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VF-1A Valkyrie
Affiliation: Robotech Defense Force
vehicle mode
Length: 14.2 meters m
Width: 3.8 meters m
Height: 8.3 meters m
guardian mode
Length: 11.0 meters m
Width: 8.7 meters m
Height: 8.3 meters m
battloid mode
Height: 12.7 meters m
Depth: 4.0 meters m
Breadth: 7.3 meters m
Armaments: 1 x LLW-20 CIWS head laser
1 x GU-11 gun pod
4 x wing hardpoints
2 x LPWS-12 nose lasers (SDF-1 upgrade only)
Crew: 1

The VF-1A Valkyrie was a three-mode variable fighter. It was flown by most pilots in the RDF and was painted with a brown and white color scheme, earning the nickname "Brownies". It became known among the Zentraedi as "Cannon Fodder".

Jack Archer, Ben Dixon, and Maximillian Sterling all flew VF-1As during the first part of their careers, each with a unique color scheme. Rick Hunter also flew a regular one during his RDF training.

Behind the scenes

VF-1As are mistakenly drawn as VF-1D Valkyries in "Wedding Bells".

Wing Hardpoints

The VF-1 series Veritech fighters can mount weaponry on up to 4 wing hardpoints. (Robotech: The Macross Saga Sourcebook) Each hardpoint can carry:

  • 3 medium range missiles
  • 2 long-range missiles
  • 1 MLOP (containing 15 mini-missiles)
  • 1,125 kg of gravity bombs


Tertiary sources


For the Macross equivalent, visit VF-1A Valkyrie.