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Queadluun-Rhea (Red)

Queadluun-Rhea (Green)


Technical Data

Equipment Type: zentradi/meltrandi battle suit
Government: New U.N. Spacy (NUNS), Strategic Military Services (SMS)
Manufacturer: Zentradi Army
Introduction: unknown
Operational Deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only
Dimensions: overall height 16.85 m (without the barrel of beam cannon)
Mass: overall 35.5 metric tons, fully equipped (pilot weight 7.5 metric tons, anti-G pilot suit and life support equipment around 8.5t), propellant, high-maneuverability micro-missiles and impact beam cannon
Structure: energy conversion armor (cockpit section only)
Power Plant: two Quimeliquola/General Galaxy FC-2055μ thermonuclear converters.
Propulsion: 2 x auxiliary propellant tanks (mounted on the back); 2 x high-maneuverability verniers (mounted in the ends of the legs)
Performance: acceleration normally 22.5G; up to 25G at super acceleration; Quimeliquola Inertia Control System inertia neutralization function can reduce the load on the pilot to 18G, but pilot must still wear a G-suit
g limit: unknown
Design Features: Quimeliquola inertia vector control system; 1 x optional independent Shinnakasu Industry/L.A.I FAB-1000 fold booster; 1 x main cockpit screen; active stealth system; fold navigation is possible with updated avionics system for use with independent fold booster; energy conversion armor is adopted for the cockpit in addition to a simple cold-sleep function; two circuits of the flight control system were doubled to four (a primary and secondary) to improve survivability; a BDI system is partially introduced to the operation system
- Armament -
  • 2 x Mauler LPG-30/3R 30mm air-to-air high-speed-rotating tri-barrel laser pulse guns (mounted one per lower arm)
  • 2 x (auxiliary guns) Bifors AA-55/QD 55mm medium-bore impact cannons (mounted in front torso)
  • 1 x Bifors AA-76/QD anti-ship impact cannon (mounted on left side rear engine on pivoting mount)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 4 x Bifors close-combat short-range super-miniature high-maneuverability missile launcher pods (one per left/right rear engine mount and one per outer side of left/right knees)
  • Optional Armament:
  • unknown

  • Description and History

    During the first interstellar war (Space War I) the Zentradi military female battle suit known as the Queadluun-Rau was much admired for both performance and reliability. The reproduction of that famous Zentradi battle suit is the Queadluun-Rhea (maintaining the name used from ancient times). The new Queadluun-Rhea units have been strengthened through new technologies to feature improved engine power, additional armaments, enhanced sensors and avionics (but its maneuverability is outmatched by the newest variable fighter, the VF-25 Messiah). The Queadluun-Rhea has numerous weapons including an equipped pivoting beam cannon on its back and two three-barreled laser pulse guns within its arms. Although the New UN Forces retained the Queadluun-series through production of the Rhea-type, the complicated structure of the battle suit resulted in fewer units mass produced compared to production runs of the VF-series.

    A notable difference between the Queadluun-Rhea and the original unit is a great emphasis placed upon protecting the life of the Rhea pilot. The capable performance and firepower of the Queadluun-Rhea made it suitable for special duties such as force reconnaissance. The latest type ("Rhea/56") is deployed with immigration fleets and planet migration. Several Queadluun-Rhea units are assigned to the Pixie Team of the S.M.S. attached to the Macross Frontier/25 fleet.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Frontier, Episode 4
    Pilot(s): Klan Klang, Raramia Rerenia, Nene Rora, Temjin
    Other appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: unknown (original concept Miyatake Kazutaka)

    Line Art

  • Queadluun-Rhea rear view
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Chronicle and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist