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Destroid Cheyenne II

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General and Technical Data

Model number: unknown
Code name: Destroid Cheyenne II
Unit type: anti-air interception robot
Manufacturer: unknown
Operator(s): NUNS (New U.N. Spacy); SMS (Strategic Military Services); Xaos
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 9.87 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: GFS-a2 composite armor
Powerplant: main: Kranss-Maffai MT901 thermonuclear reaction furnace, output rated at 3,550 shp; auxiliary: GE EM12A thermopower generator, output rated at 573 kW
Propulsion: unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 4 x foot roller, retractable; radar pod
Fixed armaments: 2 x GE 6-barrel 30mm Gatling gun, mounted on upper arms; 2 x Mauler PBG-17 charged particle beam cannon, mounted on lower arms; anti-personnel machine gun, mounted in groin; 2 x Bifors 4-tube AA/AS-SAM-22 MK. 16 anti-air close-range missile launcher, mounted on shoulders
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x flamethrower unit, replaces beam cannons; 2 x ceremonial salute gun, replaces beam cannons
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

Following the end of Space War I in 2010, U.N. Spacy’s destroids slowly gave way to multipurpose variable fighters. However, 50 years after the Mayan incident of 2008, the ADR-03-Mk.III Destroid Cheyenne was revived with a new design, the Destroid Cheyenne II. Compared to the original, the Cheyenne II was powered by a modern thermonuclear reaction engine. The Cheyenne II also implemented improved rocket motors and a magnetic attachment system that allowed high-speed movement on a carrier deck. The Cheyenne II retained the original’s role of an anti-aircraft defense unit, and its armaments included two 30mm Gatling guns, two charged particle beam cannons, an anti-personnel machine gun and two 4-tube missile launchers. It could optionally be armed with flamethrower units or ceremonial salute guns in place of the charged particle beam cannons. The Cheyenne II design also served as the basis of the Destroid Work, a non combat worker unit. During the Vajra War of 2059, the Cheyenne II was actively used in the Macross Frontier emigration fleet by both NUNS and the private military company SMS. As of 2067, the Cheyenne II was still in active service with NUNS forces in the Brisingr Globular Cluster.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Macross Frontier (TV series)
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki

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Macross Frontier Info


Director(s):
Yasuhito Kikuchi
Shoji Kawamori

Writer:
Hiroyuki Yoshino

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Junya Ishigaki
Takeshi Takakura

Character Designer(s):
Risa Ebata
Yuichi Takahashi

Musical Composer:
Yoko Kanno

Airdates:
Japan 04.03.2008 – 09.25.2008

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