Phalanx Space Defense Robot
Faction: RDF
In Service Date: 2009
Out of Service: 2020
Availability: Unlimited
Source: Macross
SCS Author: Paul Brown
Additional Info: Reference Guide

Unit Description:
      Developed to provide more mobility to tactical missile launchers, especially fixed defenses, the Phalanx proved to be one of the best Destroids used during the First Robotech War. Using many of the same components of both the Tomahawk and Defender to reduce costs, the Phalanx housed two large missile drums instead of arms. Each drum had a large supply of long-range Derringer missiles. The missiles are both potent and accurate. The Phalanx was invaluable in defending the SDF-1 during its long campaign, shooting down hundreds of enemy battlepods and causing significant damage to enemy ships, including Dolza's command fortress during the holocaust. In post-war Earth the Phalanx was less valuable, as the number of flyable enemy mecha was significantly reduced and hostile Zentraedi resorted mainly to ground combat. The Phalanx remained in service until the first generation of destroids were all decomissioned and removed from service in 2020
Ship Control Sheet: rdf_phalanx_destroid.pdf December 14/04