VF-19 FXR 'Fragarach' Picture

This is a edit of line-art out of the Macross 7 series, to form my own inspired/refined VF-19 unit.I felt the wings of the F/S-type did stabilize the fickle control of the swept forward design, though the reintroduction of the forward canards and addition of the leg stabilizers should be a priority for any unit involved in trans-atmospheric operations.

In keeping with the large dorsal nacelles/shoulders of the VF-19 Kai/P, for with the removal of the light & sound systems (I do understand the 'Culture Shock' startagy for Zentradi, though one does not need fleets of them) & replacing them with enhanced ECM/ECCM systems (better to cover escorts & other fighter units without active stealth) along with cross-diminsional communication/detection equipment (shown in Macross Zero, Macross 7 & Macross Frontier) incresses the individual unit & fight wing survival chances.

I dusted it off & upated the statistic to be inline with the Manga Macross R: The Ride. In said publication, we are introduced to at least two more VF-19 variants; the VF-19EF 'Caliburn' (Shinsei's Economical version, built in the Frontier fleet) & VF-19ACTIVE (Advanced Control Technology for Integrated Valkyrie Engineering), both use the EX-Gear (out of Macross Frontier) which was developed in the 2050s Macross Continuum.

Since the frame is based on the F-type, though with eXtensions and is for Ranking (Command) Officers, now you can understand the model/type code.
For alittle cultural note; 'Fragarach' is also the name of a sword out of Irish mythology that, along with other abilities, said to place the wind at the user's command.

Equipment Type: advanced variable fighter
Government: U.N. Air Force, U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: Shinsei Industry
Introduction: 2041
Operational Deployment: 2056
Accommodation: One pilot with EX-Gear.
¤ Battroid Mode:
height 15.48 meters (without beam gun)
¤ Fighter Mode: wingspan 13.52 meters; height 3.94 meters; length 18.47 meters
¤ GERWALK Mode: wingspan 13.53 meters
Mass: empty 8.62 metric tons
Structure: space metal frame, energy converting armor, stealth composition.
Power Plant: two Shinnakasu Industry/P&W/Roice FF-2550F thermonuclear turbine engines
Propulsion: 82,500 kg [x g] x 2 (809.33 kN x 2); 2 x rear afterburner intakes encircling engine/lower leg nozzles; 2 x two-dimensional independent vectored thrust nozzles for enhanced V/STOL performance and maneuverability; many x P&W HMM-6R high-maneuverability vernier thrusters (featuring encircling vernier slits around engine/lower leg nozzles
Thrust-to-weight ratio: (empty) 19.14
¤ Fighter Mode:
cruise speed at 10,000 m Mach 5.5+; max cruise speed at 30,000+ m Mach 25+ [(8.5+ km/s)]; max rate of climb at S/L 68,000 meters/minute.
g limit: +39.5/- 20.0
Design Features: 3-mode variable transformation; forward-swept delta-wing combination main wing; canard forward wing; vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) in GERWALK mode; supersonic cruise and maneuvering in region of Mach 5.0+ below the stratosphere; two-dimensional thrust vectoring (independent pivot); capable of attaining unassisted orbital velocity over an Earth-class planet; wrap-around imaging monitor system in cockpit (all modes); anti-projectile (bulletproof) shield; internal weapons bays with medium-range high maneuverability missiles (engine/leg sections); fighter-scale pin-point barrier system (allows for armor simplification and light weight); active stealth system; enhanced traditional ECM/ECCM systems (mounted in port dorsal nacelle/shoulder); enhanced cross-dimensional detection & communication systems (mounted in starboard dorsal nacelle/shoulder); 3 x special equipment hard point stations for optional 2 x space/atmospheric conformal propellant tanks and optional 1 x space/atmospheric fighter fold booster; strengthened communications and armaments.
- Armament -

2 x fixed internal laser cannons (mounted in both leading wing roots with exit ports)
1 x small-bore rear anti-aircraft beam gun (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, becomes head turret in Battroid mode)
2 x fixed rear anti-aircraft laser cannons (mounted center dorsal section in Fighter/GERWALK mode, either side of head turret in Battroid mode)
1 x Howard GU-15 new standard external gatling gun pod (mounted ventral fuselage in Fighter mode or in manipulator in GERWALK/Battroid modes).
1 x fixed fighter-carried pin-point barrier system
1 x standard bulletproof (anti-projectile) shield (mounted center rear dorsal fuselage in Fighter mode, mounted on arm in GERWALK/Battroid modes)
Bombs & Missiles:
2 x internal high maneuverability micro-missile launchers (mounted ventral side fuselage in Fighter mode, lower legs in GERWALK/Battroid modes).
Optional Armament:
2 x space/atmospheric Boosters and Super Part weapon units with micro-missiles (mounted dorsal engine nacelles in Fighter mode; side shoulders in GERWALK/Battroid modes)

EDIT 28.05.2013: Noticed that the thrust-to-weight was off due to original cut&paste of information, corrected
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