ADR-04 Mk IX "Matador Zal" Air Defense Robot
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The ADR-04 Mk IX Matador ZAL was
the final pre-production prototype for what would eventually become the ADR-04
Mk X "Defender". A total of ten units were produced from February until
March 2009 before the manufacturing lines were switched over for full
production of the "Defender" in June. Although, externally the Mk IX and X
units appear to have little in common except for the Vicker-Chrysler leg
assemblies found on all first generation RDF destroids, all of the internal
systems are virtually identical to those on the Defender.
The Matador ZAL, like the later
would mount four caseless autocannons in two over/under mounts in the torso. Although, both
units make use of Rheinmetall models, the Matador mounts four Type PFG-943 70mm
instead of the larger 78mm found on the Defender. The PFG-943 are capable of
firing 200 rounds per minute of hyper-velocity caseless ammunition with an
initial shell velocity of over 3.5 kilometers per second. Although
mounting the autocannons in the torso does not allow the field of fire provided
by arm mounts, it does minimize the complexity of the system and allow the
addition of two large ammunition bins in arm mounts. Each
ammunition bin has a capacity of 800 rounds and are easily replenished in the
Both the Matador and Defender are armored with
third generation Chobham laminar plate. Although, not as heavily armored
as front line RDF
models, the Matador is immune to all anti-personal weaponry as well as light
anti-vehicle weaponry up to 25mm in caliber. However, a couple of direct hits
by medium or a single hit from heavy anti-mecha weaponry can disable the unit.
The Matador Zal's cockpit is pressurized and when fully sealed will provide full
protection against nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.
The Matador mounts a powerful long range AN/SPS-50 UHF surveillance radar.
The radar is mounted on top of the unit and is scanned mechanically both in
azimuth and in elevation to provide all aspect coverage with an estimated
detection range of 150 kilometers against a 0 dBsm target. Once a
potential target has been detected and tracked to within 40 kilometers, the
AN/SPS-50 hands off to the the Westinghouse TPG-144 X-band pulsed Doppler phased
array mounted on top of the Matador Zal in a conformal array. In addition
to the radar systems, the Matador possesses IR and nightvision systems to allow
the unit to operate in all conditions.
Initial testing began in March of
2009, when the first five units reached operational status. During testing
later that same months, two units were unable to complete a series of live fire
tests. The source of the failures were later traced to a malfunctioning
protoculture generator and a problem in the combat computer and quickly fixed.
The remaining four months of testing proved to the RDF that a majority of the
combat systems were ready for full deployment on the ADR-04 Mk X Defender.
Once the Defender program reached operational status, seven of the original ten
units were stripped of pair parts and the other three were placed into
mothballs. All of the remaining units were believed to have been destroyed during
the Zentraedi assault on Earth and as a result none of the Matadors ever saw combat
- Vehicle Type: Air Defense Robot
- Class: Non-transformable Destroid
- Service History:
- Pre-production destroid which served with the RDF Army from 2009 until 2010
MDC BY LOCATION:
|* Head Sensors
|Ammunition Bins (2)
|Reinforced Pilot's Compartment
|** Main Body
- *Destruction of the head will destroy all of the external sensors for the
unit, except for seismic and acoustic.
- ** Depleting the MDC of the main body will destroy the mecha.
- 51 kph / 65 kph (fully loaded / empty)
- UNDERWATER PERFORMANCE:
- 15 kph
- 10 m
- 12.1 m (not including surveillance radar)
- 9.4 m
- 5.0 m
- 22.8 metric tons (dry)
- 29.1 metric tons (fully loaded)
- PHYSICAL STRENGTH:
- Equal to a P.S. of 60
- POWER PLANT:
- 1 RRL-1 miniaturized protoculture-cell energizer with 36 standard
canisters of protoculture
- PROPULSION IN SPACEBORNE OPERATIONS:
- DELTA V:
- GENERATOR ENDURANCE:
- 2000 hours of operational use
- BOOSTER UNITS:
- 4 x REINMETALL TYPE PFG-943 70MM AUTOCANNONS: Two pair of
70mm caseless hypervelocity autocannons are mounted on either side of the
torso. Each cannon is capable of firing up to 250 rounds per minute with
an initial shell velocity of 3500 meters per second. The standard
load out is typically a mix of APHE (Armor Piercing High Explosive), MKPF-AP
(Multiple Kinetic Penetrator Flechette - Armor Piercing) and HEI-T (High
Explosive Incendiary - Tracer) rounds with terminal laser guidance.
Each pair of weapons are fed by two ammunition binds, easily replenished in
the field, mounted on either side of unit with a maximum capacity of 400
rounds per gun.
- PRIMARY PURPOSE: Air Defense
- SECONDARY PURPOSE: Anti-missile
- RANGE: 14000 m
- DAMAGE: 1D6 MDC for single round, 2D6 for short burst (3
rounds), or 5D6 for long burst (10 rounds)
- RATE OF FIRE: Bursts equal to the combined attacks of the
- PAYLOAD: 400 rounds per gun (130 short bursts or 40 long
- HAND TO HAND COMBAT:. Because of the Matador Zal's lack of
arms and hands, the unit is only capable of limited hand to hand attacks.
- Kick: 5D6 MDC
- Body Block/Tackle: 3D6 MDC
- Stomp: 5D6 MDC (only effective against small objects)
STANDARD EQUIPMENT FOR MATADOR ZAL
COMPUTER: The Matador Zal is equipped with a combat computer which calculates,
stores, and transmits data onto the cockpit computer screen or head-up display (HUD) of
the pilot's helmet. Patches in with the targeting computer
- EXTERNAL AUDIO PICKUP: Range: 300 ft (91.5 m). A sound amplification system that
can pick up normal conversation up to 300 feet away.
- ELECTRONIC JAMMERS: Selenia Ground Warrior Active IR
and Radar jammer capable of interfering with both infra-red and radar
- HEAT AND RADIATION SHIELDS: Special shielding prevents the penetration of life
threatening head and radiation. A radiation detection and alarm system are linked with the
shields and will sound an alarm if there is a rupture in the shields and what the levels
of radiation are.
- HOMING SIGNAL: Range of the signal is 100 miles (320 km). Most RDF, Southern
Cross, and REF ships and veritechs can locate and track a homing signal. The onboard
computers will automatically notify their pilots if such a signal is detected.
- LASER COMMUNICATIONS: Long range, directional communication system. Effective
range: 100,000 miles
- LASER TARGETING SYSTEM: Range: 50 miles (160 km). Used for increased accuracy in
the striking of enemy targets and is partly responsible for the mecha's strike bonus.
- LOUDSPEAKER: A loudspeaker system is built into the craft, which can be used to
amplify the pilot's voice up to 90 decibels.
- OPTICS (INFRARED): Range: 2000 feet (610 m). This optical system projects a beam
of infrared light that is invisible to the normal eye, but detectable by the mecha's
sensors. The system allows the pilot to detect hidden/concealed objects by their IR
reflectiveness. The beam will be visible to anyone with IR sensitive optics, however.
- OPTICS (NIGHTVISION): Range: 2000 feet (610 m). A passive light image intensifier
that emits no light of its own, but relies on ambient light which is electronically
amplified to produce a visible picture.
- OPTICS (THERMAL IMAGER): Range: 2000 feet (610 m). A passive optical heat sensor
that detects infrared radiation projected by warm objects and converts that data into a
false-color visible image. The system enables the pilot to see in the dark, in shadows,
and through smoke, and also adds a +10% bonus to pilots using a tracking skill.
- RADAR JAMMER AIL ALQ-54: On board self-protection jammer
providing broadband protection. Estimated system effective radiative
power 60 dBW.
- RADAR (SURVEILLANCE): Hughes AN/SPS-50 UHF-band radar.
Estimated range against 0 dBsm target 150 km.
- RADAR (TARGETING): Westinghouse TPG-144 X band pulse Doppler phased array medium range radar
with battlefield surveillance mode. Estimated range against 0 dBsm
target 40 km.
- RADIO/VIDEO COMMUNICATION: Long range, directional communications system with
satellite relay capabilities. Range: 600 miles (960 km) or can be boosted indefinitely via
- SELF-DESTRUCT: To prevent capture by the enemy,
the pilot can activate the self-destruct system, which will cause the
mecha to explode after a delay of up to 60 minutes (time is set by the pilot).
The explosive damage is contained within a 20 foot (6 m) area and inflicts
1D6x10 M.D. to everything within the radius of the explosion. All internal
systems are obliterated.
- STANDARD SURVIVAL KIT: All RDF come equipped with a
portable survival kit. Inside the small reinforced box is a medium-sized flashlight, two
hand flares, one rocket flare, a compass, infrared distancing binoculars, a small mirror,
a pocket knife, dehydrated and concentrated food (can be stretched into a five day supply
for one person) and basic first aid items (aspirin, bandages, disinfectants, etc.)
- TACTICAL LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM: The Matador Zal cockpit is
pressurized, and also provides additional air feeds to the pilot's flight suit
that provides him with pressurized breathing.
COMBAT BONUSES FOR
- Two melee attacks (plus those of the pilot)
- +0 to roll with punch
- +1 to strike
- +0 to parry
- +1 to dodge
- One additional attack at levels six and eleven
RANDOM HIT LOCATIONS
When there is an equal chance of hitting both sides from 1D6
- 1-3 hits the right side
- 4-6 hits the left
When there is a preferred side, roll 1D10
- 1-8 hits the preferred side
- 9-10 hits the opposite side
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