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VF-19P Excalibur

VF19PFighter (43K)

BACKGROUND

The VF-19P is a mass produced VF, based off of the VF-19E. It is an airframe that suits patrol duties in Emigrant Fleets and at Emigrant Planets. The VF-19P attempted to extend the cruising range in exchange for a reduction in engine output. As it was assumed that Emigrants would be provided with the VF-19P, in addition to a functional restriction that was put on part of the avionics, the control system was also revised, and it consequently has had an improvement in its ease of handling.

As its use in atmosphere was also considered, the ventral fins that were omitted in the F and S types were restored. The shape of the weapon bay has changed in the engine nacelles, and the rate of target discovery when launching micro-missiles has been decreased.

As of 2050, even though production of the VF-19 series in the Earth sphere has stopped, licensed production seems to be continuing in Emigrant Fleets, some Emigrant Flanets, and so on.


RPG STATS

Vehicle Type: Advanced Variable Fighter
Class: Variable Vehicles
Crew: one pilot in Marty & Beck VX-Mk-12a mobile G-reducing seat wearing Tactical Life Support System.
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Government: Unified Government
Customer: Unified Air (primary) & Space Forces, Zolan Patrol Force

Design Features: VG wing with forward-swept standard cruising configuration; canard forward wing; vertical T-O and landing (VTOL); supersonic cruise and maneuvering in region of Mach 5+ below the stratosphere; wrap-around imaging monitor screens in all variable modes; two-dimensional thrust vectoring with two independently pivoting exhaust nozzles; option of external radome. Retractable tricycle undercarriage landing gear with catapult hook. Two steerable nose-wheels retract rearward into nose and twin coupled main wheels forward into fuselage.

Variants:


MDC BY LOCATION:

Location MDC Location MDC
Head Lasers (3)
(1) Head
Hands (2)
Arms (2)
Shoulders (2)
Legs & Thrusters (2)
(2) Main Body
Canards (2)
Main Wings (2)
25 each
70
30 each
100 each
100 each
200 each
325
30 each
100 each
Tails (2)
Gun Pod
Shield
(6) Speakers (2)
(3) Pinpoint Barrier Shield
(4) Pilot Compartment/Escape Pod
(5) Main Booster Packs (2)
(5) Leg Packs (2)
Optional Fold Booster
50 each
125
150
45 each
100
150
100 each
150 each
150


VF19PGERWALK (40K)

SPEEDS:

RUNNING: BATTROID: 192 kmph
LEAPING: BATTROID: 15 m high or 21 m long without thrusters.

FLYING: Mach 5.0 at 10,000 m; cruising speed Mach 24+ at 30,000+ m
VTOL: all modes capable

Maximum airframe design load: +35.5 to -20.0.
Ceiling: unlimited (capable of launching into satellite orbit over an Earth-class planet)
Maximum rate of ascent: 68,000 m/minute (Fighter)
Combat Action Radius (in atmosphere): nearly unlimited

Operational Underwater Depth: ?200? m (Battroid & GERWALK)


STATISTICAL DATA:

HEIGHT:
Battroid (w/o laser cannons): 15.48 m
GERWALK: under investigation
Fighter: 3.94 m

WIDTH:
Battroid: under investigation
GERWALK & Fighter: 14.87 m with wings at maximum extension

LENGTH:
Battroid: under investigation
GERWALK: under investigation
Fighter: 18.47 m

MASS: 8,760 kg
PHYSICAL STRENGTH: equal to a PS of 50
CARGO: small compartment behind pilot's seat for personal belongings

POWER PLANT: two 62,950 kg Shinsei Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2550J rev.3 Thermonuclear Turbine Engines. Many P&W HMM-7 high-maneuverability vernier thrusters with two vernier slits encircling lower leg/engine-pod sections' nozzles.


VF19PBattroid (51K)

DEFENSIVE SYSTEMS

Note: Refer to the VF-19 Excalibur for stats unless otherwise noted herein:

1. 3RD GENERATION ACTIVE STEALTH SYSTEM

2. ESCAPE POD

3. INTERNAL MULTIPURPOSE CHAFF/FLARE DISCHARGER SYSTEM

4. HEAT AND RADIATION SHIELDS

5. HOWARD PBS-03F PIN-POINT BARRIER SYSTEM

6. SELF-DESTRUCT

7. SWAG ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM (SWAG/RA155)


OFFENSIVE SYSTEMS

1. FIXED MAULER REB-30G ANTI-AIRCRAFT BEAM GUN: (1)

Mounted on the head turret when in Battroid, and in the central dorsal section of the main body, pointed rearward, in Fighter and GERWALK. This beam-gun can be fired above or behind the Valkyrie in Fighter and GERWALK, but not side to side. The head turret can fire in all directions except down in Battroid. Fires a 9,500 kw fiber laser. Can be used at Mach 4+.


1B. OTEC XX-3 SMALL BARREL BEAM GUN: (2)

The VF-19P has a pair of laser beam guns similar to those on the VF-19S. Mounted on the left and right side of the head turret (with the same firing limitations as the REB-30G) are 2 small beam guns that fire a variable frequency free-electron laser that uses power from the engines thermonuclear reactor. Because of their instability, the beam guns are mainly used as a back up to the REB-30G.


2. SEMI-FIXED MAULER REB-23 LASER GUNS: (2)

Two laser guns are mounted in the wing-roots of the VF-19. They are fixed forward in Fighter and GERWALK. They are semi-fixed in Battroid; the beams can be aimed about 45° in any direction along the front arc of the Valkyrie as they exit from the the hip-mounted wing units. Fires a free-electron laser with a maximum output of 1.5 MW at 6+ G loads.


VF19GunPod (18K)

3. HOWARD GU-15 EXTERNAL GUN POD: (1)

The main weapon of the VF-19. The gun pod is mounted on a special hardpoint below the AVF in Fighter, and is hand-held in GERWALK and Battroid. The gun pod has a maximum rate of fire of 2,000 rounds per minute, and a muzzle velocity of 4,000 m/s in atmosphere. It can be used during high-G manuevers as well as during EMP attacks. The GU-15 uses clips of ammo. Two spare clips for the gun pod are mounted on the back of the VF-19's bulletproof shield; replacing a clip takes two melee actions, and can only be done in GERWALK or Battroid.


4. INTERNAL MISSILE LAUNCHERS (4):

In each engine nacelle are a pair of micro-missile launchers with two exit ports. Any type of micro missile may be use, but HMM-20(e) Micro Missiles are standard. The missiles may be fired in any mode.


5. WING HARD POINTS (6)

The VF-19P has 2 hardpoints per wing, for a total of 4; the same as the VF-19E, F and S types. Some standard hardpoint loads are as follows. For alternatives, refer to the Hardpoint and Missile Details.

Note: due to the location of the hard points, ALL missiles must be fired or ejected before the VF-19 can convert to Battroid. For this reason the hard point missiles are usually fired within the first few passes of an attack - which is the standard Unified Forces tactic.

Suggested Hardpoint Loads (per wing. Double for total load)
  • Standard: none
  • Air-to-Air Combat: 1 or 2 HMM-111CS
  • Air-to-Air Interception: 1 CHM-2, 1 HMM-111CS
  • Air-to-Space Interception: 1 or 2 AOM-8S, 1 HMM-111CS
  • Long-range Interception: 1 SPP-8, 1 HMM-111CS
  • Heavy Combat: 1 LPP-12, 2 SPP-8
  • Heavy Assault: 1 or 2 RMS-5
  • Standard VF-19 Munitions per Hardpoint
    HMM-111CS High-Maneuverability Missile
    • LOCATION: all hardpoints (A,B & C,D; or A & D) in combination with other munitions
    • RATE OF FIRE: 1 per hardpoint
    • PAYLOAD: 1 per hardpont; 4 total
    AOM-8S Two-stage Interception Missile
    • LOCATION: all hardpoints (A,B & C,D)
    • RATE OF FIRE: 1 per hardpoint
    • PAYLOAD: 2 per hardpont; 8 total
    RMS-5 Large Anti-ship Reaction Missile
    • LOCATION: all hardpoints (A,B & C,D)
    • RATE OF FIRE: 1 per hardpoint
    • PAYLOAD: 1 per hardpont; 4 total
    CHM-2 High Speed Manueverable Missile
    • LOCATION: middle & inner hardpoints (A,B & C,D)
    • RATE OF FIRE: 1 per hardpoint
    • PAYLOAD: 1 per hardpont; 4 total
    SSP-8 Propelled Mass-Driver Pod
    • LOCATION: middle & inner Hardpoints (A,B & C,D)
    • RATE OF FIRE: 2 per hardpoint
    • PAYLOAD: 2 per hardpont; 8 total.
    LPP-12 Propelled Laser Pod
    • LOCATION: inner two hardpoints (A,B & C,D)
    • RATE OF FIRE: 1 per hardpoint
    • PAYLOAD: 1 per hardpont; 4 total


    6. HAND TO HAND COMBAT

    If necessary, the VF-19 can engage in melee combat rather than use a weapon. The VF-19 is extremely agile, and can execute most typical hand to hand combat moves; such as punches, jump kicks, leap attacks, rolling with impacts, etc..

    DAMAGE:


    PrototypeBooster (11K)

    OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT (FAST PACKS & SUPER PARTS)

    On the dorsal surface, the VF-19 features a special equipment hardpoint for mounting a single Fold Booster. The booster must be ejected prior to transformation.


    DORSAL SPECIAL EQUIPMENT HARDPOINTS: (2)

    The VF-19P is equipped with a pair of special equipment hardpoints on the sections of the dorsal surface that become the shoulders. Either the Space-Time Resonance Speaker unit, or NP-BAP-21 Booster unit can be mounted on the hardpoint, not both.

    SPACE-TIME RESONANCE SPEAKER UNIT: (2)

    Initially created for the realization of communication with the Galactic Whales, the speakers adopt the Song Energy Theory that was proposed by M7's Dr. Chiba.


    SUPER PACKS

    Super Packs are used when the needed load of propellant, armament and so on exceeds the loading ability that the craft itself has according to the details of the flight plan, operations, and so on. They are also referred to by such things as conformal tanks. Super Packs were found to be useful not only for their increased fuel tank and booster functions, but also as multi-weapon platforms.
    When the VF-19's Super Packs have been expended, they can automatically detach so that there is no effect on the main body of the craft.
    The Super Packs can be used in an atmosphere with no negative effect on the craft's performance.

    Refer to the VF-19E/F/S stats for stats.


    SENSOR SYSTEMS

    Note: Refer to the VF-19 Excalibur for stats unless otherwise noted herein:


    OTHER STANDARD EQUIPMENT

    Note: Refer to the VF-19 Excalibur for stats unless otherwise noted herein:


    COMBAT BONUSES FOR VF-19 TRAINING

    BASIC VARIABLE FIGHTER COMBAT TRAINING

    Basic training for non-pilot military personnel.

    ADVANCED VF-19 COMBAT TRAINING

    Advanced training for pilots specializing in the VF-19.


    REFERENCES
  • Palladium Books Game Engine and MDC Rules
  • Variable Fighter Master File: VF-19 Excalibur
  • Macross Chronicle VF-19P article
  • Great Mechanics.DX
  • Macross Digital Mission VF-X2
  • Macross Compendium VF-19 article

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