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|Total Height :||20.8 meters|
|Total Length :||95.0 meters|
|Wingspan :||105.8 meters|
|Dry Weight :||105 metric tons|
|Operational Weight :||400 metric tons|
III Service Use
2O reactant for fusion engines.
|Maximum speed at 18,000 meters :||2233 kph (Mach 2.5)|
|Maximum speed at sea level :||752 kph (Mach .7)|
|Air drop speed, sea level:||200 - 500 kph|
|Air drop speed, high altitudes:||220 - 500 kph|
|Stall speed (VTOL shift possible) :||148 kph|
|Service Ceiling :||30 km|
|Initial climb rate :||24,000 meters per minute|
|Typical delta-v :||232.9 kps|
|Typical acceleration(*) :||1.4 G|
|Cell duration(**) :||100 hours|
|Maximum take-off weight:||470.5 metric tons|
|Maximum payload:||358 metric tons|
|Maximum payload for VTOL operations:||180 metric tons|
|* = Assuming typical operational weight|
** = Continuous operational use.
The armor on the VC-37 is a low-mass lunarium tungsten composite plating that is the standard for most Terran mecha. Aside from the good protection provided against projectiles, missiles, and other kinetic weapons, this armor is also resistant to plasma globes (annihilation discs), lasers, and fair against, particle guns too, owing to the fact that the armor can flake off and evaporate in layers under fire from such high-energy weapons, taking much of the weapon's energy and converting it into the latent heat of sublimation in the armor. The armor stops all small arms fire, and has good resistance to all weapons commonly mounted on combat mecha.
The Perseus provides full protection from nuclear, biological, and chemical hazards, using an overpressure environment activated by radiation and hazardous chemical sensors, or manually when biological warfare conditions are anticipated. The internal consumables supplies can provide atmosphere for six days maximum.
Layout adapted from Robotech Reference Guide
Content by Jeffrey R. Spillner
Copyright © 1998- 2001 Jeffrey R. Spillner
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