by Tim Wing, Peter Walker and Pieter Thomassen, with Robert Morgenstern
Designation: Continental Battlemecha Ltd. NA-5 Cougar Naval Air Defense Robot
- One/two man missile artillery space defense robot.
II. Service History:
- NA-5-Mk.I: Served with the UEEF Navy and Marines from 2039 until replaced by the Mk.II.
- NA-5-Mk.II: Served with the UEEF Navy and Marines from 2044.
- MAR-5-Mk.III: Served with the UEEF Tactical Corps from 2047.
- Total Height: 6.1 meters
- Total Depth: 2.4 meters
- Total Breadth: 2.8 meters
- Weight: 14 metric tons (dry)
- Powerplant: SCE-2P Miniaturized Protoculture-cell energizer
- 16 Standard Canisters of Protoculture
- 9.8 lit. D2O reactant for fusion engines.
- Maximum speed: 128 kph (running)
- Protoculture supply: 250 hours operational use.
- Hughes TPG-111 X-band pulse-doppler, providing medium-range detection and tracking of targets at all altitudes.
- Phillips AllView multi-band digital camera system, for medium range all attitude infra-red imaging, optical and ultra-violet band detection and tracking
- Thomson LT-5 multi-frequency laser ranger and designator.
Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS):
- Elettronica Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)
- OlDelft Infra-red Warning Receiver (IRWR)
- Westinghouse ALQ-250(V) active sensor jammer
- Chaff dispenser
- 2 x Triple Ion Cannon mounted in each forearm.
- 1 x MM-8, 8 variable warhead, long range missiles. This launcher usually carries RMS-3 “Archangel of Death” nuclear missiles or CBM-200 anti-mecha cluster missiles. The launcher is located in the right chest/shoulder area.
- 2 x MM-6, 12 variable warhead, short range (8.2 km) Mach 3.0 combined infra-red imager and active radar homing 190mm x 540mm Hammerhead missiles. Six are located in each shoulder. Cougar leg missile launcher – Matt Willis
The armor on the Cougar is a new development in low-mass composite-materials Chobham plating that became the standard for all Terran mecha after its application to the VQ-6A Vandal. Aside from the respectable protection provided against projectiles, missiles, and other kinetic weapons, this armor is also resistant to plasma globes (annihilation discs), lasers, and to a lesser extent, particle guns, owing to the fact that the armor can flake off and evaporate in layers under fire from such high-energy weapons, taking much of the weapon’s energy and converting it into the latent heat of sublimation in the armor. The armor stops all small arms, heavy infantry weapons fire, and light mecha-mounted weaponry, and provides fair to good resistance to medium mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Valkyrie’s 55mm APFSDS round.
The Cougar provides full protection from nuclear, biological, and chemical hazards, using an overpressure cockpit environment activated by radiation and hazardous chemical sensors, or manually when biological warfare conditions are anticipated. The internal consumables supplies can provide atmosphere for three days maximum.
The NA-5 Cougar was designed by Continental Battlemecha Ltd. in the late thirties to replace the SDR-05 Phalanx II Space Defense Robots of the United Earth Expeditionary Force. The Cougar, along with the NA-1 Jackal, represented a new design philosophy in ship born defense mecha. Rather than being confined to the decks with only minimal thrusters and reaction mass for maneuvering in space, these robots were designed to be just as effective away from the ship as they were on it. The Cougars were able to sortie away from the Capital Ships they were assigned to protect to form defensive perimeters well away from the ship itself.
The Cougars were later adapted to surface operations as well, though this role was primarily filled by the SDR-05 Phalanx II’s until well into the late 40’s.
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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 in this publication.
Acknowledgement is extended to the Robotech Visions Wiki.
Content by Tim Wing, Peter Walker and Pieter Thomassen, with Rob Morgenstern
Copyright © 1999 Robert Morgenstern, Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walker; 2015 Tim Wing