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Denver, Territory of Colorado gallery

Denver, Unincorporated Territory of Colorado, USA, UEG

 

Views of the iced in city during the Invid Occupation.


Denver’s world famous shopping district.


Denver’s Geothermal  Power Station (Photo from Denver City Power Co-op)


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 the author of the Warp Zone. The author is given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the Warp Zone that has been utilized in this publication. http://www.karridian.net/robotech.html

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2018 Tim Wing

 

Denver, Unincorporated Territory of Colorado

Denver, Unincorporated Territory of Colorado, USA, UEG

by Tim Wing

Attachments

General Informaiton

  • Country: United States, United Earth Government
  • State: Unincorporated Territory of Colorado
  • Founded: 2014, as New Denver
  • Incorporated: November 7, 2018, as Denver
  • Destroyed: January 2044 during the Invid Occupation
  • Named for: James W. Denver
  • Government: Denver City Council
  • Metro area: 36 km2
  • Population (2028): 160,158

Denver (sometimes referred to as Denver Sector) was a North American city located in Rocky Mountains near the location of its destroyed namesake. Denver was rebuilt following the Zentraedi Holocaust as a model city. Its founders were made up of prominent survivors from the former state of Colorado who endeavored to build a sustainable urban environment utilizing renewable energy sources. To this end, the main downtown area was situated in the bowl of an inactive volcano. Underneath the city, a large geothermal power station was built. This plant supplied power not just to Denver, but to several other communities in the surrounding area. Covering the downtown area was a large transparent dome used to trap geothermal waste heat during the winter months, keeping the city comfortably warm even in January. Due to the heavy snowfall in the region, snow and ice removal was a constant headache for the city department of transportation.

Due to its location high in the mountains with poor access to transportation infrastructure, Denver never became an industrial center. Only two roads accessed Denver, and both were subject to frequent closings due to the passes often getting snowed in during the winter. Denver’s primary economic activities were banking, insurance and the tech sector. Denver’s population was mostly affluent white upper middle-class professionals. Denver was famous for both its green reputation and for its world-class shopping and ski-resorts.

The city was evacuated several times during the Second Robotech War, and then once again for good after the Invid Invasion. This was since even though it was energy self-sufficient, it had no means of feeding its population once the interstate system of trade broke down in the wake of the invasion. With an estimated food supply measured in days, not weeks, the city council ordered an evacuation two days after the arrival of the Invid.

In January of 2044, a group of freedom fighters briefly set up camp in the city center. With the entire dome covered in a heavy layer of snow, the city was completely hidden from view until the freedom fighters literally stubbled upon it. What they found was a city that was evacuated so abruptly that the former residents didn’t even bother to turn off the lights before they left. The power station was still running, and the entire city center was heated. Their presence eventually attracted the attention of the Invid, and the city was destroyed in the ensuing battle.


 

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 the author of the Warp Zone. The author is given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the Warp Zone that has been utilized in this publication. http://www.karridian.net/robotech.html

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2018 Tim Wing

 

 

Canada, member state United Earth Government

Canada, member state United Earth Government

by Tim Wing

Canada was a member state of the United Earth Government (UEG), and home to UEG’s capital: Monument City. Canada’s post war capital was London, which was rebuilt after the First Robotech War. Due to its low population density, Canada was lower on the target list during the Zentraedi attack on Earth in the final days of the First Robotech War.

  • Motto: A Mari Usque Ad Mare (Latin), (English: “From Sea to Sea”)
  • Anthem: “O Canada”
  • Royal anthem: “God Save the King”
  • Capital: London, Ontario
  • Largest city: Monument City, Ontario
  • Major Population Centers: Graystone, Saskatchewan; New Macross City, Ontario (destroyed 2012); Ogino City, British Columbia; Stone City Ontario; Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Major Military Installations: Garrison Shilo, Manitoba; Arviat Field (Nunavut Base), Arviat, Nunavut; Garrison Petawawa (Ontario Base), Ontario; UN Military Headquarters, New Macross City, Ontario (destroyed 2012); United Earth Command Headquarters, Monument City, Ontario; United Earth Forces Military Academy, Monument City, Ontario; Fort Sibly (Monument City Base), Monument City, Ontario; Donald Hayes Aerospace Base, Monument City, Ontario
  • Official language: English
  • Demonym: Canadian
  • Government: Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  • Monarch: King Henry IX
  • Legislature: Parliament
  • Total area: 8,442,614 km2
  • Population: 7,903,034 (2028 UEG census)
  • Currency: United Earth Credits (UEC)

Etymology

While a variety of theories have been postulated for the etymological origins of Canada, the name is now accepted as coming from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning “village” or “settlement”.

History

Though Canada fared far better than its neighbor to the south, she still lost all her major population centers. The entire east coast, along with the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were destroyed. Ontario suffered the worst, with nearly 99% of its population incinerated in an instant. In the west, Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia were likewise destroyed. Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador were heavily damaged, with nearly the entirety of their populations in the south wiped out. So extensive was the destruction that these provinces were downgraded to the status of territories. The northern territories of Yukon, the Northwest Territory and Nunavut pulled through largely unscathed however. Though the cities (sic) of Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit were destroyed, most of the small settlements who largely had populations under four thousand survived. Because of this, Canada emerged from the war with the largest surviving population in North America.

After the First Robotech War, Francophone separatists formally succeeded from Canada, forming the Free Nation of Quebec (the Quebec Quadrant, as it is referred to by the UEG). Quebec also abstained from joining the world government, remaining an independent nation state with strong diplomatic ties to Canada and the UEG. Quebec maintained a neutral stance throughout the cold war between the UEG and the Eastern Block of Soviet Independent States (EBSIS), perusing a policy of pacifism and isolation. Most of the industrial and technological base of the region was lost in the Zentraedi Rain of Death. Reconstruction was slower than in the rest of Canada due to it not having access to UEG reconstruction funding. The bulk of the populace lived in and around the capital of New Quebec City.

Canada was the primary battleground during the Second Robotech War due to the SDF-1’s resting place at SX Point 83 being the Robotech Masters’ primary objective. Much of the population of Monument City and Thunder Bay were lost during this war. This same corner of Ontario again found itself the site of hostilities as a major branch hive of the Invid’s Reflex Point was located over the wreck of the SDF-1.

Geography and climate

Canada occupies much of the continent of North America, sharing land borders with the contiguous United States to the south, and the US Unincorporated Territory of Alaska to the northwest. Canada stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west; to the north lies the Arctic Ocean. By total area (including its waters), Canada is the second-largest country in the world, after the Soviet Union.

Canada is home to the world’s northernmost settlement, the former United Earth Defense Forces (UEDF) Tactical Corps (TC) Cold Division Station Alert, on the northern tip of Ellesmere Island, which lies 817 kilometers from the North Pole.

Much of the Canadian Arctic is covered by ice and permafrost. Sub artic regions of the country remain largely in their pre-war natural state. The southern temperate zones had entered the initial stages of recovery by the beginning of the Second Robotech War, with grasslands and scrub-forests in areas that were once covered by boreal forests. The central prairies were also well on their way to recovery by this point. The southernmost regions that had the highest prewar population density remain to this day uninhabitable wasteland, with very little in the way of natural vegetation.

Government and politics

Postwar, Canada maintained its parliamentary system within the context of a constitutional monarchy, the monarchy of Canada being the foundation of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The Canadian monarchy is a separate legal institution from the monarchy of the United Kingdom, though the two offices were held by the same individual. The sovereign from the end of the First Robotech War up until the Invid Invasion was King Henry IX. The direct participation of the royal and viceroyal figures in areas of governance was limited.

Each of the 86 members of parliament in the House of Commons was elected by simple plurality in an electoral district or riding. General elections must be called by the governor general, either on the advice of the prime minister or if the government loses a confidence vote in the House. Constitutionally, an election may be held no more than five years after the preceding election, although the Canada Elections Act limits this to four years with a fixed election date in October. The 25 members of the Senate, whose seats are apportioned on a regional basis, could serve until age 75.

Canada was allotted 36 representatives in the General Council of the United Earth Government. These representatives were elected once every four years by a simple majority vote, by their district.

Provinces and territories

Canada was a federation composed of five provinces and seven territories. Provinces had more autonomy than territories, having responsibility for social programs such as health care, education, and welfare. Together, the provinces collect more revenue than the federal government, an almost unique structure among federations of the UEG. Using its spending powers, the federal government could initiate national policies in provincial areas, such as the Canada Health Act; the provinces could opt out of these, but rarely did so in practice. Equalization payments are made by the federal government to ensure that reasonably uniform standards of services and taxation are kept between the richer and poorer provinces.

Major Population Centers

Looking at the map of Canada, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that surviving population was quite small, since very few cities break the 50,000-population threshold for being considered a major population center. This, however, is deceiving. The northern territories have hundreds of settlements ranging from a few hundred to several thousand. This geographic dispersion was what allowed so many northern Canadians to survive the war relatively unscathed.

London, Ontario: London was rebuilt in the early post war period and served as the provisional capital. Originally, plans were made to rebuild Ottawa, but by the late teens these plans were abandoned.

New Macross City, Ontario: New Macross City was established when the UES Macross returned to Earth at the end of the First Robotech War. With a population of 70,000, it was the largest city on Earth up until its destruction in January 2014.

Monument City, Ontario: Monument was founded originally as a refugee camp after the destruction of New Macross City. It quickly grew in size and was declared the new capital of the UEG on Founders Day in 2017.

Greystone, Saskatchewan: Greystone Heights was a neighborhood of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, which survived the First Robotech War and hosted a large refugee population in the early days of reconstruction. Eventually it became one of the largest population centers in Canada. It name was shortened to Greystone in 2015.

Ogino City, British Columbia: Ogino City, named for its founder Makoto Ogino, was the primary west coast port and industrial center for Canada. Its inhabitants were composed primarily of survivors Seattle and Vancouver metropolitan areas.  Several defense contractors relocated here after the war, to include Boeing. This city was the site of the Christmas Day Attack by Zentraedi Malcontent Khyron.

Stone City, Ontario: Third largest city in Ontario, after Monument City and London.

Thunder Bay, Ontario: Thunder Bay was a small city that survived mostly intact after the Zentraedi Rain of Death. Its population nearly doubled overnight, when nearby New Macross City was destroyed and many of its former residents arrived as refugees.

Demographics

The 2028 UEG census enumerated a total population of 7,903,034. It is hard to determine the exact population at the end of the war, but it is suffice to say it was significantly less. Post war repopulation policies of mass cloning and subsidies for large families, as well as integration of micronized Zentraedi into the human population, resulted in at least a 100-fold increase from the post war surviving population. Immigrants also contributed greatly to this population explosion, as Canada had one of the highest per-capita immigration rates in the world, driven mainly by economic policy and habitable land. Canada’s population density, at .94 inhabitants per square kilometer was among the highest in the world.

According to the 2028 census, the country’s largest self-reported ethnic origin was European at 33%, Zentraedi at 25%, indigenous North American (First Nationer) at 22%, Asian at 14%, Caribbean and Central and South American at 3%, and African at 3%. Though a multitude of First Nationer languages was spoken, as well as Zentraedi, English was the official language of Canada of the First Robotech War. A portion of the population spoke French as their first language, but it was dropped as an official language in retaliation to the succession of Quebec.

 


 

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

Acknowledgement is extended to the author of the Warp Zone. The author is given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the Warp Zone that has been utilized in this publication. 

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2018 Tim Wing

 

 

Wraith Haydonite Aerospace Superiority Fighter

(UEEF Reporting Name: Wraith) Haydonite Aerospace Superiority Fighter

by Tim Wing

Attachments:

  • Wraith reference file
  • Wraith gallery

I. Dimensions:

  • Height: 4.1 meters
  • Length: 10.4 meters
  • Wingspan: 32.4 meters (with wings swept out)
  • Weight: 18.5 metric tons (estimated)

II. Type:

  • Design: unknown, presumed Haydonite in origin
  • Builder: unknown
  • Aerospace Superiority Fighter (note that it is not confirmed that this fighter can operate in an atmosphere, as it has only been encountered in space)

III. Service History:

  • Operated by the Haydonites. Entry date into service unknown. First encountered 2044.

IV. Propulsion:

  • Two engines of unknown design and specification, mounted side by side along the centerline of the craft, facing aft. Possibly plasma-shock expansion type.
  • Assumed to have both anti-gravity flight controls and an advanced Inertia Vector Control System (IVCS).
  • Powerplant: Assumed to be protoculture cell energizer based, though it is possible that the craft is powered by an advance micronized fusion powerplant.
  • Fuel Capacity: 10 standard protoculture cells, if powered by a protoculture cell energizer (estimated). Reaction mass tankage unknown.

V. Performance:

  • Maximum level speed (Terra-type atmosphere): 1,120 kph at sea level, 1,760 kph at 10,000 meters, 3,000 kph (Mach 2.4) at 30,000 meters.

Note: These figures are based on UEEF estimates of what the craft should be capable of, utilizing engine designs of known technology. It is the opinion of this publication that the craft likely uses engines of advance design that would enable it to travel at hypersonic speeds (Mach 5 plus) at all altitudes and that the aerospace craft is likely capable of achieving escape velocity in an Earth-like atmosphere.

  • Minimum speed: Unknown
  • Delta-v capacity: Unknown
  • Protoculture cell endurance: Unknown

VI. Electronics:

  • Protoculture emissions detection system (confirmed)
    Shadow Cloaking Device hyperspace-emissions detection system (confirmed)
  • Passive multispectral detection system (assumed)
  • Active multispectral detection system (assumed)

Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS):

  • Passive multispectral threat detection system (assumed)
  • Note that no active missile countermeasures have been observed in combat

VII. Armament:

  • 2 x High Yield Pulse Lasers. Observed to be very high yield, estimated to be at least 50 MJ per burst. The yield and rate of fire are superior to any mecha mounted laser or directed energy weapon in UEEF or Tiresian inventory.
  • Additional armament is purely speculative. The ability to mount heavier directed energy weapons as well as conventional, nuclear and anti-mater warhead anti-ship missiles must not be discounted.
Wraith with its main weapons in the deployed position. Illustration taken from the UEEF Visual Mecha Recognition Guide FM 44-38.02.

VIII. Armor:

The armor of the Wraith is composed of unknown materials. Spectral analysist is classified, though it should be made available in 2094 under the provisional freedom of information act.

The armor has been observed to stop all heavy infantry weapons fire and light mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Zentraedi 22.3mm HE autocannon round. Specific armor protection past that is difficult to estimate, though it must be noted that the high explosive armor piercing multi-purpose warhead of the Hammerhead missile has been successful in damaging the Wraith in past engagements, when fired in volley. No active-energy-based protection systems have been observed, but once again the existence of such a system should not be discounted.

IX. Development:

Only two mecha were encountered during the Haydonite Pseudo-War. An aerospace fighter, called the Wraith in United Earth Expeditionary Force (UEEF) reporting name parlance, was the only mecha encountered in space-to-space combat. Very little hard data is known about the Wraith, and what is known will remain classified until at least 2094. (Though additional information should be declassified by 2094 according to the provisional freedom of information act, it is expected that this information will remain classified well past this date.)

The Wraith was first encountered in the Omicron sector during the Haydonite Pseudo-War in 2044. It is a fast and agile non-variable fighter with a very small radar signature and a directed-energy-based weapon system.

The fuselage of the Wraith is teardrop shaped with four variable geometry wings and two ventral mounted stabilizers/control surfaces. The fighter has a single sensor mounted at the front of the fuselage, facing forward. The surface of the fuselage is covered in layered plates of unknown composition. Two engines of unknown design and specification are mounted side by side along the centerline of the craft, facing aft. Two pulse lasers are mounted on the dorsal side of the fuselage. These lasers are mounted in flex position which can traverse through at least 180 degrees azimuth, 30 degrees to -45 degrees of elevation.

The Wraith has been observed to have a very small radar signature, suggesting passive stealth properties. The Wraith has been observed to have no infrared or protoculture signature, suggesting that it has an active signature dampening system like the UEEF’s Shadow Cloaking Device (as one would expect, since this technology was gifted to the UEEF by the Haydonites). Sensor capabilities of the Wraith are unknown, though the type has been observed to have the ability to detect and lock onto the hyperspace emissions of the Shadow Cloaking Device. Because of this, the Shadow Cloaking Device had to be banned from use during the Pseudo-War. The Wraith has also been shown to be able to detect Protoculture emissions. Further sensor capabilities are thought to be extensive.

Examination of the known facts about the Wraith Leave far more questions than answers. While the type is certainly advanced when compared to contemporary mecha such as the VF/A-6 Shadow and the Tiresian Bioroid series, the Wraith is not that impressive when viewed in the context of the well documented planetary defense systems of Haydon IV. So effective are these defenses, which do without any space fighter capability, that it is puzzling why the Haydonites would field an aerospace fighter of such modest and conventional design. An interesting flaw in the Wraith’s capabilities is an observed absence of any active missile countermeasures systems. Reasons for this shortcoming are purely speculative. It is possible that the Wraith is a very old weapons system, dating back centuries or perhaps millennia, that was pressed into service for the limited action which was the Haydonite Pseudo-War. This would explain why the type seems to be so far behind the Haydonite state of the art. It is also possible that the Haydonites purposely limited the Wraith’s capabilities in order to give the UEEF a fighting chance. Reasons for this would be completely inscrutable, but so much is when dealing with the machine learning intelligence which is the Haydonite race.

Wraith with its main weapons in the stowed position. Illustration taken from the UEEF Visual Mecha Recognition Guide FM 44-38.02.

 

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

Original artwork by: Harmony Gold; Brian Manning

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2018 Tim Wing

 

 

Speeder Invid Reconnaissance Aerospace Craft gallery

(UEEF Reporting Name: Speeder) Invid Reconnaissance Aerospace Craft

 

Speeder Invid Reconnaissance Aerospace Craft

 

 

 

 

 

 


Speeder Invid Reconnaissance Aerospace Craft technical illustrations


Speeder Invid Reconnaissance Aerospace Craft with Overseer pilot


Speeder Invid Reconnaissance Aerospace Craft illustration from UEEF Visual Mecha Recognition Guide FM 44-38.02


 

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: Tatsunoko Production Company

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2018 Tim Wing

 

 

Speeder Invid Reconnaissance Aerospace Craft

Designation: (UEEF Reporting Name: Speeder) Invid Reconnaissance Aerospace Craft

by Tim Wing

Attachments:

  • Speeder reference file
  • Speeder gallery

I. Dimensions.

  • Length: 7.3 meters
  • Width: 1.7 meters
  • Height: 3.7 meters
  • Weight: 6 metric tons.

II. Type.

  • One Man Reconnaissance Hover Car sized for a Malar-gar (Overseer) pilot
  • The service entry date is unknown. The earliest confirmed recording of the Speeder was taken in 2023. The last known sighting was in 2036, though it is believed to have been in service through till 2044.

III. Propulsion.

  • 3 x vectorable thruster ports for forward thrust mounted rearward, max. combined output power 90 kN (estimated).
  • 2 x vectorable thruster ports for lifting thrust mounted rearward on the left and right sides, max. combined output power 40 kN (estimated).
  • 2 x vectorable thruster ports for lifting thrust mounted forward on the canard struts, max. combined output power 25 kN (estimated).
  • Powerplant: 1 protoculture cell energizer.
  • Fuel Capacity: 6 Standard canisters of Protoculture.

IV. Performance.

  • Maximum speed: 1541 kph (Mach 2.3) (observed)
  • Maximum altitude: unknown
  • Delta-V: unknown

V. Electronics Suite.

  • One visual/LLLTV sensor cluster in the center of the nose. The spectral resolution of this sensor is very poor.
  • Two side looking visual/LLLTV sensor clusters on the left and right of the nose. The spectral resolution of these sensors is equally poor.

VI. Armament.

None, other than the weapons systems of the Overseer pilot.

Note that the forward control canards are constructed form the same metal-ceramic-organic composite material as the claws of other Invid mecha. These canards can reportedly be used in slashing attacks against dismounted infantry. It has also been reported that they are strong enough to be used in attacking full size mecha, though these claims seem dubious.

VII. Armor.

The armor of the Speeder is composed of a composite of metals, ceramics, and organics unique to Invid manufacture. Research continues into the composition of this material, though results from X-ray crystallography, NMR, and mass spectroscopy studies remain classified. The armor stops all small arms and heavy infantry weapons fire, provides good resistance to light mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Zentraedi 22.3mm HE autocannon round, and poor resistance to medium mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Valkyrie’s 55mm APFSDS round. The armor on the forward canards is substantially superior, and stops all small arms and heavy infantry weapons fire, provides good resistance to light mecha-mounted weaponry, and fair resistance to medium mecha-mounted weaponry.

VIII. Development.

The Speeder (Invid designation unknown) was a small one-man reconnaissance aerospacecraft used by the Regent’s faction of the Invid race. It was used exclusively to transport the Malar-gar (UEEF reporting name: Overseer). On an Earth-like planet or moon, such as Tirol, the Speeder only seemed capable of low altitude flight. This was probably due to the body having no lift producing surfaces, being completely reliant on its lift-thrusters. It was capable of extreme straight-line speed at low altitude, with an observed top speed of Mach 2.3. The Speeder has also been observed operating in space, though delta-v and endurance capabilities remain unknown. The Speeder is unarmed and is dependent on the weapons systems of its Overseer pilot. Very little else is known about the Speeder. What is known comes from direct battlefield observation and from the examination of the wreckage of one downed example.

The Speeder was first encountered on Tirol by the planetary defense forces of the Tiresian Legion. These craft, along with their Overseer pilots, were used in small numbers as battlefield observers for the Regent’s invasion force. The actual in-service date is not known. On the rare occasions that they were seen, their pilots appeared to have been carrying out battlefield damage assessments for the Regent’s forces. All contacts with the Overseers and their Speeders ceased after the departure of the Regent. For this reason, it is thought that the Overseers acted as a Royal Guard for the Regent himself. This is supported by the fact that all sightings of the Overseer by the United Earth Expeditionary Force (UEEF) were in theatres of operation where the Regent was present. The last known sighting was in 2036, though it is believed to have been in service through till 2044.


 

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: Tatsunoko Production Company

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2018 Tim Wing

 

 

Malar-gan (Overseer) Large General-Purpose Robot

Malar-gan (UEEF Reporting name: Overseer) Large General-Purpose Robot

by Tim Wing

The Overseer, or Red Enforcer as it was first called, was a combat robot used by the Regent’s faction of the Invid race. Externally, it appeared to be identical to the Malar (Enforcer) power armor in use by both factions, only it was approximately twice as large. Little is known about this mecha in the way of concrete data, as no example has ever been captured for examination. For example, it is not known if this mecha was a conventional robot powered by stage four Invid pilot, or if it was a powered armor suit made specifically for an evolved Invid pilot of increased size. For the purposes of this article, it will be assumed that the Overseer was indeed a robot built for a normal sized pilot as this is the prevailing opinion.

The Overseer’s weapons fit was similar in appearance to the Enforcer’s. It had two forearm-mounted anti-personnel laser cannons. It is calculated that each shot should have delivered 500 kJ of laser energy if they were indeed scaled up versions of the Enforcer’s lasers. It is also quite possible that these lasers were the same in specification to its smaller brother. The Overseer also carried a torpedo shaped plasma rifle similar in appearance to that of the Enforcer’s, only twice as large of course. If it was simply a scaled-up design, it is calculated that it would fire a 25 MJ plasma beam. This would make this weapon comparable to the MBR-04 Tomahawk’s main particle beam gun.

The Overseer was first encountered on Tirol by the planetary defense forces of the Tiresian Legion. These mecha, along with their Speeder aircraft which appear to be specifically designed for their use, were used in small numbers as battlefield observers for the Regents invasion force. On the rare occasions that they were seen, they appeared to have been carrying out battlefield damage assessments for the Regent’s forces. All contacts with the Overseer ceased after the departure of the Regent. For this reason, it is thought that the Overseers acted as a Royal Guard for the Regent himself. This is supported by the fact that all sightings of the Overseer by the United Earth Expeditionary Force (UEEF) were in theatres of operation where the Regent was present. All sightings ended after the destruction of the Regent’s hive on Optera in March 2044.

Dimensions

  • Height: 4.3 meters (observed)
  • Depth: 1.5 meters (observed)
  • Breadth: 1.8 meters (observed)
  • Weight:  1160 kilograms (estimated, without pilot)

Armament:

  • 2 x forearm-mounted anti-personnel laser cannons.
  • Optional: 1 x plasma rifle.


 

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; Tatsunoko Production Company

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2018 Tim Wing

 

 

Brewtine Chillaid Shoulder Fired Missile Launcher

Brewtine Chillaid (Z-ML Mk.II) Shoulder Fired Missile Launcher

by Tim Wing

The Brewtine Chillaid (UEDF reporting name: Z-RLG Mk. II) Anti-Aircraft Guided Rocket Launcher was issued to Zentraedi infantry of the Main Fleet. Short range missiles were laser guided. The body of the Brewtine was exceptionally light, being made of woven composite materials. Lightness was a priority in the weapon’s design, as the rocket launcher was meant to be carried in addition to a Chillaid Rodrup IC-AR Assault Rifle. The Brewtine was originally issued in small numbers, but as the war against the Invid ramped up, it found itself being utilized more and more as it was well suited to engaging small airborne targets such as the Iiga Scout Troopers and Gurab Shook Troopers.

  • Year Introduced: 1641 C.E.
  • Capacity: 5 missiles, magazine-fed
  • Rate of Fire: Semi-automatic
  • Weight: 238 kg (empty)
  • Length: 5.2 m


 

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: Kevin Siembieda, Kevin Long, Daniel Dussault, Allen Manning, Brian Manning, Apollo Okamura, Benjamin Rodriguez, Charles Walton II and Michael Wilson

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2018 Tim Wing

 

 

Nupetiet-Basgalitz-class Fleet Command Battleship

Nupetiet-Basgalitz-class Fleet Command Battleship

by Tim Wing

The Nupetiet-Basgalitz-class Zentraedi battleship was assumed to be the predecessor to Nupetiet-T’zanaltz Fleet Command Ship, which was in turn the predecessor to the current Nupetiet Vergnitzs-class Fleet Command Battleship. It is thought that the class was first built in the early days of the Masters’ use of the Zentraedi, sometime in the early fifteenth century. The ship fell out of service sometime in the seventeenth century, having been replaced by both the Nupetiet-T’zanaltz-class and the Nupetiet Vergnitzs-class Command Battleships. Due to superficial similarities to the two succeeding classes of ships, it is assumed that it was also designed and built by the Worquli-Quatafilla 755,819th Zentraedi Fully-Automated Armory Planet. Very few Nupetiet-Basgalitz-class ships are believed to have been built before the class was replaced. Estimates are in the range of 900 ships. Several examples have been found mothballed in various shipyards across the former Tirolian Mercantile Empire. None have been observed in operational use.

  • Ship Type: Fleet Command Battleship
  • Operator: Zentradi Main Fleet
  • Manufacturer: Unknown (assumed to be Worquli-Quatafilla)
  • Ship Name: Nupetiet-Basgalitz-class
  • Commission Date: Circa 1400
  • Dimensions: length 3,200 meters, width 650 meters, height 540 meters
  • Mass: standard operating displacement 120,000,000 metric tons
  • Power Plant: reflex furnace cluster
  • Primary Systems: main thruster nozzle cluster, multiple vernier nozzle clusters, gravity control system, fold system cluster
  • Armament:
  • multiple guided beam cannons
  • multiple small maneuverable warship weapons
  • multiple anti-ship/anti-aircraft missile launchers
  • Airwing: hanger space to accommodate at least 5,000 mecha and aerospace fighters of multiple types

 


 

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

Content by Tim Wing

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Hafif Naklye Light Landing Boat

Hafif Naklye (UEDF Reporting code: S-C2) Light Landing Boat

from the Macross Mecha Manual

edited by Tim Wing

The Hafif Naklye functions as an extended range deployment/retrieval ship either carrying troops and mecha into battle or transporting units back to a larger carrier. At 250 meters in length, the Light Transport Boat is designed with a large internal bay that can hold Zentraedi infantry or Battle Pods in the crouched possition. Entrance and egress for the main bay is achieved through a single main hangar door at the rear of the craft, protected by two exterior “wing” doors. The large cargo bay can hold up to 25 fully equipped personnel or ten Reguld or 12 Nousjadeul-Ger battle suits. The Light Transport Boat is a non-combat ship without a fold system but does feature small guns for defense.

  • Equipment Type: light troop landing ship
  • Government: Zentradi Main Fleets and Border Fleets
  • Accommodation: 25 personnel or lesser number of Reguld and Nousjadeul-Ger units
  • Dimensions: total length 250.0 meters
  • Power Plant: one medium Protoculture reactor
  • Propulsion: 8 x main thruster nozzles; many x vernier thrusters

 


 

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: Miyatake Kazutaka

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. 

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2018 Tim Wing