Spartan Main Battle 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:
      The Spartan was a close-combat destroid designed to supplement the other ground mecha and to provide a suitable candidate for urban policing or combat. Relatively weakly armed, the center torso mounts a multi-purpose gun cluster equipped primarily with anti-personal weapons. It's main anti-mecha armament was a RoV-22 laser as well as two banks of short-ranged Rapier missiles. The main 'punch' of the Spartan's armament is in fact its large fists, which can be used in hand to hand combat to devastated enemy mecha. During the Zentraedi Campaign the Spartan was used to protect other Destroids from close assault on the SDF-1, and in the post war era it helped to control malcontent full-sized Zentraedi. During the reconstruction it also aided in building projects across the devastated planet, until its decomissioning in 2020. A handful of Spartans, along with other older Destroids remained in service with local militias well into the 2020s.
Ship Control Sheet: rdf_spartan_destroid.pdf December 14/04