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ADR-04-Mk.X Destroid Defender

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General and Technical Data

Model number: ADR-04-Mk.X
Code name: Destroid Defender
Unit type: mass production anti-air defense robot
Manufacturer(s): Viggers; Chrauler
Operator(s): U.N. Spacy; civilians
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: March AD 2009
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 10.73 meters; overall height 11.27 meters; overall length 4.3 meters; overall width 8.6 meters
Weight: max gross 27.1 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: main: Kranss-Maffai MT828 thermonuclear reactor, output rated at 2800 shp; auxiliary: GE EM10T fuel power generator, output rated at 510 kW
Propulsion: unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x searchlight, mounted in torso
Fixed armaments: 2 x Erlikon 78mm liquid-cooled high-speed 2-barrel automatic cannon Type 966 PFG Contraves set (aka Contraves II), 200 rounds each, fires 500 round/min, mounted as arms
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The ADR-04-Mk.X Destroid Defender was a series four anti-air defense robot manufactured by Viggers and Chrauler for use by U.N. Spacy. The Defender’s systems utilized OverTechnology derived from the Macross. The Defender featured a high definition targeting system that allowed precise long-range shooting in space. Its sole armament was its pair of arm mounted two-barrel Erlikon automatic cannons, which could mount a large variety of bullet types. The Defender’s mobility was quite slow compared to that of a variable fighter, and it lacked the roller system used by the earlier ADR-03-Mk.III Destroid Cheyenne. As such, it functioned more as a mobile turret. By 2009, Defenders were deployed at U.N. Spacy bases throughout Earth, as well as on the Macross, where they served as anti-air intercept emplacements. 

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Super Dimension Fortress Macross
Original mechanical designer: Kazutaka Miyatake

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Macross Info


Director:
Noboru Ishiguro

Writer(s):
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Shoji Kawamori
Noboru Ishiguro
Sukehiro Tomita
Kenichi Matsuzaki

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Kazutaka Miyatake

Character Designer:
Haruhiko Mikimoto

Musical Composer:
Kentaroh Haneda

Airdates:
Japan 10.03.1982 – 06.26.1983

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