Grumman EVRP-1 Spider Bug Work Pod

EVRP-1 Spider Bug General Purpose Spacecraft

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Rob Morgenstern, Peter Walker and Pieter Thomassen

edited by Tim Wing

Attachments:

  • Spider Bug reference file
  • Spider Bug gallery

Designation: Grumman EVRP-1 Spider Bug Zero-G General Purpose Spacecraft

I. Dimensions.

  • Length: 3.9 meters, 8.19 meter (with arms)
  • Width: 1.1 meters
  • Height: 2.4 meters
  • Weight: 2.5 metric tons.

II. Type.

  • One seat recovery and repair utility spacecraft.

III. Propulsion.

  • 2 Nakajima NBS-1 high-thrust vernier thrusters; one located on the underside and the other in the rear
  • 6 Pratt&Whitney LHP04 low-thrust vernier thrusters distributed around the pod.

IV. Performance:

  • Maximum battery endurance: 8 hours
  • Maximum Range (space): Delta-v limit of 0.5 kps.

V. Sensory Systems:

Radar System:

  • Hughes AWI-10 I-band pulse-Doppler/SLAR radar, providing short-range detection, imaging and tracking of targets at all altitudes.

Optical tracking:

  • Thomson DOS-2000 multi-band digital camera system, for medium range traversable UV, infra-red imaging and optical band detection and tracking;
  • Spotlights for illumination

Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS):EVRP-1 Spider Bug General Purpose Spacecraft 9

  • Multiple HF, VHF and UHF antennas.

VI. Armament:

  • None.

The pod is equipped with the following manipulators:

  • 4 utility arms
  • 1 heavy-duty grappler arm

VII. Armor:

Full nuclear and chemical protection, immunity from hand fired solids and energy beams, shrapnel and other fragments. This system is designed to enter areas littered with debris that might be capable of piercing lesser armored craft. Limited protection from heavier weaponry, adequate up to 20mm autocannon shells or equivalent.

VIII. Development:

This utility pod saw extensive use during the construction of the Oberth-class destroyers and H.J.Niven-class space platforms by providing construction workers a more protected environment as well as a more capable manipulative system than an EVA suit. These pods continued to see use by finished vessels to provide exterior maintenance and repairs during operations.

 


 

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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 in this publication.

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 in this publication.

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.

Images From – Macross Perfect Memory, Variable Fighter Master File VF-1 Valkyrie, Macross Mecha Manual

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

Copyright © 1999, 1997, 1996 Robert Morgenstern, Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walker; 2015 Tim Wing

 

 

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