Masamune Main Battle Robot
Faction: RDF
In Service Date: 2007
Out of Service: 2014
Availability: Unlimited
Source: Macross
SCS Author: Paul Brown
Additional Info: Reference Guide

Unit Description:
      Designed in tandem with the Tomahawk, the Masamune was designed as a swift-deployment unit for the Robotech Marine Corp. Its lighter frame could be more easily deployed to hot spots, where its considerable firepower could deal with potential opposition. Originally mounting the GU-10 Gunpod, it led to the development of the GU-11 used by the Valkyrie Veritech fighters and the Masamune was soon similarly equipped. The torso was also retro-fitted only two years into its deployment to add additional firepower in the way of Rapier missiles. Though a sound design on paper, the Masamune proved ineffectual in its intended role. As a Main Battle Robot, the Tomahawk is far more effective, and as a quick deployment unit the Valkyrie has a distinct advantage. The Masamune as produced only in limited numbers, but did prove useful in combating surviving hostile Zentraedi who crashed during the holocaust. Once complete, the Masamune was rendered redundant and was decomissioned relatively early.
Ship Control Sheet: rdf_masamune_destroid.pdf December 14/04