ATH-14-WPC Snapping Turtle

General and Technical Data

Model number: ATH-14-WPC
Code name: Snapping Turtle
Unit type: custom waterproofed heavy-class armored trooper
Manufacturer: Secret Society
Operator: Secret Society
First deployment: Astragius Year 7214
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 2.123 meters
Weight: dry 8.196 metric tons; full 8.481 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown material, armor thickness 5-15mm
Powerplant: unknown
Muscle cylinder system: 2P-LJ-S4
Polymer ringers (PR) liquid type: DT-MH
PR liquid power: 12.8 hp per liter squared
PR liquid capacity: 190 liters
Reserve PR liquid tank capacity: 45 liters with PRSP (polymer ringers solution purification) system
PR liquid replacement time: 74 hours
Performance: gliding wheel speed (dry weight): 59 km/h; gliding wheel speed (full combat weight): 50 km/h; gliding wheel power: 380 hp; gliding wheel torque: 82 kg/m; swamp clog speed (dry weight): 48 km/h; swamp clog speed (full combat weight): 42 km/h; swamp clog power: 360 hp; swamp clog torque: 78 kg/m
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; MCM-1MXII control computer
Fixed armaments: 2 x 11mm machine gun, mounted in torso; 2 x arm punch, uses replaceable cartridges
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

Technical and Historical Notes

Developed by the Secret Society, the ATH-14-WPC Snapping Turtle was a custom, high performance version of the ATH-14-WP Standing Turtle. The Snapping Turtle’s increased performance was due to a new operating system designed for Perfect Soldiers. The Snapping Turtle was used by the Perfect Soldier Ypsilon in several battles against Chirico Cuvie on planet Melkia’s Kummen jungle region.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Ypsilon (aka Proto-Two)
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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