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Macross R / Macross The Ride
Graham posted a topic in Movies and TV SeriesNoticing some differences between the rough Kawamori VF-19EF/ES(?) sketch, the VF-19EF CG pic and older VF-19 (A/F/F/S/P)variants. Initial comments/thoughts: - The rough Kawamori sketch of the VF-19EF/ES(?) seems to have the extended Leading Edge Root Extensions (LERX) of the VF-19Kai/F/S/P, whereas the CG pic of the VF-19EF seems to show a LERX shaped somewhere between the kinked LERX of the YF-19/VF-19A and the more streamlined extended LERX of the VF-19Kai/F/S/P. The VF-19EF/ES(?) sketch seems to lack the vernier ankle ring of the VF-19Kai/F/S/P, but does seem to be an all new type of lower leg, as it also seems not to be the same as the YF-19/VF-19A either. Canards in both the sketch and CG pic look smaller than the canards on the YF-19/VF-19A/Kai. Nice to see that the wing-root lasers are still present on the CG pic, although I note that on the Kawamori sketch, they seem to be covered with some sort of blanking panel(?). The sketch seems to have some sort of auxiliary intake(?) on the LERX, whereas the CG pic does not. The vertical tails seem quite small and seem to be positioned somewhere between those of the VF-19kai/F/S/P and the YF-19/VF-19A, i.e. from the CG pic they appear to be spaced outboard as per the VF-19kai/F/S/P, but not as far outboard as we are used to seeing for those models. The folding main wing is interesting. A new high-speed mode perhaps? The shoulder nacelles are also interesting an appear likely to contain some type of weapon. Anyway, nice to see a new 19 variant(s). I wonder who will get the toy rights? Even if this is a novelization, if it is anything like the monthly Gundam novelizations in Dengeki Hobby, it will have lots of pretty pictures. Graham