Shimada Enterprises SC-35 Swan Transport Shuttle

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Rob Morgenstern, with Peter Walker and Pieter Thomassen

edited by Tim Wing


  • Swan reference file
  • Swan gallery

Designation: Shimada Enterprises SC-35 Swan Trans-orbital Transport Space Shuttle

Names and disposition:

  • Shuttles were officially only given numeric designations.

Ship’s Complement:

  • 3 crew
  • 120 troops maximum (with elimination of mecha)

Weapon Systems:

  • None.

Design Notes:

The Swan utilized a pair of large solid rockets to achieve orbit.


The SC-35 Swan was a short-range military transport shuttle developed after the end of the Second Robotech War to replace those lost in the battles. These shuttles were used to launch the United Earth Defense Forces against the invading Invid. Most of the Swans were lost in this engagement.



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 – N/A

Content by Robert Morgenstern, edited by Tim Wing

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



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