Continental HWR-04 Tiger Heavy Weapons Robot

Tiger 2

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Tim Wing, Peter Walker and Pieter Thomassen, with Robert Morgenstern

Designation: Continental Battlemecha Ltd. HWR-04 Tiger Heavy Weapons Robot

I. Type:

  • Two man Heavy Weapons Destroid.

II. Service History:

  • Served with the UEEF Tactical Corps and Marine Corps from 2038.

III. Propulsion:

Engines:

  • Powerplant: 2 x RRL-2P Miniaturized Protoculture-cell energizer

Fuel Capacity:

  • 32 Standard Canisters of Protoculture
  • 9.8 lit. D2O reactant for fusion engines.

IV. Performance:

  • Protoculture supply: 250 hours operational use.

V. Electronics:

Radar tracking:

  • Hughes TPG-111 X-band pulse-Doppler, providing medium-range detection and tracking of targets at all altitudes.

Optical tracking:

  • 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
  • Flares.

VI. Armament:
(Mk.I)

  • 2 x RRG BFG-5 particle cannons, designed to fire continuous salvo’s of 40 MJ particle energy per second to a range of up to 8 kilometer.
  • 4 x RRG PBC-15a particle beam cannons mounted in back. These cannons fired a 10 MJ particle beam with a rate of fire of 60 salvos per minute. Two barrels could not be elevated higher than 0 degrees, however.

(MK.II)

  • 2 x EU-21 Destabilizer, sub-nuclear particle beam.
  • 4 x RRG PBC-15a particle beam cannons mounted in back. These cannons fired a 10 MJ particle beam with a rate of fire of 60 salvos per minute. Two barrels could not be elevated higher than 0 degrees, however.

VII. Armor:

The armor on the Tiger 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.

prod-26The Tiger 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 one day maximum.

VIII. Development:

The HWR-04 Tiger was designed around the then experimental Destabilizer cannon for the express purpose of breaking through Invid Hive shields. The Destabilizer cannon was not perfected at the time that the Tiger went into production however, so the first run were built with a pair of BFG-5 particle beam cannons from the HWR-03 Thundercracker instead. Though the Tiger mounted only two as compared to the Thundercracker’s five particle beam cannons, it proved itself to be a much more effective platform due to its much smaller size. Not only was it able to fill the role of “Hive Buster”, but unlike the ungainly Thundercracker it was also able to engage mecha size targets with direct fire.

 


 

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 in this publication. 

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

Copyright © 1999 Robert Morgenstern, Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walker; 2015 Tim Wing

 

 

 

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