ATH-14-ST Standing Tortoise


Model number: ATH-14-ST
Code name: Standing Tortoise
Unit type: standard heavy-class armored trooper
Manufacturer(s): Gilgamesh Confederation/Melkian Federation; Secret Society
Operator(s): Veela; Secret Society
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso/head
Dimensions: overall height 4.022 meters, 2.312 meters (standby mode); overall width 2.117 meters; overall depth 2.122 meters
Weight: dry 8.033 metric tons; full 8.302 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown material, armor thickness 6-15mm
Powerplant: unknown
Muscle cylinder system: 1P-LK-S2
Polymer ringers (PR) liquid type: DT-MO
PR liquid power: 10.2 hp per liter squared
PR liquid capacity: 207 liters
Reserve PR liquid tank capacity: 40 liters with PRSP (polymer ringers solution purification) system
PR liquid replacement time: 142 hours
Performance: gliding wheel speed (dry weight): 71.3 km/h; gliding wheel speed (full combat weight): 43 km/h; gliding wheel power: 300 hp; gliding wheel torque: 62 kg/m
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; MCT-128-D control computer
Fixed armaments: 2 x 11mm machine gun, mounted in torso
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x SMAT-32 6-tube missile launcher, mounted on shoulders
Optional hand armaments: FTAT-16 flamethrower; HMAT-38 missile launcher, mounts 8 missiles; HRAT-23 4-tube rocket launcher; X-SAT-01 50mm solid shooter bazooka; HRAT-30 22-tube rocket gun

The ATH-14-ST Standing Tortoise heavy class armored trooper was originally produced to fill a need that mid-class units lacked: brute strength. The Standing Tortoise featured more power and armor than a mid-class unit like the ATM-09-ST Scopedog, at the price of some maneuverability. The Standing Tortoise featured a pair of torso-mounted machine guns, but it could also mount a pair of missile launchers over its shoulders. The Standing Tortoise could also carry a wide variety of handheld weapons, including a flamethrower, bazooka, rocket gun, rocket launcher and missile launcher. Following the end of the Hundred Years War, the Standing Tortoise was often customized for use in the Battling arena combat game. The Standing Tortoise was the mainline unit of the mysterious Secret Society, but it also served as the main unit of the Veela guerillas fighting against Assemble EX-10 mercenaries on planet Melkia’s Kummen jungle region.

Pilot(s): Wapp, Ru Shako, Pol Potaria
First appearance:
Armored Trooper VOTOMS
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara


Armored Trooper VOTOMS Info

Ryosuke Takahashi

Ryosuke Takahashi
Soji Yoshikawa
Toshi Gobu
Jinzo Toriumi

Mechanical Designer:
Kunio Okawara

Character Designer:
Norio Shioyama

Musical Composer:
Hiroki Inui

52 episodes; 4 compilation OVAs

Japan 04.01.1983 – 03.23.1984


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