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Lojredbeth Deuawhaug-likran Ship Launched Anti-Ship Missile

Nupetiet-Vergnitzs Flagship Exterior Views 39a

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Robert Morgenstern

edited by Tim Wing

Designation: Lojredbeth Deuawhaug (UEDF designation SSA-1A Sniper), Lojredbeth Deuawhaug-likran (SSA-1B Sniper) ship launched anti-ship/ground torpedo

  • Type: Ship launched anti-ship/ground torpedo.
  • Service history: Entered service around 1830.
  • Length: 1203 cm.
  • Diameter: 375 cm.
  • Wingspan: 453 cm.
  • Weight: 54100 kg (SSA-1A), 53900 kg (SSA-1B).
  • Warhead: High Explosive (SSA-1A), Nuclear reaction (SSA-1B).
  • Weight/yield: 1509 kg (SSA-1A), 326 kT(SSA-1B).
  • Propulsion: 13 fusion/plasma reaction engines with one common protoculture energizer, one protoculture cell for electrical power.
  • Guidance: Multi-spectral active/passive sensors with Reflex AI guidance.
  • Max speed: Mach 20.
  • Range: 10.3 kps delta-v.
  • Platforms: Most Zentraedi Capital Ship classes.

History:

The nuclear Sniper missile is the primary weapon of mass-destruction available to the common Zentraedi fleets, which usually lack Reflex Cannon armed ships.

As the primary heavy strike weapon of the Zentraedi Fleet, the Sniper is equipped with the best engine available; not a rocket engine, but a fusion-plasma propulsion set. This gives the Sniper vastly superior range and speed compared to more conventional missiles. Also, the warhead on the nuclear Sniper is one of the largest warheads available to the Zentraedi.

In addition to the nuclear missile, a version with a conventional warhead is issued to the Zentraedi fleets. This missile has a less powerful warhead and less extensive fusing options than the SSA-2 Scrapper, and it were these limitations that lead to the development of the heavier conventional missile.

The basic missile shape is that of an elongated cone, with twelve circumference thrusters and a thirteenth, central thruster. Eight sensor blisters are mounted around the body, giving an excellent sensor coverage and a very accurate and ECCM capable guidance. An additional four radar aerials are mounted further aft.

Nupetiet-Vergnitzs Flagship Exterior Views 39bThe main disadvantage of the Sniper is that, compared to its Scrapper sibling, it is slower and less ranged, and thus easier to intercept. However, a nuclear version of the Scrapper, which would alleviate this, has never been encountered.

 

 

 


 

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Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin

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

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RRG Tarantula Short Range Anti-Armor Missile

 

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ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Robert Morgenstern

edited by Tim Wing

Designation: Robotech Research Group (RRG) Tarantula short range anti-mecha missile

  • Type: Short range anti-mecha missile.
  • Service history: 2022-2028, UEDF; 2022-2048, UEEF.
  • Length: 18 cm.tarantula-2
  • Diameter: 7.6 cm.
  • Wingspan: none.
  • Weight: 5.6 kg.
  • Warhead: Thermite.
  • Weight/yield: 2 kg.
  • Propulsion: Rocket booster and sustainer engine.
  • Guidance: Combined LLLTV and active radar.
  • Max speed: 750 kph.
  • Range: 1.1 km.
  • Platforms: RL-6 missile thrower (Cyclone compatible).

History:

The Tarantula is a small, but still fast and accurately guided missile that was developed in concert with the RL-6 shoulder-mounted missile thrower in the early 2020s. Smaller and lighter than the RL-2, the Tarantula and RL-6 represented a compromise between warhead size and rate of fire that promised to pack a comparable amount of firepower into a more easily portable package.

RL-6 5The Tarantula was meant to give foot soldiers a better fighting chance against enemy mecha than its predecessor, the RL-1. Rather than the RL-2’s larger recoilless rifle round, which could carry a more substantial and effective warhead, the Tarantula was given a small incendiary warhead, and enough speed to enable the missile to penetrate into the target before detonating. The resulting, very hot fire would then wreck the mecha. What the warhead might have lacked in explosive power, it made up in numbers; with the capacity to fire six rockets per launcher in quick succession, a squad equipped with RL-6 launchers could fill the air with dozens of rockets in a matter of seconds.

With the lack of a workable anti-mecha energy rifle at the beginning of the Pioneer mission, the RL-6 was issued to REF infantry divisions in fairly large numbers. It also saw limited use in the Southern Cross as a stop-gap until their own energy weapons were developed. The introduction of the FAL-2 and Gallant rifles reduced the UEEF infantry’s dependence on the RL-6 as its primary anti-mecha weapon, but it continued to play an important part in infantry strategy.

Toward the end of the 2020s, the introduction of the Veritech Cyclone ride armor offered a new role for the RL-6 launcher. The Cyclone’s augmented strength and stability meant that even soldiers who had trouble with the RL-6’s recoil when fired from the shoulder could wield the launcher one-handed without difficulty—and the Cyclone’s targeting computer could link up with the RL-6’s integral sight for improved guidance as well. The RL-6 was often issued as the standard weapon for the Bartley-model Cyclone, to make up for its lack of internal munitions.

As one of the easier heavy weapons to find in Mars Division shuttle wreckage and old Southern Cross fortifications, the RL-6 was fairly common among the anti-Invid Resistance movement on Earth. It was used both with and without Cyclones, and was valued for its lightness and man-portability as much as for its extreme effectiveness against any Invid mecha up to the Gamo Pincer Command Unit. That it did not rely upon Invid-detectable protoculture was another point in its favor. Many of the launchers remain in civilian hands, though Tarantulas have become harder for civilians to obtain since the end of the Third Robotech War.

The RL-6 and Tarantula remain in service with the Terran Navy, particularly among Cyclone-mounted infantry divisions; however, the increased availability of energy weapons and the less-vulnerable Invid mecha designs produced by the end of the Third Robotech War have reduced its role.

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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. 

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

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

 

 

RRG Scorpion II Short Range Anti-Armor Missile

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ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Robert Morgenstern

edited by Tim Wing

Designation: Robotech Research Group (RRG) Scorpion II short range anti-mecha missile

  • Type: Short range anti-mecha missile.Scorpion II B 2
  • Service history: 2028-present, UEEF.
  • Length: 25 cm.
  • Diameter: 4.5 cm.
  • Wingspan: none.
  • Weight: 7.6 kg.
  • Warhead: Plasma.
  • Weight/yield: 4 kg.
  • Propulsion: Single stage rocket engine.
  • Guidance: Combined passive laser and active radar.
  • Max speed: 650 kph.
  • Range: 1.7 km.
  • Platforms: Cyclone, GR-97 rocket launchers.

History:

The second most common infantry missile in the UEEF (the Recluse was produced in higher numbers), the Scorpion is unusual in that it has, as standard, a plasma warhead. Thinner but far longer than the Recluse, the Scorpion also has double the range and a higher speed than its smaller sibling. The Scorpion is more effective against the Gurab than the Recluse, but the small warhead still cannot guarantee destruction of this mecha unless it hits a vulnerable spot. However, the higher speed and longer range make it safer for a trooper to fire the missile. Against the newer Invid mecha the Scorpion has a mediocre performance at best.

Although no longer in production, large stores of Scorpion missiles ensure that this missile will be used for years to come.

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Original artwork by: Yoshitaka Amano, Shinji Aramaki and Hideki Kakinuma

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

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RRG Recluse Anti-Armor Rocket Propelled Grenade

VR-041 6b

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Robert Morgenstern

edited by Tim Wing

Designation: Robotech Research Group (RRG) Recluse short range anti-mecha rocket propelled grenade

  • Type: Short range anti-mecha rocket propelled grenade.
  • Service history: 2028- , REF Army and Marines.
  • Length: 15 cm.
  • Diameter: 6 cm.
  • Wingspan: none.
  • Weight: 4.3 kg.
  • Warhead: AP high explosive.VR-041 6c
  • Weight/yield: 2 kg.
  • Propulsion: Rocket booster and sustainer engine.
  • Guidance: Combined passive laser and active radar.
  • Max speed: 450 kph.
  • Range: 0.8 km.
  • Platforms: VR-041 Blowsperior Cyclone.

History:

The Recluse is the culmination of 80 years of development on grenades and grenade launchers. Equipped with both a booster and sustainer engine the Recluse can maneuver during its entire flight, and the guidance system is accurate up to 20 cm even at the maximum range. Fired mainly from the chest launchers on the Blowsperior Cyclone, the Recluse could be found anywhere with the REF or its allied forces.

Although reliable, simple to use, and accurate, the Recluse remains a small projectile with a small warhead. Although usually capable of taking out an Iigaa, it is less capable against the larger Gurab, and almost useless against the Gamo and Gosu. Recent trends therefore favor larger missiles, and the Recluse is bound to be retired in the near future.

VR-041 6


 

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Original artwork by: Yoshitaka Amano, Shinji Aramaki and Hideki Kakinuma

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

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SCAR Viper Short Range Anti-Armor Missile

GR-002C Strike Garland 6

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Robert Morgenstern

edited by Tim Wing

Designation: Southern Cross Armaments Research (SCAR) Viper (A,B) short range anti-mecha missile

  • Type: Short range anti-mecha missile.
  • Service history: (A) 2030-2033, SC Ground Forces, (B) 2033, SC Ground Forces.
  • Length: 30.5 cm.
  • Diameter: 7.6 cm.
  • Wingspan: none.
  • Weight: 13 kg.
  • Warhead: (A) High Explosive Squash Head, (B) Plasma.
  • Weight/yield: 6 kg.
  • Propulsion: Single stage rocket engine.
  • Guidance: Combination IIR and active radar.
  • Max speed: 800 kph.
  • Range: 3 km.
  • Platforms: GR-Series Garland Veritech Combat Motorcycle

History:

This missile is the UEDF’s equivalent to the better-known Recluse, Scorpion, and Tarantula missiles used by the REF. Compared to these, the Viper has a far better performance: twice the range of the REF missiles, higher speed, and a heavier warhead. This all comes at the cost of weight; the Viper is 3 times as heavy as the Recluse.

Although technically a great success, the Viper was only carried by the Strike Garland, itself a rare mecha. Large production runs were planned, as were shoulder and vehicle fired variants, but these never reached service before the Invid Invasion. Likewise, a version of the Viper with a plasma warhead (completely interchangeable with the standard missile) was produced, but the Invid Invasion stopped all production before more than 1000 Viper GR-002C Strike Garland 3B’s were constructed. The Viper is without question the most powerful small missile developed by Terran Forces to date; and a direct copy has been ordered as armament for the new Tempest infantry mecha, as the combat proven but smaller and slower Recluse and Scorpion missiles are less effective against the new Invid Gamo and Gosu mecha.

 


 

 

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Original artwork by: Shinji Aramaki, Toshihiro Hirano, Haruhiko Mikimoto, Yasuomi Umetsu and Hiroyuki Kitazume

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

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General Dynamics BGM-109 Tomahawk Cruise Missile

MRASM-Variants-S

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Robert Morgenstern

edited by Tim Wing

Designation: General Dynamics BGM-109 Tomahawk (R, S, T) Surface vessel launched cruise missile, UGM-109 Tomahawk (R, S, T) Submarine launched cruise missile

  • Type: (BGM) Surface vessel launched cruise missile, (UGM) Submarine launched cruise missile.
  • Service history: 2006-2017, UN Spacy; 2018-2031, UEDF Navy.
  • Length: 644.2 cm.
  • Diameter: 53.3 cm.
  • Wingspan: 215 cm.
  • Weight: 1,456 kg.
  • Warhead: (R) High explosive in hardened casing and variable fusing, (S) Multi-purpose bomblets, (T) W-120 nuclear reaction.
  • Weight/yield: (R) 454 kg, (S) 200 x 2.3 kg, (T) Selectable yield from 5 to 100 kT.
  • Propulsion: Solid fuel booster and boron fuel ramjet sustainer.
  • Guidance: (R, S) Global Positioning System and terrain matching for navigation and search radar systems with IIR for terminal homing, (T) Global Positioning System and terrain matching for navigation and search radar systems with IIR for terminal homing, Permissive Action Link (PAL).
  • Max speed: 3260 kph.
  • Range: 520 km with optimal flight path.
  • Platforms: (BGM) Various surface vessels, (UGM) Various submarines.

History:

The surface-to-surface missiles used by the early UN Spacy were based on the venerable Tomahawk design used by the US Navy from the 1980s onwards. However, the missile had been extensively modified in the Global Civil War. The final pre-Robotech versions introduced a ramjet propulsion system for supersonic speeds, swept wings, very precise navigation systems and a hardened warhead with penetration capabilities. The terminal homing was capable against both land targets and surface ships. The price for this enhanced performance was a reduction in range; even with a ballistic maximum efficiency trajectory followed by a supersonic dive the maximum range was 520 km. A supersonic low-level trajectory limited the range to 135 km. Usually, a combination trajectory was programmed into the missile. The early naval forces of the UN Spacy and the rest of the Unified Forces then had this version modified with Reflex electronics for better penetration (the 109-R missile) and ordered two more versions; one with a cluster warhead and the other a nuclear tipped missile.

The Tomahawk was used in all VLS-equipped surface ships (in the BGM- 109 versions) and in the submarine forces (the UGM-109 versions). However, the missile was never used in its anti-ship mode. The conventional models saw a lot of use in ground-attack modes during the Malcontent Uprisings, but were not fired in the Second Robotech War. Their use during and after the Invid Invasion was limited due to the nature of the occupation.

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RRG RMS-3 Angel of Death III Long Range Anti-Spaceship Missile

RMS-3 Archangel Of Death Nuclear stand-off missile B

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Robert Morgenstern

edited by Tim Wing

Designation: Robotech Research Group (RRG) RMS-3 Angel of Death III long range air launched anti-spaceship torpedo

  • Type: Long range air launched anti-spaceship torpedo.
  • Service history: 2023-present, UEEF.
  • Length: 610 cm.
  • Diameter: 53.3 cm.
  • Wingspan: none.
  • Weight: 1659 kg.
  • Warhead: W-161 nuclear reaction warhead.
  • Weight/yield: Selectable from 50 kT to 150 kT.
  • Propulsion: Hybrid rocket engine.
  • Guidance: Multi spectrum passive/active sensors with permissive action link (PAL).
  • Max speed: Mach 4.0.
  • Range: (atmosphere) 354 km; (space) 6 kps delta-v.

Platforms:

History:

About as large and heavy as a submarine anti-ship torpedo, the RMS-3 ‘Archangel of Death’ is the ‘Big Brother’ of the RMS-1 and -2 ‘Angel of Death’ missiles. Intended to make more certain kills than the smaller RMS-2 missiles, the RMS-3 has a longer range, higher delta-v and larger warhead.

Used by mecha as well as by ship missile launchers, the RMS-3 has suffered in its deployment from a dearth of Zentraedi vessels, the target it was designed for. In their stead, the UEEF mostly encountered Invid, who could be dealt with as easily by the smaller, cheaper and more commonly available RMS-2 missiles.

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Original artwork by: Yoshitaka Amano, Shinji Aramaki and Hideki Kakinuma

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SCAR Spacelord Ship Launched Anti-Spaceship Missile

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Robert Morgenstern

edited by Tim Wing

Designation: Southern Cross Armaments Research (SCAR) Spacelord (A,B) long range ship launched anti-spaceship torpedo

  • Type: Long range ship launched anti-spaceship torpedo.
  • Service history: 2024-2031, UEDF.
  • Length: 520 cm.
  • Diameter: 208 cm.
  • Wingspan: None.
  • Weight: 18000 kg.
  • Warhead: (A) W-159 nuclear reaction warhead; (B) HE fragmentation.
  • Weight/yield: (A) Selectable from 30 kT to 1 MT; (B) 250 kg.
  • Propulsion: Hybrid rocket engine.
  • Guidance: Multi spectrum passive/active sensors with permissive action link (PAL).
  • Max speed: Mach 10.
  • Range: (atmosphere) 450 km; (space) 10 kps delta-v.

Platforms:

History:

The Spacelord is a large missile, used primarily by the Banshee, Gremlin, Battle, Defender, Argonaut and Tristar class vessels as a heavy anti-ship missile. The missile had a far higher acceleration and delta-v capacity than the next smaller missile, the RMS-3, and advanced penetration aids and target acquisition sensors, increasing the chances of a hit.

In battle against the Robotech Masters, the Spacelord was not as effective as had been hoped, although the extreme close quarters of this combat did nullify the missiles’ advantages. Against the Invid, the Spacelords’ performance is unknown, as no survivors from the Earth ships that attacked the Invid main host during the invasion survived to tell the tale. Against the Zentraedi, the performance was excellent, but ironically, few Zentraedi targets were ever engaged by these missiles.

 


 

 

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

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SCAR Skylord Long Range Anti-Spaceship Missile

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Robert Morgenstern

edited by Tim Wing

Designation: Southern Cross Armament Research (SCAR) Skylord (A,B) long range anti-spaceship torpedo

  • Type: Long range anti-spaceship torpedo.
  • Service history: (A,B) 2023-2031, UEDF; 2023-present, UEEF.
  • Length: 1100 cm.
  • Diameter: 165 cm.
  • Wingspan: none.
  • Weight: 28000 kg.
  • Warhead: (A) W-144 nuclear reaction multiple warhead; (B) HE fragmentation.
  • Weight/yield: (A) 3 independent warheads of 1 MT yield each; (B) 1000 kg.
  • Propulsion: Plasma shock-expansion/fusion with protoculture energizer, one protoculture cell for electrical power.
  • Guidance: Multi spectrum passive/active sensors with permissive action link (PAL).
  • Max speed: Mach 25.
  • Range: (ground to air) 1200 km; (space) 16 kps delta-v.

Platforms:

History:

The Skylord is the ultimate Earth development in ground and ship-launched anti-starship missiles. As such, it has been used by both the UEEF and the UEDF, on ships, installations and ground launch bases. Unlike a conventional missile, which uses rocket engines for propulsion, the Skylord has an engine which functions as a plasma-shock expansion motor in the atmosphere, and as a plasma-fusion rocket in vacuum. Because of this propulsion system, the Skylord has an unmatched acceleration and range. Added to this must be the large warheads, penetration aids, and accurate guidance system.

The war record of this missile is checkered; although technically a success and lethal against the targets it was designed to destroy (Zentraedi starships), the Skylord had not the intended effect against the capital ships of the Robotech Masters, and like other large anti-ship missiles, was never carried within range of the large Hiveships. Even so, the Skylord is set to remain the main anti-ship rocket system for the foreseeable future.

 


 

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

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Lockheed Trident F4 Long Range Anti-Spaceship Missile

Oberth-class Destroyer 13

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Robert Morgenstern

edited by Tim Wing

Designation: Lockheed Trident F4 long range ship launched anti-spaceship torpedo

  • Type: Long range ship launched anti-spaceship torpedo.
  • Service history: 2005-2017, UN Spacy; 2020-2027, REF/UEEF.
  • Length: 1415 cm.
  • Diameter: 188 cm.
  • Wingspan: None.
  • Weight: 55000 kg.
  • Warhead: W-123 nuclear fusion warheads.
  • Weight/yield: 5 warheads of 300 kT.
  • Propulsion: Multi-stage rocket engines.
  • Guidance: Multi spectrum passive/active sensors with permissive action link (PAL).
  • Max speed: Mach 10 (in atmosphere).
  • Range: 7.5 kps delta-v.

Platforms:

Oberth-class Destroyer 11History:

When the UN Spacy was formed in the early years of the 21st century, very little was as yet understood about the Tirolian sciences. The first weapon systems procured by the early UN Spacy were therefore stock Earth designs, slightly adapted for space combat.

One of the best examples of this is the Trident missile system, designed from submarine launched ballistic missile systems in use by the US Navy. These missiles were redesigned to be able to remain reliable and operational in space conditions, and then installed on the first examples of Terran spaceships, the Oberth-class, as well as on the SDF-1.

In combat, these missiles have scored several kills, two of which include Terran ships, as two Oberth-class destroyers were destroyed in a terrorist action with these missiles. Apart from these, the Trident missiles bagged a Thuverl Salan cruiser during the initial Zentraedi advance on Macross Island, and Tridents launched from the SDF-1 were instrumental in bringing about the explosion of the Zentraedi Home Base.

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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. 

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Images from – Macross Perfect Memory (1983)

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

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