ATM-09-BTC Scopedog Battling Custom


Model number: ATM-09-BTC
Code name: Scopedog Battling Custom
Unit type: Battling custom mid-class armored trooper
Manufacturer: Gilgamesh Confederation/Melkian Federation
Operator: civilians
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso/head
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Muscle cylinder system: unknown
Polymer ringers (PR) liquid type: unknown
PR liquid power: unknown
PR liquid capacity: unknown
Reserve PR liquid tank capacity: unknown
PR liquid replacement time: unknown
Performance: gliding wheel speed (full combat weight): 42 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; control computer, type unknown
Fixed armaments: spiked arm punch, uses replaceable cartridges; 2 x shield, mounted on forearms
Optional hand armaments: GAT-22 30mm heavy machine gun w/grenade launcher

Following the end of the Hundred Years War, Battling grew in popularity as a gladiatorial combat game between two armored troopers. Because of its popularity, many former military pilots became Battling jockeys, using customized armored troopers. One such pilot was Galvin Fox, who used the ATM-09-BTC Scopedog Battling Custom. Based on his former military unit, the ATM-09-SAC Scopedog Fox Special, the Scopedog Battling Custom was heavily customized for Fox’s style of combat. The lower portion of the left arm was replaced, mounting a new forearm with a protective shield powerful enough to endure a direct blast from an anti-AT rifle. The right arm was entirely replaced with a custom arm, which also mounted a shield and spiked arm punch. Other armaments included a standard heavy machine gun/grenade launcher.

Billing himself as the “Invincible Silver Fox of Melkia,” Fox became a popular draw in the Melkian city of Tapping and was best known for his brutality toward opponents. Fox’s trademark move involved using his spiked arm punch to rip an AT’s head off, which was followed by pulling the pilot out of the cockpit and crushing him to death. In a rather unorthodox duel between an AT and a man on foot, Fox became the second target of Merowlink Ality, a former soldier seeking revenge upon the officers who betrayed his comrades during the war.

Pilot: Galvin Fox
First appearance: Armor Hunter Merowlink
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara


Armor Hunter Merowlink Info

Takeyuki Kanda

Ryosuke Takahashi

Mechanical Designer:
Kunio Okawara

Character Designer:
Moriyasu Taniguchi

Musical Composer:
Hiroki Inui

12 episodes

Video Release:
Japan 11.21.1988 – 04.28.1989


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