Strike Valkyrie Veritech Fighter
Faction: RDF
In Service Date: 2014
Out of Service: 2020
Availability: Rare Variant
Source: Macross
SCS Author: Paul Brown
Additional Info: Reference Guide

Unit Description:
      The final upgrade to the Valkyie, the Strike was built upon the widely successful Super Valkyrie design but included improved combat capabilities. In addition to the extra armour and loadout of starburst missiles, the Strike included a booster-mounted beam cannon which could be used in all veritech configurations. Though the firing arc was relatively fixed in any of the three modes, the weapon was still a substantial improvement to the ammo-dependant Valkyries. Because of the Strike's inability to operate within an atmosphere, and its relative expense, it was never produced in great numbers and did not play a major role during the malcontent uprisings. The Strike Valkyrie was retired before it saw any major combat, retired by the RDF just prior to the mission to Tirol. And though some Valkyries remained in ASC reserve squadrons until the late 2020s, the Strike variant was not among them. Some historians believe the Strike was highly influencial in the design of contemporary veritechs.
Ship Control Sheet: rdf_strike_valkyrie.pdf December 14/04