FF-2001 to operate in RAM/SCLAM jet mode.

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P&W LHP04 low-thrust vernier thruster detail.

 


Miscellaneous VF-1 pictures.

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Project Trapeze: VF-1 attached to an external fuel tank from an NR-707 shuttle.     

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Recovered battle damaged VF-1 Valkyrie during the First Robotech War. Picture taken on the hanger deck of the UES Prometheus.


 

 

obotech (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

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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