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By AARON SKETCHLEY ( Ver 1.0 2013.09.14

Mechanic: M UN 04D: VF-1A Valkyrie
"M UN 02C: VF-1J Valkyrie." Macross Chronicle. 21 Aug. 2008: 05-06.
"M UN 02C: VF-1J Valkyrie." Macross Chronicle Revised Ed.. 18 Jun. 2013: 05-06.

Table of Contents


Angel Birds Specification*

* Translator's note: originally was "VF-1A Valkyrie Angel Birds Specification"
** Translator's note: the original's "the common mass-production VF-1A (A model)" to "the VF-1A (A model)".

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Operation Record

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* Translator's note: the original's "Ichijo Hikaru's fan racer" changed to "the fan racer of Ichijo Hikaru, who was still a civilian at the time".

Down: (...)

Right: (...)

Up/Right: (...)

VF-1 Console
The VF-1 series cockpit interior arrangement and console have differing structure in the production aircraft up to block 5 and from block 6 (the specification change was also in the materials that were used in block 5). However, the differences aren't according to the model, as each variation -the A, J, S, and D models- all adopt a shared cockpit structure.

Caption: The multipurpose display (also referred to as a multiple-monitoring display) in the front of the console, is a shared structure in the old and new specifications.*

* Translator's note: originally "~ display (also a multiple-monitoring display) in the ~."

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Cockpit (Fighter Form)

Left/Down: Seat Belt

Up/Right: Control Stick

Cockpit (Battroid Form)
The cockpit structure when in the Battroid form. The cockpit block becomes vertically orientated, and the arrangement of the internal equipment also changes from the arrangement in Fighter form. The arm controllers are in a form where they're attached to the main screen box, located in the anterior of the left diagram. On the right, in the closeup of the seat area diagram, side screens are placed on the left and right of the seat.



Each Control Level Of The VF-1
The initial VF-1 had respectively independent control columns installed for Fighter and Battroid (and GERWALK) forms. For that reason, it is necessary to transfer ones hands from the control column to the GERWALK and Battroid arm controllers, which causes a hindrance to manoeuvrability when transforming. However, this problem was resolved by adopting all-in-one control sticks in the specification change aircraft from block 6.*

* Translator's note: originally was: "~ control sticks that was taken into consideration in the specification change ~."

A Battroid Arm Controllers
Left: (...)
Left: Inside
Left: Right Hand
Right: Left Hand

B Form Selection Levers
Up: (...)

Down: (...)

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C Control Lever

Related Matter: VF-X/VF-X4
Even though the Variable Fighter (VF) armament system was established by the VF-1, if one saw the entire development history of the VF at that time, than there were countless trials and errors at the dawn of the VF, until the completion of the VF-1 and VF-4. The VF-X and VF-X-4 are the testing aircraft, which one can say are the proof of those trials and errors, and they became important steps that added up to the maturing of VFs as armaments.

Caption: The appearance of the VF-X in the midst of development on South Ataria Island.* Although its exterior hasn't been applied to it, such things can be perceived in it as the variable wing structure that runs in the VF-1.


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