Garfish-class Super Dimensional Light Cruiser (SDCL)


ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen and Peter Walker

edited by Tim Wing


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Garfish-class Super Dimensional Light Cruiser (SDCL)

The Garfish-class was designed shortly after the liberation of Tirol for the Reconnaissance Expeditionary Force by the Geteulmaqulla-Zollia Design Group. This class was meant to replace the Banshee-class Destroyers as they were attrited in the continuing campaign against the Invid. The Garfish-class was designed from the outset to be adaptable to a variety of roles, with a lower section that could be easily replaced with different mission specific payloads.

  • Role: (Flight 1) Super Dimensional Scout Cruiser (SDCS), (Flight 2) Super Dimensional Light Cruiser (SDCL), (Flight 3) Super Dimensional Assault Transport (SDLA), (Marathon-class) Super Dimensional Transport (SDAT)
  • Manufacturers: Geteulmaqulla-Zollia (Tirol)
  • Operators: United Earth Expeditionary Force
  • Preceded by: Battle-class
  • Commissioned: 2025
  • Completed: 126
  • Unit Cost: $1.8 Billion (cost in adjusted 2070 International.)


Design and Construction:

After the liberation of Tirol, the Reconnaissance Expeditionary Force (REF, but from here on referred to by its post 2027 designation United Earth Expeditionary Force – UEEF) had a need for a multi-purpose vessel to replace the attrited Battle-class Cruisers and Banshee-class Destroyers. The requirement was for a new class that could be configured for a variety of different missions. The resulting ship could be kitted out as a heavy scout ship or as a fleet cruiser. In its scout configuration, the Garfish was equipped with additional sensors, stores for long duration reconnaissance missions, and a small troop contingent for commando assaults. In all configurations, the Garfish’s weaponry was heavy for its size. Because in the first years of the class these ships were used almost exclusively for scouting missions, the first flight was designated as a Scout Cruiser.

The Garfish had a fish-like main hull with a six sided section in the middle that housed the internal mission-specific holds. The three large engines were mounted side by side in the back. A large, two-level hangar with three bay doors and three smaller thrusters was suspended from the section that housed the internal cargo holds. The main particle cannon was suspended from the main hull keel, fore of the hangar. Garfish class cruisers were built in three flights. Flights 1 and 2 were general-purpose cruisers, with flight 2 slightly larger, the additional volume and mass going into improved habitability and slightly increased armor. There were also many smaller changes to make the design more suited for mass production and fleet actions. Consequently, the Flight 2 vessels were no longer designated as Scout Cruisers, but as Light Cruisers, although the hull numbering simply went on without interruption. Seven ships of the 2nd flight were outfitted with extensive sensor suits, so as to act as dedicated Radar and Electronic Warfare (REW) ships. These too were classified as Light Cruisers since the REW package could be removed and replaced with the standard hanger section. The infantry assault version (flight 3) of this class had a single-purpose hold with room for two full battalions of Cyclone infantry troops. Since they could no longer be reconfigured, the final flight were designated as assault transports.

After the war, the surviving members of the 2nd flight were refit with greatly enhanced anti-mecha batteries, and most of the hangar and troop space was replaced with increased anti-warship missile stores and vertical launcher banks, as well as a more robust generator for the primary turret, which, with the additional available power, was upgraded into an even more formidable weapon. The surviving 3rd flight vessels went into reserve. There are no surviving 1st flight Garfishes-class vessels.

Like the Ikazuchi-class large cruiser, the Garfish-class cruiser was under protected in the area of anti-mecha artillery. Though the missiles and turret were more than enough to destroy any single attacking mecha, there were just not enough point defense weapons to repel the deluge by suicide runners employed by the Invid. Again, to correct this problem after the Third Robotech War, the survivors of the Garfish-class incorporated extensive suits of dedicated point defense systems.


The Garfish’s main power system was a RRG Mk20 protoculture-fueled Reflex furnace. The Mk20 can deliver up to 167 Terawatts of power, and can operate for eighty-three minutes at maximum power before overheat initiates autoshutdown. The Reflex furnace can function for about 25 years at normal usage levels before an energizer rebuild is necessary.

For maneuvering thrusters, the ship had Flygmotor T-600 fusion-plasma reaction thrusters with steerable nozzles forward and aft halfway up the main hull. The main engines were six reaction-mass thrusters: three Flygmotor T-800 fusion-plasma reaction thrusters with protoculture energizer in the rear of the main hull and three Flygmotor T-1000 fusion-plasma reaction thrusters in the rear of the hangar assempbly (some early variants saw four smaller motors, but these were refit soon after comissioning). Because of the relatively large number of reaction thrusters, no secondary thrusters are mounted.

Because of the location of the hangar, the three main hull thrusters are capable of propelling the Garfish forward without inducing undesired attitude changes in the vessel only with great strain. For compenSDATion, the three hangar thrusters are fired at appropriate outputs whenever the main thrusters fire. However, under no circumstances can the hangar engines compenSDATe for their off-center location and propel the ship alone without destabilizing it.

At full power, the main propulsion systems could produce up to 2.3 Giganewtons of thrust at a minimal reaction mass efficiency profile, or as little as 66 Meganewtons of thrust at a maximum efficiency setting. At lower power levels, these thrusts were commensurately smaller. At full power, the Garfish-class could achieve a maximum delta-v of 342 kps at the cruising acceleration of 0.1 gees, a maximum delta-v of 71 kps at the battle acceleration of 1.0 gees, and a delta-v of at most 19.9 kps at the flank acceleration of 2.5 gees. The maximum atmospheric speed was Mach 3.

The space fold drive was an RRG Mk10. This system generated a hull-conformal fold, and thus the Garfish could not transport any other vessels with them. The Mk10 fold systems were not designed to be used for folds of distances greater than approximately one hundred parsecs, for safety reasons. If longer voyages were required, the ships would conduct multiple fold jumps. However, the fold drives could support multiple jumps in a relatively short timeframe.

The anti-gravity System consisted of three RRG Atlas anti-gravity pods. The maximum hover time on the anti-gravity systems was limited only by the protoculture supplies and maintenance requirements. The Garfish-class had atmospheric capabilities through its reaction thrusters and anti-gravity system. The hangar had sufficient structural strength for the ship to use it as a landing foot, if the ground underneath was sufficiently firm. The ship could also float in a large body of water, but the main access ports in the hangar section would be submerged. For this reason, land fall was the preferred method of setting down on a planet.

Endurance and mobility limits:

The dry stores endurance was eighteen months maximum with a standard crew; after that, the Garfish would need to restock. Water stores are recycled almost totally, and many crews added small hydroponic plants to unused spaces, providing the crew with a smattering of fresh fruits, but this was insufficient to provide for the crew indefinitely.

The dry stores endurance was eight weeks maximum if the Garfish carried a Cyclone battalion, and a mere four weeks for the Anaconda subclass if carrying two infantry battalions.

The mecha consumables supplies (mainly missiles) were limited; the Garfish was unable to sustain continuous combat operations for much more than ten days. The missile magazines for the torpedo launchers were typically empty after one major engagement.

Weapon systems:

(All vessels up to 2044):

1DThe main gun, and perhaps defining feature of the Garfish-class was the Bofors RL36 triple particle beam turret. The RL36 was a large, triple gun turret, mounted underneath the forward hull. The mount could fire all three barrels at full power simultaneously every three seconds, and delivered 6000 MJ of energy per salvo on a target up to 300,000 km distant.

The Garfish also mounted six Mk. 269 Missile Tubes in the hull above the particle beam turret. These tubes typically launched Barracuda, Warhawk and Spacehawk missiles. The total magazine capacity was 60 Barracuda or 160 Warhawk /Spacehawk missiles. A typical load-out was 18 Barracuda missiles, 20 nuclear Spacehawk-B missiles, 60 Spacehawk-A missiles, and 30 Warhawk missiles.

(Refit on the surviving vessels, 2044-2045):

19Beginning in 2044, the power capacitor for the main gun turret was replaced with a larger model, allowing the use of the then new Worquli-Quatafilla 3RC-1 miniaturized reflex cannon. Though the power drop-off from a traditional, full scale reflex cannon was significant, the 3RC-1 was still capable of delivering 8000 MJ of energy with a full power salvo every three seconds. This was an over 30 percent increase in firepower, while only drawing 20 percent more energy from the upgraded capacitor.

In addition to the new main gun, the ship-launched missile storage capacity was doubled and eight PL-2a point defense turrets were installed in the hull.


Four PL-2a Point Defense turrets mounted on the sides of the hull behind movable panels, these standard UEEF weapons can fire 56 MJ of particle energy four times per second.

Air group and mecha complement:

1CThe usual compliment for a flight 1 or 2 Garfish-class cruiser was 15 Veritechs (usually Alphas) in the dorsal hangers. Post refit vessels could carry only six fighters. When used in a troop transport capacity, the Garfish-class would carry 24 mecha in the storage hangars, either Veritechs in battloid mode or Destroids. The complement would typically consist of two Variable Fighter Squadrons, or one squadron and a Destroid company. If used to transport a Light Infantry Battalion, about 440 Cyclone infantry mecha and their operators would be carried. It must be noted though that this would only be in transit and not for a long duration mission.

Flight 3 Anaconda-class Assault Transports could carry two Light Infantry Battalions with up to 800 men and their Cyclone infantry mecha. The Anaconda-class was also capable of supporting the two battalions with enough consumables for longer duration cruises.


All Garfish-class ships were fitted out with Raytheon SAN/SPY-2025 multi-function radar, space/air search radar and fire control radar set. This radar system gave the Garfish-class spherical search and track capabilities. In addition to this; they carried a LAN/SPS-703 surface search radar for when making landfall, and a SAN/SPQ-159 main gun fire control radar. The Garfish-class mounted an AN/SLQ-2025 Electronic Warfare Suite which provided radar intercept and jamming. An extensive defensive decoy suit was also employed. Decoys included full scale inflatable ship decoys designed to approximate the Garfish’s radar and infrared signature.

When equipped as a long-duration scout vessel, the flight 1 Garfish-class mounted rudimentary hyperspace sensors in part of the cargo holds. The EM-sensor array is very extensive for the size of the Garfish.

13Some flight 2 Garfish-class Cruisers replaced the lower hangers completely with a truly extensive hyperspace sensor suit.  This specialized suit provided long range hyperspace search and track capabilities, space-time anomaly sensors and conventional radar systems. They also carried an improved secure hyperspace communications suit. Seven ships of the second flight were equipped as such, and given the Super Dimensional Scout Cruiser (SDCS) designation, as opposed to the Super Dimensional Light Cruiser (SDCL) designation of the rest of the flight.

In 2043-2044 the surviving vessels of this class were fitted with Shadow devices before their attempts to liberate Earth from the Invid occupation. The Marathon never received shadow generators or EM masking covers, due to their operational profile.

Service History

The Garfish-class cruisers were developed shortly after the UEEF had received the Robotech Factory Satellite and Robotech Repair Factory for their logistical needs. Far smaller than the preceding Battle class, the Garfish class embodied a new design philosophy, where the mass was minimised, but part of the displacement was invested in a large hold which could be used for supplies, troop quarters, sensor equipment, or as cargo space. In this manner, the same ship could with minimal effort change missions without growing too large or expensive. The class was mostly envisioned to perform long-duration, long-distance scouting missions, for which they could carry an advanced sensor suite. Endurance in this form was about a year and a half. The Garfish could, with less than a week in dock, be converted into a fast troop transport, a tender or into a fast armed transport vessel. This multiple-purpose character was very suited for the diverse UEEF missions.

The Garfish-class cruisers were designed in cooperation between the Earth Company Shimada Enterprises and the Tirolean ship builder Geteulmaqulla-Zollia Design Group. Shimada Enterprises had arrived with the REF, having set up offices in both Space Station Fraternity (the Repair Satellite) and Space Station Equality (the Factory Satellite). Shimada Enterprises had formed several years earlier when the OTEC Company was dissolved under Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. The assets of the company were of course distributed in the usual way, but the brains of the company re-incorporated under the this new corporate banner. The Geteulmaqulla-Zollia Design Group (GZD Group) was one of Tirol’s oldest ship builders. GZD Group too had had a presence on the Factory Satellite until it was captured by the UN Spacy in 2013. GZD Group was responsible for the design and construction of the Thuverl Salan Heavy Cruiser, among many other designs throughout the history of the Tirolean Mercantile Empire.

As a result of the smaller size, though, the armament suite was less than that of the Battle class. However, the Shimada Enterprises / GDZ Group design team partially offset this by giving the Garfish class a single, but extremely powerful particle cannon turret with a large field of fire. Indeed, this turret was used nowhere else except on the very large Izumo class vessels (with the barrels enclosed there). The result was a cruiser that packed an enormous punch for its size. The disadvantage of this setup was of course the non-existant redundancy for the main armament, and the large but still limited field of fire. In addition, the Garfish could carry very few fighters, and its missile systems were limited in number and reloads as well.

A few vessels of the first flight were destroyed during the UEEF missions before 2031, but in that year the wars over Earth began to claim more and more cruisers of this class. The Earth Reclamation Forces, sent in against the Masters, lost numerous Garfish vessels against the Tirolian fleet and in the Invid Invasion. More were lost with the first wave of the Earth Liberation Forces, with a small number stranded on Earth in safe areas, where they were not destroyed by the Invid until 2043-2044. Only their heavy use on long-distance scouting missions and subsequent long mustering period prevented most of the Garfish cruisers from sharing this early fate. Three more fell to various causes during the UEEF built-up, mostly in probing attacks against Invid out of the Terran System. The last two years of the Third Robotech War saw the destruction of every 1st flight Garfish during the heavy fighting.

As part of the UEEF build-up from 2032 onwards, flight 2 Garfish class cruisers were built in large numbers. These vessels were slightly larger and marginally more habitable than the 1st flight, and more suited for mass production. Though officially known as the Shillelagh class, this sub-class is commonly referred to as a flight 2 Garfish. Eighty cruisers were built before 2045. Of these, seven are missing with the UEEF flagship, thirty-four are still in service with the Terran Navy, and the remainder were all destroyed in the 3rd Robotech War or declared constructional total losses and scrapped immediately post-war.


During the final years of the UEEF built-up, a specialized version of the Garfish was built in a small flight known also as the Anaconda class. The Anacondas served as high-speed, armed, Cyclone infantry transports. Though they are not suited to transport their troops for a longer period of time, the Anacondas make reasonably effective transports, far better suited to deal with Invid intercepting forces than the Horizont class dropships. Of the dozen vessels built, half were still destroyed by the Invid, and the other six were mothballed and placed in reserve soon after the war.

In a pitched fleet battle, the Garfish-class cruisers’ main duty devolved to seeking-out and destroy the Invid troop-carriers before they could release their mecha into the battle, a task which, owing to the agility and speed of this vessel, they were uniquely adapted. Unfortunately, the sheer numbers of Invid on Earth exceeded the expectations of all the military planners, and, through little fault of their own (except perhaps insufficient AAA), these vessels were unable to carry the day for the Mars Group attack on Invid-occupied Earth, and were hard-pressed during the subsequent Main Fleet attacks even when equipped with shadow devices. Many of these cruisers were destroyed by the Invid life-energy as it fled Earth, in an attempt to prevent the Neutron-S bombardment. Other cruisers were largely lost during diversionary strikes against secondary hives, in an attempt to keep those hives from reinforcing Reflex Point.

Sub-classes and Variants:

Marathon-class Super Dimensional Transport

image012The Marathon-class is a transport variant on the Garfish-class scout cruiser. Among the changes are the removal of all weapon systems, but the addition of four point defense cannons, and the replacement of the original (and inadequate) fold drive, the refitting of the troop and internal mecha holds into passenger compartments, and the replacement of the bottom mounted hangar/engine pod with a large cargo/fold drive pod. This pod, which is rather larger than the hangar pod of the Garfish class, is the visually most striking feature of these ships.

The Marathon-class fold transport was conceived at about the same time as the Montgolfier-class tender. Since the Montgolfier-class was to be deployed forward from the base stations, a ship was necessary to shuttle between the factories and the tenders, carrying new supplies and replacement mecha. In addition to these goods and mecha, there would be a number of transfers involving replacement personnel and injured crew to and from the base stations and the front lines. It would be extremely inefficient to use the high-value tenders for this; similarly, ships-of-the-line were needed on the line, and would be wasted on cargo hauling duties. Therefore, the Marathon-class transports were designed and the shipyards on board Space Station Equality started a production run of these vessels.

The entire class was named after famous sporting events or running events of the Olympic games. Blue Banner was the sole exception, being named after the banner traditionally flown from the fastest ship so far to have crossed the North Atlantic. The other events include endurance-, bicycle-, sailing- and car-races, team competitions and also natural-ice long distance skating.

In total, fifteen of these vessels were built. Because of the nature of their mission, the shuttling between known safe space coordinates, these vessels were not armed and they never encountered any hostile ship. They are still in service as general logistics support vessels with the Terran Navy.

Ericsson-class Super Dimensional Monitor (Experimental)

15The Ericsson-class (named for John Ericsson, the American Civil War era engineer and designer of the USS Monitor) was a proposed reflex cannon armed monitor for the UEEF. One example was built in 2040, but the class was soon out-classed by the synchro cannon armed Shimakaze-class battle cruisers. The main cannon on the Ericsson-class had a maximum yield of five megatons, which compared favorably the Zentraedi Rineunadou Lojmeuean-class Monitor. The Rineunadou Lojmeuean’s main cannon had a maximum yield of 12 megatons, even though the ship was over seven times the size of the Ericsson-class. Both of these ships paled in comparison to the Shimakaze-class however, who’s RRG Synchro Cannon Mk.1A a maximum yield of 20 megatons.


United Earth Government

  • Reconnaissance Expeditionary Force (REF)/United Earth Expeditionary Force (UEEF) 2025-2044
  • United Earth Navy (UEN) 2045-2068


(Flight 1, 2)

  • Ships’ crew (57 men)
  • 1 Naval Alpha reinforced squadron (40 men)
  • Life support limits are for a full combat complement and about 800 supernumeraries (900 men total)
  • Note: When used as a troop carrier the Garfish is designed to carry: one Cyclone infantry battalion (396 men), two mecha companies (55 men), and general logistical support group (300 men).

(Flight 3)

  • Ships’ crew (70 men)
  • Two Cyclone infantry battalions (792 men)


  • Ships’ crew (57 men)
  • Passengers (up to 650 men)
  • Life support limits are for a full complement and about 450 supernumeraries (1150 men total)


  • Length: 178.7 m over all (flight 1), 183.4 m over all (flight 2 and 3)
  • Height: 33.2 m over the main hull, 56.0 m over the hangars, 69.9 m over all
  • Width: 59.4 m over all
  • Mass: 69,800 metric tons, operational (typical flight 1); 71,900 metric tons, operational (typical flight 2); 72,150 metric tons, operational (typical flight 3); 124,000 metric tons empty, 152,000 metric tons fully loaded (Marathon-class)
  • Fuel Mass: 12,100 metric tons, maximum (flights 1, 2 and 3), 30,000 metric tons, maximum (Marathon-class)

Names and disposition:

All ship names are prefaced by “UES”, for “United Earth Ship”. Until 2031, all ships of this class were labelled as SDS-type vessels (Superdimensional Scout Cruiser).

Flight 1:

  • SDCS-01 UES Garfish – Commissioned 2025, Destroyed 2043
  • SDCS-02 UES Blowfish – Commissioned 2025, Destroyed 2031
  • SDCS-03 UES Piranha – Commissioned 2026, Destroyed 2031
  • SDCS-04 UES Barracuda – Commissioned 2026, Destroyed 2032
  • SDCS-05 UES Sting Ray – Commissioned 2026, Destroyed 2031
  • SDCS-06 UES Great White – Commissioned 2026, Destroyed 2042
  • SDCS-07 UES Tiger Shark – Commissioned 2027, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCS-08 UES Hammerhead – Commissioned 2027, Destroyed 2042
  • SDCS-09 UES Espadon – Commissioned 2027, Destroyed 2032
  • SDCS-10 UES Queen Grouper – Commissioned 2027, Destroyed 2042
  • SDCS-11 UES Puffer – Commissioned 2027, Destroyed 2042
  • SDCS-12 UES Man-o-war – Commissioned 2027, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCS-13 UES Cuttlefish – Commissioned 2028, Destroyed 2042
  • SDCS-14 UES Pickerel – Commissioned 2028, Destroyed 2029
  • SDCS-15 UES Carp – Commissioned 2028, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCS-16 UES Salmon – Commissioned 2028, Destroyed 2042
  • SDCS-17 UES Octopus – Commissioned 2028, Destroyed 2028
  • SDCS-18 UES Thresher – Commissioned 2028, Destroyed 2035
  • SDCS-19 UES Tuna – Commissioned 2029, Destroyed 2031
  • SDCS-20 UES Nautilus – Commissioned 2029, Destroyed 2042
  • SDCS-21 UES Haddock – Commissioned 2029, Destroyed 2042
  • SDCS-22 UES Skate – Commissioned 2029, Destroyed 2042
  • SDCS-23 UES Skipjack – Commissioned 2029, Destroyed 2042
  • SDCS-24 UES Cachalot – Commissioned 2030, Destroyed 2042
  • SDCS-25 UES Grampus – Commissioned 2030, Destroyed 2042
  • SDCS-26 UES Mako – Commissioned 2030, Destroyed 2037
  • SDCS-27 UES Tarpon – Commissioned 2030, Destroyed 2043
  • SDCS-28 UES Squid – Commissioned 2030, Destroyed 2036
  • SDCS-29 UES Trout – Commissioned 2030, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCS-30 UES Bass – Commissioned 2031, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCS-31 UES Catfish – Commissioned 2031, Destroyed 2031
  • SDCS-32 UES Sturgeon – Commissioned 2031, Destroyed 2035
  • SDCS-33 UES Moray – Commissioned 2031, Destroyed 2031

This flight was constructed on board the Robotech Factory Satellite and at the Geteulmaqulla-Zollia Armory Planet from 2025 through 2031.

Flight 2:

  • SDCL-34 UES Shillelagh – Commissioned 2031, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-35 UES War Hammer – Commissioned 2031, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-36 UES Bardiche – Commissioned 2031, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-37 UES Voulge – Commissioned 2031, In service
  • SDCL-38 UES Spetum – Commissioned 2032, In service
  • SDCL-39 UES Lance – Commissioned 2032, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-40 UES Mace – Commissioned 2032, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-41 UES Flail – Commissioned 2032, Destroyed In service
  • SDCL-42 UES Fauchard – Commissioned 2032, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-43 UES Schiavona – Commissioned 2032, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-44 UES Flamberge – Commissioned 2033, In service
  • SDCL-45 UES Glaive – Commissioned 2033, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-46 UES Lochaber Axe – Commissioned 2033, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-47 UES Bill-Guisarme – Commissioned 2033, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-48 UES Ranseur – Commissioned 2033, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-49 UES Bec de Corbin – Commissioned 2034, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-50 UES Halberd – Commissioned 2034, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-51 UES Bill – Commissioned 2034, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCS-52 UES Crossbow – Commissioned 2034, In service
  • SDCL-53 UES Ballista – Commissioned 2034, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-54 UES Hurlbat – Commissioned 2034, In service
  • SDCL-55 UES Scramsax – Commissioned 2035, In service
  • SDCL-56 UES Pilum – Commissioned 2035, In service
  • SDCL-57 UES Catapult – Commissioned 2035, In service
  • SDCL-58 UES Long Sax – Commissioned 2035, Missing, presumed destroyed
  • SDCS-59 UES Knife – Commissioned 2035, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-60 UES Trebuchet – Commissioned 2036, In service
  • SDCL-61 UES Verutum – Commissioned 2036, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-62 UES Stiletto – Commissioned 2036, In service
  • SDCL-63 UES Aklys – Commissioned 2036, In service
  • SDCL-64 UES Tachi – Commissioned 2036, In service
  • SDCL-65 UES Falchion – Commissioned 2036, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-66 UES Pike – Commissioned 2037, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-67 UES Suan Tao Fung – Commissioned 2037, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-68 UES Sap – Commissioned 2037, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-69 UES Foil – Commissioned 2037, In service
  • SDCL-70 UES Sling – Commissioned 2037, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-71 UES Shuriken – Commissioned 2038, In service
  • SDCL-72 UES Quarterstaff – Commissioned 2038, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-73 UES Epee – Commissioned 2038, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-74 UES Kris – Commissioned 2038, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-75 UES Longsword – Commissioned 2038, In service
  • SDCL-76 UES Chi – Commissioned 2038, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-77 UES Saber – Commissioned 2039, In service
  • SDCL-78 UES Ton-fa – Commissioned 2039, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-79 UES Rapier – Commissioned 2039, In service
  • SDCL-80 UES Khopesh – Commissioned 2039, In service
  • SDCL-81 UES Tetsubo – Commissioned 2039, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCS-82 UES Atlatl – Commissioned 2040, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-83 UES Gladius – Commissioned 2040, In service
  • SDCL-84 UES Dirk – Commissioned 2040, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-85 UES Garrote – Commissioned 2040, Missing, presumed destroyed
  • SDCL-86 UES Tau-kien – Commissioned 2040, In service
  • SDCL-87 UES Tzikopion – Commissioned 2040, In service
  • SDCL-88 UES Dagger – Commissioned 2041, In service
  • SDCS-89 UES Targe – Commissioned 2041, In service
  • SDCL-90 UES Spathion – Commissioned 2041, In service
  • SDCL-91 UES Coutarion – Commissioned 2041, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-92 UES Sai – Commissioned 2041, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-93 UES Riptaria – Commissioned 2041, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCS-94 UES Parang – Commissioned 2042, In service
  • SDCS-95 UES Paramerion – Commissioned 2042, In service
  • SDCL-96 UES Trident – Commissioned 2042, Missing, presumed destroyed
  • SDCL-97 UES Spear – Commissioned 2042, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-98 UES Katana – Commissioned 2042, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-99 UES Wakizashi – Commissioned 2042, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCS-100 UES Yari – Commissioned 2042, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-101 UES Masakari – Commissioned 2043, Missing, presumed destroyed
  • SDCL-102 UES Boku-toh – Commissioned 2043, Missing, presumed destroyed
  • SDCL-103 UES Nodachi – Commissioned 2043, In service
  • SDCL-104 UES Ono – Commissioned 2043, In service
  • SDCL-105 UES Magari Yari – Commissioned 2043, In service
  • SDCL-106 UES Naginata – Commissioned 2043, In service
  • SDCL-107 UES Broadsword – Commissioned 2044, Missing, presumed destroyed
  • SDCL-108 UES Bastard Sword – Commissioned 2044, In service
  • SDCL-109 UES Battleaxe – Commissioned 2044, Missing, presumed destroyed
  • SDCL-110 UES Claymore – Commissioned 2044, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-111 UES Longbow – Commissioned 2044, Destroyed 2044
  • SDCL-112 UES Scimitar – Commissioned 2044, In service
  • SDCL-113 UES Javelin – Commissioned 2045, In service
  • SDCL-114 UES Cutlass – Commissioned 2045, In service

This flight was constructed on board the Robotech Factory Satellite and at the Geteulmaqulla-Zollia Armory Planet from 2025 through 2031.

Flight 3:

  • SDLA-01 UES Anaconda – Commissioned 2041, In reserve
  • SDLA-02 UES Boa – Commissioned 2041, Destroyed 2044
  • SDLA-03 UES Cobra – Commissioned 2041, Destroyed 2044
  • SDLA-04 UES Cottonmouth – Commissioned 2042, Destroyed 2044
  • SDLA-05 UES Rattlesnake – Commissioned 2041, In reserve
  • SDLA-06 UES Asp – Commissioned 2042, Destroyed 2044
  • SDLA-07 UES Viper – Commissioned 2041, In reserve
  • SDLA-08 UES Caiman – Commissioned 2042, In reserve
  • SDLA-09 UES Crocodile – Commissioned 2041, Destroyed 2044
  • SDLA-10 UES Alligator – Commissioned 2042, In reserve
  • SDLA-11 UES Gila Monster – Commissioned 2041, Destroyed 2044
  • SDLA-12 UES Komodo Dragon – Commissioned 2042, In reserve

This flight was constructed on board the Robotech Factory Satellite from 2041 through 2044.


  • SDAT-01 UES Marathon – Commissioned 2025, In service.
  • SDAT-02 UES Tour-de-France – Commissioned 2025, In service.
  • SDAT-03 UES Sprint – Commissioned 2025, In service.
  • SDAT-04 UES Triathlon – Commissioned 2025, In service.
  • SDAT-05 UES Grand Prix – Commissioned 2026, In service.
  • SDAT-06 UES Blue Banner – Commissioned 2026, In service.
  • SDAT-07 UES Steeplechase – Commissioned 2026, In service.
  • SDAT-08 UES Estafette – Commissioned 2026, In service.
  • SDAT-09 UES Indianapolis – Commissioned 2027, In service.
  • SDAT-10 UES Elfstedentocht – Commissioned 2027, In service.
  • SDAT-11 UES Davis Cup – Commissioned 2027, In service.
  • SDAT-12 UES Whitebread – Commissioned 2027, In service.
  • SDAT-13 UES Olympics – Commissioned 2028, In service.
  • SDAT-14 UES World Cup – Commissioned 2028, In service.
  • SDAT-15 UES Superbowl – Commissioned 2028, In service.

This sub-class was constructed at the Geteulmaqulla-Zollia Armory Planet from 2025 through 2028.

Garfish-class Gallery




Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. Genesis Climber MOSPEADA (R) is the property of Fuji Television, Artmic Studio and Tatsunoko Production. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Yoshitaka Amano, Shinji Aramaki and Hideki Kakinuma.

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. 

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

Copyright © Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Rob Morgenstern ; 2013 Tim Wing