by Tim Wing
The TFR-20 Golem was an air and space combat battloid designed and manufactured by the Tirolian weapons manufacturer Quimeliquola. Quimeliquola was most famous for its Queadluun-Rau Battle Suit used by female Zentraedi during the 1st Robotech War. The Golem was designed around the same principles as the old Queadluun-Rau, only smaller and more suited to the end user’s needs (in this case, the end user being the United Earth Expeditionary Force). Most significantly, the Golem made use of Quimeliquola’s inertia vector control system. This, combined with a high thrust to weight ratio, made the Golem the most capable aerospace combat mecha ever. (Even today, it stands as arguably the fastest and most maneuverable mecha ever produced.) The only down side to the Golem was its production cost: roughly five times that of a VF/A-6 Alpha Fighter. Several hundred where procured by the UEEF, but the cost cut its production short. Later on, the Tirolian Republican Navy purchased the Golem in larger numbers.
- Height: 9.5 meters
- Weight: 11 metric tons (dry)
- Power Plant: 2.1 GGV class Quimeliquola protoculture-cell energizer
- Propulsion: two plasma shock expansion thrusters; multiple Vernier thrusters
- Weapons: Multiple gun pod s can be carried, though the most common was a heavy ion cannon. No internal weapons were included on the first series of Golems, though the second series included short range dog-fight missiles in pods mounted on the engine nacelles.
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Original artwork by: Yoshitaka Amano, Shinji Aramaki and Hideki Kakinuma
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