General Motors M-3002 Hostile Environment Light Vehicle

XM3002 1

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Robert Morgenstern, with Peter Walker and Pieter Thomassen

edited by Tim Wing


  • M-3002 reference file
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Designation: General Motors M-3002 Hostile Environment Light Vehicle

I. Dimensions.

  • Length: 3.81 meters
  • Width: 1.6 meters
  • Height: 1 meter
  • Weight: 1.3 metric tons.

II. Type.

  • Hostile Environment All-Terrain 6-Wheel Ground Personnel Transport, driver + up to 3 passengers

III. Service Life

  • XM-3002: Experimental prototypes used at Moon Base Apollo, Mars Base Sara and on-board the SDF-1 until 2013.
  • M-3002: Standard hostile environment vehicle, used by the UN Spacy, UEDF, and UEEF.

IV. Propulsion.

  • Engine: 1 hybrid electric/fly-wheel engine providing 200 hp at 3200 rpm
  • Transmission: 5 forward gears, 1 reverse
  • Fuel Capacity: 50 rechargeable battery cells. Require replacement approximately every 5 years.

XM3002 4V. Performance.

  • Maximum road speed : 50 kph
  • Maximum range : 300 km

VI. Electronics Suite.

  • Medium range, multi-band radio
  • Inertial navigation equipment

VII. Armament.

  • None.

VIII. Armor.

The (X)M-3002 is comprised of aluminum, titanium and steel alloys for light weight and durability. The vehicle body provides fair protection against small arms fire, and good protection against small grenade and shell fragments.

The external consumables supplies can provide atmosphere for one man-week maximum to properly suited individuals.

XM3002 2IX. Development.

With the construction of Moon Base Luna and Mars Base Sara, the United Nations Earth Government needed vehicles capable of operating without an atmosphere. Three prototypes were developed for a basic ground personnel transport, labeled XM-3001 to XM-3003. While the XM-3001 exhibited the best speed and range performance, problems with its on-board environmental systems caused it drop out of the competition. The XM-3003 utilized a fully enclosed cab for the passengers and pumps to remove and re-XM3002 3pressurize the passenger area. This added excessive weight and degraded the performance of the system sufficiently to prevent it from progressing on in the project. The XM-3002 was the prototype vehicle that won the contract award for the all-terrain hostile-environment jeep. It provided a well-performing vehicle for up to four people and allowed extended operations for up to half a day with a full passenger load.

In 2010, this vehicle went into production as the M-3002 and was used extensively by the UN Spacy, and later the UEDF and UEEF space forces.



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Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin.

Acknowledgement is extended to the work of Egan Loo and the Macross Compendium. Egan Loo is given all credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the Macross Compendium that has been utilized on Robotech Illustrated. 

Images Courtesy of Chad Wilson (Marchly) and the Macross Mecha Manual. Chad Wilson is given all credit for all images from the Macross Mecha Manual that have been utilized on Robotech Illustrated. 

Acknowledgement is also 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 Pieter Thomassen and Peter Walker, edited by Tim Wing

Copyright © 1997, 1995 Robert Morgenstern, Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walker; 2015 Tim Wing




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