FRB-7 Cyclops Battloid Reference File

1B ARR-15S MonocleFRB-7 Cyclops Battloid

by Tim Wing


FRB-7 Cyclops Force Reconnaissance Battloid1

TC-REP Monocle, (The Unofficial Robotech Reference Guide identifies the Cyclops as the Monocle, however there is no basis in the source material for this name… which is a bummer. I liked Monocle much better.) GMP Multi-Purpose Battloid2 (The 1st Edition Robotech RPG identifies the Cyclops simply as the GMP Multi-Purpose Battloid. This mistake was made due to the fact that in episode 41, the Cyclops is seen in a joint GMP/TC Recon Division task force. However, the soldiers standing near the Cyclops were all in TC-RD armor, not GMP armor.


The Cyclops is canon, having appeared in Robotech episode 41. There is no written information on the Cyclops, and even the origins of the rather limited animation sheets are unclear. The primary source of speculative non-canon appears in the 2nd Edition Robotech RPG.


  • Equipment: Force Reconnaissance, Forward Observer Battloid1
  • Government: United Nations Government1,2
  • Customers: UEDF Recon Patrol1, Global Military Police2


  • Lightly armored and armed. 1
  • Coated in radar absorbing material. 1
  • Infrared signature suppression and noise suppression.1


  • Crew: 11,2,3


  • MT 844 Fusion Reactor2 (As always, I maintain that all Robotech mecha are protoculture powered.)


  • EU-10 Pulse Laser Cannon. 30mm selective fire laser cannon. One blast or five blast volleys. Range 1,219 meters. 1
  • EU-11 Gun Pod. Identicle weapon to the Vertech Hover Tank.2
  • EU-12 Gun Pod. 30mm pulse ion cannon. One blast or five blast volleys. Range 548.6 meters. 1
  • Twin head lasers. 1200 meter range.2 (This was dropped, as it is not present in the 2nd Edition RPG stats.)


  • 10x Optical Image Enhancement1
  • Digital Video and Still Recorder1
  • External Audio Pickup, multi-directional. Whisper at 152 meters1
  • Laser Distancer and Range Finder, 3.2 km range1
  • Encrypted Long-Range Communication Array, 640 km range. Can also scramble enemy communications1
  • Enhanced radar suite. Can track 35 airborne targets at a range of 120 km, 20 land targets at 40 km. 1
  • Data link with other mecha. 1
  • Radiation detector1
  • Ionization chamber1
  • Spectral chemical analyzer1
  • Seismic sensors1
  • Acoustic sensors1


  • Height: 6.1 meters1
  • Width: 3 meters1
  • Length: 5.9 meters1

Mass and Loadings

  • Weight: 17,000 kg1


  • Maximum speed: 96 km/h1
  • Unassisted jump: 4.6 meters,1 7.6 meters with a running start1
  • Jump pack assisted jump: 30.5 meters1
  • Maximum speed flying: 136 km/h1
  • Service ceiling: 45.7 meters1

Production Notes

  • Seen in Robotech, Episode 41; Robotech end credits


  • Robotech TV series
  • My Anime, June 1984 Insert
  • The Anime, September 1983 – 23rd Shizuoka Plastic Model Show Insert
  • This is Animation, # 10
  • 1 Robotech the Masters Saga Sourcebook (2nd Edition Palladium RPG)
  • 2 The Robotech RPG Book Four Southern Cross (1st Edition Palladium RPG)




Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross (R) is the property of Big West Advertising, Tatsunoko Studio and Ammonite studio. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.


Original artwork by: Kogawa Tomonori, Hiroyuki Kitazume, Miyo Sonoda, Hiroshi Ogawa, Hirotoshi Ohkura and Takashi Ono.


Acknowledgement is extended to Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide. Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern are given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide that has been utilized on Robotech Illustrated.


Sources: The Robotech RPG Book Four Southern Cross, by Kevin Siembieda


Content by Tim Wing, Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Rob Morgenstern


Copyright © 2015 Tim Wing