Model number: unknown
Code name: Octos
Unit type: variable amphibious destroid
Manufacturer(s): Daimler Hyperspace Corporation; Rubin Central Science Bureau for Marine Engineering
Operator(s): Anti-United Nations; U.N. Spacy
Rollout: AD 2006
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot and 5-6 passengers in cockpit in main body
Dimensions: overall height 11.12 meters (Destroid mode); overall length 18.2 meters (Submarine mode)
Weight: max gross 55.15 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: underwater-use fuel cell cluster/ground-use diesel turbine engine, power output rating unknown; reaction engine (later model), power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Performance: Destroid mode: maximum walking speed 45 km/h, maximum rolling speed 95 km/h; Submarine mode: standard operational speed 40 kt, maximum speed 45 kt, standard operational depth 250 meters, maximum depth 375 meters
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; searchlight
Fixed armaments: Bifors 57mm multi-use rapid-fire cannon, mounted on right side of main body in Destroid mode; 8-tube missile launcher, mounted on right side of main body in Destroid mode; 12.7mm dual beam machine gun turret, mounted behind cockpit; anti-personnel machine gun turret, mounted on main body; 2 x torpedo launcher, mounted on arms in Submarine mode
Optional fixed armaments: machine gun, mounts on cockpit hatch
Optional hand armaments: none

The Octos was a variable amphibious destroid designed by the Daimler Hyperspace Corporation and Rubin Central Science Bureau for Marine Engineering and used by the Anti-U.N. during and after the Unification Wars. The Octos could transform between a wheeled ground combat mode and a submarine mode for underwater combat. The Octos’ armaments included a rapid-fire cannon, a dual beam machine gun, an anti-personnel machine gun and several torpedo and missile launchers. In 2008, the Anti-U.N. used an Octos during the Bird Human Incident on the Mayan island in the South Pacific. Additional units were produced by U.N. Spacy, but the Octos production line was destroyed during Space War I.

First appearance: Macross Zero
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori


Macross Zero Info

Shoji Kawamori

Hiroshi Ohnogi

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shoji Kawamori
Junya Ishigaki
Kazutaka Miyatake

Character Designer:
Takuya Saito

Musical Composer:
Kuniaki Haishima

5 episodes

Video Release:
Japan 12.21.2002 – 10.22.2004


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