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Monument RRG LP-09 12.7mm CAP Lightweight Pistol gallery

 

RRG – Monument LP-09 12.7mm CAP (.50 CAP) Composite Automatic Lightweight Pistol.

LP-09 Pistol 2 LP-09 Pistol 4A

LP-09 Pistol 6A

LP-09 Pistol 4C LP-09 Pistol 4


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, Robotech Masters Saga Sourcebook (March 2009)

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

Copyright © 1999, 1997, 1995 Robert Morgenstern, Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walker; 2016 Tim Wing

 

 

Monument RRG LP-09 12.7mm CAP Lightweight Pistol

LP-09 Pistol 2

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Robert Morgenstern

edited by Tim Wing

Attachments:

  • LP-09 reference file
  • LP-09 gallery

Designation: RRG – Monument LP-09 12.7mm CAP (.50 CAP) Composite Automatic Lightweight Pistol

  • Year Introduced: 2025
  • Designer: RRG – Monument
  • Acquiring Military: UEDF, GMP
  • Capacity: 10 round magazine
  • Rate of Fire: semi-automatic
  • Weight: 0.9 kg
  • Length: 25cm

As materials technologies continued to develop, it became possible to produce a ceramic-metal composite pistol. The advantage of this technology was that it allowed the development of weapons that could not corrode, and were lighter than their traditional counterparts, but had all the strength of steel. The first service weapon built with this technology was the LP-09 (LP in this case being for Lightweight Pistol, though later LP-09 Pistol 4Cdirected energy pistols carried the designation LP for Laser Pistol). Firing a heavy armor-piercing 12.7mm CAP (.50CAP, Composite Automatic Pistol) round, and employing an internal hammerless action and an advanced roller-mounted barrel and delayed blowback slide for excellent recoil compensation, this weapon was immediately acquired by all branches of the Southern Cross, with the GMP’s Enforcement Corps and the TASC being the biggest adopters.

Though the M-37 Weasel and the M-35 Ferret continued to be used, having already been purchased in large numbers, the all-weather nature of the LP-09 caused further orders of these previous pistols to have been cancelled by 2027. By the beginning of the Second Robotech War, the LP-09 was well on its way to becoming the standard field sidearm of most branches of the military. The LP-09 was generally reliable, though some of the early models were machined improperly, leading to a slide that would jam shut. This problem was the only blight on an otherwise fine gun.

LP-09 Pistol 4A


 

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, Robotech Masters Saga Sourcebook (March 2009)

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

Copyright © 1999, 1997, 1995 Robert Morgenstern, Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walker; 2016 Tim Wing

 

 

Monument Arms M-35 “Ferret” 11.43mm Caseless Pistol

M-35 Ferret .45ACP Gas-Operated Pistol 3

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Robert Morgenstern

edited by Tim Wing

Attachments:

  • M-35 reference file
  • M-35 gallery

Designation: Monument Arms M-35 “Ferret” 11.43mm (.45 caliber) Caseless Gas-Operated Pistol

  • Year Introduced: 2021M-35 Ferret .45ACP Gas-Operated Pistol 5
  • Designer: Monument Arms
  • Acquiring Military: UEDF
  • Capacity: 10 round magazine
  • Rate of Fire: semi-automatic
  • Weight: 1.17 kg
  • Length: 26cm

Soon after the Sig Sauer P420 was accepted by the Southern Cross and REF as the M-37 “Weasel” as their single service pistol to replace all the old service pistols then in service as carry overs from before the consolidation of the UEG’s various national armies under the unified command of the UEDF, Monument Arms – a new company founded in the wake of the Zentraedi Holocaust – offered a high-caliber alternative. The M-35 “Ferret” owed much to the then-defunct Magnum Research’s “Desert Eagle” gas-operated pistol. Built with rugged design and a hammerless action (based on Smith and Wesson’s earlier Sigma), and a dial-style safety (taken from the “Weasel”), the M-35 was chambered for one of the largest rounds available – the new 11.43mm caseless. The 11.43mm caseless used the same bullet as the venerable .45 ACP round, but was also available in Light Explosive Armor Piercing (LEAP). This, combined with a significantly higher muzzle velocity in comparison to traditional .45 ACP, made for a round which could occasionally penetrate the heavier modern armors, and even when it could not, would deliver enormous knock-down and blunt trauma. The M-35 was never widely adopted, but it was popular with some officers, despite its limited capacity and high recoil.

M-35 Ferret .45ACP Gas-Operated Pistol 1


 

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, Robotech Masters Saga Sourcebook (March 2009)

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

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

 

 

Sig Sauer M-37 “Weasel” 10mm Caseless Pistol gallery

 

Sig Sauer M-37 “Weasel” 10mm Caseless Pistol, early example.

M-37 Weasel 9x21mm Pistol 3


Sig Sauer M-37A1 “Weasel” 10mm Caseless Pistol, mid-20’s manufacture.

M-37 Weasel 9x21mm Pistol 12 M-37 Weasel 9x21mm Pistol 10 M-37 Weasel 9x21mm Pistol 8 M-37 Weasel 9x21mm Pistol 5


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, Robotech II: The RPG, The Sentinels (September 1988)

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

Copyright © 2006, 1997 Robert Morgenstern, Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walker; 2016 Tim Wing

 

 

Sig Sauer M-37 “Weasel” 10mm Caseless Pistol

M-37 Weasel 9x21mm Pistol 3

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Tim Wing, Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker, Chris Meadows and Robert Morgenstern

Attachments:

Designation: Sig Sauer M-37 “Weasel” 10mm Caseless Pistol

  • Year Introduced: 2020
  • Designer: Sig Sauer
  • Acquiring Military: REF, UEDF
  • Capacity: 15 round magazine (typical)
  • Rate of Fire: semi-automatic
  • Weight: 1.6 kg (loaded, M-37), 1.1 kg (loaded, M-37A2)
  • Length: 20cm

Though the UN Spacy had adopted the ancient venerable Browning Hi Power back in the early 2000’s, after the consolidation of the different militaries of the Unified Forces in 2017, the newly formed UEDF found itself with an absolute multitude of different military pistols. These pistols ran the gamut from modern Glock 17s to the ridiculously antiquated M1911s of the US military. The UEDF decided that a single pistol design should be adopted to replace this mish-mash of firearms. After coming to this decision, the UEDF proceeded to adopted no fewer than nine different conventional and directed energy pistols in the same number of years.

M-37 Weasel 9x21mm Pistol 10The first pistol to be adopted was the Sig Sauer M-37. Based upon the Sig Sauer P420 series pistols of the late twentieth-century, M-37 introduced the 10mm caseless round. This weapon became (and remains to this day) the standard conventional police and security pistol for military and civilian use alike, outliving many of the other pistol designs adopted by the UEDF. The M-37 was also adopted by the Reconnaissance Expeditionary Force (REF) and remained in service with them even after the introduction of the SAL-9 and H-90 energy pistols.

Aside from its use of the new 10mm caseless ammunition, the M-37 was a conventional recoil operated pistol with a double-action/single-action (DA/SA) trigger mechanism. The 10mm caseless round came in both conventional ball and expanding hollow-point ammunition, as well as High Explosive Armor Piercing (HEAP) ammunition. The M-37 had Sig Sauer’s standard de-cocking lever, but featured a controversial safety selector. The safety was shaped like a dial that proved to be hard to manipulate under combat conditions. This really was not such a big hindrance though, as the pistol could be manually de-cocked and carried with the hammer down while and a round in the chamber. Rather than being made from composite materials like most of its competitors, the M-37 feature all metal construction of extremely corrosion-resistant alloys. This resulted in an excessively heavy weight of 1,600 grams when loaded (for reference an M1911 weighed in at 1,360 grams loaded). The heavy weight of the pistol was primarily to deal with the high chamber pressures created by the HEAP round. This was reduced in later models to a more manageable weight of 900 grams empty through the use of newer alloys and a ceramic barrel. The P420/M-37 is widely considered to be the pinnacle of traditional automatic pistol design and continues to be a popular sidearm to this day, over fifty years after it was introduced.

M-37 Weasel 9x21mm Pistol 8


 

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, Robotech II: The RPG, The Sentinels (September 1988)

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

Copyright © 2006, 1997 Robert Morgenstern, Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walker; 2016 Tim Wing

 

 

CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P(L) TASC Space Combat Armor gallery

 

CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P(L) TASC Female Officer Armor.CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P (TASC) Female Officer 2 CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P (TASC) Female Officer 3 CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P (TASC) Female Officer 1 CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P (TASC) Female Officer 4

CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P (TASC) Female Officer 5


CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P(L) TASC Male Enlisted Armor.

CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P (TASC) Male Enlisted 1 CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P (TASC) Male Enlisted 2


CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P(L) TASC Male NCO Armor.

CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P (TASC) Male NCO 1 CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P (TASC) Male NCO 2


CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P(L) TASC Male Officer Armor.

CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P (TASC) Male Officer 1 CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P (TASC) Male Officer 2 CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P (TASC) Male Officer 3A CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P (TASC) Male Officer 4 CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P (TASC) Male Officer 5


CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P(L) TASC Armor helmet styles.

CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P (TASC)

From left to right: Officer, Non-Commissioned Officer and Enlisted.


CB-S armored shield Type 4.

CB-S Type 4 CB-S Type 5


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, Robotech Masters Saga Sourcebook (March 2009),

Robotech New Generation Sourcebook (November 2011), The Robotech RPG Book Four: Southern Cross (September 1987)

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

 

 

CBR Mk. 2E Type 1 HEA-P(H) TSC Naval Infantry Armor gallery

 

CBR Mk. 2E Type 1 HEA-P(H) TSC Male Officer.

CBR Mk 2E HEA-P Type 1 (TSC) Male Officer 1 CBR Mk 2E HEA-P Type 1 (TSC) Male Officer 2 CBR Mk 2E HEA-P Type 1 (TSC) Male Officer 3


CBR Mk. 2E Type 1 HEA-P(H) head styles.

CBR Mk 2E HEA-P Type 1 (TSC) Male Officer 4

From left to right: Officer, Non-Commissioned Officer, Enlisted.


CB-S armored shields.

CB-S Type 1

CB-S Type 3

 

 

 

CB-S Type 2

From top left, to bottom: CB-S Type 1,  CB-S Type 3 and CB-S Type 2.

 


 

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, Robotech Masters Saga Sourcebook (March 2009),

Robotech New Generation Sourcebook (November 2011), The Robotech RPG Book Four: Southern Cross (September 1987)

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

 

 

CBR Mk. 1E Type 3 HEA-P TASC Space Combat Armor gallery

 

CBR Mk. 1E Type 3 HEA-P TASC Male Enlisted Armor.

HEA-P Type 3 (TASC Early) Enlisted


CBR Mk. 1E Type 3 HEA-P TASC Male NCO Armor.

HEA-P Type 3 (TASC Early) NCO 1


CBR Mk. 1E Type 3 HEA-P TASC Male Officer Armor.

HEA-P Type 3 (TASC Early) Officer


 

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, Robotech Masters Saga Sourcebook (March 2009),

Robotech New Generation Sourcebook (November 2011), The Robotech RPG Book Four: Southern Cross (September 1987)

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

 

 

CBR Mk. 1E Type 2 HEA-P Expeditionary Force Armor gallery

CBR Mk. 1/2E technical file

 

CBR Mk. 1E Type 2 HEA-P Reconnaissance Expeditionary Force Aerospace Armor.

HEA-P Type 2 (UEEF) Hostile Environment Armor - Plate


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, Robotech Masters Saga Sourcebook (March 2009),

Robotech New Generation Sourcebook (November 2011), The Robotech RPG Book Four: Southern Cross (September 1987)

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

 

 

SCAR CBR Mk. 1/2E Hostile Environment Armor – Plate (HEA-P)

CBR Mk 2E HEA-P Type 1 (TSC) Male Officer 1ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Pieter Thomassen, with Peter Walker and Robert Morgenstern

edited by Tim wing

Attachments:

Designation: SCAR CBR Mk. 1E Hostile Environment Armor – Plate (HEA-P), SCAR CBR Mk. 2E Hostile Environment Armor – Plate (HEA-P)

  • Type: Hard Armor
  • Year Introduced: 2021
  • Weight: 11.1 kg (-1E); 8.1 kg (-2E TASC); 11.25 kg (-2E TSC)

After the introduction of their standard battle-armors, the UEDF went on to design armors for those armies needing environmental suits: the Tactical Space Corps and Tactical Armored Space Corps, and for the REF’s Tactical Naval Corps and Marine Corps. Like the non-environmental CBR-series TA-P and ITA-P armor, the Hostile Environment Armor – Plate (HEA-P) series armors were distinguished by branch of service and the pilot’s gender, and the helmets by rank – officer, non-commissioned officer, and unrated enlisted. Unlike the normal CBR armor types, these armors were completely self-contained, and were capable of supporting the wearer for some time without external support. Additional support was possible through the use of backpacks, and this was necessary for long exposure to hazardous environments.

The HEA-P were built in two versions: the original CBR Mk. 1E Hostile Environment Armor – Plate (HEA-P) and the CBR Mk. 2E Hostile Environment Armor – Plate (HEA-P). Both types were designed by the state owned Southern Cross Armament Research Corporation, and constructed by sub-contractors. Since there were no significant difference between the -1E and -2E models, other than a significant 3 kilogram reduction in weight, both will be addressed in this article.

Like the TA-P and ITA-P armor, the HEA-P armors fell out of use soon after the Invid occupation of Earth and the destruction of the Southern Cross.

HEA-P Type 2 (UEEF) Hostile Environment Armor - PlateThe HEA-P armors are composed of a plastic-ceramic composite for maximal resistance to penetration and thermic explosive damage for minimal weight. The Mark 1E armor (which is essentially considered Light, though it is not designated as such) and the Mark 2E Type 2 Light TASC armor stops most small arms fire and grenade and shell fragments, and provides poor to fair resistance against heavier infantry weapons, such as a 12.7mm machinegun round. The Mark 2E TSC Heavy armor stops most small arms fire and grenade and shell fragments, and provides fair to good resistance against heavier infantry weapons, such as a 12.7mm machinegun round. The HEA-P armor consists of separate leg, arm, torso, and helmet units, and covers the entire body.

 

 

The CBR Mark 1E and 2E armors have the following features:

Magnetic Interface Locking System (MILS): Powerful electromagnets to secure various Extra-Vehicle Activity (EVA) space booster packs. Optional utility belt that mounts to the waist. The space booster pack is 32kg and contains reaction mass for 200 mps delta-v.

Thermal regulation system: Full temperature control, by the use of Peltier-electric cooling units in armor, conducting heat between the thermally conducting inner and outer layers of the armor. A simple reversal of the voltage can alternate the armor from heating to cooling the pilot. Between the thermally conducting layers on all these pieces, and on the inner surfaces of all other pieces of armor, is a thin insulating layer, designed to minimize non-directed heat transfer. The Peltier-electric units are powered by small batteries in the armor units that contain them, and are designed to assist pilot comfort in hot and cold climes. The units are insufficient for protection above 75 and below -55 degrees Celsius. Heat resistant up to 500K for brief periods.

Full pressure control: The suit is rated from a vacuum to a pressure of 350 kilopascals. Independent Oxygen supply, 60 minutes maximum.

Tactical Helmet: The helmet has a removable face-shield with variable-tint photochromic polarized polycarbon eyeslits. Contrary to popular belief, the eyeslits do not have integrated night vision or IR spectrum imaging. The NVG-645 can be attached directly to the faceplate, providing both of these features.

Tactical Radio: Narrow band, short range tactical radio for communication at the platoon level. The microphone and speakers are built into the helmet. This communication system will also wirelessly synch with longer range tactical radios, both dismounted and vehicle mounted.

CB-S Type 4Vernier-thrusters: TASC armor is equipped with 1mps Vernier-thrusters in the ankles.

Integrated G-suit: The Mark 1E and Mark 2E TASC armors had integrated g-suits composed of air bladders in the legs and torso that automatically inflated in order to assist the pilot in dealing with high g maneuvers encountered in space combat.

CB-S armored shields: Different designs existed for both the TASC and TSC. All were large arm-length shields with 25mps Vernier thrusters built into them.

 

CBR Mk. 2E Hostile Environment Armor – Plate (HEA-P) types:

CBR Mk. 1E Type 2 HEA-P: Hostile Environment Armor, Plate, Mark 1E Type 2. Introduced February 2021. Issued to the Reconnaissance Expeditionary Force (REF) Tactical Naval Corps and Marine Corps. Armor was typically painted grey with black trim (Naval), or olive drab with light grey trim (Marine). Replaced by the CVR-series of armors starting in 2034.

CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P (TASC) Female Officer 1CBR Mk. 1E Type 3 HEA-P: Hostile Environment Armor, Plate, Mark 1E Type 3. Introduced October 2021. Issued to the Tactical Armored Space Corps. Armor was typically painted light grey with trim corresponding to unit markings. Replaced by the CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P(L)starting in 2023.

CBR Mk. 2E Type 1 HEA-P(H): Hostile Environment Armor, Plate, Light, Mark 2E Type 1. Introduced January 2023. Issued to the Tactical Space Corps Naval Infantry. Armor was typically painted white with light blue trim.

CBR Mk. 2E Type 2 HEA-P(L): Hostile Environment Armor, Plate, Light, Mark 2E Type 2. Introduced November 2025. Issued to the Tactical Armored Space Corps. Armor was typically painted light grey with trim corresponding to unit markings.

 

 


 

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, Robotech Masters Saga Sourcebook (March 2009),

Robotech New Generation Sourcebook (November 2011), The Robotech RPG Book Four: Southern Cross (September 1987)

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