VF-1X Plus Valkyrie

Version 0.1 - Last Modified: 01/11/02

BACKGROUND

The VF-1 Valkyrie is widely regarded as the most popular variable fighter ever made. Between 2009 and 2015 over six thousand Valkyries were constructed. In 2025 the UN Spacy approved a program to update the remaining Valkyries with modern technology. Valkyries that were upgraded were reclassified as VF-1X Plus Valkyries. They new Valkyries were comparable with the younger types of variable fighters of UN Spacy, ensuring many more long years of service.

The main upgrade for the Valkyries consisted of replacing the long-outdated FF-2001 thermonuclear reaction turbine engines with Shinnakasu Heavy Industry/P&W/Rolls Royce FF-2079J engines. These new engines were approximately the same size and weight as the original FF-2001s, but provided far greater thrust and maneuverability. In addition, the FF-2079Js had much lower fuel requirements than the older engines, so space and weight formerly devoted to fuel could be used for armor and system improvements. Other improvements include an improved combat computer, heads-up canopy displays, a redesigned control panel layout, improved radar and sensor systems.


STATS

Vehicle Type: VF-1X Plus Valkyrie
Class: Tactical Variable Fighter
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industries
Crew: 1 pilot


DIMENSIONS

HEIGHT:
Battloid: 47.0 ft (14.10 m)
Gerwalk: 29.0 ft (8.70 m)
Fighter: 12.8 ft (3.84 m)
WIDTH:
Battloid: 18.2 ft (5.45 m) at shoulders in battloid configuration.
Gerwalk/Fighter: 49.3 ft (14.78 m)with wings at maximum extension.
LENGTH:
Battloid: 16.0 ft (4.80 m)
Gerwalk: 37.3 ft (11.30 m)
Fighter: 47.4 ft (14.23 m)
WEIGHT:
Empty: 13,250 kg
Standard T-O Weight: 18,500 kg
Max T-O Weight: 42,000 kg

CARGO:
Small compartment behind pilot's seat for survival gear.

POWER PLANT:
Two Shinnakasu/P&W/Rolls Royce FF-2079J thermonuclear turbine engines. Several Pratt & Whitney HMM-5B high-maneuverability vernier thrusters for additional maneuverability.

COMPATIBLE FAST PACKS:
Dorsal:


PERFORMANCE

RUNNING:
Battloid: 100 mph (160 kmph)
LEAPING:
Battloid: 30 ft (9 m) high or 50 ft (15.2 m) long without thrusters.
FLYING:
Battloid: 300 mph (480 kmph) Can also hover in place indefinitely.
Gerwalk: Mach One (670 mph/1072 kmph) Can also hover in place indefinitely.
Fighter: Mach 3.05+ (2043 mph/1277 kmph) max speed at 10,000 meters or less above sea level. Mach 4.28+ (2868 mph/1793 kmph) max speed at 10,000-42,000 meters above sea level. Max altitude of 42,000 meters without rocket booster assistance.
MAX ENGINE THRUST:
15,000-30,000 kg x2 from main engines.

WEAPON SYSTEMS


STANDARD EQUIPMENT