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Philips AllView Multi-Band Digital Camera System

  • Type: multi-band (IIR/UV/Visual) forward looking digital camera with search and track capabilities
  • Manufacturer: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • Introduced: 2013
  • Range:

Philips’ AllView series multi-band digital camera systems were revolutionary in their time. The AllView was the first sensor system to combine Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) and Infrared Search and Track capabilities in a relatively small package. Prior to that, platforms such as the VF-1 Valkyrie mounted separate systems in the forms of the Thomson DOS-2000 multi-band digital camera system, which was available in Battloid mode, and the Zeiss TS-2 long range FLIR, which was only available in fighter and GERWALK modes. As such, the Valkyrie was not able to leverage the long-range telescopic search and track capabilities of the FLIR while in Battloid mode, relying instead on what was a rudimentary camera system with limited magnification and tracking capabilities. The AllView, as installed on the VF/A-6 Alpha, allowed full capabilities via the same system in all modes. This cut down on weight, complexity, and cost.

The AllView also boasted a high level of system integration, marrying it with the host platform’s radar and warning receivers. The system also integrated the Thomson LT-5 laser designator, which allowed for laser designation and laser spot tracking for cooperative engagements. This enabled seamless pilot interface, where sensor information could be shown on a display which combined visual images with targeting information overlays generated by both the radar, the multi-band cameras and all information received from the platform’s warning receivers. For example, if the platform is lazed during combat, the AllView would reconcile that threat data with the physical image of the contact and overlay icons and data designating the contact as a threat. Additionally, the system could leverage specific target data from each system, based on which system is best suited to the data in question.

The AllView was very small in size, relative to its capabilities. The primary sensor group measured 40cm by 55cm by 70cm. This allowed entire system to be installed in the confined space of the “head” of variable mecha such as the VF/A-6 Alpha and VF-4 Lightning III and allowed for flexible placement in more convention land mecha and aerospace fighters.  

The original AllView was the first 4th generation FLIR to enter production. 4th generation systems offered exceptional clarity and resolution over their 3rd generation predecessors. To put this in perspective, the AllView provided the same resolution at 10x magnification of a target at 1300 meters as the VF-1’s DOS-2000 provided at 100 meters and zero magnification. The AllView could see in both the visual, infrared, and ultraviolet spectrums. This data could be combined in multiple ways, according to pilot preference. The pilot could choose to view targets in full color, with heat sources enhanced in brightness; pure infrared images in black and white, in either white hot or black hot modes; or non-enhanced visual spectrum displays.

The AllView V1.0 (AAQ-50) was first installed on the VF-4 Lightning III in 2014. While the VF-4 itself was cursed by design, its sensor package was a one of the few successes to come out of the program. The AllView, which was the centerpiece of the sensor package, was later installed by Maxwell Dynamics in V1.2 form on its wildly successful Alpha fighter series of Veritechs. It was also installed on all the Destroids procured by the UEEF prior to the Pioneer Mission. Though the AllView was later eclipsed by Philips’ AllView II, which offered 360-degree coverage, upgraded versions of the AllView still found their way into mecha where space constraints precluded the use of the larger system, such as Quimeliquola’s TFR-29 Interceptor Bioroid in the V2.0 iteration and in the some of the late UEEF Destroids, such as the NA-1 Jackal, in V3.0 form. The AllView V3.0, which made use of 5th generation FLIR technology, was not backwards compatible with the earlier versions mounted on the VF/A-6 Alphas. For this reason, the VF/A-6X Shadow Alpha introduced the Type 4 sensor housing (Shadow-Head) which allowed the newer generation AllView to be incorporated. Plans to upgrade the UEEF’s legacy fleet of Alphas with the new sensor housing never materialized. These Alphas were instead upgraded to VF/A-6ZS standard making use of the AllView V1.4, which also made use of 5th generation FLIR technology, but in a small enough package to fit in the Type 3 sensor housing (Air-Head).

Platforms:

AllView V1.0 (AAQ-50), introduced 2014

AllView V1.1 (AAQ-50/1), introduced 2016

AllView V1.2 (AAQ-50/2), introduced 2018

AllView V1.3 (AAQ-50/3), introduced 2022

AllView V2.0 (AAQ-59), introduced 2026

AllView V3.0 (AAQ-58), introduced 2038

AllView V1.4(plus) (AAQ-50/4+), introduced 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.

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.

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2021 Tim Wing

Koninklijke Philips N.V.

  • Earth Head Office: Nieuw Amsterdam, Netherlands, European Community (UEG)
  • Extrasolar Head Office: Space Station Equality, Robotech Factory Satellite
  • Established: 1891
  • Status: Ongoing concern
  • Founder: Gerard and Anton Philips

Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Dutch for Royal Philips, commonly shortened to PHILIPS) is a Dutch multinational conglomerate corporation that was founded in Eindhoven in 1891. Since 2014, it has been mostly headquartered in Nieuw Amsterdam, as well as its extrasolar office on Space Station Equality. Philips is one of the largest electronics companies in human controlled space and is currently focused in the area of military avionics, with significant operations in the consumer electronics sector.

Landmark products include the “AllView” series of multi-band camera systems, which, in one form or another, have been installed on almost every human made Veritech, Battloid and aerospace fighter since they introduced it for use on the VF/A-6 Alpha. In the commercial sector, Philips is best known for their CDI series of video game consoles. The CDI 910 started a gaming revolution when it was introduced in 1990 and has continued to be a market leader well into the 21st century. The company also produced several arcade based games throughout its history, the most successful one being the three dimensional Veritech combat simulator “Battroid Attack!”

Philips was also the first human company to win a contract from a non-human military, when the Karbarrans made a major purchase of the latest AllView for their aerospace fighters. Philips has also had success in the Tiresian market with their latest CDI-X4 game consoles and other consumer electronics. Today, Philips has operations on Earth, all the major human colonies, Space Station Equality and Tirol.


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.

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.

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2021 Tim Wing

The Boeing Company

  • Earth Head Office: Portland, Oregon, United States (closed)
  • Extrasolar Head Office: Space Station Equality, Robotech Factory Satellite
  • Established: 1916 (as Pacific Aero Products Co.)
  • Status: Ongoing concern
  • Founder: William E. Boeing

The Boeing Company is a Space Station Equality based corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells missiles and avionics for the United Earth Expeditionary Force (UEEF). Prior to the First Robotech War, Boeing was among the largest global aerospace manufacturers, controlling approximately half of the world’s commercial airliner market. After the Zentraedi “Rain of Death”, all of Boeing’s manufacturing facilities on the planet were destroyed. The sole remaining company asset was a small engineering team located on the SDF-1, who were responsible for the integration program on the HMM-01 Starburst missile, which was being used on the Super Valkyrie.

Clint Jackson, the site manager of the team, was the controlling share holder after the war. (His stake before the war was a mere $35,000 worth of stock options that he received as part of the sign-on bonus which lured him away from Union Carbide.) He reestablished the corporate headquarters in New Macross after the SDF-1 returned to Earth, later moving the headquarters to Portland Oregon after the destruction of the SDFs 1 and 2. Boeing continued to build the Starburst missile at the SDF-1 manufacturing facility, until the operation was moved to the Robotech Factory Satellite (Space Station Equality). As production on the Starburst was winding down, Boeing was at risk of loosing its sole remaining product line. The company was saved when they submitted an unsolicited bid for a free-fall bomb that could be used in both air and space (the SDBU-series of bombs). This contract kept the company solvent and continues to be one of Boeing’s biggest revenue producers.

After the end of the Third Robotech War, Boeing attempted to move back into the commercial aviation industry, but thus far has not managed to have any success. They continue to be producer of missiles and guidance systems, as well as an engineering subcontractor for the big defense contractors.


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.

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.

Content by Tim Wing

Copyright © 2021 Tim Wing

Variable Mecha: Avionics and Sensors

ALL SYSTEMS

Earth: United Earth Government

Avionica             

  • VR-34 Short Range Millimeter Radar

Carl Zeiss GmbH              

  • LR Multi-Optic IIR/LLLTV/UV Telescope System
  • TS-2 Long Range Forward-Looking Telescopic Array for IR Spectrum (FLIR)
  • FLIR201 Long Range IIR/LLLTV/UV Telescope System
  • FLIR211 Long Range IIR/LLLTV/UV Telescope System

Elettronica      

  • Elettronica Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)
  • Elettronica Laser Warning Receiver (LWR)

Ferranti              

  • NEO-12 Multi-Band Spherical Digital VL/IIR/UV Camera

Harris   

  • CT-12 Computer Targeting System
  • CT-12B Computer Targeting System

Hewlett-Packard             

  • HP-DB1206 On-Board Automatic Data Interpretation System
  • HP-SAI158 On-Board Automatic Data Interpretation System

Hollandse Signaal           

  • Type 1 Computer Targeting System

Hughes

  • APG-101 X-Band Spherical Pulse-Doppler
  • APG-106 S-Band Spherical Pulse-Doppler
  • APG-111 X-Band Spherical Pulse-Doppler
  • APG-113 X-Band Pulse-Doppler Phased Array
  • APG-115 UWB Pulse-Doppler Phased Array
  • APG-117 UWB Pulse-Doppler Phased Array
  • APG-997 Radar
  • AWG-20 X-Band Pulse-Doppler Radar
  • PG-107 X-Band Spherical Pulse-Doppler
  • TPG-115 X-Band Pulse-Doppler Phased Array Radar
  • TWG-22 X-Band Pulse-Doppler Radar

International Business Machine (IBM)      

  • AeSDCS5900 On-Board Automatic Data Interpretation System

Marconi             

  • Marconi Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)
  • NEE-10 Active/Passive Broadband Sensor/Com/Missile Jammer

OlDelft 

  • Oldelft Infra-Red Warning Receiver (IRWR)

Phillips 

  • AllView Multi-Band Omni-Directional Digital Spherical Camera System
  • AllView II Multi-Band Omni-Directional Digital Spherical Camera System
  • MiniView UV, IIR and Optical Sight System

Panasonic          

  • M312SC Military Recording Camera

Texas Instruments          

  • APG-134 Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • APG-137 Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • APG-137G ISAR
  • APG-139 Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • LRAS10 UV, IIR and Optical Sight System

Thomson            

  • ALQ-310 Multi-Band Interleaved Multi-Spectrum Passive Sensor System
  • Cyclops Short Range Radar
  • DOS-2000 Multi-Band Digital Camera System
  • LT-3 Multi-Frequency Laser Ranger and Designator (LRF)
  • LT-4 Multi-Frequency Laser Ranger and Designator (LRF)
  • LT-5 Multi-Frequency Laser Ranger and Designator (LRF)
  • LT-6 Multi-Frequency Laser Ranger and Designator (LRF)
  • LT-8 Multi-Frequency Laser Ranger and Designator (LRF)
  • TRAMS1 Thomson Radiation and Motion Sensors

Robotech Research Group (RRG)      

  • Mk2 Shadow: Super Dimensional/Four-Dimensional Distortion Field
  • Mk3d Protoculture Dampener Device
  • Mk4s Shadow: Four-Dimensional Distortion Field Generator
  • Mk-21 Reflex Semi-Autonomous Control System
  • Mk-83 Reflex (AI) Learning Neural Net System
  • PSS-001 Shadow Cloaking Device

Selena  

  • Groundwarrior Active/Passive Sensor Jammers
  • Skywarrior Active/Passive Sensor Jammers
  • Selenia Infra-Red Warning Receiver (IRWR)
  • Selenia Wide Band Radiation Detectors (WBRR)

Westinghouse  

  • ALQ-200(V) Active Radar Jammer
  • ALQ-203 Multi-Spectrum Jammer
  • ALQ-242(V) Limited Capability Active Sensor Jammer
  • ALQ-246(V) Active Sensor Jammer
  • ALQ-248 (V) Active Radar Jammer
  • ALQ-250(V) Active Sensor Jammer
  • ALQ-258 (V) Multi-Channel Wide-Band Radar Detector/Jammer
  • ALQ-309 Electro-Optical/IR Jammer
  • APG-500 Active/Passive Sensor Jammers
  • APG-140 X-Band Pulse-Doppler Active Phased Array
  • APG-145 X-Band Spherical Pulse-Doppler Long-Range Radar
  • APS-201 Surveillance Radar With Rotary Radome
  • APY-7 Multi-Band Interleaved-Multi-Mode Radar System
  • NER-150A Spherical UWB Radar
  • TPG-144 X-Band Pulse-Doppler Phased Array Medium-Range Radar
  • QRC-100 Infra-Red Counter Measures (IRCM)

Zeiss/Thomson 

  • APG/MS-100 Multi-Spectrum High-Sensitivity Scanner Boom

All the Galaxy’s Variable Mecha Index


NB-1 Naval Battle Armor Package Technical Specifications

Type: One man attack, all-weather, space combat mecha with external weapons and armor package; three-form Veritech (limited to Battloid mode).

Note: specifications are for a NB-1 package as installed on a VA-5C.

Design: Maxwell Dynamics

Builders: Maxwell DynamicsSpace Station Equality production line.

Service History: UEEF Marine Corps from 20361 until 2040

Dimensions:      

Battloid mode  

  • Total Depth: 6.7 meters
  • Total Height: 13.5 meters
  • Total Breadth: 6.6 meters

General

  • Total Dry Weight: 34 metric tons

Performance:   

Battloid mode  

  • Max running speed: 81 kph

General

  • Typical delta-V (space): 10 kps, 13.5 w/ bomb-bay reaction-mass tank
  • Protoculture supply: 220 hours operational use
  • Design G limits: 11.5/-6.0 (Computer overrides at 10.5g)
  • Total Dry Weight: 34,000 kg
  • Gross Weight: 42,510 kg – with pilot (100 kg), reaction-mass (6624 kg), and 62 Hammerhead missiles (1798 kg)

Propulsion:

Engines:

  • 2 x Pratt & Whitney JG95M fusion plasma-air/reaction mass intermix turbines. Max thrust, 137 kN each. One in each leg.
  • 9 x Turbo-Union ATF 401 fusion plasma-air/reaction mass intermix ramjets. Standard thrust 46.9 kN each; max thrust of 91.1 kN each for short periods. Two are mounted on the upper rear (jet mode only), two are flanking the JG95 engine in each leg, and three are mounted as VTOL thrusters on the lower fuselage.
  • 2 x Pratt & Whitney FE-98B first-stage intake fans, providing pressurized airflow to main, auxiliary, and VTOL engines.
  • Assorted small reaction thrusters and gyroscopes for all-environment maneuvers, attitude adjustment, and stability.
  • 3 x RRG PSE7C reaction engines in back mounted pods are rated to 56 kN each.

Powerplant:

Reaction-mass Capacity:

  • 3820 liter internal D2O reactant for fusion engines
  • 1 x 2000 liter internal reaction-mass tank
  • 2400 liter internal D2O reactant for the NB-1’s PSE7C reaction engines

Electronics:

Radar tracking:

  • Hughes APG-111 X-band spherical pulse-Doppler radar.

Optical tracking:

  • Phillips AllView multi-band (IR, visual, UV) digital camera system.
  • Thomson LT-5 multi-frequency laser ranger and designator.

Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS):

  • Elettronica Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)
  • OlDelft Infra-red Warning Receiver (IRWR)
  • Westinghouse ALQ-250(V) active sensor jammer
  • Chaff and flare dispenser

Armament:

Cannons:

  • 2 x EU-35 triple-barreled Pulse Beam Cannons.

Internal Missiles:

  • 32 x Hughes ATM-04 Hammerhead short range multi-purpose missiles (the missiles are mounted in containers on both sides of the lower legs; 8 to each container).
  • 30 x Hughes ATM-04 Hammerhead short range multi-purpose missiles (the missiles are located in three optional launchers, each containing 10, mounted on the upper back above the engine pods).

 Internal weapons bay:

  • 1 x 2000 liter internal reaction-mass tank

External Hardpoints: Wing and engine nacelle hardpoints are not accessible with NB-1 package installed.

Armor:

Type: Low-mass composite Chobham plate

Protection:

  • Small-arms: Stops all
  • Heavy infantry weapons: Stops all
  • Light mecha mounted weapons: Stops all
  • Medium mecha mounted weapons: Good resistance
  • Heavy mecha mounted weapons: Poor resistance
  • NBC protection: Full

Note: Small-arms generally include any and all rifle caliber munitions, up to 10x50mm (such as 7.62mm NATO); heavy infantry weapons range from 10x50mm to 15x100mm (such as .50 Call BMG); light mecha mounted weapons range from 15x100mm to 30mm (such as 22.3mm Zentraedi autocannon);  medium mecha mounted weapons range from 30mm to 75mm (such as the GU-11’s 55mm autocannon); heavy mecha mounted weaponry is generally considered to be anything over 75mm (such as the VHT-1 hover tank’s 105mm main gun).


Maxwell Dynamics VA-5 Condor main file


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: Tim Wing (Fighter Mode) and Yoshitaka Amano, Shinji Aramaki and Hideki Kakinuma. (Battloid Mode)

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 on Robotech Illustrated.

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

Sources:

Thomassen, Pieter; Walker, Peter; Morgenstern, Rob. “unofficial Robotech Reference Guide, Veritechs, VF-5 (A, B, C, T) Condor Veritech Fighter-Bomber” Last modified January 19, 2012. http://www.robotech-reference-guide.org/Veritech/Condor.html

Jackson, Irvin. Robotech the Expeditionary Force Marines Source Book. Chicago: Palladium Books, 2015.

Copyright © 2021 Tim Wing

DA-1 Dive-Armor Package Technical Specifications

Type: One man attack, all-weather, aerospace combat mecha with external atmospheric descent armor package; three-form Veritech (limited to Battloid mode).

Note: specifications are for a DA-1 package as installed on a VA-5C.

Design: Maxwell Dynamics

Builders: Maxwell DynamicsSpace Station Equality production line.

Service History: UEEF Marine Corps from 2031 until 2040

Dimensions:      

Battloid mode  

  • Total Depth: 6.9 meters
  • Total Height: 13.6 meters
  • Total Breadth: 6.3 meters

General

  • Total Dry Weight: 31.2 metric tons

Performance:   

Battloid mode  

  • Max running speed: 89 kph
  • Max level speed at all altitudes: 295 kph
  • Max flying speed at sea level: 295 kph
  • Service ceiling: 2,000 meters
  • Max loiter time: 12 minutes

General

  • Typical delta-V (space): 6.7 kps, 10.2 w/ bomb-bay reaction-mass tank
  • Protoculture supply: 220 hours operational use
  • Design G limits: 11.5/-6.0 (Computer overrides at 10.5g)
  • Total Dry Weight: 31,200 kg
  • Gross Weight: 37,540 kg – with pilot (100 kg), reaction-mass (4224 kg), 32 Hammerhead missiles (928 kg) and gun pod (1100 kg)

Propulsion:

Engines:

  • 2 x Pratt & Whitney JG95M fusion plasma-air/reaction mass intermix turbines. Max thrust, 137 kN each. One in each leg.
  • 9 x Turbo-Union ATF 401 fusion plasma-air/reaction mass intermix ramjets. Standard thrust 46.9 kN each; max thrust of 91.1 kN each for short periods. Two are mounted on the upper rear (jet mode only), two are flanking the JG95 engine in each leg, and three are mounted as VTOL thrusters on the lower fuselage.
  • 2 x Pratt & Whitney FE-98B first-stage intake fans, providing pressurized airflow to main, auxiliary, and VTOL engines.
  • Assorted small reaction thrusters and gyroscopes for all-environment maneuvers, attitude adjustment, and stability.
  • 2 x RRG PSE7C reaction engines in each pod are rated to 56 kN each, but can only be fired for 4 minutes before fuel burnout.

Powerplant:

Reaction-mass Capacity:

  • 3820 liter internal D2O reactant for fusion engines
  • 2 x 700 liter external drop tanks for 1400 liters of D2O reactant total
  • 1 x 2000 liter internal reaction-mass tank
  • 990 liter internal D2O reactant for the DA-1’s PSE7C reaction engines

Electronics:

Radar tracking:

  • Hughes APG-111 X-band spherical pulse-Doppler radar.

Optical tracking:

  • Phillips AllView multi-band (IR, visual, UV) digital camera system.
  • Thomson LT-5 multi-frequency laser ranger and designator.

Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS):

  • Elettronica Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)
  • OlDelft Infra-red Warning Receiver (IRWR)
  • Westinghouse ALQ-250(V) active sensor jammer
  • Chaff and flare dispenser

Armament:

Internal Missiles:

  • 32 x Hughes ATM-04 Hammerhead short range multi-purpose missiles (the missiles are mounted in containers on both sides of the lower legs; 8 to each container).

 Internal weapons bay:

  • 1 x 2000 liter internal reaction-mass tank

Gun Pods:

  • 1 x Hughes EP-12 three-barrelled 80mm charged particle-beam gun pod (carried in right hand while in Battloid and GERWALK modes, mounted on the dorsal hardpoint while in Fighter mode).

External Hardpoints: Wing and engine nacelle hardpoints are not accessible with DA-1 package installed.

Armor:

Type: Low-mass composite Chobham plate

Protection:

  • Small-arms: Stops all
  • Heavy infantry weapons: Stops all
  • Light mecha mounted weapons: Stops all
  • Medium mecha mounted weapons: Fair to good resistance
  • Heavy mecha mounted weapons: No resistance
  • NBC protection: Full

Note: Small-arms generally include any and all rifle caliber munitions, up to 10x50mm (such as 7.62mm NATO); heavy infantry weapons range from 10x50mm to 15x100mm (such as .50 Call BMG); light mecha mounted weapons range from 15x100mm to 30mm (such as 22.3mm Zentraedi autocannon);  medium mecha mounted weapons range from 30mm to 75mm (such as the GU-11’s 55mm autocannon); heavy mecha mounted weaponry is generally considered to be anything over 75mm (such as the VHT-1 hover tank’s 105mm main gun).


Maxwell Dynamics VA-5 Condor main file


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: Tim Wing (Fighter Mode) and Yoshitaka Amano, Shinji Aramaki and Hideki Kakinuma. (Battloid Mode)

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 on Robotech Illustrated.

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

Sources:

Thomassen, Pieter; Walker, Peter; Morgenstern, Rob. “unofficial Robotech Reference Guide, Veritechs, VF-5 (A, B, C, T) Condor Veritech Fighter-Bomber” Last modified January 19, 2012. http://www.robotech-reference-guide.org/Veritech/Condor.html

Jackson, Irvin. Robotech the Expeditionary Force Marines Source Book. Chicago: Palladium Books, 2015.

Copyright © 2021 Tim Wing

VA-5C Condor Technical Specifications

Type: One man attack, all-weather, aerospace combat mecha; three-form Veritech.

Design: Maxwell Dynamics

Builders: Maxwell DynamicsSpace Station Equality production line.

Service History:

  • UEEF Marine Corps from 2036 until 2040
  • Liberté Colonial Militia (LCM) from 2039 until 2052
  • Glorie Self Defense Force (GSDF) from 2039 until 2055

Dimensions:      

Fighter mode    

  • Total Length: 16.8 meters
  • Total Height: 4.1 meters
  • Total Wingspan: 9.3 meters

GERWALK mode              

  • Total Length: 9.3 meters
  • Total Height: 7.9 meters
  • Total Breadth: 6.3 meters

Battloid mode  

  • Total Depth: 6.3 meters
  • Total Height: 12.8 meters
  • Total Breadth: 6.3 meters

General

  • Total Dry Weight: 25.7 metric tons

Performance:   

Fighter mode    

  • Max level speed at 30,000m: 3330 kph (Mach 2.7)
  • Max level speed at 18,000m: 2590 kph (Mach 2.1)
  • Max level speed at 10,000m: 2100 kph (Mach 1.7)
  • Max level speed at sea level: 1110 kph (Mach .9)
  • Stall speed: 237 kph (VTOL rectification possible)
  • Initial climb rate: Over 30,000m per minute
  • Unboosted service ceiling: 35,000 meters

GERWALK mode              

  • Max level speed at all altitudes: 220 kph
  • Max level speed at sea level: 220 kph
  • Stall speed: None (VTOL)
  • Max loiter time: 15 minutes

Battloid mode  

  • Max running speed: 108 kph
  • Max level speed at all altitudes: 362 kph
  • Max flying speed at sea level: 362 kph
  • Service ceiling: 2,440 meters
  • Max loiter time: 15 minutes

General

  • Typical delta-V (space): 8.2 kps, 11.2 w/ external reaction-mass tanks, 18.9 w/ external reaction-mass tanks and bomb-bay reaction-mass tank
  • Protoculture supply: 220 hours operational use
  • Design G limits: 11.5/-6.0 (Computer overrides at 10.5g)
  • Total Dry Weight: 25,700 kg
  • Gross Weight: 32,050 kg – with pilot (100 kg), reaction-mass (4224 kg), 32 Hammerhead missiles (928 kg) and gun pod (1100 kg)
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 38,500 kg

Propulsion:

Engines:

  • 2 x Pratt & Whitney JG95M fusion plasma-air/reaction mass intermix turbines. Max thrust, 137 kN each. One in each leg.
  • 9 x Turbo-Union ATF 401 fusion plasma-air/reaction mass intermix ramjets. Standard thrust 46.9 kN each; max thrust of 91.1 kN each for short periods. Two are mounted on the upper rear (jet mode only), two are flanking the JG95 engine in each leg, and three are mounted as VTOL thrusters on the lower fuselage.
  • 2 x Pratt & Whitney FE-98B first-stage intake fans, providing pressurized airflow to main, auxiliary, and VTOL engines.
  • Assorted small reaction thrusters and gyroscopes for all-environment maneuvers, attitude adjustment, and stability.

Powerplant:

Reaction-mass Capacity:

  • 3820 liter internal D2O reactant for fusion engines
  • 2 x 700 liter external drop tanks for 1400 liters of D2O reactant total
  • 1 x 2000 liter internal reaction-mass tank

Electronics:

Radar tracking:

  • Hughes APG-111 X-band spherical pulse-Doppler radar.

Optical tracking:

  • Phillips AllView multi-band (IR, visual, UV) digital camera system.
  • Thomson LT-5 multi-frequency laser ranger and designator.

Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS):

  • Elettronica Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)
  • OlDelft Infra-red Warning Receiver (IRWR)
  • Westinghouse ALQ-250(V) active sensor jammer
  • Chaff and flare dispenser

Armament:

Internal Missiles:

  • 32 x Hughes ATM-04 Hammerhead short range multi-purpose missiles (the missiles are mounted in containers on both sides of the lower legs; 8 to each container).

 Internal weapons bay:

  • 4 x Derringer long range multi-purpose missiles
  • (or) 16 x GBU-40 laser-guided bombs
  • (or) 8 x CBU-190 Walleye 500kg cluster bombs
  • (or) 4 x GBU-48 tri-mode self-guided anti-mecha 1000 kg glide bombs
  • (or) 16 x SDBU2 250 kg small-diameter general-purpose bombs
  • (or) 8 x SDBU5 500 kg small-diameter general-purpose bombs
  • (or) 4 x SDBU10 1000 kg small-diameter general-purpose bombs
  • (or) 1 x 2000 liter internal reaction-mass tank
  • (or) 1 x high power, long distance, multi-spectral reconnaissance pod

Gun Pods:

  • 1 x Hughes EP-12 three-barrelled 80mm charged particle-beam gun pod (carried in right hand while in Battloid and GERWALK modes, mounted on the dorsal hardpoint while in Fighter mode).

External Hardpoints: 2 Hardpoints per wing, with multiple ordnance options, and two hardpoints under the intakes. The wing missiles are only available in fighter mode, and the Condor cannot transform without first ejecting both payload and racks. Available payloads include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 38 x Diamondback medium range anti-mecha missiles (seven per wing hardpoint on AMERs (Articulating Multiple Ejection Rack) and five per intake hardpoints on horizontal racks)
  • (or) 6 x RMS-2 “Angel of Death II” nuclear stand-off missiles (one per each hardpoint)
  • (or) 6 x Firebird long range aerospace missiles (one per each hardpoint)
  • (or) 6 x CBM-200 long range cluster-munition missiles (one per each hardpoint)
  • (or) 2 x 700 liter reaction mass drop tanks (one on each of the inner-most wing hardpoints, as they are the only hardpoints plumbed for reactant)
  • (or) a combination of any of the above stores

Armor:

Type: Low-mass composite Chobham plate

Protection:

  • Small-arms: Stops all
  • Heavy infantry weapons: Stops all
  • Light mecha mounted weapons: Stops all
  • Medium mecha mounted weapons: Fair to good resistance
  • Heavy mecha mounted weapons: No resistance
  • NBC protection: Full

Note: Small-arms generally include any and all rifle caliber munitions, up to 10x50mm (such as 7.62mm NATO); heavy infantry weapons range from 10x50mm to 15x100mm (such as .50 Call BMG); light mecha mounted weapons range from 15x100mm to 30mm (such as 22.3mm Zentraedi autocannon);  medium mecha mounted weapons range from 30mm to 75mm (such as the GU-11’s 55mm autocannon); heavy mecha mounted weaponry is generally considered to be anything over 75mm (such as the VHT-1 hover tank’s 105mm main gun).


Maxwell Dynamics VA-5 Condor main file


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: Tim Wing (Fighter Mode) and Yoshitaka Amano, Shinji Aramaki and Hideki Kakinuma. (Battloid Mode)

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 on Robotech Illustrated.

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

Sources:

Thomassen, Pieter; Walker, Peter; Morgenstern, Rob. “unofficial Robotech Reference Guide, Veritechs, VF-5 (A, B, C, T) Condor Veritech Fighter-Bomber” Last modified January 19, 2012. http://www.robotech-reference-guide.org/Veritech/Condor.html

Jackson, Irvin. Robotech the Expeditionary Force Marines Source Book. Chicago: Palladium Books, 2015.

Copyright © 2021 Tim Wing

VA-5B Condor Technical Specifications

Type: One man attack, all-weather, aerospace combat mecha; three-form Veritech.

Design: Maxwell Dynamics

Builders: Maxwell Dynamics, Space Station Equality production line.

Service History: UEEF Marine Corps from 2031 until 2037

Dimensions:      

Fighter mode    

  • Total Length: 16.8 meters
  • Total Height: 4.1 meters
  • Total Wingspan: 9.3 meters

GERWALK mode              

  • Total Length: 9.3 meters
  • Total Height: 7.9 meters
  • Total Breadth: 6.3 meters

Battloid mode  

  • Total Depth: 6.3 meters
  • Total Height: 12.8 meters
  • Total Breadth: 6.3 meters

General

  • Total Dry Weight: 25.7 metric tons

Performance:   

Fighter mode    

  • Max level speed at 30,000m: 3060 kph (Mach 2.5)
  • Max level speed at 18,000m: 2380 kph (Mach 1.9)
  • Max level speed at 10,000m: 1930 kph (Mach 1.6)
  • Max level speed at sea level: 1020 kph (Mach .83)
  • Stall speed: 237 kph (VTOL rectification possible)
  • Initial climb rate: Over 25,800m per minute
  • Unboosted service ceiling: 35,000 meters

GERWALK mode              

  • Max level speed at all altitudes: 220 kph
  • Max level speed at sea level: 220 kph
  • Stall speed: None (VTOL)
  • Service ceiling: 
  • Max loiter time: 15 minutes

Battloid mode  

  • Max running speed: 108 kph
  • Max level speed at all altitudes: 330 kph
  • Max flying speed at sea level: 330 kph
  • Service ceiling: 2,240 meters
  • Max loiter time: 15 minutes

General

  • Typical delta-V (space): 7.8 kps, 10.6 w/ external reaction-mass tanks, 14.7 w/ external reaction-mass tanks and bomb-bay reaction-mass tank
  • Protoculture supply: 220 hours operational use
  • Design G limits: 11.5/-6.0 (Computer overrides at 10.5g)
  • Total Dry Weight: 25,700 kg
  • Gross Weight: 32,050 kg – with pilot (100 kg), reaction-mass (4224 kg), 32 Hammerhead missiles (928 kg) and gun pod (1100 kg)
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 38,500 kg

Propulsion:

Engines:

  • 2 x Pratt & Whitney JG95A fusion plasma-air/reaction mass intermix turbines. Max thrust, 118 kN each. One in each leg.
  • 9 x Turbo-Union ATF 401 fusion plasma-air/reaction mass intermix ramjets. Standard thrust 46.9 kN each; max thrust of 91.1 kN each for short periods. Two are mounted on the upper rear (jet mode only), two are flanking the JG95 engine in each leg, and three are mounted as VTOL thrusters on the lower fuselage.
  • 2 x Pratt & Whitney FE-98B first-stage intake fans, providing pressurized airflow to main, auxiliary, and VTOL engines.
  • Assorted small reaction thrusters and gyroscopes for all-environment maneuvers, attitude adjustment, and stability.

Powerplant:

Reaction-mass Capacity:

  • 3820 liter internal D2O reactant for fusion engines
  • 2 x 700 liter external drop tanks for 1400 liters of D2O reactant total
  • 1 x 2000 liter internal reaction-mass tank

Electronics:

Radar tracking:

  • Hughes APG-111 X-band spherical pulse-Doppler radar.

Optical tracking:

  • Phillips AllView multi-band (IR, visual, UV) digital camera system.
  • Thomson LT-5 multi-frequency laser ranger and designator.

Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS):

  • Elettronica Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)
  • OlDelft Infra-red Warning Receiver (IRWR)
  • Westinghouse ALQ-250(V) active sensor jammer
  • Chaff and flare dispenser

Armament:

Internal Missiles:

  • 32 x Hughes ATM-04 Hammerhead short range multi-purpose missiles (the missiles are mounted in containers on both sides of the lower legs; 8 to each container).

 Internal weapons bay:

  • 4 x Derringer long range multi-purpose missiles
  • (or) 16 x GBU-40 laser-guided bombs
  • (or) 8 x CBU-190 Walleye 500kg cluster bombs
  • (or) 4 x GBU-48 tri-mode self-guided anti-mecha 1000 kg glide bombs
  • (or) 16 x SDBU2 250 kg small-diameter general-purpose bombs
  • (or) 8 x SDBU5 500 kg small-diameter general-purpose bombs
  • (or) 4 x SDBU10 1000 kg small-diameter general-purpose bombs
  • (or) 1 x 2000 liter internal reaction-mass tank
  • (or) 1 x high power, long distance, multi-spectral reconnaissance pod

Gun Pods:

  • 1 x Hughes EP-12 three-barrelled 80mm charged particle-beam gun pod (carried in right hand while in Battloid and GERWALK modes, mounted on the dorsal hardpoint while in Fighter mode).

External Hardpoints: 2 Hardpoints per wing, with multiple ordnance options, and two hardpoints under the intakes. The wing missiles are only available in fighter mode, and the Condor cannot transform without first ejecting both payload and racks. Available payloads include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 38 x Diamondback medium range anti-mecha missiles (seven per wing hardpoint on AMERs (Articulating Multiple Ejection Rack) and five per intake hardpoints on horizontal racks)
  • (or) 6 x RMS-2 “Angel of Death II” nuclear stand-off missiles (one per each hardpoint)
  • (or) 6 x Firebird long range aerospace missiles (one per each hardpoint)
  • (or) 6 x CBM-200 long range cluster-munition missiles (one per each hardpoint)
  • (or) 2 x 700 liter reaction mass drop tanks (one on each of the inner-most wing hardpoints, as they are the only hardpoints plumbed for reactant)
  • (or) a combination of any of the above stores

Armor:

Type: Low-mass composite Chobham plate

Protection:

  • Small-arms: Stops all
  • Heavy infantry weapons: Stops all
  • Light mecha mounted weapons: Stops all
  • Medium mecha mounted weapons: Fair to good resistance
  • Heavy mecha mounted weapons: No resistance
  • NBC protection: Full

Note: Small-arms generally include any and all rifle caliber munitions, up to 10x50mm (such as 7.62mm NATO); heavy infantry weapons range from 10x50mm to 15x100mm (such as .50 Call BMG); light mecha mounted weapons range from 15x100mm to 30mm (such as 22.3mm Zentraedi autocannon);  medium mecha mounted weapons range from 30mm to 75mm (such as the GU-11’s 55mm autocannon); heavy mecha mounted weaponry is generally considered to be anything over 75mm (such as the VHT-1 hover tank’s 105mm main gun).


Maxwell Dynamics VA-5 Condor main file


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: Tim Wing (Fighter Mode) and Yoshitaka Amano, Shinji Aramaki and Hideki Kakinuma. (Battloid Mode)

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 on Robotech Illustrated.

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

Sources:

Thomassen, Pieter; Walker, Peter; Morgenstern, Rob. “unofficial Robotech Reference Guide, Veritechs, VF-5 (A, B, C, T) Condor Veritech Fighter-Bomber” Last modified January 19, 2012. http://www.robotech-reference-guide.org/Veritech/Condor.html

Jackson, Irvin. Robotech the Expeditionary Force Marines Source Book. Chicago: Palladium Books, 2015.

Copyright © 2021 Tim Wing

VA/T-5A Condor Technical Specifications

Type: Two man combat capable trainer, all-weather, aerospace mecha; three-form Veritech.

Design: Maxwell Dynamics

Builders: Maxwell Dynamics, New Fort Worth Plant

Service History:

  • UEEF Marine Corps from 2031 until 2040
  • Liberté Colonial Militia (LCM) from 2039 until 2052
  • Glorie Self Defense Force (GSDF) from 2039 until 2055

Dimensions:      

Fighter mode    

  • Total Length: 17 meters
  • Total Height: 4.1 meters
  • Total Wingspan: 9.3 meters

GERWALK mode              

  • Total Length: 9.5 meters
  • Total Height: 7.9 meters
  • Total Breadth: 6.3 meters

Battloid mode  

  • Total Depth: 6.5 meters
  • Total Height: 12.8 meters
  • Total Breadth: 6.3 meters

General

  • Total Dry Weight: 26 metric tons

Performance:   

Fighter mode    

  • Max level speed at 30,000m: 3020 kph (Mach 2.4)
  • Max level speed at 18,000m: 2350 kph (Mach 1.9)
  • Max level speed at 10,000m: 1910 kph (Mach 1.5)
  • Max level speed at sea level: 1010 kph (Mach 0.82)
  • Stall speed: 237 kph (VTOL rectification possible)
  • Initial climb rate: Over 25,800m per minute
  • Unboosted service ceiling: 35,000 meters

GERWALK mode              

  • Max level speed at all altitudes: 220 kph
  • Max level speed at sea level: 220 kph
  • Stall speed: None (VTOL)
  • Service ceiling: 
  • Max loiter time: 15 minutes

Battloid mode  

  • Max running speed: 106 kph
  • Max level speed at all altitudes: 330 kph
  • Max flying speed at sea level: 330 kph
  • Service ceiling: 2,240 meters
  • Max loiter time: 15 minutes

General

  • Typical delta-V (space): 7.8 kps, 10.6 w/ external reaction-mass tanks, 14.7 w/ external reaction-mass tanks and bomb-bay reaction-mass tank
  • Protoculture supply: 220 hours operational use
  • Design G limits: 11.5/-6.0 (Computer overrides at 10.5g)
  • Total Dry Weight: 26,000 kg
  • Gross Weight: 32,450 kg – with pilot (100 kg), reaction-mass (4224 kg), 32 Hammerhead missiles (928 kg) and gun pod (1100 kg)
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 38,500 kg

Propulsion:

Engines:

  • 2 x Pratt & Whitney JG95A fusion plasma-air/reaction mass intermix turbines. Max thrust, 118 kN each. One in each leg.
  • 9 x Turbo-Union ATF 401 fusion plasma-air/reaction mass intermix ramjets. Standard thrust 46.9 kN each; max thrust of 91.1 kN each for short periods. Two are mounted on the upper rear (jet mode only), two are flanking the JG95 engine in each leg, and three are mounted as VTOL thrusters on the lower fuselage.
  • 2 x Pratt & Whitney FE-98B first-stage intake fans, providing pressurized airflow to main, auxiliary, and VTOL engines.
  • Assorted small reaction thrusters and gyroscopes for all-environment maneuvers, attitude adjustment, and stability.

Powerplant:

Reaction-mass Capacity:

  • 3820 liter internal D2O reactant for fusion engines
  • 2 x 700 liter external drop tanks for 1400 liters of D2O reactant total
  • 1 x 2000 liter internal reaction-mass tank

Electronics:

Radar tracking:

  • Hughes APG-111 X-band spherical pulse-Doppler radar.

Optical tracking:

  • Phillips AllView multi-band (IR, visual, UV) digital camera system.
  • Thomson LT-5 multi-frequency laser ranger and designator.

Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS):

  • Elettronica Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)
  • OlDelft Infra-red Warning Receiver (IRWR)
  • Westinghouse ALQ-250(V) active sensor jammer
  • Chaff and flare dispenser

Armament:

Internal Missiles:

  • 32 x Hughes ATM-04 Hammerhead short range multi-purpose missiles (the missiles are mounted in containers on both sides of the lower legs; 8 to each container).

 Internal weapons bay:

  • 4 x Derringer long range multi-purpose missiles
  • (or) 16 x GBU-40 laser-guided bombs
  • (or) 8 x CBU-190 Walleye 500kg cluster bombs
  • (or) 4 x GBU-48 tri-mode self-guided anti-mecha 1000 kg glide bombs
  • (or) 16 x SDBU2 250 kg small-diameter general-purpose bombs
  • (or) 8 x SDBU5 500 kg small-diameter general-purpose bombs
  • (or) 4 x SDBU10 1000 kg small-diameter general-purpose bombs
  • (or) 1 x 2000 liter internal reaction-mass tank
  • (or) 1 x high power, long distance, multi-spectral reconnaissance pod

Gun Pods:

  • 1 x Hughes EP-12 three-barrelled 80mm charged particle-beam gun pod (carried in right hand while in Battloid and GERWALK modes, mounted on the dorsal hardpoint while in Fighter mode).

External Hardpoints: 2 Hardpoints per wing, with multiple ordnance options, and two hardpoints under the intakes. The wing missiles are only available in fighter mode, and the Condor cannot transform without first ejecting both payload and racks. Available payloads include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 38 x Diamondback medium range anti-mecha missiles (seven per wing hardpoint on AMERs (Articulating Multiple Ejection Rack) and five per intake hardpoints on horizontal racks)
  • (or) 6 x RMS-2 “Angel of Death II” nuclear stand-off missiles (one per each hardpoint)
  • (or) 6 x Firebird long range aerospace missiles (one per each hardpoint)
  • (or) 6 x CBM-200 long range cluster-munition missiles (one per each hardpoint)
  • (or) 2 x 700 liter reaction mass drop tanks (one on each of the inner-most wing hardpoints, as they are the only hardpoints plumbed for reactant)
  • (or) a combination of any of the above stores

Armor:

Type: Low-mass composite Chobham plate

Protection:

  • Small-arms: Stops all
  • Heavy infantry weapons: Stops all
  • Light mecha mounted weapons: Stops all
  • Medium mecha mounted weapons: Fair to good resistance
  • Heavy mecha mounted weapons: No resistance
  • NBC protection: Full

Note: Small-arms generally include any and all rifle caliber munitions, up to 10x50mm (such as 7.62mm NATO); heavy infantry weapons range from 10x50mm to 15x100mm (such as .50 Call BMG); light mecha mounted weapons range from 15x100mm to 30mm (such as 22.3mm Zentraedi autocannon);  medium mecha mounted weapons range from 30mm to 75mm (such as the GU-11’s 55mm autocannon); heavy mecha mounted weaponry is generally considered to be anything over 75mm (such as the VHT-1 hover tank’s 105mm main gun).


Maxwell Dynamics VA-5 Condor main file


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: Tim Wing (Fighter Mode) and Yoshitaka Amano, Shinji Aramaki and Hideki Kakinuma. (Battloid Mode)

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 on Robotech Illustrated.

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

Sources:

Thomassen, Pieter; Walker, Peter; Morgenstern, Rob. “unofficial Robotech Reference Guide, Veritechs, VF-5 (A, B, C, T) Condor Veritech Fighter-Bomber” Last modified January 19, 2012. http://www.robotech-reference-guide.org/Veritech/Condor.html

Jackson, Irvin. Robotech the Expeditionary Force Marines Source Book. Chicago: Palladium Books, 2015.

Copyright © 2021 Tim Wing