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ATH-06-WP Diving Beetle

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General and Technical Data

Model number: ATH-06-WP
Code name: Diving Beetle
Unit type: waterproofed heavy-class armored trooper
Manufacturer(s): Gilgamesh Confederation/Melkian Federation; Assemble EX-10
Operator: Assemble EX-10
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso/head
Dimensions: overall height 4.148 meters, 2.753 meters (standby mode); overall width 2.598 meters; overall depth 2.108 meters
Weight: dry 8.130 metric tons; full 8.415 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown material, armor thickness 6-15mm
Powerplant: unknown
Muscle cylinder system: 2P-LJ-S4
Polymer ringers (PR) liquid type: DT-MS
PR liquid power: 11.5 hp per liter squared
PR liquid capacity: 190 liters
Reserve PR liquid tank capacity: 32 liters
PR liquid replacement time: 166 hours
Performance: gliding wheel speed (dry weight): 56 km/h; gliding wheel speed (full combat weight): 47 km/h; gliding wheel power: 360 hp; gliding wheel torque: 68 kg/m; swamp clog speed (dry weight): 34.6 km/h; swamp clog speed (full combat weight): 35 km/h; swamp clog power: 320 hp; swamp clog torque: 42 kg/m
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; MCT-228-CF control computer
Fixed armaments: 2 x arm punch, uses replaceable cartridges
Optional hand armaments: GAT-19 30mm medium machine gun

Technical and Historical Notes

The ATH-06-WP Diving Beetle was a heavy class armored trooper customized for underwater combat. In addition to standard gliding wheels, the Diving Beetle was equipped with swamp clogs for underwater movement. In addition to the standard arm punch, the Diving Beetle was armed with a medium machine gun. The Diving Beetle served as one of the main units of the Assemble EX-10 mercenary force during their fight with Veela guerillas on planet Melkia’s Kummen jungle region.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Kan Yu, Pol Potaria, Bully Kiderra
First appearance:
Armored Trooper VOTOMS
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

Lineart

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VOTOMS Info


Director:
Ryosuke Takahashi

Writer(s):
Ryosuke Takahashi
Soji Yoshikawa
Toshi Gobu
Jinzo Toriumi

Mechanical Designer:
Kunio Okawara

Character Designer:
Norio Shioyama

Musical Composer:
Hiroki Inui

Airdates:
Japan 04.01.1983 – 03.23.1984

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