From Macross Compendium



Considered the prototype of the VF-9.

Design Features

Wide-area canopy, forward-swept wing, canard wings, non-transforming. Unique rotary air intake which prevents foreign material suction. This feature was not adopted in the mass production.

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Shoji Kawamori initially developed the VF-9 (then known as the VF-X-10) in 1985 for the Advanced Valkyrie project, a Bandai model series that never saw mass production. At the time, Kawamori insisted that the project was not part of the Macross universe. However, he did say after its cancellation that its designs could be included in the Macross universe, if he could modify and finish them first.