Stealth Regult Tactical Battlepod

(Version 1.0 - Last updated: 10/24/02)  
RPG translation and history by Kenneth Olson
Based on an original design presented in Macross Digital Mission VF-X

BACKGROUND 

The Regult Tactical Battle Pod, and its variants, were the standard Zentraedi infantry mecha until the end of the Robotech Empire.  The Regult was simple to maintain, operate, and easy to mass produce.  REF intelligence estimates that nearly  1 billion Regult Tactical Battle Pods of all types were produced throughout the Robotech Wars.  However, the Regult's major disadvantage was its incredibly thin armor which was incapable of resisting damage from anti-mecha weaponry of any caliber.  As the war with the Disciples of Zor and the continuing conflict with the Invid continued to drain away resources, the Robotech Masters could no longer afford their disposable Zentraedi mecha.  They quickly came to the conclusion that in order to win, they must field higher quality units.

The Stealth Regult retains much from its earlier design, including its basic internal structure and simplicity to operate and maintain.   The flight control and sensor systems are virtually identical to the earlier Regults.  Zentraedi warriors could, within 10 hours of training, possess full proficiency with the Stealth Regult.  However, the Stealth Regult is a major upgrade from the Regult and possess vastly upgraded armor, weaponry, and a reduced radar cross section.   The Stealth retains its top mounted laser cannons and autocannons; however, it mounts an upgraded particle beam cannon and two Touwhaug Rasilszt Type-12 missiles launchers.  Each launcher holds twelve MPS-6 Maggot short range missiles, similar to those found on the Quaedluun-Rau Female Power Armor.   Two single barreled Makral Martszur Type 5 particle beam cannons are on either side of the main body.  Each particle cannon  is capable of firing nearly twice the energy of the earlier models and are independently targetable with a range of motion from 90 degrees in elevation and 20 degrees in azimuth. 

The armor on the Stealth Regult is an advanced titanium alloy.  Although, not capable of with standing the damage of contemporary earth units, the Stealth Regult is resistant against all small arms and weaponry up to 20 mm in caliber.  However, multiple hits from medium caliber weapons, such as the 55mm GU-11, or single shots from heavy weapons, such as the 120mm Smoothbore cannon on the Spartas Hovertank, will quickly destroy the unit.  The until is designed to have a reduced radar cross section and is covered with an advanced radar absorbing material which reduces the Stealth Regult's radar cross section to approximately 7 dBsm at X-Band.  

Unfortunately for the Robotech Masters, the depletion of resources caused by the incessant fighting made mass production of the Stealth Regult impossible.  Only 57,000 units were produced from 1984 until production ended just prior to the departure of the Imperial Fleet in 2011.  Nearly all of the Stealth Regults were destroyed during the Zentraedi Rain of Death on 18-April 2011; however, REF forces did encounter several units armed with Stealth Regults during the Sentinel campaign and subsequent mop-up operations. 

RPG STATS

Vehicle Type:  Stealth Regult
Class:  One person Zentraedi Battlepod
Manufacturer: Robotech Masters
Crew:  One pilot wearing Tactical Life Support System
Service History:
Stealth Regult:  Served with the Zentraedi Imperial Forces from 1984 until 2011

MDC BY LOCATION:

Location MDC
Particle Beam Cannons (2) 35 each
Laser Guns (top) (2) 15 each
Autocannons (hips) (2) 25 each
Missile Launcher (top) 50
Legs (2) 50 each

Engine Thrusters (2)

30 each
1 Main Body 100
		 
NOTES: 
  1. Depleting the MDC of the main body will destroy the mecha. 

SPEEDS:

MAXIMUM RUNNING SPEED:
256 kph
MAXIMUM JUMPING IN EARTH NORMAL CONDITIONS:
40 m  high or 100 m  long without thrusters.
FLYING, IN ATMOSPHERE
252 kph
DESIGNED G LIMITS:
+8.0/-6.5 (Computer overrides at 9.5g)
MAX ACCELERATION:  SPACE
2.2 g
DELTA V:
2.2 kps with 3000 kg of D20

STATISTICAL DATA:

HEIGHT
15.2 m.
WIDTH:
7.1 m
LENGTH:
8.2 m.
WEIGHT:
39500 kg empty.
PHYSICAL STRENGTH:
Equal to a P.S. of 60
CARGO:
None
POWER PLANT:
Esbeliben 1.3 GGV Protoculture Furnace
MAX ENGINE THRUST
[Main] 2 x VARREDOUSH TYPE-12 PLASMA-SHOCK EXPANSION ENGINES:  Two plasma shock engines are located on the rear of the main body.  Each thruster has a maximum thrust of 350 kN (specific impulse of 3000 sec).
[Auxiliary] 2 x XLERIA TYPE-5 PLASMA SHOCK EXPANSION ENGINES . Two engines are mounted in the the legs.  The engines are capable of slowing the mecha down if air deployed on a terrestrial planet or allow the unit to glide along the ground.  Each engine is rated at 75 kN.
FUEL CAPACITY:
15 standard canisters of protoculture
 3000 liters of D20 for reaction mass
COMPATIBLE FAST PACKS:
None
GENERATOR ENDURANCE:
30 days of continuous use
 

WEAPON SYSTEMS:

  1. 2 x MAKRAL MARTSZUR-5 PARTICLE BEAM CANNONS:  Two mk-5 single barrel particle beam cannons are mounted in radar stealthy turrets on either side of the main body.  Each cannon can fire 10 MJ bursts of energy once every 2 seconds out to a maximum combat range of 2500 meters.  Unlike the mk-4 mounted on the standard Regult, the mk-5 is a single barreled weapon firing a coherent burst of energy.  Each particle cannon is independently targetable with a range of motion from 90 degrees in elevation and 20 degrees in azimuth. 

     

  2. 2 x MOLDILE TSZAN-83 22.3 MM AUTOCANNONS:  Like the Standard Regult, the stealthy version mounts 22.3 mm autocannons in two stealth turrets on either hip of the mecha.  The cannons fire caseless armor-piercing ammunition rounds at 850 rounds per minute out to an effective range of 650 meters.  Each cannon is fed from its own internal ammunition supply of 500 rounds

     

  3.  2 x KARATSZON QUILLO-155 LASER CANNONS :  Two upgraded Karatszon Quillo-155 laser cannons are mounted on top of the Stealth Regult mounted in a turret facing the rear.  The lasers can rotate 360 degees and elevate from -10 to +85 degrees. Each cannon can fire 5 MJ bursts each second in five to ten separate pulses.

     

  4. 2 x TOUWHAUG RASILSZT-12:  Two short range missile launchers are mounted on top of the Stealth Regult placed where the particle beam cannons are mounted on the standard Regult.  Each missile launcher can hold 12 short range missiles on the Light Artillery

     

  5. HAND TO HAND COMBAT: is limited to kick attacks, body blocks and stomps because of the Stealth Regult's lack of hands.

 

STANDARD EQUIPMENT FOR STEALTH REGULT:


COMBAT BONUSES FOR STEALTH REGULT: 


Random Hit Locations

When there is an equal chance of hitting both sides from 1D6

When there is a preferred side, roll 1D10

Stealth Regult

FRONT

BACK

SIDES

TOP

BOTTOM

Particle Cannons  (Main Body) 01-10 01-10 01-20 01-20 01-15
Laser Guns  (Main Body) 11-13 11-17 21-25 21-30 16-18
Autocannons (Forearms) 14-19 18-25 26-35 31-35 19-23
Missile Launchers  (Shoulders) 20-35 - 36-40 36-70 -
Legs  (Main Body) 36-60 26-45 41-65 71-75 24-75
Engine Thrusters (Main Body) - 46-60 - - -
Main Body 61-00 61-00 65-00 76-00 76-00

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