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Octos in Destroid Mode

Octos in Submarine Mode

Daimler Hyperspace Corporation /
Rubin Central Science Bureau for Marine Engineering Octos

Technical Data

Equipment Type: variable amphibious destroid (submarine and ground combat assault-tank quadruped)
Government: Anti-U.N.
Manufacturer: Daimler Hyperspace Corporation and Rubin Central Science Bureau for Marine Engineering
Introduction: 2006
Operational Deployment: 2006
Accommodation: pilot in cockpit with cabin in main body for 5-6 passengers
  • Destroid Mode: height 11.2 meters
  • Submarine Mode: length 18.2 meters
  • Mass: fully loaded 55.15 metric tons
    Structure: unknown (later models equipped with reaction engine can utilize output surplus to operate energy conversion armor, replacing composite armor on earlier models)
    Power Plant: one underwater-use fuel cell cluster/ground-use diesel turbine engine; later models are equipped with reaction engine
    Propulsion: underwater battery cluster/ground use diesel turbine engine); reaction engine output unknown
  • Destroid Mode: walking 45 kmph, rolling 95 kmph
  • Submarine Mode: 40 kt, 45 kt maximum (74.08 kmph, 83.34 kmph max.); operational depth 250 meters (375 meters max.)
  • g limit: unknown.
    Design Features: 2-mode variable transformation; entrance/egress via top hatch; camera unit in sensor globe in forward section with searchlight
    - Armament -
  • 1 x 12.7mm dual beam machine gun turret (mounted on foward dorsal section just aft of cockpit)
  • 1 x Bifors 57mm multi-use rapid-fire cannon (mounted on forward starboard side in Destroid mode)
  • 1 x anti-personnel machine gun turret (mounted in turret on ventral side in Destroid mode)
  • Bombs & Missiles:
  • 1 x missile launcher with 8 missiles (mounted on forward port side in Destroid mode)
  • 2 x torpedo launchers, utilized in submarine mode (mounted one in each arm section)
  • Optional Armament:
  • 1 x machine gun, mountable from cockpit when cockpit hatch is open

  • Description and History

    The Octos is a variable amphibious destroid designed and built by the Anti-United Nations forces to fight in the U.N. Wars. The Octos is capable of functioning in two mode; one, a submarine for operations at sea and a second ground combat quadruped mode which allows the Octos to operate on land. The Octos was built with numerous weapon systems which allowed the robot to fight effectively in a variety of environments and against any kind of adversary from enemy ground and air vehicles to enemy infantry. Like the Cheyenne Destroid of the U.N. Forces, the Octos was also equipped with wheels for much more rapid mobility on land. Production costs for the Octos were high and thus only a small number were manufactured. Even with some failures, the Octos earned a reputation as a sturdy unit in combat. The first roll-out of the Octos happened in 2006 and by the end of the U.N. Wars, 92 Octos machines had been produced. The U.N. Forces continued production of the Octos, producing some 28 units until Space War I when the production line was destroyed.

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Zero, Episode 2
    Pilot(s): no notables
    Other Appearances: none
    Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki

    Line Art

  • none
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - Macross Zero booklet (from Macross Zero Blu-Ray Set, 2008) and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist