Volvo HT-6 Hover Mover

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Robert Morgenstern, with Peter Walker and Pieter Thomassen

edited by Tim Wing


  • HT-6 reference file
  • HT-6 gallery

Designation: Volvo HT-6 Hover Mover

I. Dimensions.

  • Length: 2.2 meters
  • Width: 1.8 meters
  • Height: 1.5 meters
  • Weight: 1.1 metric tons.

II. Type.

  • Utility hover-capable cargo mover

III. Service Life

  • The Hover Mover is used extensively by the UEDF Logistics Corps for transportation of materials and cargo containers within military installations. The Hover Mover was introduced in 2021 and served until the Invid Invasion.

IV. Propulsion.

  • 4 x P&W HJ-90 hover jets for vertical and maneuvering lift with directional output vents, max. output 9 kN each, driven by battery. Peak hovering performance at 0.2 meter altitude.
  • Power-source: 1 x SCB-3 Battery System providing 4 kW output

V. Performance.

  • Maximum speed: 80 kph
  • Maximum Range: 100 km on a single battery charge
  • Cargo Capacity: 3 cubic meters

VI. Electronics Suite.

VII. Armament.

  • None standard

VIII. Armor.

The armored body of the HT-7 hover mecha hauler stops most small arms fire and grenade and shell fragments, and provides poor to fair resistance against heavier infantry weapons, such as a 12.7mm machinegun round.

IX. Development.

The Hover Mover is mostly used on flight lines and in motor pools by the Logistics Corps to move around crates or small heavy pieces of equipment like aircraft ordanance. The cargo area is located in front of the driver to allow viewing of the cargo while in motion. The cargo area is open in the front to allow scooping up of the cargo like a fork lift. The cargo area has raised sides to prevent the payload from falling off the mover. The forward cargo area can be lifted out by a manipulator arm to allow the mover to operate as a lift. A roll bar is provided to protect the operator since this vehicle is more maneuverable than stable and has been known to roll if too tight a maneuver is attempted with too heavy of a load. This vehicle was also capable of towing a sizable hover barge if the payload was too large or too heavy for the Hover Mover.



Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross (R) is the property of Big West Advertising, Tatsunoko Studio and Ammonite studio. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Kogawa Tomonori, Hiroyuki Kitazume, Miyo Sonoda, Hiroshi Ogawa, Hirotoshi Ohkura and Takashi Ono

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 1997 Robert Morgenstern, Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen, edited by Tim Wing

Copyright © 1997 Robert Morgenstern, Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen; 2016 Tim Wing



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