Shinsei Industry VF-19F/S Excalibur
(aka Blazer Valkyrie)
Mekton Zeta play stats
MECHA PROFILE Name Weight Cost VF-19F/S Excalibur 8.6t 2018.8 (2115 for VF-19S) MECHA PLAY STATS Configuration MV MR Land MA Flight MA VF-19S Battroid -0 7 (78mph) 60 (Mach 10) 72 (Mach 14.6) Gerwalk -0 7 (78mph) 93 (Mach 24.7) 111 (Mach 35.6) Fighter -0 --------- 124 (Mach 44.6) 148 (Mach 64) Flight in Atmosphere: 10,000 m 30,000 m Battroid 20 (672 mph) 20 (672 mph) Gerwalk 21 (753 mph) 21 (753 mph) Fighter 46 (Mach 5.7) 94 (Mach 25.2) MANEUVER POOL +66% MAIN SYSTEMS Power Plant XS: 1 MECHA COMBAT SKILLS Plant split between LL, RL Mecha Piloting +MR= Desert, space, reentry protection Mecha Fighting +MR= Transform: fighter, hybrid, efficient Mecha Melee +MR= +2 MV Verniers Mecha Gunnery +MR= ACE +33% MP Mecha Missiles +MR= Stealth Cloak (all but Mag. rfrct, no visual cloak) COMMAND ARMOR, ARMOR, AND SERVOS ServoModule CA-SP CA-DC CA-AbC SP DC AbC Kills Add+ Torso 6 4 12 Head 4 4 5 Left Arm 4 4 6 +1 Right Arm 4 4 6 +1 Left Leg 6 4 7 +2 Right Leg 6 4 7 +2 Left Wing 3 4 5 Right Wing 3 4 5 MOVEMENT SYSTEMS SENSORS Movement System Loc Kills Sensors Main Backup L. Thrst (30MA) LL 0 Loc Torso Head R. Thrst (30MA) LL 0 Range 20km 1km Note: 36MA each in VF-19S Comm 1800km 300km Kills 2 2 Notes ARMAMENT Weapon WA Range Damage Shots Kills Loc Notes Left Hand +0 Melee 1+1K na 1 LA Quick, Handy Right Hand +0 Melee 1+1K na 1 RA Quick, Handy AA Laser +1 5 2K inf. 2 H BV3 (4 sm. AA Laser +1 3 2K inf. 2 H all laser crosslnk) L. Wing Laser +1 7 3K inf. 3 LW BV3, w. guns cross- R. Wing Laser +1 7 3K inf. 3 RW BV3, w. guns linked L. Mssl Lnchr +1 20 8K 6 3 LL Seek: 2, Skill 9+ R. Mssl Lnchr +1 20 8K 6 3 RL same, missiles link GU-15 gun pod +1 6 3K 3 1-H BV6, Phalanx Var. AP Tracer ammo +2 AP 10 4 AP, Tracer 2 extra clips +2 AP 10 4 AP, Tracer Note: The four small AA lasers are only found on the VF-19S. SUBASSEMBLIES Cockpit # Crew Type Enc. Options Torse 1 Screen Canopy Escape Pod Subassemblies Loc Kills Liftwire T Antitheft Code Lock T Spotlights H Storage Module T Weapon Mount (for gun in fighter) T Wing Hardpoints (one each) LW/RW SHIELDING Shield DA SP DC AbC Loc Notes Standard -3 6 4 LA Reactive +0 8 T Offensive, doesn’t reset
Weight +3t, Cost +138 Configuration MV MR Land MA Flight MA Battroid -0 7 (78mph) 74 (Mach 15.4) Gerwalk -0 7 (78mph) 114 (Mach 37.6) Fighter -0 --------- 152 (Mach 67.5) Flight in Atmosphere: 10,000 m 30,000 m Battroid 20 (672 mph) 20 (672 mph) Gerwalk 21 (753 mph) 21 (753 mph) Fighter 21 (753 mph) 21 (753 mph) MAIN SYSTEMS Space protection Transform: fighter, hybrid, efficient +3 MV Verniers COMMAND ARMOR, ARMOR, AND SERVOS ServoModule CA-SP CA-DC CA-AbC SP DC AbC Kills Add+ Left Pod 3 2 0 Right Pod 3 2 0 Left Leg 1 2 Right Leg 1 2 MOVEMENT SYSTEMS Movement System Loc Kills L. Pod (7 MA) LP R. Pod (7 MA) RP ARMAMENT Weapon WA Range Damage Shots Kills Loc Notes HMMM Mk. 6 +0 11 4K 8 2 LP all missiles linked HMMM Mk. 6 +0 11 4K 8 2 LP all missiles linked HMMM Mk. 6 +0 11 4K 8 2 RP all missiles linked HMMM Mk. 6 +0 11 4K 8 2 RP all missiles linked Chaff/Flare +0 na 1K 20 1 LCA Countermissiles Chaff/Flare +0 na 1K 20 1 RCA chaff/flares linked
Weight +1t, Cost +726.2 MAIN SYSTEMS Lightspeed drive COMMAND ARMOR, ARMOR, AND SERVOS ServoModule CA-SP CA-DC CA-AbC SP DC AbC Kills Add+ Fold Booster Pod 1 2 0 Left Leg 1 2 Right Leg 1 2 ARMAMENT Weapon WA Range Damage Shots Kills Loc Notes Chaff/Flare +0 na 1K 20 1 LCA Countermissiles Chaff/Flare +0 na 1K 20 1 RCA chaff/flares linked
The VF-19s have lower speeds for use in atmosphere from ground to 10,000 meters and from 10,000 to 30,000 meters. The flight MA reflects speeds possible from 30,000 meters to space. The structure of the fighter simply can’t stand up to any more speed in the atmosphere.
The wing lasers may only be fired in fighter and GERWALK modes. In Battroid mode they are positioned in the “waist” area pointing up, and would probably hit the arms if fired.
There is a FAST Pack available for the Excalibur which can be used either in space or in an atmosphere. However, these are almost never used – throughout the Protodeviln War, they were only used on two occasions.
The conformal fuel tanks used with the FAST Pack and the fold booster are actually the same thing. Unlike the booster pods, the fuel tanks may be carried during atmospheric reentry.
The booster pods for a FAST Pack or fold booster render the active stealth system inoperative. As long as they are attached, the Excalibur can be detected normally. The conformal fuel tanks are protected by the active stealth system, however.
Although the Excalibur does have wing hardpoints, these are very rarely used in practice. The wing hardpoints are apparently employed to carry heavy ordnance for strikes against fixed targets.
The VF-19s assigned to Emerald Force are seen throughout the latter episodes of Macross 7. Emerald Force has two VF-19Fs and one VF-19S, assigned to Docker-Tai-i.
The speed for this fighter is based on its ability to fly into orbit. In Mekton Zeta, that’s speed 109. I then boosted it a bit so that it would be noticably faster at full throttle than a VF-11 with SRBs. This does produce a somewhat higher speed than the printed material gives it. I recommend using the lower atmospheric speeds, which match the maximum speed listed in Macross Plus: This is Animation.
The fold booster is capable of moving up to 40 tons. This is considerably more than is needed for a fighter, although the extra capacity does come in handy in Macross 7.
There are also several design issues common to all variable fighters.