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ADR-03-Mk.III Destroid Cheyenne

 

adr-03-mk3

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: ADR-03-Mk.III
Code name: Destroid Cheyenne
Unit type: mass production air defense robot
Manufacturer(s): Centinental; Clansman
Operator: U.N. Navy

Rollout: unknown
First deployment: September AD 2008
Accommodation: unknown
Dimensions: overall height 9.87 meters
Weight: max gross 25.9 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: main: Kranss-Maffai AGT1200 gas turbine engine, output rated at 1200 shp; auxiliary: GE EM9G fuel power generator, output rated at 450 kW; built-in battery for carrier-borne units
Propulsion: rocket motor (rear)

Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; roller system; 2 x grappling manipulator
Fixed armaments: 7.6mm anti-personnel machine gun, mounted below crotch; 2 x GAU-12 25mm 6-barrel anti-air Gatling gun, mounted on arms
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x RIM-116RAM 4-tube rocket launcher, replaces Gatling guns
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The ADR-03-Mk.III Destroid Cheyenne was a mass production air defense robot manufactured as a joint project between Centinental and Clansman for the U.N. Navy. The Cheyenne was intended for use aboard aircraft carriers as both fixed and mobile defense units. As a Type 03 mid-range combat unit, its armaments were similar to units of the Type 04 series, including the MBR-04-Mk.VI Destroid Tomahawk and ADR-04-Mk.X Destroid Defender. The Cheyenne's armaments included a crotch-mounted anti-personnel gun, a pair of arm-mounted anti-air Gatling guns, or optional 4-tube rocket launchers that replace the Gatlings. Due to its low production cost, more units of the Cheyenne were created when the Defender experienced production difficulties. However, the Cheyenne was not without some deficiencies of its own, such as its slow-moving legs, which were mitigated through the use of a roller system that mounted wheels on the ankles and knees. The Cheyenne used a gas turbine engine, which was replaced in the Type 04 series with a thermonuclear reactor. The Cheyenne could also be remotely operated as carrier-based turret. The Cheyenne saw combat during the Bird Human Incident in September 2008, with many units assigned to the carrier Asuka II. Long after that conflict, two descendants of the Cheyenne were in service during the 2050s: the military Cheyenne II and the civilian Destroid Work.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Macross Zero
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki

 

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