by Peter Walker and Pieter Thomassen with Rob Morgenstern
edited by: Tim Wing
- Reference File
Designation: Shinnakasu Heavy Industries Fuel Ammunition Sensor Tactical (FAST) Pack
- Fighter mode
- Length: 14.0 meters
- Height: 5.0 meters
- Wingspan: 8.3-14.8 meters
- Length: 11.3 meters
- Height: 10.8 meters
- Breadth: 8.6 meters
- Wingspan: 8.3-14.8 meters
- Depth: 5.0 meter
- Height: 15.4 meter
- Breadth: 8.6 meter
- Wingspan: 4.7-14.8 meter
- Dry Weight: 19.2 metric tons.
FAST Pack Version 1: Conformal external reaction mass and Vernier thruster system configuration optimized for space combat outfitted onto a conventional Valkyrie. This first version did not have provisions for additional weapons and thus was designated Fuel and Sensor Tactical rather than Fuel Ammunition Sensor Tactical. Manufactured by Shinnakasu Heavy Industries.
FAST Pack Version 2 “Super Valkyrie”: External booster and armor configuration optimized for space combat outfitted onto a conventional Valkyrie. Manufactured by Shinnakasu Heavy Industries.
FAST Pack Version 3 “Strike Valkyrie”: External booster and armor configuration optimized for space combat outfitted onto a conventional Valkyrie. Essentially the same system as the Version 2, with a Mauser Rö-X2A double-barreled RRG mk4 particle beam cannon in place of the standard HMMP-02 missile launcher on the right side upper booster. Manufactured by Shinnakasu Heavy Industries.
FAST Pack Version 4 “Super Freya Valkyrie”: External booster and armor configuration optimized for space combat designed for use specifically on the VF-1X and VF-1P Valkyries. Manufactured by Shinnakasu Heavy Industries.
FAST Pack Version T “Super Ostrich”: External booster and reaction mass pack configuration specifically for the VT-1 Ostrich Veritech trainer.
III. Service History:
FAST Pack Version 1: Served with the UN Spacy from 2009 until 2013, though it was rarely used after the introduction of the version 2.
FAST Pack Version 2 “Super Valkyrie”: Served with the UN Spacy from 2011 until 2017, the UEDF Tactical Armored Space Corps from 2018 until 2024 and the UEEF Expeditionary Tactical Naval Corps from 2018 until 2028.
FAST Pack Version 3 “Strike Valkyrie”: Served with the UN Spacy from 2014 until 2017, the UEDF Tactical Armored Space Corps from 2018 until 2024 and the UEEF Expeditionary Tactical Naval Corps from 2018 until 2028.
FAST Pack Version 4 “Super Freya Valkyrie”: Served with the UEDF Tactical Armored Space Corps from 2023 until 2029.
FAST Pack Version T “Super Ostrich”: Served with the UN Spacy from 2014 until 2017, he UEDF Tactical Armored Space Corps from 2018 until 2031 and with the UEEF Expeditionary Tactical Naval Corps from 2018 until 2036.
As the standard model, plus:
Two P&W +EF-2001 booster engines in the FAST pack, capable of a total of 2354 kN of thrust. Total propellant capacity 11,000 kg in FAST pack and CTB-04 conformal fuel tanks on legs.
Extensive maneuvering thrusters on the NP-BP-01 ( NP-BP-T1 on VF-1D and VT-1) booster pack, and on two leg/engine-pod NP-FB-01 (NP-FB-T1 on VF-1D and VT-1) Vernier systems. Effective loss of one NBS-1 and four LHP04 Vernier thrusters on the standard model because of the additional external units.
Typical delta-v (space): 11.4 kps (14.4 for Super VF-1D and Super VT-1)
Note: The Super Valkyrie configuration is extremely un-maneuverable in an Earth-like atmosphere, and is thus almost exclusively used in extra-atmospheric operations. Hence, atmospheric performance data for fighter mode is not listed.
Though the FAST designation was an acronym for Fuel Ammunition Sensor Tactical, no additional sensors were actually present. All sensors were the same on the standard VF-1.
Same as standard VF-1 Valkyrie, plus:
AMMP-01: 3 medium range (65 km) Mach 3.0 combined active/passive radar and thermal imager guided AMM-1 Arrow missile ejection tubes, with one reload per tube for a total of six missiles.
HMMP-02: 4 short range (2.5 kps in space) infra-red imager or passive radar homing HMM-01 120mm Starburst missile ejection tubes, with three reloads per tube for a total of sixteen missiles. Mounted on the NP-BP-01 booster pack.
NP-AR-01: Combined armor/missile package that mounted on the forearm of a Super VF-1 series Valkyrie and contains three HMM-01 Starburst missiles, two ready for launch and one reload.
NP-BP-01: This is a box-shaped FAST booster that attaches to the back of a Super VF-1 series Valkyrie. Its main engine is the +EF-2001 1180 kN reaction thruster and has three NBS-1 Vernier thrusters. The Rö-X24 beam gun or the HMMP-02 micro-missile launcher pod is mounted to the front of this booster. A terminating letter (L, R, C) indicates the number and location of the NBS-1 thrusters, meaning respectively left, right, center. The C is a prototype model with Verniers on both sides for a total of 6 Verniers.
NP-BP-T1: This is a barrel-shaped FAST booster that attaches to the back of a Super VF-1D or VT-1 Valkyrie. Its main engine is the +EF-2001 1180 kN reaction thruster and has three NBS-1 Vernier thrusters.
NP-FB-01: This is a set of thrusters and armor that attaches to the Super VF-1 series Valkyrie’s leg that facilitates maneuvering in space. Equipped with a CTB-04 conformal fuel tank and one LHP04 and five NBS-1 Vernier thrusters.
NP-FB-T1: A derivative of the NP-FB-01, this is a set of thrusters and armor that attaches to the VF-1D and VT-1 Valkyrie’s leg that facilitates maneuvering in space. Equipped with a CTB-04 conformal fuel tank, one LHP04 and six NBS-1 Vernier thrusters.
Rö-X24: Double-barreled RRG mk4 particle beam cannon, fires 10 MJ of particle energy up to 30 times/minute. Mounted on the NP-BP-01 booster pack or (on occasion) to a Battloid’s shoulder, though the latter configuration makes transformation impossible until the weapon is ejected. This weapon is a more robust derivative of the the EP-1.
The armor of the standard Valkyrie is composed of an advanced titanium-steel alloy. The armor stops all small arms fire, provides good protection against heavier infantry weapons, such as a 12.7mm machinegun round, and fair resistance to light mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Zentraedi 22.3mm HE autocannon round.
The additional armor on the reinforced sections of the Super Valkyrie stops all small arms and heavy infantry weapons fire, provides good resistance to light mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Zentraedi 22.3mm HE autocannon round, and poor resistance to medium mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Valkyrie’s 55mm APFSDS round.
The Valkyrie provides full protection from nuclear, biological, and chemical hazards, using an overpressure cockpit environment activated by radiation and hazardous chemical sensors, or manually when biological warfare conditions are anticipated. The internal consumables supplies can provide atmosphere for two days maximum.
The superbly-armed Super variants of the Valkyrie were developed by Shinnakasu Heavy Industries located onboard the SDF-1 during the Frist Robotech War in response to field experience with the standard models, namely the specialized needs of a space-dedicated fighter with heavier weapons packages to defeat an opposing force that possessed vast numerical superiority. Super variants could be converted from standard versions in minutes, if the standard Valkyrie had the necessary connection ports. Most existing Valkyries were retrofitted with such connections, and after 2011, all new VF-1s had them built in. The Super version’s main distinction is the use of ejectable additional armor around the legs and arms, and the mounting of two FAST Pack fuel and booster packs on the plane’s back. In the front of the pods was room for weapons (save those specifically designed to be used on trainers, which included extra fuel). Typically, two multi-missile pods were mounted, though the Strike mission version saw a particle beam in the starboard pod and the standard sixteen-round short range missile pod in the port one. The Super Valkyrie also had the necessary electronics to carry six nuclear missiles, specifically developed for use against the gigantic Zentraedi warships. Every Super variant (with the exception of the trainer versions) carried an additional three Starburst missiles in the forearm armor. These space-optimized fighters were hardly ever used in the atmosphere where their external pods would hinder their aerodynamic properties.
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Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin
Acknowledgement is extended to the work of Egan Loo and the Macross Compendium. Egan Loo is given all credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the Macross Compendium that has been utilized in this publication.
Acknowledgement is extended to Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide. Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern are given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide that has been utilized in this publication.
Images From – Macross Perfect Memory, This is Animation 11: the Super Dimension Fortress-1 Macross, Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie, Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie: Wings of Space, Variable Fighter Master File SDF-1 Macross VF-1 Squadrons, Macross Chronicle 23, Robotech Macross Saga Sourcebook and the Macross Mecha Manual
Content by Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walker and Robert Morgenstern; edited by Tim Wing
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