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Quiltra Draenitzs class Tirolian multipurpose transport

Quiltra Draenitzs RM-LS Landing Ship Transport 1

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Rob Morgenstern

edited by Tim Wing

Attachments:

  • Quiltra Draenitzs reference file
  • Quiltra Draenitzs gallery

Designation: Quiltra Draenitzs class Tirolian multipurpose transport

Names and disposition:

These ships were built at the Tirolian Orbital Shipyards and the Cirtzsai Yards from 1662 through 1994. From the beginning of the production run until its end, no major upgrades were made to the Quiltra Draenitzs design save replacing obsolete equipment with more modern equivalents. The total number of Quiltra Draenitzs class transports constructed is 9,693.

Of this number, 625 were destroyed prior to 2010. Due to protoculture depletion and the mostly non-military nature of the class, only 98 remained in service in 2013, the others mostly placed in long term orbital storage in the systems they worked prior to the energy crisis. Of the operational vessels, 9 arrived with the Tirolian Fleet in Earthspace, the others having been abandoned in a deep-space depot with many other depleted ships. This depot has to this date not been found.

After the heavy fighting of the Second Robotech War, no operational Quiltra Draenitzs transports remained. Several captured vessels have been stored at Moon Base Luna, all heavily damaged. No funds have been authorized to restore them to a safe condition, and it is suspected the hulks will be scrapped soon.

Ship’s Complement:

  • Ships’ crew (72),
  • Life support limits are for a full complement and an emergency evacuation contingent of 14,000 supernumeraries, provided the holds were configured to accommodate them.

Dimensions:

  • Length: 510 meters (overall).
  • Height: 298 meters (overall).
  • Width: 200 meters (overall).
  • Mass: 1,220,000 metric tons (operational).
  • Cargo: 390,000 metric tons (maximum).
  • Fuel Mass: 325,000 metric tons (typical).

Propulsion Systems:

  • Main power system: Zorrelev-Qualdir-76 protoculture-fueled Reflex furnace cluster. The powerplant of a Quiltra Draenitzs class vessel can nominally deliver up to 2.2 Petawatts of power, and can operate for ninety minutes at maximum power before overheat initiates auto-shutdown.
  • Maneuvering thrusters (61): Fusion-plasma reaction thruster clusters with steerable nozzles. These engines are mounted with six each to the bow, stern, dorsal, ventral, starboard and port hull, with an additional five thrusters each in the command tower and the four docking extensions.
  • Reaction-mass thruster (1): One Varrelev Ghnowait-11 fusion-plasma reaction thruster with protoculture energizer mounted in the rear of the ship.
  • Secondary thrusters: None. However, the maneuvering thrusters are half again as powerful as is standard for a Tirolian ship of comparable size, allowing the Quiltra Draenitzs more mobility with this thruster system than usual.
  • Anti-gravity system (1): 55 Tsuaedrailar anti-gravity pods.
  • Space fold (1): Nolfantom-proldarc’lev F45 spacefold. This system generates a hull-conformal fold. Battleship, landed
  • Planetary capabilities: The Quiltra Draenitzs-class has atmospheric capabilities through its reaction thrusters and anti-gravity system. The hull has sufficient structural strength for the ship to make a cold landing on it. Note that the ground underneath should be as firm as possible.

Endurance and mobility limits:

The dry stores endurance was limited to about 2 months with a standard crew complement and no use of cargo holds for additional supplies. Water stores are recycled almost totally.

The Reflex furnace can function for about 35 years at normal usage levels before an energizer rebuild is necessary.

At full power, the main propulsion systems can nominally produce up to 33.6 Giganewtons of thrust at a minimal reaction mass efficiency profile, or as little as 122 Meganewtons of thrust at a maximum efficiency setting. At lower power levels, these thrusts are commensurately smaller.

At full power, the Quiltra Draenitzs-class can nominally achieve a maximum delta-v of 410 kps at the cruising acceleration of 0.1 gees, a maximum delta-v of 78 kps at the battle acceleration of 1.0 gees, and a delta-v of at most 23.8 kps at the flank acceleration of 2.8 gees. At lower power levels, these ranges are commensurately smaller.

The fold systems were not navigationally guaranteed for any single jump beyond 3 kiloparsecs. If longer voyages were required, the ship had to conduct multiple fold jumps.

The maximum sustained atmospheric speed was limited to Mach 2. A higher speed could be attained while accelerating to orbit, or in emergencies, but this stressed the engines to above their sustainable heat tolerances. The maximum hover time on the anti-gravity systems was limited only by the protoculture supplies and maintenance requirements.

Weapon Systems:

  • Makral Taranoul 103 (UEDF designation: TrLC-M) Point Defense Laser Turrets (39): This cannon formed the standard close-in weapon system of the Tirolian fleets. The cannons are mounted on an elevated structure in batteries of three cannons each. The triple batteries are distributed around the ship, with each aspect having at least two unmasked at all times. The Taranoul system has an effective range of 45 km against small targets, a practically continuous rate of fire and a power output of near 3 MJ/s at full power.

Air Group and Mecha Complement:

(mining operations)

  • 52 mining, prospector and tug vessels, repair and sensor drones. Battleship on ground surrounded by Bioroids

(troop transport)

  • 360 Sestralian Bioroids with Skysleds,
  • 6 Liewdrallon shuttlecraft.

Design Notes:

Designed as a general cargo vessel, the Quiltra Draenitzs is not a ship likely to gain a prize for elegance of design. Odd corners, projections and hull fixtures dot the entire surface, creating the (mistaken) impression of a ship created by slapping several unrelated hulls and parts of ship together into one craft. Spread out over the hull are the defensive cannon batteries.

The Quiltra Draenitzs has a main hull shaped like a tapering rectangular box, with the smallest side vertical and the longest side in the longitudinal direction of the ship. From amidships aft, a massive superstructure sits on the upper deck. The tall command tower points upwards from near the center of the weather deck, while to the sides and the aft a lower superstructure extends, flowing smoothly in the lower hull near the engine. Four large external docking arms project to the flanks from the forward part of the superstructure. These arms are built to connect to asteroids (or the extraction machinery on them) and allow the vessel to dock with even the most irregular formed rocks.

Seven distinctive Tirolian docking and embarkation ports can be seen on the hull, three almost directly aft of the bow (one forward and one for the dorsal and ventral each), with two more ports on each flank forward and under the command tower.

Internally, there are three sections distinguishable in the ship. The command tower houses the living and work spaces for the Tirolian crew, while the majority of the main hull consists of cargo holds and access bays. The holds can be reconfigured to serve as mecha bays, fuel tanks, or evacuation quarters. The third section is the aft engineering section, housing the generators and main engine.

History:

The Quiltra Draenitzs medium transport vessel is the Tirolian workhorse for all manner of transport tasks ranging from large-scale troop movements through fleet tender duties to ore carrier, much in the same way as the Quiltra Queleual served in the Zentraedi fleets. The Draenitsz was mainly designed to serve as ore carrier for the asteroid mining operations that served the Tirolian economy directly, but given the required characteristics, a multi-purpose capability was designed into the class so that they could serve as general supply vessels, mecha landers and tenders for the Tirolian fleet if needed. As such, a point-defense battery was included from the first design.

The Quiltra Draenitsz design was a success. The design coupled a large cargo capacity with a fast cruise acceleration (equal to that of Tirolian Navy vessels) and was easily adaptable to other tasks. The class started series production in the mid-17th century and remained in production for over three centuries, supplementing older designs at first, replacing them as time went by. The effectiveness of the Draenitsz was such that at the time of the downfall of the Tirolian Mercantile Empire, no successor was in sight or even under consideration.

In the Second Robotech War the Draenitsz played a minor role in the Tirolian naval attacks, as this war was fought mostly at short range. On some of the longer ranged raids made by the Tirolian light forces, Draenitsz vessels went with the combat forces in the role of tankers and tenders. Once, a clandestine landing operation was made with a Draenitsz vessel acting as a survey and recovery vessel. But overall, the Draenitsz class was of little importance in the war. After the war, several of the mothballed vessels in the former Mercantile Empire were re-energized and pressed into service with the new naval and merchant fleets, but no plans exist for renewed production. Admittedly, the number of stored hulls is high and retrofitting cheaper than new production; the new powers content with refurbished craft or new, indigenous designs.

 


 

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. 

Images from – This is Animation #10 The Southern Cross, Unspecified Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross OSM

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

Copyright © 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997 Robert Morgenstern, Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walker; 2016 Tim Wing

 

 

Taul Detrel-class Tirolian Destroyer

Taul Detrel RM-DD Destroyer Destroyer

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Rob Morgenstern

edited by Tim Wing

Attachments:

  • Taul Detrel-class reference file
  • Taul Detrel-class gallery

Designation: Taul Detrel-class Tirolian Destroyer

Names and disposition:

  • These ships were built at the Tirolian Orbital Shipyards and the Civralidor Fleet Yards from 1786 through 2003. All units of this class received regular updates as they came in for their regular refits and thus can all be considered to have belonged to one version at the end of their lives. The total number of Taul Detrel class destroyers constructed is 12,848.
  • Of this number, 937 were destroyed prior to 2010. As units of the Tirolian Home Fleet, these vessels were better supplied with the diminishing supplies of protoculture than many other ships. However, in 2013 only 594 remained in service, the others being drained of protoculture supplies and stored in deep space supply depots. To date these have not yet been discovered with the exception of one depot, which had been destroyed by the invading Invid forces. All of the operational vessels set out with the Robotech Masters for Earth. However, only 94 units of this class arrived with the fleet in the Sol system, the remainder having been drained and stored in a new deep space depot between 3 and 4 lightyears out from Sol as well. After the heavy fighting of the Second Robotech War, only 5 Taul Detrel destroyers survived, all damaged and in Terran hands. All others were destroyed. The captured vessels were stored at Moon Base Luna for examination and possible refit, but are not believed to be worth the effort of repair. However, research on these vessels has recommenced after the Invid departure.

Ship’s Complement:

  • Ships’ crew: 90
  • Air Group: 102
  • Troops: 30
  • Note: All crew members and troops are arranged into triumvirates.
  • Life support limits are for a full combat complement and about 1200 supernumeraries (1600 personnel total). For limited periods only an evacuation contingent of 10,000 souls could be embarked.

Dimensions:

  • Length: 348 meters (main hull), 386 meters (overall).
  • Width: 56 meters (main hull), 101 meters (overall).
  • Height: 103 meters (main hull), 148 meters (overall).
  • Mass: 240,000 metric tons (operational).
  • Fuel Mass: 65,000 metric tons (typical).

Propulsion Systems:

  • Main power system: Zorrelev-Qualdir-98 protoculture-fueled Reflex furnace cluster. The powerplant of a Taul Detrel class vessel can nominally deliver up to 432 Terawatts of power, and can operate for ninety minutes at maximum power before overheat initiates auto-shutdown.
  • Maneuvering thrusters (44): Fusion-plasma reaction thruster clusters with steerable nozzles. These engines in 8 groups of 4 and 2 groups of 6 engines. The two larger groups are mounted in the bow and stern, facing forward and aft respectively, two of the smaller are mounted on each side and the dorsal and ventral hull surfaces.
  • Reaction-mass thrusters (1): One Varrelev Qualdrun-113 fusion-plasma reaction thruster with protoculture energizer mounted in the rear of the ship.
  • Secondary thrusters (7): Four Varrelev Patronar-87 fusion-plasma reaction thrusters with protoculture energizer mounted in the center part of the ventral hull. Three Varrelev Paziastz 22 thrusters are mounted in the bow, facing forward.
  • Anti-gravity system (1): 8 Tsuaedrailar anti-gravity pods.
  • Space fold (1): Nolfantom-proldarc’lev F87 spacefold. This system generates a hull-conformal fold.
  • Planetary capabilities: The Taul Detrel-class has atmospheric capabilities through its reaction thrusters and anti-gravity system. The hull has sufficient structural strength for the ship to make a cold landing on it. Note that the ground underneath should be as firm as possible.

Endurance and mobility limits:

The dry stores endurance was limited to about 2 months with a full crew complement. After that, the destroyer needs to restock. Water stores are recycled almost totally.

The Reflex furnace can function for about 35 years at normal usage levels before an energizer rebuild is necessary.

At full power, the main propulsion systems can nominally produce up to 6.6 Giganewtons of thrust at a minimal reaction mass efficiency profile, or as little as 24 Meganewtons of thrust at a maximum efficiency setting. At lower power levels, these thrusts are commensurately smaller.

At full power, the Taul Detrel can nominally achieve a maximum delta-v of 400 kps at the cruising acceleration of 0.1 gees, a maximum delta-v of 80 kps at the battle acceleration of 1.0 gees, and a delta-v of at most 24.8 kps at the flank acceleration of 2.8 gees. At lower power levels, these ranges are commensurately smaller.

The fold systems were not navigationally guaranteed for any single jump beyond 10 kiloparsecs. If longer voyages were required, the ship had to conduct multiple fold jumps.

The maximum sustained atmospheric speed was limited to Mach 3. A higher speed could be attained while accelerating to orbit, or in emergencies, but this stressed the engines to above their sustainable heat tolerances. The maximum hover time on the anti-gravity systems was limited only by the protoculture supplies and maintenance requirements.

Weapon Systems:

  • Makral Ditrosil 32 particle cannon (4): The main armament of the ship has four mountings around the bow. These weapons share their mount with the Gluph Lihinal cannons, which actually fire through the Ditrosil 32 barrel. Unlike the most common Zentraedi weapons, the Ditrosil series was not a combined laser/particle cannon design. While the mount does include a laser, this is a relative low powered installation intended as a pre-fire ‘tunneling’ device for use in an atmosphere. The beam can be deflected by the magnetic coils at the end of the barrel by 45 degrees in each axis.
  • The Ditrosil 32 has an effective range of 300,000 km, an effective rate of fire of 15 full-power salvos per minute, and a maximum output of 2500 MJ. This gives the Taul Detrel more effective forward firepower than a far larger Tou Redir forward battery.
  • Makral Ditrosil 34 particle cannon (4) : These weapons form the aft battery, arranged in a cruciform dispersion around the aft hull. In design, they are scaled down versions of the Ditrosil 32 forward cannons. Like those cannons, the -34 system incorporates a ‘tunneling’ laser. The beam can be deflected by the magnetic coils at the end of the barrel by 45 degrees in each axis.
  • The Ditrosil 32 has an effective range of 300,000 km, an effective rate of fire of 15 full-power salvos per minute, and a maximum output of 1200 MJ. System Destroyer firing at SC Fleet
  • Makral Ditrosil 36 particle system (2) : The -36 series of Ditrosil cannons is not a single-barrel system, but a triple-barrel system. The systems are located on the ventral edge of the forward hull, behind the main armament. Unlike other weapon systems on the Taul Detrel, this system is retractable, since it would be crushed by the hull of the Taul Detrel whenever it touched down. For reasons of improved protection, the barrels are generally retracted and only deploy seconds prior to discharging. The beam can be deflected by realigning the emission coils within the end of the barrel, and this can be done by 45 degrees in each direction.
  • The Ditrosil 36 has an effective range of 175,000 km, an effective rate of fire of 15 full-power salvos per minute, and a maximum output of 750 MJ per barrel.
  • Makral Ditrosil 38 particle cannon (2): The Ditrosil 38 series is the smallest particle gun mount on the Taul Detrel. The two barrels are grouped onto one mount, behind the cockpit facing upwards and aft, covering the dorsal fire sector. The mount can rotate through 360 and elevate through 90 degrees.
  • The Ditrosil 38 has an effective range of 100,000 km, an effective rate of fire of 15 full-power salvos per minute, and a maximum output of 500 MJ per barrel. Point Defense Battery
  • Makral Taranoul 103 particle cannon (30): This cannon formed the standard close-in weapon system of the Tirolian fleets. The cannons are mounted on an elevated structure in batteries of three cannons each. The triple batteries are distributed around the ship, with each aspect having at least two unmasked at all times. The Taranoul system has an effective range of 45 km against small targets, a practically continuous rate of fire and a power output of near 3 MJ/s at full power.
  • Gluph Lihinal 24 anti-matter pellet rail cannon (4): This bombardment weapon was developed by the Tirolians as an alternative to the Reflex cannon. The basic cannon is a railgun, mounted in a slender barrel beginning, oddly enough, at the end of a pylon. The cannon launches a pellet of anti-matter enclosed in a soliton wave field at a speed of 18.4 kps. When it strikes a target, the protective field dissipates and the anti-matter reacts with the surrounding matter. Four of these cannons were mounted on the edges of the forward hull. These were commonly fired in one salvo. The maximum mass of one pellet was about 40 milligrams, which gave a total salvo weight of 160 milligrams, sufficient to cause a reaction with a yield of 5.8 kT. However, the relative low speed of the projectiles made the weapon not very effective against enemy starships. The cannons were suited however for aerial bombardment, and were used for such.

Air Group and Mecha Complement:

  • 72 Sestralian bioroids with skysleds,
  • 4 Liewdrallon shuttlecraft.

Design Notes:

Though not through deliberate intent, the Taul Detrel is a ship that seems to radiate toughness and strength. Ton for ton, this impression is correct, for the Taul Detrel is among the most heavily armed small combatants ever designed.

The Taul Detrel hull has three distinct sections: the narrow forward section with the four antenna-like bombardment cannons, the main section which thickens out the center of the ship, and the aft section contains the main propulsion systems, including the fold drive.

The forward hull is narrow compared with the main section of the ship. It sprouts the command cupola, three forward thrusters, and the four antenna-like barrels for the two main weapon systems forward, and the two main docking ports more to the rear. The central hull is a flattened cylinder, with the curved section in the horizontal plane. The four ventral engines are housed in the lower part of this section. The tapering aft section houses the main engines.

The hull itself is a still classified honeycomb of alloys, plastics and ceramics, which out-performs every armour developed by Invid or Allied technicians at the time of this writing. It is remarkably robust in the face of incoming energy weapon fire or missile impacts.

Internally, there are ten deck levels running throughout the bow and central sections. The aft section is mostly filled with the engines and several fuel tanks, and does not have a deck structure as such; rather, it has several access tunnels for engine maintenance and repair. The forward upper decks house the command facilities; below this, behind the forward sensor array, are the storage chambers for the bombardment gun ammunition supply. The lower part of the forward hull houses several major stores holds. The central section has three of its upper deck levels combined into one large mecha deck. This deck is partitioned into four sections, each section of course three deck levels high. Below and above the hangar deck are the crew quarters; below the lower crew quarters are the dorsal engines and their fuel tanks. A small shuttle hangar is located behind these engines, forward of the rear engine.

History:

The Taul Detrel class of destroyers is a direct descendent of the frigate classes built in the first days of the Robotech Empire as merchant escorts and general duty protection vessels. Those craft were designed to be maneuverable and small, yet to pack a respectable punch as their main task was the protection of Tirol’s merchant fleets.

When in the late 18th century the outside threats against the Empire reached their apparent zenith and the Masters and Elders had taken up residence in the orbiting Motherships, the need for a powerful defense vessel capable of limited offensive action was keenly felt. The Taul Detrel was then designed from the Dendrasz Torkal type frigate. Compared with the older vessel (of which no examples remain), the Taul Detrel was larger and packed nearly twice the armament. In fact, for a given unit of mass, the Taul Detrel boasts one of the highest cannon output ratios ever achieved in non-reflex cannon armed vessels.

In addition to the particle armament needed for their anti-shipping roles, the Taul Detrel class mounted four anti-matter bombardment cannons. It had been hoped that these weapons could serve as a light-weight, low priming power, yet hard hitting main weapon system; however, the system fired too slowly to be of much use in a space battle unless utilized against very large targets. As a consequence it was a given that targets of the ‘correct’ size would be capable of destroying the smaller Taul Detrel before it had had a chance to lock on and fire its main armament. However, as a bombardment weapon against stationary targets, the system had its uses. Unfortunately for the Tirolians, though, the fuel for the weapon could only be created through an energy-wasteful particle transmutation process, as well as requiring extremely strict storage conditions. Consequently, when needed most, over Earth, the anti-matter was hardly ever available in any quantity, rendering the main weapons powerless.

Through a production run that spanned 217 years, nearly 12,850 Taul class destroyers were commissioned into the Tirolian defense fleets. Their heavy firepower, hull armor and maneuverability, coupled with the Tirolian’s extremely effective command and control, ECM and sensor systems, gave the Tirolians the destroyer whose performance has become a yardstick with which to measure other designs. Although so far the various navies have been unable to copy the Taul Detrel class, all major navies have research projects ongoing on captured examples or left over debris.

 

 


 

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; Tim Wing

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 – N/A

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

Copyright © 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997 Robert Morgenstern, Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walker; 2016 Tim Wing

 

 

Neutron S Type Super Dimensional Strategic Nuclear Missile (SBM) gallery

 

Neutron S Type Super Dimensional Strategic Nuclear Missile (SBM).

Nuetron S Super Dimensional Strategic Nuclear Missile 2 Nuetron S Super Dimensional Strategic Nuclear Missile 4 Nuetron S Super Dimensional Strategic Nuclear Missile 6 Nuetron S Super Dimensional Strategic Nuclear Missile 8 Nuetron S Super Dimensional Strategic Nuclear Missile 10


Neutron S Type internal arming station.

Nuetron S Super Dimensional Strategic Nuclear Missile 11


Neutron S Type arming and launch panel on-board the UES Liberator.

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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. 

Images from – Art Book Genesis Climber MOSPEADA Complete Art Works (August 2009)

Content by Pieter Thomassen and Peter Walker, edited by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2016 Tim Wing

 

 

Neutron S Type Super Dimensional Strategic Nuclear Missile (SBM)

Nuetron S Super Dimensional Strategic Nuclear Missile 2

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen and Peter Walker

edited by Tim Wing

Attachments:

  • Neutron S reference file
  • Neutron S gallery

Designation: Neutron S Type Super Dimensional Strategic Nuclear Missile

Names and disposition:

None of these missiles ever received any names, merely numbers.

  • SBM-01, destroyed over Earth by the Invid, 2044
  • SBM-02, destroyed over Earth by the Invid, 2044
  • SBM-03, expended in a weapons test in the Sa’ars Nigme system, 2044
  • SBM-04, destroyed over Earth by the Invid, 2044
  • SBM-05, destroyed over Earth by the Invid, 2044
  • SBM-06, destroyed over Earth by the Invid, 2044
  • SBM-07, destroyed over Earth by the Invid, 2044
  • SBM-08, destroyed over Earth by the Invid, 2044
  • SBM-09, destroyed over Earth by the Invid, 2044

Ship’s complement:

  • None. The Neutron S missile was unmanned at all times.

Dimensions:

  • Length: 2800 meters overall, 1050 meters warhead section
  • Diameter: 1000 meters main section, 1850 meters drive section cap, 1700 meters warhead section.
  • Mass: 340,000,000 metric tons
  • Fuel Mass: 101,000,000 metric tons

Propulsion systems:

  • Main power system: RRG Mk. 18 Reflex furnace cluster. The powerplant of the Neutron-S Missile can deliver up to 340 Petawatts of power for its main propulsion systems.
  • Maneuvering thrusters: None. The Neutron S missiles used a gyrostabilization system.
  • First stage reaction thrusters (20): Pratt & Whitney Pluto-9 fusion-plasma reaction engines with protoculture energizers.
  • Second stage reaction thrusters (16): Rolls-Royce Hades fusion-plasma reaction engines with protoculture energizers.
  • Space fold (1): Tirolian 542TrzD fold drive, similar to those built into Zentraedi flagships, but originally sold by the Tirolians for commercial use with the largest civilian freighter vessels. These units have been substantially upgraded by the Expeditionary Forces.
  • Planetary capabilities: The Neutron S missiles could not operate in an atmosphere, save for a single re-entry by the warhead section.

Endurance and mobility limits:

The Reflex furnace could operate in a stand-by mode for almost 70 years before an energizer rebuild became necessary.

First stage endurance was about 1.0 g for about 74 minutes (c. 43.6 kps).

Second stage endurance is about 1.5 g for 20 minutes (c. 17.6 kps), after which the fuel would be exhausted. The second stage engines would be good only for scrap after this, if they somehow survived the explosion of the warhead.

Space Fold (1): The performance of this upgraded version is unknown.

Total first and second stage delta-v capacity was about 61.2 kps.

Nuetron S Super Dimensional Strategic Nuclear Missile 8Weapon systems:

  • Nuclear warhead. Almost all details of this awesome warhead are classified. What is known is that the weapon was a fusion bomb using a LiD mantle around one or more fission initiators. Though it is hotly debated whether or not this weapon was supposed to be a single large warhead or numerous MIRVs, the total volume of the reactant is approximately 150,000,000 cubic meters, with an expected total yield of 15 million megatons, similar to the K-T event that struck the Yucatan 65 million years ago, leading to the mass extinction of the late Cretaceous. The weapon’s surface was lined with a neutron-rich material, for maximal neutron radiation emission on detonation and short-lived neutron-emitting fallout.

Electronics:

  • The Neutron S missiles mounted shadow devices, and EM-absorbing skin covers; although after launch their size and heat signature made them readily apparent to all belligerents.

Design notes:

Aside from the Robotech Masters’ motherships, these vessels were probably the most massive space warships ever built, and consisted of nothing more than a fold-engine, numerous reaction thrusters, and history’s largest nuclear weapon.

The forward-most section of the weapon was the warhead itself, to the rear of which was attached a battery of sixteen reaction thrusters for terminal delivery to the target. Aft of the warhead was a large cap lying between the main drive section and the warhead section, to which the warhead mounted. Sixteen aft pointing reaction engines were located on the exterior of the cap. In addition, the cap had a mounting point fitted, where an Ikazuchi-class large cruiser could dock for a non-remote arming of this dangerous missile. The cap was a total of 250 meters long.

Further aft of the cap was the main drive section, consisting mainly of reaction-mass tanks, the fold-drive, navigational computers, main powerplant, and the remaining four main reaction thrusters. To save design and production effort, the Neutron S missiles used salvaged Tirolian fold drives.

Nuetron S Super Dimensional Strategic Nuclear Missile 6History:

The lineage of this weapon can be traced to the mid-thirties, when the Expeditionary Forces and the Invid occupying Earth were locked in a deadly logistics race, to determine who would assert total control over the Earth in the near future. The Expeditionary Forces, considering that they might lose this race by dint of the Invid occupying the one planet with a significant supply of the Flower of Life, created the Neutron-S missile to insure that when the war was over, they would stand victorious, one way or another.

The basic premise of this weapon was based on reports of modern equivalents of ‘fire-ships’ used by the so-called Disciples of Zor. This group on occasion automated one of their larger starships, loaded it with a large number of nuclear warheads, then folded it close to its target, which it proceeded to attack. Unless the ship was intercepted before it entered missile range, the target (invariably a major planet or installation) would be utterly razed. The Expeditionary Forces took this concept and improved on it, designing a vessel for this purpose. The Neutron-S missile used an enhanced-radiation type warhead, and relied more on its size and armor to punch through defenses rather than on missile saturation. The weapon thus became easier to stop, but it was no longer intended to attack without a support fleet, and its final effects were far more deadly.

Nuetron S Super Dimensional Strategic Nuclear Missile 4In all, nine of these formidable missiles were built. To insure complete control of this planet-busting weapon, an Ikazuchi-class cruiser was docked with each missile until the launch of the warhead. When in 2042 a reinforcement attempt of Earth failed due to unexpectedly high numbers of Invid forces, and subsequent reconnaissance revealed that the Invid had, indeed, taken a lead in the logistics race, final construction of these missiles was moved up, and by 2043, all were operational. One of the missiles was then used in a weapons test on an uninhabited, lifeless planet, a test which the weapons system passed with flying colors. (Editor’s note: conflicting accounts exist regarding this weapons test. Some sources claim that the use of a single warhead caused a singularity event that lead to the planet’s mass collapsing into a newly formed black hole. It is also speculated by some that the SDF-3 was actually lost during this test, having been pulled over the event horizon of this black hole. Others claim that the SDF-3 was damaged during this event but was subsequently lost during a mis-fold.)

These weapons were brought to Earth in 2044, prior to what was to be a final attempt to dislodge the Invid without rendering the entire planet a radio-active wasteland. The attack went badly, and the missiles were in fact launched. Fortunately for Earth, the Regess had already at that point discorporated her race and proceeded to destroy the missiles, and much of the fleet that had launched them, on her way to parts unknown. Apparently she made the effort (which she could have more easily not have done) as a moral lesson.

In the years to follow, many of the surviving high-ranked UEEF Naval officers on Earth who had approved the Neutron S project were tried and several were executed for war crimes by the new Army-dominated government installed by General Horace Peckenham. However, because of the disappearance of the SDF-3, those charged with the masterminding of the plan to callously exterminate the hundreds of millions of innocent humans on Earth in the process of fighting the Invid, such as Admiral Richard Hunter, remain at large.

 


 

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. 

Images from – Art Book Genesis Climber MOSPEADA Complete Art Works (August 2009)

Content by Pieter Thomassen and Peter Walker, edited by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2016 Tim Wing

 

 

Marathon-class Super Dimensional Transport (SAT)

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ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker

edited by Tim Wing

original Illustration by Alejandro Lois

Attachments:

  • Marathon-class reference file
  • Marathon-class gallery

Designation: Marathon-class Super Dimensional Transport (SAT)

Names and disposition:

  • SAT-01 UES Marathon, commissioned 2025, in service
  • SAT-02 UES Tour-de-France, commissioned 2025, in service
  • SAT-03 UES Sprint, commissioned 2025, in service
  • SAT-04 UES Triathlon, commissioned 2025, in service
  • SAT-05 UES Grand Prix, commissioned 2026, in service
  • SAT-06 UES Blue Banner, commissioned 2026, in service
  • SAT-07 UES Steeplechase, commissioned 2026, in service
  • SAT-08 UES Estafette, commissioned 2026, in service
  • SAT-09 UES Indianapolis, commissioned 2027, in service
  • SAT-10 UES Elfstedentocht, commissioned 2027, in service
  • SAT-11 UES Davis Cup, commissioned 2027, in service
  • SAT-12 UES Whitebread, commissioned 2027, in service
  • SAT-13 UES Olympics, commissioned 2028, in service
  • SAT-14 UES World Cup, commissioned 2028, in service
  • SAT-15 UES Superbowl, commissioned 2028, in service

Ship’s complement:

  • Ships’ crew (57 men),
  • Passengers (up to 650 men),
  • Life support limits are for a full complement and about 450 supernumeraries (1150 men total).

Dimensions:

  • Length: 178.7 meters main hull; 164.4 meters drive/cargo housing
  • Height: 34.7 meters main hull; 56.0 meters drive/cargo housing
  • Width: 59.4 meters main hull; 55.2 meters drive/cargo housing
  • Mass: 124,000 metric tons empty, 152,000 metric tons fully loaded
  • Fuel Mass: 30,000 metric tons, maximum (typical)

Propulsion systems:

  • Main power system: RRG Mk20 protoculture-fueled Reflex furnace. The powerplant of the Marathon-class vessel can deliver up to 276 Terawatts of power, and can operate for eighty-three minutes at maximum power before overheat initiates autoshutdown.
  • Maneuvering Thrusters (8): Flygmotor T-600 Fusion-Plasma Reaction Thrusters with steerable nozzles forward and aft halfway up the main hull.
  • Reaction-mass Thrusters (4): 3 Flygmotor T-800 fusion-plasma reaction thrusters with protoculture energizer in the rear of the main hull and 1 Flygmotor T-1000 fusion-plasma reaction thruster with protoculture energizer in the rear of the drive/cargo housing.
  • Anti-gravity System (1): 3 RRG Atlas anti-gravity pods.
  • Space Fold (1): RRG (Robotech Research Group) Mk10a spacefold. This fold is non-conformal, but the fold radius is relatively small.
  • Planetary Capabilities: The Marathon-class has atmospheric capabilities through its reaction thrusters and anti-gravity system. The drive/cargo pod has sufficient structural strength for the ship to use it as a landing foot. Note that the ground underneath should be as firm as possible. The ship will float in an ocean, but the main access ports in the drive/cargo pod will be submerged.

Endurance and mobility limits:

The dry stores endurance is three months maximum; after that, the Marathon needs to restock. Water stores are recycled almost totally. Due to their frequent rendezvous with larger ships and stations, the Marathons are usually well-stocked with fresh foods.

The Reflex furnace can function for about 15 years at normal usage levels before an energizer rebuild is necessary. This life expectancy is less than that of the Garfish-class, which has an identical furnace, but the Marathons are easily the hardest-worked ships of the fleet, and carry out more folds than any other vessel.

At full power, the main propulsion systems can produce up to 3.8 Giganewtons of thrust at a minimal reaction mass efficiency profile, or as little as 109 Meganewtons of thrust at a maximum efficiency setting. At lower power levels, these thrusts are commensurately smaller.

At full power, the Marathon-class can achieve a maximum delta-v of 260 kps at the cruising acceleration of 0.1 gees, a maximum delta-v of 54 kps at the battle acceleration of 1.0 gees, and a delta-v of at most 15.1 kps at the flank acceleration of 2.5 gees. At lower power levels, these ranges are commensurately smaller.

The Mk10a fold system has a safe navigational limit of 10 kiloparsecs. Any larger distance requires multiple consecutive fold jumps. This system generates a spherical fold bubble and can transport 5 to 10 subluminal shuttles and a far larger number of fighters with it during a space fold operation.

The maximum atmospheric speed is Mach 3, if an aerospike is deployed. If the aerospike is not used, the ship is limited to subsonic speeds. The maximum hover time on the anti-gravity systems is limited only by the protoculture supplies and maintenance requirements.

Weapon systems:

  • PL-2a Point Defense turrets (4): mounted on the sides of the hull behind movable panels, these standard REF weapons can fire 56 MJ of particle energy four times per second.

Air group and mecha complement:

  • None, although several replacement mecha can usually be found in the cargo compartments or on racks mounted externally on the hull, and pilots can often be found among the passengers.

Electronics:

  • The Marathon never received shadow generators or EM masking covers, due to their operational profile.

Design notes:

The Marathon-class is a variant on the Garfish-class scout cruiser. Among the changes are the removal of all weapon systems, but the addition of four point defense cannons, and the replacement of the original (and inadequate) fold drive, the refitting of the troop and internal mecha holds into passenger compartments, and the replacement of the bottom mounted hangar/engine pod with a large cargo/fold drive pod. This pod, which is rather larger than the hangar pod of the Garfish class, is the visually most striking feature of these ships.

The fold system installed in the lower pod takes up 33% of the available space there. The system is, for reasons of stability, placed in the center of the pod, with a large cargo bay both in front of and behind the fold drive. While not as powerful as the system installed in the larger fold-capable vessels, this small fold system is very reliable and still powerful enough to carry five to ten large shuttles with the transport vessel through a fold jump.

History:

The Marathon-class fold transport was conceived at about the same time as the Montgolfier-class tender. Since the Montgolfier-class was to be deployed forward from the base stations, a ship was necessary to shuttle between the factories and the tenders, carrying new supplies and replacement mecha. In addition to these goods and mecha, there would be a number of transfers involving replacement personnel and injured crew to and from the base stations and the front lines. It would be extremely inefficient to use the high-value tenders for this; similarly, ships-of-the-line were needed on the line, and would be wasted on cargo hauling duties. Therefore, the Marathon-class transports were designed and the shipyards on board Space Station Equality started a production run of these vessels.

The entire class was named after famous sporting events or running events of the Olympic games. Blue Banner was the sole exception, being named after the banner traditionally flown from the fastest ship so far to have crossed the North Atlantic. The other events include endurance-, bicycle-, sailing- and automobile-races, team competitions and also natural-ice long distance skating.

In total, fifteen of these vessels were built. Because of the nature of their mission, the shuttling between known safe space coordinates, these vessels were not armed and they never encountered any hostile ship. They are still in service as general logistics support vessels with the Terran Navy.

 


 

Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (R) is the properties of Big West Advertising and Studio Nue. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Alejandro Lois

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 – Alejandro Lois

Content by Pieter Thomassen and Peter Walker, edited by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2001, 1999, 1997 Robert Morgenstern, Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walker; 2016 Tim Wing

 

 

Liberator-class Super Dimensional Battle-fortress (SDF) gallery

 

Liberator-class Super Dimensional Battlefortress (SDF).

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Liberator-class Super Dimensional Battlefortress (SDF), interior views.

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Liberator-class Super Dimensional Battlefortress, after partial refit.

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Liberator-class Super Dimensional Battlefortress (SDF), technical illustrations.

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Liberator-class Super Dimensional Battlefortress (SDF), size comparison.

Liberator-class Super Dimensional Battlefortress refit 9

From top to bottom: Liberator-class Super Dimensional Battlefortress, Pioneer-class Super Dimensional Fortress, Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Carrier, Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battlecruiser, Garfish-class Super Dimensional Scout Cruiser, LCA-16 Horizont V Cargo Dropship Aerospacecraft and VF/A-6 Alpha Veritech Fighter.


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. 

Images from – Art Book Genesis Climber MOSPEADA Complete Art Works (August 2009)

Content by Pieter Thomassen and Peter Walker, with help from Joshua McClellan, edited by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2001, 1999, 1997 Robert Morgenstern, Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walker; 2016 Tim Wing

 

 

Liberator-class Super Dimensional Battlefortress (SDF)

 

Liberator-class Super Dimensional Battlefortress 1

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen and Peter Walker, with help from Joshua McClellan.

edited by Tim Wing

Attachments:

  • Liberator-class reference file
  • Liberator-class gallery

Designation: Liberator-class Super Dimensional Battlefortress (also designated as Shadow Dimensional Battlefortress)

Names and disposition:

  • SDF-04 UES Liberator, commissioned in 2044, in service, Home Fleet
  • SDF-05 UES Izumo, commissioned in 2044, in service, Expeditionary Fleet
  • SDF-06 UES Scorpio, under construction, suspended 2044, 58% complete
  • SDF-07  < no name assigned > planned

Liberator-class Super Dimensional Battlefortress 18Ship’s complement:

  • Ship’s Crew: 6,839
  • Troops: 28,234
    • UEEF Naval/Marine Aviators: 1,224 combat pilots and 600 pilots in reserve.
    • UEEF Fleet Personnel: 14,844
    • UEEF Marine Corps 3rd and 4th Regiment: 11,566

Life support limits are for a full combat complement and about 140,000 supernumaries (~175,000 men total). Note: normally, only 8,400 men crew these vessels.

Dimensions:

  • Length: 1305 meters over all
  • Height: 522 meters over all
  • Beam: 826 meters over all
  • Mass: 42,650,000 metric tons, operational (typical)
  • Fuel Mass: 6,100,000 metric tons, maximum (typical)

Propulsion systems:

  • Main power system: RRG mk 15 protoculture-fueled Reflex furnace cluster. The powerplant of the Liberator-class vessel can deliver up to 96.7 Petawatts of power, and can operate for ninty-four minutes at maximum power before overheat initiates autoshutdown.
  • Maneuvering Thrusters (24): Fusion-plasma reaction thruster clusters mounted on the forward dorsal and ventral corners of the central and side bodies, ventral forward and aft corners of the lower body, dorsal and ventral surfaces of the connective sections between central and side bodies (two per side per orientation), two per side of the central body, and two per outer side of the side bodies.
  • Reaction-mass Thrusters (62): Rolls-Royce Peregrine Mk8 Fusion-Plasma Reaction Thrusters with protoculture energizer. These engines are mounted in eleven clusters.
  • Thrusting aft are 38 engines; one cluster of eight engines and two of six in the stern of the central and side bodies, augmented by one cluster of six engines in the upper aft body and one in the lower body, and two triple clusters in the lower side bodies.
  • Thrusting forward for deceleration are 24 engines; two clusters of six, one in the lower central body and one in the lower body, and two clusters of six in the side bodies.
  • Due to the large number of primary thrusters, no secondary thrusters are installed into these vessels.
  • Notes on the engine system: The lower body engine clusters (forward and aft) are too far off-center to be used unless the main aft thruster clusters are also used in an off-centerline burn to retain stability.
  • The other off-center engines aft (upper central and lower side body clusters) must be used in conjunction with one another or with off-centerline firing main clusters lest the ship destabilizes.
  • The central upper aft engine cluster fires its exhaust along the control tower stem, which is armored specifically against the abuse. The central lower forward cluster fires against the forward part of the central hull, which is also specially treated against this. However, these thruster clusters must burn at lower temperatures and efficiency regardless to prevent burn damage to the ship.
  • Anti-gravity System (1): 76 RRG Cyclops anti-gravity pods.
  • Space Fold (1): RRG (Robotech Research Group) Mk12 spacefold. This system can generate a spherical fold bubble and can transport 30 to 40 subluminal ships in its fold radius.
  • Planetary Capabilities: The Liberator-class has minimal atmospheric capabilities through its reaction thrusters and anti-gravity system. However, maximum speed and maneuverability are extremely low and extreme care must be taken not to overstress the hull structure.
  • The ships’ lower body has insufficient strength to let the ship land on it. Because of this, a ‘cold’ landing is not possible on open ground without crushing this section. While landed, the battlefortress must operate her antigravs at -99% local g at all times to prevent damage to the lower body. With the lower body detached, a ‘cold’ landing can be made, given a sufficiently hard underground (such as granite). As the ship will float, an oceanic landing is the preferred landing method, though the lower body will be inaccessible save through the central section of the ship. The lower body is detachable and capable of supporting its own weight on a planetary surface.

Endurance and mobility limits:

The dry stores endurance is limited to about 12 years with a full crew complement, assuming no mining and subsequent replenishment, which the Liberator is capable of doing. The on-board life support and recycling system is based on a double installation of the Macross-class systems, and the very extensive recycling installations ensure that only incidental biomass losses need to be replenished. Water stores are recycled almost completely. The hydroponics installations on board provide the crew with a steady supply of fresh foods, and much is exported to smaller ships in the fleet.

The Liberator has never been strained to the limits of her life support capabilities, and the normal crew on board (8,400 men) could have been supplied for the duration of the Liberators protoculture supplies.

The heavy ship launched missiles have magazines designed to last for two major battles or numerous smaller skirmishes.

The mecha consumables supplies (mainly missiles) are very extensive, and can sustain continuous combat operations for over forty days against the Invid by the ships’ own forces.

The Reflex furnace can function for about 40 years at normal usage levels before an energizer rebuild is necessary, provided sufficient protoculture is available.

At full power, the main propulsion systems can produce up to 1.32 Teranewtons of thrust at a minimal reaction mass efficiency profile, or as little as 46.2 Giganewtons of thrust at a maximum efficiency setting. At lower power levels, these thrusts are commensurately smaller.

At full power, the Liberator-class can achieve a maximum delta-v of 209 kps at the cruising acceleration of 0.1 gees, a maximum delta-v of 41.6 kps at the battle acceleration of 1.0 gees, and a delta-v of at most 11.6 kps at the flank acceleration of 2.5 gees. At lower power levels, these ranges are commensurately smaller.

The fold system is not navigationally guaranteed for any single jump beyond 10 kiloparsecs. If longer voyages are required, the ships must conduct multiple successive fold jumps.

The maximum sustained atmospheric speed is limited to subsonic values. During a re-entry, the Liberator-class must reduce its speed to subsonic velocities well in the stratosphere, or risk destabilization by its own supersonic shock wave in the lower atmosphere.

The maximum hover time on the anti-gravity systems is limited only by the protoculture supplies and maintenance requirements. However, large atmospheric environmental stresses may cause warping of inter-hull connections and should be avoided whenever possible.

If the ship touches down in an oceanic environment with the lower body attached, care must be taken that the current differential between the lower and central bodies does not exceed 5 knots. Otherwise, stresses may cause warping of the hull connections. For this reason, hydronic landings in this condition are usually made in deep inland lakes. This does of course limit the number of possible touchdown sites, as the lower body has a very deep draft and few lakes on any world qualify.

With the lower body detached, the central and side bodies can withstand current pressures of up to 10 knots in any direction. Should the environment exceed these limits, the ship must be laid stern-on to the current.

Weapon systems:

  • RRG Type V Capital Class Synchro Cannon (1): This heavy weapon has an effective range of 400,000 km; at full power it has the effective yield of a 20 MT fusion weapon. Unlike the Zentraedi Monitor, or the Macross battlefortresses and their derivatives, this weapon, based upon the most up-to-date Haydonite technologies, does not require a split-boom hull construction. The weapon is located in an aperture in the central forward body. The actual rate of fire remains classified but is significantly faster than a Reflex Cannon, leading to a higher delivered megatonnage despite the lower intensity of each salvo.
  • FESL-10 Super Laser Cannons (3): The secondary anti-ship weapons (primary while the Type V Synchro Cannon was disabled). One is mounted in the front of each carrier arm and a third is mounted in the prow. Each cannon is a cluster of very high-powered, free electron lasers that fire together to create a single, powerful beam. Maximum range is approximately 192,000 km in space and 400 km in atmosphere.
  • Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Carrier 20Bofors HPC-SC240 Triple-Barreled, 240mm Particle Cannon Turrets (56). The Liberator carries a fully enclosed version of the heavy RL36 turret also mounted on the Garfish class light cruisers. These excellent weapons deliver 6000 MJ of particle energy per turret per salvo. They are mounted on the upper central hull (16), two groupings of two turrets to either side, and on top of the side bodies (16 each), in a same grouping. Additionally, 16 turrets are carried under the central hull, in retractable housings arranged in a pattern like the upper gun turrets. The cannons can fire once every three seconds at their maximum discharge rate.
  • HM-6 heavy missile tubes (30).The Liberator’s heavy missile batteries are mounted on the upper side bodies, in three rows of six tubes with three rows of four tubes below those. The tubes can launch virtually any of the standard UEEF anti-ship missiles, including the heavy Skylord weapons. Apart from the 30 ready missiles, magazines with sufficient space for 144 skylord missiles or a smaller number of smaller missiles are located inboard of the launchers.
  • MLWS-40 rapid fire 40mm Point Defense turrets (46): Mounted on the deck edges of the side bodies (16), lower body (4) and the central body (24), these standard REF weapons can fire 132 MJ of pulsed particle energy four times per second.

Air group and mecha complement (2044):

Air Group

  • 802 VF/A-6 Alphas
  • 422 VF-B-9 Betas
  • 240 ZBR-10 Mk.I Bioroid Interceptors
  • 48 DA1 Dive Armor equipped VA-4 Condors
  • 4 LCA-12T Horizon-Ts Note: Includes full crews, mecha and armaments (not counted among the ship’s stores above). Two are located on the bottom level of each carrier arm with their own dedicated drop bays.
  • 24 Elint Legioss Recon planes
  • 24 EC-32 Raven EWACS shuttles,
  • 10 SC-32 Roc heavy personnel and cargo shuttles,
  • 50 RC-4 Rabbit light personnel and cargo shuttles.

Ground Forces (Cyclone totals include those assigned as survival units to individual flight crews.)

  • 1,500 VR-030 Series Cyclones
  • 1,000 VR-040 Series Cyclones
  • 13,500 VR-050 Series  Cyclones
  • 300 VM-9E Silverbacks
  • 200 VM-9H Silverbacks
  • 2,500 VM-9L Silverbacks

Notes:

  • The Liberator class, like the Macross-class before them, has a large and voluminous cargo capacity and is capable of carrying thousands of additional mecha and troops in its cavernous storage bays. However these forces are basically passengers and will require some preparation before they can be launched from the battlefortress.
  • In 2044, The Liberators’ Alpha and Beta complements were partially equipped with VF-6X Alpha Shadow Fighters, VF-12X Beta Shadow Fighters and VQ-6X ASAVAN Shadow Drones prior to her departure for Earth.
  • The Cyclone number includes mecha pilot emergency Cyclones, any ground forces aboard and reserves.

Electronics:

  • DS-3 Barrier Defense System: An advanced forcefield system which covers the full four pi steradians around the ship with a yellow-greenish forcefield (or if desired, only part of the ship). This field will stop all solids and directed energy weapons (except lasers through a narrow band). However, excess energy which cannot be shunted from the field will be stored in the main gun capacitators. The storage wattage is high but not infinite, and when the barrier overloads the field will discharge the stored energy particles. This discharge will have the force of a high-yield (>45 MT) fusion bomb. However, as the discharged energetic particles’ vectors will be away from the field and its generating vessel, the vessel will survive, though it will suffer severe damage to its internal electronics and power systems, and will not be battle-worthy until repairs are made.
  • DS-1 Pinpoint Barrier Defense System: Uses four movable disks of force field, conformal to the ship’s surface, to repel light torpedo attacks, or particle beam fire. It serves as a back up to the DS-3 system.
  • The class was fitted with a Shadow stealth device, however, due to recent events, the status of this system on board the Libetrator is not known. It is not yet clear whether it will be removed during refits or whether new ships of thiss class will mount them at all.
  • A large Protoculture detector, capable of detecting and identifying Invid energizer configurations at distances of over 20 AU was installed in this class. The distributed antenna are mounted in blisters on the forward halves of all hull sections.

Liberator-class Super Dimensional Battlefortress 7Design notes:

The Liberator design is distantly inspired by the philosophy that yielded the Ikazuchi-class large cruisers. The main body of the vessel retains the ‘brick on its side’ shape for much of its length, though it can be divided into two sub-sections: A narrow, aft central section containing the central engines and anchoring the command tower, and an enlarged and heightened forward cannon section. In addition, three additional modules are attached; two connecting by a long plane to the two sides of the central body, directly to the central engine block, and one to the keel. At the front of the central body the syncro cannon is mounted. In addition, the forward subsection of the main body shields much of the vessel from return fire, and the side bodies shield the aft main body from flanking maneuvers. At normal battle attitudes (nose on), the Liberator’s vital aft central body is usually only exposed on its top and bottom sides, and only in a very limited way forward of the engine blocks. This all combines (because of the ships’ attitude) to make the central section the least vulnerable section of the ship.

The lower body contains the hangars, as well as many cargo bays, to facilitate unloading. Any troops being transported are quartered in other sections of the vessel, and the lower section has an independent anti-gravity engine block to enable it to make planetary landings, although to date this has not been used as such.

The command citadel is located on top of a tower that rises above the main hull, above the aft central engines. The Flag Bridge is located in this citadel.

Hangar decks and crew spaces are distributed through the central and side bodies as well, though most fighter mecha are launched from the side bodies. This includes no less than sixteen (in eight double housings) versions of the quick-launch bays first used on the Ikazuchi. There are two large Horizont bays located in the side bodies, just forward of the side aft engine sections. They are closed by large trapezoidal shutter door in the upper deck, and capable of a high turn-around rate on the shuttles.

Liberator-class Super Dimensional Battlefortress 15History:

The origin of the Liberator-class battle fortress lies in 2034, after the Expeditionary Forces had send most of their active combat units first to reinforce Earth against the Robotech Masters, then against the initial Invid attack. During those events, most large capital ships were destroyed or heavily damaged, and a new battle fortress type was authorized, the large SDF-4 Liberator-class.

The class was seen as the follow-up to the SDF-3 Pioneer design, which had several known weak points, such as too little generating power for its main armament. Since the new class did not have to conform to a known Tirolian ship class, the designers were given a free hand, and after five years of design work, the final result bared little resemblance to the first three SDF type battle fortresses. The

Initially the class was to be equipped with a large reflex cannon up front like the SDF-1 and SDF-3 Pioneer, and the first of the class was to be laid down in 2036. However, resource bottlenecks lead to a delay and by the time there was enough room in the construction program for the new class, the Haydonites had made Syncro cannon technology available.

This new main gun technology gave less powerfull individual salvos, but could fire much faster than the large Reflex cannon the UEEF was used to. This setup was better suited for anti-ship attack as both cannons had sufficient power to destroy any conceivable ship and thus the Syncro cannon’s higher firing rate could take out multiple targets where a Reflex cannon could fire only once. An additional advantage was the more compact Syncro cannon installation, which did not require the entire forward hull to open up for firing, simplifying construction.

At the same time as the main armament redesign was taking place, the class was renamed the Liberator class. To save time, the Syncro cannon was fitted in the place where the Reflex cannon would have been, and the freed space was given other uses, but this resulted in a larger ship than would have been strictly necessary for the armament, as the Shimakaze class battlecruisers would later show. In addition, the heavy secondary and missile armament as well as large cargo requirements resulted in the heaviest and largest ship yet built by Earth forces, rivaling the Zentraedi Thuverl Salan cruiser in volume and mass.

The construction of the first of the class, the Liberator, began in late 2041 in the Tirolian shipyards, with the next vessel, the Scorpio, following one year later. The SDF-4 Liberator completed in 2044, too late to join the ill-fated Mars Division attack of 2042. She participated in the final battle of the Third Robotech War. The second ship of the class, the SDF-5 Izumo, was completed shortly after the last battle of the war. The SDF-6 Scorpio, was just over half way complete when construction was suspended following the events after the Invid departure. For the fourth vessel of the class, as yet unnamed, numerous long lead construction items were ordered, but production had not yet officially begun when it was suspended pending a possible redesign to less compromised technologies.

 


 

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. 

Images from – Art Book Genesis Climber MOSPEADA Complete Art Works (August 2009)

Content by Pieter Thomassen and Peter Walker, with help from Joshua McClellan, edited by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2001, 1999, 1997 Robert Morgenstern, Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walker; 2016 Tim Wing

 

 

Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battle-cruiser (SDBC) gallery

 

Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battlecruiser (SDBC), Guided Missile variant.

Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battlecruiser, guided missile 1

SDBC-15 UES Icarus, as built at the Robotech Factory Satellite (Space Station Equality). The Icarus was later refit as a Synchro Cannon Battlecruiser.


Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battlecruiser (SDBC), Synchro Cannon Battlecruiser.

Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battlecruiser, synchro cannon 2

SDBC-15 UES Icarus, post refit.

Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battlecruiser, synchro cannon 1

SDBC-16 UES Le Triomphant, as built. The Le Triomphant and the UES Knight were the only two Shimakaze-class ships completed at the Nasicom shipyards, over Tirol. As can be seen in this picture, the outriggers and main engine housings differed slightly in appearance, though they were functionally the same.


Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battlecruiser technical illustrations.

Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battlecruiser, synchro cannon 5 Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battlecruiser 2 Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battlecruiser, synchro cannon 3 Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battlecruiser 1


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

Original artwork by: Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd.

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 – Art Book Genesis Climber MOSPEADA Complete Art Works (August 2009)

Content by Pieter Thomassen and Peter Walker, with help from Joshua McClellan, edited by Tim Wing

Copyright © 27 Robert Morgenstern, Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walker; 2016 Tim Wing

 

 

Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battlecruiser (SDBC)

Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battlecruiser, guided missile 2

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen

edited by Tim Wing

Attachments:

  • Shimakaze-class reference file
  • Shimakaze-class gallery

Designation: Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battlecruiser (SDBC)

Names and disposition:

  • SDBC-14 UES Shimakaze, commissioned 2042 (RFS), in service
  • SDBC-15 UES Icarus, commissioned 2041 (RFS), in service
  • SDBC-16 UES Le Triomphant, commissioned 2043 (NAS), in service
  • SDBC-17 UES Knight, commissioned 2044 (NAS), in service
  • SDBC-18 UES Scirocco, commissioned 2045 (RFS), in service
  • SDBC-19 UES Sagiri, construction suspended (RFS)
  • SDBC-20 UES Hero, construction suspended (NAS)
  • SDBC-21 UES Maestrale, construction suspended (NAS)
  • SDBC-22 < no name assigned >  construction suspended
  • SDBC-23 < no name assigned >  construction suspended

Note: the UEEF paints temporary, tactical numerical designators on their vessels which are not related to the official hull numbers of the vessels themselves. For example, the Icarus SDBC-15 carried the number ’99’ during the Edwards Rebellion but during the final Invid battle, she was assigned the tactical number ’86’.

The individual ships of the Shimakaze-class were built at the Robotech Factory Satellite (RFS) and at the Nasicom shipyards (NAS), over Tirol. Though slightly different in appearance around the out-riggers and main engine area, all ships of the class were functionally identical.

Ship’s complement:

  • Ships’ crew: 138 men,
  • Troops: 716 total
    • UEEF Naval/Marine Aviators: 24 Alpha pilots, 12 Beta pilots.
    • UEEF Fleet Personnel: 430 mainly technical and support M.O.S.
    • UEEF Marine Corps Detachment: 250
  • Life support limits are for a full combat complement and about 1000 supernumaries (~2000 men total).

Dimensions (RFS built Synchro Cannon armed variant):

  • Length: 548 meters over all.
  • Height: 112 meters over the main hull, 159 m over all.
  • Width: 223 meters over all.
  • Mass: 750,000 metric tons, operational.
  • Fuel Mass: 60,530 metric tons, maximum.

Propulsion systems:

  • Main power system (3): RRG Mk.31 protoculture-fueled Reflex furnace. The powerplants of a Shimakaze-class vessel can deliver up to 677 Terawatts of power, and can operate for seventy minutes at maximum power before overheating.
  • Maneuvering thrusters (14): Fusion-plasma reaction thruster clusters with steerable nozzles. Four are located around the forward hull, four around the aft hull, four above and below the hull outriggers, and two on each side of the hangar support pylons.
  • Reaction-mass thrusters (2): Tirol Engineering NET-23 fusion-plasma reaction thrusters, mounted above the other in the rear hull.
  • Reaction-mass thrusters (2): Tirol Engineering NET-24 fusion-plasma reaction thrusters, one mounted at the rear end of each hangar support structure.
  • Emergency thrusters (4): SNECMA BCET-6T fusion-plasma reaction thrusters with protoculture energizer paired in two vertical arrangements to the inside of the main reaction wing thrusters.
  • Anti-gravity system (1): Four RRG Titan anti-gravity pods.
  • Space Fold (1): RRG (Robotech Research Group) Mk.IV spacefold. This system can generate a spherical fold bubble and can transport several subluminal ships in its fold radius.
  • Planetary Capabilities: The Shimakaze-class has minimal atmospheric capabilities through its reaction thrusters and anti-gravity system. However, maximum speed and maneuverability are low and extreme care must be taken not to overstress the hull structure.
  • While landed in an unprepared location, the battlecruiser must operate her antigravs at -99% local g at all times to prevent damage to the hangars, outer sensor arrays, and the cargo hold. A ‘cold’ landing can be made if the landing spot has been suitably prepared with support scaffolding. Typically this is only available at fleet bases.
  • As the ship will float, an oceanic landing is the preferred landing method. However, this will limit the accesibility to the ship, especially for mecha.

Endurance and mobility limits:

The dry stores endurance is one year maximum; after that, the battlecruiser needs to restock. Water stores are recycled almost totally, and many crews add hydroponic plants to unused spaces, providing the crew with a limited supply of fresh vegetables, but this is insufficient to provide for the crew indefinitely.

The mecha consumables supplies (mainly missiles) are limited; the Shimakaze is unable to sustain continuous combat operations for much more than 20 days.

The Reflex furnace can function for about 25 years at normal usage levels before an energizer rebuild is necessary.

At full power, the main propulsion systems can produce up to 13.8 Giganewtons of thrust at a minimal reaction mass efficiency profile, or as little as 0.35 Giganewtons of thrust at a maximum efficiency setting. At lower power levels, these thrusts are commensurately smaller.

At full power, the Shimakaze-class can achieve a maximum delta-v of 170 kps at the cruising acceleration of 0.1 gees, a maximum delta-v of 34 kps at the battle acceleration of 1.0 gees, and a delta-v of at most 9.5 kps at the flank acceleration of 2.5 gees. At lower power levels, these ranges are commensurately smaller.

The maximum sustained atmospheric speed is Mach 1. The maximum hover time on the anti-gravity systems is limited only by the protoculture supplies and maintenance requirements.

Weapon systems:

  • RRG Type I Synchro Cannon (1): This heavy ship-borne weapons has an effective range of 120,700 km; at full power it has the effective yield of a 20 Mt fusion weapon, but in typical space battles the cannon is fired at a reduced setting of 150 Kt, which allows for a higher rate of fire. Unlike the Zentraedi Monitor, or the Macross battlefortresses and their derivatives, this weapon, based upon the latest technologies, does not require a split-boom. The weapon is located in an aperture in the central forward body.
  • Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battlecruiser, synchro cannon 3Bofors HPC-SC320 Twin-Barreled, 320mm Particle Beam Turret (1). The upper hull of the Shimakaze class mounts one turret with the largest cannons in general use with the Robotech Defense Forces. The weapons have a cyclic rate of five seconds and fire a sustained beam with a total impact energy of 9000 MJ.
  • HM-1 heavy VL missile tube (30). Behind the heavy turret and in front of the bridge tower thirty heavy missile tubes are mounted in two rows of fifteen. The tubes can launch virtually any of the standard REF anti-ship missiles, including the heavy Skylord weapons. A missile is located between the two rows of tubes, sufficient for 60 Skylord missiles, or a larger number of smaller missiles.
  • MLWS-60 Rapid-Fire, 60mm Point Defense Lasers (4): Five standard REF CIWS turrets are mounted around the command tower. Each can fire 320 MJ of particle energy four times per second, or a smaller yield at a higher rate of fire.

Air group and mecha complement:

  • Veritech Fighters: 36 total
    • 24 VF/A-6X Shadow Fighters
    • 12 VFB-9 Beta Fighters
  • Cyclones: 315 – 050 Series Cyclones Standard.
  • Silverbacks: 65 – VM-9L Series Silverbacks Standard
  • 2 RC-4 Rabbit light personnel and cargo shuttles.

Notes: At least one Cyclone mecha is available for each pilot, as well as a variable number for ship security and such.

There is sufficient room in the main hull hangar for ten Alpha/Beta combinations instead of the 24 Alphas.

Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battlecruiser, synchro cannon 5Electronics:

  • A large Protoculture detector, capable of detecting and identifying Invid energizer configurations at distances of over 20 AU is often installed in this class. The antenna is mounted under the cargo bay.
  • The Shimakaze class are all equipped with Shadow cloaking devices.

 

 

Design notes:

The Shimakaze-class design started as an attempt to design a vessel that could replace three older ship classes in the Expeditionary Forces: the Tristar-class large cruisers, the Battle-class heavy cruisers, and the Garfish-class light scout cruisers. Although it was initially hoped that this could be achieved on a vessel roughly comparable in size to the Battle-class, this turned out to be impossible and the design grew until it was larger than the Tristar-class, although still somewhat smaller than the Ikazuchi-class carriers. This growth meant that the Shimakaze-class would never be numerous enough to replace the many smaller vessels, but the design was eventually accepted as a more dedicated ship killer vessel meant to escort the Ikazuchi-class carriers.

The Shimakaze-class was designed with much of the modularity also used on the Garfish-class. The entire nose was designed as a bolt-on, stand-alone hull section, as was the lower central body section. This would have given the design an incredible flexibility, like the Garfish-class they were then still slated to replace. Similarly with the hull design, requirements were drawn up for armored cargo sections that could be delivered to planetary surfaces, but also beam and missile armed sections to give the class more firepower when used as fleet cruisers.

The Shimakaze-class has a hexagonal hull, with two outriggers that mount engines, hangars and sensor systems. The forward section of the hull is detachable but as explained above, under the current operational fitting, always contains a Synchro cannon. The lower aft part of the hull is open so that another specialized hull section can be attached there. The upper forward part of the fixed hull contains the heavy anti-ship cannons and the heavy missile launchers; underneath the missile magazine the Alpha hangars are located, with two quick-launch bays on each side of the hull. A command tower rises over the main hull, protected by the CIWS emplacements. The outriggers contain additional hangars for Beta fighters or other mecha, as well as additional sensor emplacements.

The proposed naming scheme for the Shimakaze class was for World War 2 era destroyers, a very numerous category of names which would have sufficed for the large production run envisioned for this class.

Shimakaze-class Super Dimensional Battlecruiser, synchro cannon 2History:

Although originally intended to replace three different ship classes and later to be the multi-purpose escort companion to the Ikazuchi-class carriers, the Shimakaze class turned out to be something of a white elephant during the attempts to dislodge the Invid from the Earth. Rather than with heavy warships, the Regis’s Invid almost exclusively used massive suicide attacks from unarmed orbital carriers.

This made the existence of a ship class devoted to protect the carriers from heavy warships superfluous. The Ikazuchi-class carriers were considered capable of dealing with this threat themselves more efficiently, on account of their large number of defensive fighters, and their smaller but more numerous cannons, which were quite capable of dealing with the Invid Mollusk carriers.

As a consequence, production of the class was curtailed after the fifth unit, UES Scirocco. The sixth through tenth vessel had already been started, and the unfinished ships were stored near Tirol, but all other long-lead items were used for other ships or scrapped.

In 2043 the second of the new cruisers, the Icarus, was stolen in the course of the Edwards rebellion.

At that time the first of the class had not even been finished yet, but the basic design of the Shimakaze-class was proven in this conflict, when the UES Icarus destroyed the battleship UES Tokugawa with her new main cannon. The other ships of the class did not take part in this conflict, as they were still incomplete and the UEEF did not need to use unfinished ships to deal with the rebels. One consequence of this action though was the production of Synchro cannon forward modules for all Shimakaze-class ships.

After the rebellion the class-ship was completed and three more units entered service, typically serving as the escort squadron for the battle fortresses of the UEEF. During the final battle of the Third Robotech War, four of the five vessels of the class formed the Bombardment Group with the SDF-4 Liberator. The UES Icarus also gave sterling service in the first battles with Haydonite forces.

 


 

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

Original artwork by: Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd.

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 – Art Book Genesis Climber MOSPEADA Complete Art Works (August 2009)

Content by Pieter Thomassen and Peter Walker, with help from Joshua McClellan, edited by Tim Wing

Copyright © 27 Robert Morgenstern, Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walker; 2016 Tim Wing

 

 

Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Large Cruiser (SCB) gallery

 

Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Large Cruiser, as built.

Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Carrier 1 Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Carrier 5


Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Large Cruiser technical illustrations, as built.

Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Carrier 10 Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Carrier 15 Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Carrier 20

Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Carrier 25 Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Carrier 26


Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Large Cruiser, post-refit.

Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Carrier refit 1 Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Carrier refit 2


Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Large Cruiser technical illustrations, post-refit.

Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Carrier refit 7 Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Carrier refit 6 Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Carrier refit 5 Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Carrier refit 4 Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Carrier refit 3


Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Large Cruiser, size comparisons.

Ikazuchi-class Super Dimensional Carrier 28 Comparative Sizes 1


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. 

Images from – Art Book Genesis Climber MOSPEADA Complete Art Works (August 2009), Robotech II: The RPG, Robotech Expeditionary Force Field Guide (March 1989)

Content by Pieter Thomassen and Peter Walker, edited by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997 Robert Morgenstern, Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walke; 2016 Tim Wing