VF-1 Valkyrie Veritech Fighter
Faction: RDF
In Service Date: 2008
Out of Service: 2026
Availability: Unlimited
Source: Macross
SCS Author: Paul Brown
Additional Info: Reference Guide

Unit Description:
      The primary fighter of the RDF through both the Zentraedi campaign and well into the post-war years, the Valkyrie was designed as a versatile craft able to level the playing field with an unknown race of giant aliens. Throughout the years, several models of the Valkyrie were produced for line pilots, aces, officers, training and as scout craft. The main armament was the GU-11 Gunpod, a powerful weapon though limited in ammunition. Each wing could mount several different types and numbers of missiles for extra offensive punch. Secondary weapons was typically a small group of light lasers, though craft in short supply onboard the SDF-1 often added the RoV-22 Laser. The Valkyrie is fast and well armoured, and is equally suited to fighting in both space and in the atmosphere or even on the ground. They served within the RDF until 2020. Some late model Valkyries remained in reserve squadrons within the ASC until the middle of 2026 when the last of them were decomissioned.
Ship Control Sheet: rdf_valkyrie_veritech.pdf December 14/04