by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Robert Morgenstern
edited by Tim Wing
Designation: Letkes Deuawhaug (UEDF designation SSA-2 Scrapper) ship launched anti-ship/ground conventional missile
- Type: Ship launched anti-ship/ground conventional torpedo.
- Service history: Entered service around 1860.
- Length: 1467 cm.
- Diameter: 375 cm.
- Wingspan: none.
- Weight: 65800 kg.
- Warhead: HE blast/fragmentation with smart fuse.
- Weight/yield: 2389 kg.
- Propulsion: Six fusion/plasma reaction engines with one common protoculture energizer, one protoculture cell for electrical power.
- Guidance: Combined inertial/IIR/active radar with Reflex AI guidance.
- Max speed: Mach 25.
- Range: 11.45 kps delta-v.
- Platforms: Most Zentraedi Capital Ships.
The Scrapper is a conventional torpedo, mounted on all Zentraedi fleet units. Although it cannot destroy another starship with one hit, as its Sniper sibling can, it is fast, difficult to intercept, and carries a large conventional warhead. The advanced fuse further gives it the possibility of contact detonation or delayed action, in addition to targeting specific parts of a target. The main disadvantage of this system is that it is unreliable on occasion, and Scrappers have a higher ‘dud’ rate than other Zentraedi missiles.
The Scrapper has a large seeker head up front, followed by the warhead section. Behind this is the engine section, slowly increasing in diameter until the exhausts pipes. There is a Vernier-thruster section between the warhead and propulsion sections. Four radar aerials are mounted on the warhead section.
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Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin
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Images from – Macross Perfect Memory (1983)
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