VF-1S Valkyrie
SKull one in action
Affiliation: Robotech Defense Force
vehicle mode
Length: 14.2 m
Height: 3.8 m
guardian mode
Length: 11.0 m
Height: 8.7 m
battloid mode
Height: 12.7 m
Depth: 4.0 m
Breadth: 7.3 m
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.

Jack Archer was also assigned a VF-1S during his final fights with Zeraal.

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-1S Valkyrie.

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