|Affiliation:||Robotech Defense Force|
|Armaments:|| 4 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)
|Number of Pilots:||1|
The VF-1S Valkyrie was a three-mode variable fighter assigned to commanding officers of Veritech squadrons. Only a dozen of units had been manufactured by the time of the Zentraedi attack on Macross Island in 2009. The prototype number 001, Skull-One, was originally designated the YF-1. Roy Fokker flew it during the First Robotech War until his death, and it was then flown by Rick Hunter.
It was the last known surviving VF-1S aboard the SDF-1. In 2015, the Skull One, the oldest surviving VF-1 in the Robotech Defense Force, was dismantled to aid in the research of the next-generation of Veritech fighters.
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