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HWR-00-Mk.IP Prototype Monster

 

hwr-00-mk1p

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: HWR-00-Mk.IP
Code name: Prototype Monster
Unit type: prototype heavy weight robot
Manufacturer(s): Viggers; Centinental
Operator: U.N. Navy

Rollout: February AD 2007
First deployment: September AD 2008
Accommodation: 3 crew in standard cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 22.2 meters; overall length 41.0 meters
Weight: max gross 252.5 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: main: Galland WT 1001 thermonuclear reactor, output rated at 11,500 shp; auxiliary: 2 x Shinnakasu Industry CT 8P thermonuclear reactor, output rated at 380 shp
Propulsion: unknown

Performance: ground walking speed 20 km/h
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; rear dozer unit; periscope
Fixed armaments: 4 x Viggers 40cm liquid-cooled cannon x 4, mounted on top of main body; 2 x triple railgun, mounted as arms
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The HWR-00-Mk.IP Prototype Monster was a heavy weapons robot developed by Viggers and Centinental for the U.N. Navy. As an experimental self-propelled unit, the Monster was held back by its limited ability to walk on uneven surfaces. Compared to the production model HWR-00-Mk.II Destroid Monster, the prototype version was equipped with manipulator arms. The production version omitted the manipulators in favor of mounting missile launchers. The Prototype Monster was armed with four liquid propellant cannons and two triple railguns. It was also equipped with a rear-mounted dozer blade that was deployed to support the unit when firing its cannons. Only one prototype unit was manufactured, and in 2008 it was deployed to the Mayan island, where it fired reaction warheads in an attempt to destroy the mysterious Protoculture relic known as AFOS.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Macross Zero
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki

 

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