Maxwell Dynamics ADR-05 Defender II Air Defense Robot

ADR-15-Mk.XIV Defender II

Maxwell Dynamics ADR-05 Defender II Air Defense Robot

by Tim Wing

The ADR-05-Mk. I Defender II Air Defense Robot was one of Maxwell Dynamics four VA/F-6 Alpha based Destroids. The R-05 series Destroids were all based on the Alpha’s leg and lower torso section. These Destroids were designed to provide an inexpensive replacement for both the old R-04 Destroids from the First Robotech War, which were all nearing the end of their useful service lives, and the R-10 series of UEEF Destroids. Maxwell Dynamics originally pitched the R-05 series to the UEEF as a lower priced alternative to the R-10s. Because they were all based on the same platform as the Alpha, they were able to take advantage of economies of scale, thus lowering the per-unit price significantly. Unlike the R-10 series, they would also be able to fill the space combat role of the legacy R-04 series Destroids.

The Defender II mounted a pair of M-1300 60mm Anti-Aircraft Lasers. These triple lasers were solid state neodymium diode-pumped units and were independently targetable up to +/- 2 degrees off boresight. This laser system had a maximum range of up to 16km in an Earth-like atmosphere. The Defender II’s also mounted a pair of RDS-3 missile launchers, each of which carried 18 short range anti-aircraft missiles. The Defender II’s fire control system was the Hughes MkI Overwatch Advanced Radar/LIDAR Air Defense (ARLAD) system. This system could track up to 200 hundred individual targets at a range of up to 400 km in ideal atmospheric conditions (horizon limited, of course).

General Characteristics

  • Height: 7.6 meters
  • Width: 5.5 meters
  • Depth: 3.6 meters
  • Weight: 14.5 metric tons, dry
  • Power System: Protoculture-cell Energizer powered by 16 standard cells

Performance

  • Speed: 120 kph, running

Variants

  • R-X-05-Mk.I: R-05 series combat chassis technology demonstrator.
  • MBR-X-05-Mk.II: Armed, space capable, pre-production prototype Main Battle Robot.
  • SDR-X-05-Mk.III: Armed, space capable, pre-production prototype Space Defense Robot.
  • ADR-X-05-Mk.IV: Armed, space capable, pre-production prototype Air Defense Robot.
  • MBR-05-Mk.V: Main Battle Robot with two RRG PBC-12 particle beam cannon, ground combat variant.
  • MBR-05-Mk.VI: Main Battle Robot with two HPC-120 heavy particle cannons, ground combat variant.
  • ADR-05-Mk.VII: Air Defense Robot with Frogtongue and TPG-307 radars, ground combat variant.
  • ADR-05-Mk.VIII: Air Defense Robot with Frogtongue and TPG-307 radars, space combat variant.
  • MBR-05-Mk.IX: Main Battle Robot with one HPC-120 heavy particle cannon and one VRB-1 anti-mecha blade, ground combat variant.
  • MBR-05-Mk.X: Main Battle Robot with one HPC-120 heavy particle cannon and one VRB-1 anti-mecha blade, space combat variant.
  • MBR-05-Mk.XI: Main Battle Robot with two HPC-120 heavy particle cannons, space combat variant.
  • ADR-05-Mk.XII: Air Defense Robot with Mk.I Overwatch Radar/LIDAR fire control system, ground combat variant.
  • SDR-05-Mk.XIII: Missile Artillery Robot, Ballista long range missile pod equipped ground combat variant.
  • ADR-05-Mk.XIV: Air Defense Robot with Mk.I Overwatch Radar/LIDAR fire control system, space combat variant.
  • SDR-05-Mk.XV: Space Defense Robot, Ballista long range missile pod equipped space combat variant.

 


 

Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Charles Walton II

Source: Robotech Expeditionary Force Marines Sourcebook, by Irvin Jackson

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2015 Tim Wing

 

 

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