Macross Compendium

Viggers/Centinental HWR-00 Monster Heavy Weight Robot



Viggers/Centinental HWR-00 Monster Heavy Weight Robot

The HWR-00 series is Humankind's largest mobile ground weapon ever put into actual combat use. From the base of the Destroid walking system, the trackless ground weapon was developed as a "land battleship." Planning began in 2000 December, trial production began in 2005 October, and the first machine's rollout occured in 2008 September.

The super-heavy class Destroid was designed as an autonomously walking heavy artillery for surface-to-surface attack and point defense. It has the capability of autonomous walking, but because its weight is too much, its maneuverability is less than desirable and even walking on irregular surface was not recommended. In fact, it is better to think of it as a semi-fixed battery instead of calling it a Destroid. Because it was developed with only long-range attack as the main point, it is completely unequipped with close-in defense weapons (Due to its huge size and number of heat emissions, it was concluded that even smoke/chaff dispensers would have no effect, and they were not equipped).

The armor was designed to be rigid and extremely thick to withstand a reaction weapon explosion at close range, but that brought about even more of an increase in weight and degradation of maneuverability. On the other hand, because its firepower is tremendous, it posesses destructive power comparable to strategic bombing.

The Destroid Monster was mass-produced and assigned for use in the defense of military positions, primarily the Grand Cannons. However, most were destroyed before firing their main cannons even once by the Zentradi's beam attacks from satellite orbit. Only two, including the first mass-produced unit whose main cannons' mountings were not complete, were stationed aboard the SDF-1 Macross at the time of its space launch ceremony, but since the Macross's onboard factory had enough parts for three or more machines, at least three machines overall were stationed and used in actual combat.
Erlikon 50 cm linear cannons were planned as the main armament in the beginning, but use was tabled due to problems with the system's strength as well as insufficient output from the reactor during continuous firing.

The Mk I is equipped with "arms" for ammunition delivery, firing position adjustment, and other duties. The original Mk I was not conceived to be equipped with a missile launcher on either side of the main body, but its firepower was increased during development, and it was thus renamed Mk II. Both variants have a rear dozer unit. Four aiming-sight cameras; two on the sides to the fore and two on the sides to the rear. One periscope mounted on cockpit hatch. Four standard types of cannon shells are used, including howitzer. anti-armor, anti-aircraft, and nuclear reaction warheads.

Model Mk I Mk II
Crew 3; commander in the center, driver to the right, and gunner to the left
Mass 285500 kg
Length overall 41 m
Width overall 24 m
Height to guns' muzzles 22.46 m
Engine Galland WT 1001 thermonuclear reactor developing 11500 bhp
Auxillary engine Shinnakasu Industry CT 8P thermonuclear reactor developing 890 bhp
4 x Viggers 40 cm cannon
160 km range
4 x Viggers 40 cm liquid-cooled cannon
160 km range
2 x Raitheon LSSN-20G 3-barrel ground-to-ground missile launcher
300+ km range

Production complete. In service with the UN Spacy.

Government QuantityComment
UN 6First (Mk I) rollout 2008, third assembled on Macross 2009, sixth modified from Mk I prototype



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