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Beatrice Mobile Gun

Beatrice

Technical Data

Equipment Type: eight-wheeled armored combat reconnaissance vehicle
Operators: New United Nations Spacy (NUNS)
Manufacturer: unknown
Introduction: unknown
Operational Deployment: unknown
Accommodation: unknown
Dimensions: unknown
Mass: approx 17-18 metric tons
Structure: unknown
Power Plant: 350 horsepower hydrogen gas turbine engine
Propulsion: unknown
Performance: 80-100 kmph
Design Features: 8 x wheels; operable in a vacuum; life support system
- Armament -
  • 1 x 105mm rapid-fire cannon (mounted on top in rotating turret)

  • Description and History

    The Beatrice is a rapid deployment high firepower armored vehicle operated by the New U.N. Forces within the habitable city sections of colonization fleets such as Macross Frontier/25. The Beatrice appears to fill a role similar to the real life B1 Centauro but also features several enhanced capabilities. The Beatrice is sealed for operation in a vacuum utilizing an oxygen tank and purification system for life support. The small size of the Beatrice permits the vehicle to operate in more confined spaces where Destroids are not feasible. While possessing a powerful 105 mm cannon the Beatrice is only lightly armored and thus relies upon firepower and mobility. The vehicle was quickly deployed against the Vajra attack upon the Macross Frontier fleet in 2059. Unfortunately the Vajra were far superior to these small mobile weapons and many Beatrice armored vehicles were easily destroyed by large Vajra units.

    Thanks to Clay Cliff of the MW forums for pointing out the close similarity between the Beatrice and the real life B1 Centauro.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Frontier, Episode 1
    Pilot(s): no notables
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Studio Nue

    Line Art

  • Beatrice Mobile Gun line art
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
    Images From - Macross Chronicle and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist