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Mk II Spartan
Mk II Spartan (Blue Type)
Mecha-sized combat club
Centinental/Kransmann MBR-07-Mk II Spartan Main Battle Robot|
Equipment Type: main battle robot, series 07
Government: U.N. Spacy
Introduction: June 2008
Accommodation: pilot only
Dimensions: height 11.31 meters (to shoulder); length 6.1 meters; width 8.3 meters
Mass: 29.4 metric tons
Power Plant: Gigenheimer Roy DT2004 thermonuclear reactor developing 3200 shp
Propulsion: 1 x rocket nozzle installed beneath the engine cover in the rear chasis, for increased mobility
Design Features: infrared searchlight/targeting turret in fore of the center torso; cockpit hatch (located on the parietal area); meters and throttles line the cockpit; 3 x large monitors and 1 x sub-monitor (located in the lower front area); back armor is a retractable engine cover improving maintenance of the high-powered engine; rocket nozzle cluster is installed beneath the engine cover for increase mobility; taillights under the rear shoulders
- Armament -
1 x Astra TZ-IV gun cluster featuring the following: 1 x laser gun, 1 x 32 mm MG (machine gun), 1 x 180 mm grenade launcher, 1 x 12.7 mm Machine Gun, 1 x flamethrower (mounted internally under forward central hatch)
2 x Mauler RQV-10 anti-aircraft laser guns
2 x Norman Banks CH2-TYPED claw hand with 5-finger manipulator
Bombs & Missiles:
2 x Bifors close-in self-guided rocket launcher with 12 rockets per launcher; like the Tomahawk-type can fire a volley of 24 rockets with close-in tracking performance (24 rockets total)
1 x metallic club (for hand-to-hand combat)
The MBR-07 Destroid Spartan was born as a humanoid-type weapon from the UN Forces ambulatory weapons program. Designed for close hand-to-hand combat, the Spartan was the second-place participant of the ambulatory weaponry competition. Development of the MBR-07 followed one year and two months after the first MBR-04 series destroids began design in 2003. The Spartan then entered trial production in February 2005 and by January 2008 Mk I units were beginning first rollout. All Mk I units were later upgraded into Mk II units.
Unlike the MBR-04 series, the MBR-07 Spartan series was developed jointly by Centinental and the Kransmann Group. Another significant divergence from the MBR-04 series was the absence of any auxiliary generator in this close-combat attack model destroid, due to the increased power of the main engine. The rugged silhouette has a wide range of motion in addition to the swivel capability of the waist and wrists. Although the Spartan achieved high mobility performance, problems developing the engine and power transmission system delayed production. Regardless, considerable numbers of Spartans were deployed to the front lines due to high acclaim for its operation, which combined heavy armor and high mobility.
The Spartan is easy for a VF pilot to handle because the VF Battroid mode cockpit was based upon the design concept of the MBR-07. The Spartan was actively used in suppression of Zentradi insurgencies (Macross Chronicle 2E Mechanic Sheet TV UN 10A). Valkyrie pilot Hikaru Ichijo operated a Spartan in battle against Zentradi malcontents at the Highlander City airport in late 2011.
Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Episode 5 (Blue Type, Episode 15)
Pilot(s): Hikaru Ichijo
Other Appearances: Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka
Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
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