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  1. On 5/12/2020 at 8:34 PM, jvmacross said:

    Is this weapon on the SDF-1 an actual part of the SDF-1's weapon systems or was it dropped from canon?  I am referring to the section that seems to lift from the "legs" as illustrated below....


    The only reason I ask is because I cannot seem to recall it ever being used during the SDFM TV show.....was thinking maybe during the final battle during Ep. 27, but it does not seem it was ever animated in action...it was, however, added as part of the several gimmicks on the Takatoku Toys 1/3000 SDF-1...



    I have a 1984 Bandai SDF-1 that also has flip up panels with a hole down the middle on each leg, but there's a slot along the top where yours has the yellow pieces.  

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    So, speculation on Vf-31 Armored weapons?

    built in HMGs and head beamguns of course

    dual beam turret

    forward firing beam guns in the dorsal armor next to cockpit

    arm mounted gatlings

    10+ medium weight AAMs (2x5, any reloads in there?)

    dorsal micro missile packs

    leg micromissiles (outers dual layer?)

    micromissiles in the front of the rocket boosters (2 ports each?)

    no wing mounted ordnance, but there are 4 new stub mountings on the booster packs.

  3. On 10/25/2017 at 12:31 AM, Seto Kaiba said:

    Mostly the VF-171-II, but with as many units updated to the VF-171-III spec as humanly possible, with particular priority given to the fighter squadrons attached to carriers that serve in the fleet's advance scouting groups.

    Can you explain what the -II and -III indicate? Is that the EX and EX Super, or improvements in the basic VF-171 airframe?



  4. On August 6, 2017 at 2:33 AM, kajnrig said:



    Unrelated question: Has Macross (or anything, really) ever depicted an Itano circus through the eyes of the one dodging it? Would be interesting to play Ace Combat 7 in VR and have to do exactly that.


    In addition to the M:+ scene mentioned, you have a very short example in the M3 opening sequence (search Y/T for Macross M3 Remastered Opening) and you get a couple seconds of Max's HUD with a swarm of Zent missiles inbound. The thing to note is Max and Mirya pulled off the same trick as Guld, while flying belly to belly in a VF-4 and a VF-5000.



  5. Thanks, however, the problem with a 12 count in the FAST packs is Max and Miriya fired 16 missiles each in the final battle. Two volleys of 8. And the SDFM arm packs are clearly shown firing 12 missiles in 6 pairs.

    So if anything, the older packs should have smaller missiles, and the new packs (as filmed in DYRL) have larger missiles.










  6. That's a perfect illustration of the point... according to the written spec, the VF-1 Super Valkyrie is only supposed to have 30 micro-missiles of various types (12 in each HMMP-02 missile pod, 3 in each NP-AR-01 pack)1.

    1. Or, in a few model kit-connected cases, 46... with twenty in each HMMP-02 missile pod and three in each NP-AR-01 pack.

    But there are two different kinds of arm pods. The slant front pod in SFDM with staggered small missiles, and the DYRL pod with exposed missiles that are larger and even with each other at the front.


  7. . I suspect in large part because the Valkyries have gotten larger and are carrying progressively more missiles. A VF-1 Super Valkyrie from the series could fire two-dozen micro-missiles and then it's done... a YF-29 or YF-30 could fire that and still have 3/4 of its capacity left.

    Well, in the series, the VF-1 Super had a dozen micros in each armpod (it fires 6 pairs from each arm) and a further (minimum) 16 in each booster pod. So more like 5 dozen. :)

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