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Mk XII Phalanx
Mk XII Phalanx (Blue Type)
(Submitted by Richard Pollard)
SDR-04-Mk XII Phalanx Space Defense Robot|
Equipment Type: space defense robot
Government: U.N. Spacy
Manufacturer: Macross Onboard Factories
Introduction: December 2009
Accommodation: pilot only
Dimensions: height 12.05 meters (11.27 meters ground to searchlight); length 5.1 meters; width 10.8 meters.
Mass: 47.2 metric tons
Power Plant: Kranss-Maffai MT828 thermonuclear reactor developing 2800 shp; auxillary Shinnakasu Industry CT 03 minature thermonuclear generator, output rated at 970 kW.
Propulsion: many x low-thrust vernier thrusters beneath multipurpose hook/handles.
Design Features: 1 x Texco DARDA-3C electronic large three-part positionable laser searchlight (pivoting light capable of 90 degree incline/decline)
- Armament -
Bombs & Missiles:
2 x Howard SHIN-SHM-10 Derringer short-range high-maneuverability self-guided missile pods with 22 missiles each (mounted one per arm).
1 x gatling gun (head mounted on variant units)
The Space Defense Robot (SDR) Phalanx Mk XII was the final destroid designed during Space War I to act as a fleet defense mecha. After the space worthy conversion of the CVS-101 Prometheus and the SLV-111 Daedalus carriers they were docked with the SDF-1 Macross and required a special unit mecha to defend both vessels. Development of the Phalanx began during the war in July 2009 and quickly reached rollout in December of that year. Roughly 20 Phalanx destroids were built aboard the SDF-1 Macross shipboard factories. Armed with dozens of missiles in two large launchers, the Phalanx made an excellent semi-mobile missile-based battery (minor variants featured armaments such as a head-mounted gatling gun). During the final battle of Space War I against the Zentradi Bodol Zer Main Fleet, the Phalanx units were repainted and refitted to fire long-range reaction warheads for use against space warships. When the SDF-1 Macross broke through the Zentradi fleet defenses and entered the interior of the massive Fulbtzs Berrentzs command vessel, all the Phalanx units unleashed their missiles and aided in the swift destruction of the enemy flagship.
Debut: Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Episode 27
Pilot(s): no notables
Other appearances: none.
Original mechanical designer: Miyatake Kazutaka
Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium: www.macross.anime.net/wiki/Main_Page
Images From - Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books.
C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist.