ATM-09-ST Scopedog

General and Technical Data

Model number: ATM-09-ST
Code name: Scopedog
Unit type: mass production standard mid-class armored trooper
Manufacturer: Gilgamesh Confederation
Operator(s): Gilgamesh Confederation; civilians
First deployment: Astragius Year 7198
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso/head
Dimensions: overall height 3.804 meters, 2.208 meters (standby mode); overall width 1.936 meters; overall depth 1.763 meters
Weight: dry 6.387 metric tons; full 6.627 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown material, armor thickness 6-14mm
Powerplant: unknown
Muscle cylinder system: 1P-MJ-S2
Polymer ringers (PR) liquid type: DT-MO
PR liquid power: 10.2 hp per liter squared
PR liquid capacity: 184 liters
Reserve PR liquid tank capacity: 20 liters
PR liquid replacement time: 218 hours
Performance: gliding wheel speed (dry weight): 82.6 km/h; gliding wheel speed (full combat weight): 41 km/h; gliding wheel power: 230 hp; gliding wheel torque: 51 kg/m
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; MCT-128-C control computer; optional ATC-BR01-S Roundmover, can be mounted on back; optional ATP-BP01-ST Parachute Mission Pack, can be mounted on back
Fixed armaments: 2 x arm punch, uses replaceable cartridges
Optional fixed armaments: SMAT-38 9-tube shoulder missile gun pod
Optional hand armaments: GAT-22 30mm heavy machine gun w/grenade launcher; GAT-49min 50mm Pentatrooper; SAT-03 60mm solid shooter bazooka; GAT-35 long gun

Technical and Historical Notes

During the Hundred Years War between the Gilgamesh Confederation and the Balarant Union, military technology took great leaps forward with the introduction of humanoid “machine troopers” and later “armored troopers” (code named VOTOM: Vertical One-man Tank for Offense and Maneuvers). However, the creation of the ATM-09-ST Scopedog in Astragius Year 7198 marked the turning point in the war. With its compact design, the Scopedog was suitable for various combat environments, including space, terrestrial battlefields and urban environments. The Scopedog was highly maneuverable thanks to gliding foils installed in the feet that allowed it to roll on the ground. Muscle cylinders powering the limbs allowed the Scopedog to perform human-like movements. The Scopedog also featured a camera lens turret that linked directly to the pilot’s goggles. In addition, the Scopedog could load cartridges for its standard hydraulic-powered arm punch.

As part of its design, the base Scopedog could be outfitted with several pieces of optional equipment and weapons. The Roundmover pack providesdspace mobility, and the Parachute Mission Pack allowed the Scopedog to be air dropped by an AT carrier. The Scopedog was commonly armed with a heavy machine gun/grenade launcher, but it could also carry optional weapons that included bazookas, Gatling guns and rocket launchers. Although a cease fire was announced in 7213, the mass produced Scopedog remained the mainline unit of the Melkian forces. Many units fell into civilian hands for use in the the arena combat game Battling. In addition, many variations were created for military and civilian use.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Chirico Cuvie, Kudal Conin, Chiark Oriya, Smir, Delachin, Nor Barkoff, Gary Godan (aka Sirasko), Glenborash Doroca Zaki, Dare Kochak
First appearance: Armored Trooper VOTOMS
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

ATC-BR01-S Roundmover
ATP-BP01-ST Parachute Mission Pack
Standby mode

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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