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Gigantic Beam Gun Attack Gunship "Vandal"

VandaAttack (56K)


The Gigantic Beam Gun Attack Gunship of Lactence, a Unified Forces organization. In addition to several Rotating Anti-aircraft Gun Turrets, it is armed with Missile Launchers.

The Main Gun itself, which points toward the rear when in Navigation Form, rotates 180 degrees toward the front in Combat Form, and forms a beam amplification band in the space between it and the sighting head. The main gun fires from the beam focusing induction coil.

Original Description:
A Variable Attack craft used by the Black Rainbow Terrorist Group and other Anti-Unification Groups to engage in combat the Unified Forces, in uprising agaist the Unified government. It is unknown where the Vandal Class is manufactured, and who it is manufactured by, although it is rumoured and believed to have been created and manufacured by the Anti-Unification Forces. The class of ship however is being used by the Anti-Unification Forces and sold to a variety of Terrorist Groups opposed to the Unified Government. Unified Forces's Intelligence is actively working to locate the suppliers of this vessel to cease the flow of ships. This is being done in conjunction with their attempts to locate the manufacturing site of the Anti-Unification ships.


Government: Unknown
Ship Type: Variable Gunship
Ship Class: Vandal
Manufacturer: Unknown
Crew: 90 total
Command Tower: 5
Main Ship: 65
Troops: 20

(1) Main Body                                   8,500
(2) Command Tower                                 600
(2) Sensor Array (on top of Command Tower)        300
(3) Main Engine                                 1,200 
(3) Secondary Engines (4)                         500 each
(3) Small Guidance thrusters (20)                 100 each

    Reflex Cannon                                 3,000
    360 degree Particle Beam Turrets (2)          300 each
    Secondary Beam Turrets (2)                    250 each
    Dual Barrel Particle Beam Turret              200

    Small Airlocks/Access Hatches (20)            225 each
    Outer Hull (per 40ft area)                    120
    Interior walls (per 20ft)                      20

(4) Pin Point Barriers (4)                      2,500 each


  1. Depleting the MDC of the main body will put the ship out of commission. All internal systems will shut down, including life support and internal gravity. The ship itself will be an unsalvageable floating wreck.
  2. Destroying the command tower will instantly kill the command staff and deprive the ship of all forms of long range communications, radar and targeting. The range and targeting capabilities of the secondary systems are equal to that of a VF-11 Thunderbolt. The ship can still operate, but is at -3 on initiative, -3 to strike, and number of attacks per melee of the weapon systems are reduced by half. Destroying the main sensory array atop the command tower will have the same effect, but the command staff will not be killed instantly.
  3. Depleting the MDC of the main engines will force the ship to rely on its secondary engines. Depleting the MDC of the main engines AND secondary engines will leave the ship adrift in space. If in an atmosphere, the ship will crash (destruction of the main engines will render the antigravity system useless due to loss of power).
  4. The Pinpoint Barriers regenerate at a rate of 1,250 MD per second (2,500 MD per melee round). If destroyed, a barrier will completely regenerate within 2 seconds (1 melee rounds). See the Pinpoint Barrier System entry for details.

vandalCruiser (25K)


Speed (sublight): 0.20 speed of light (32,000 miles per second)
Speed (auxiliary drives): Mach 3

Space Fold: Range Unlimited (1 light year every 6 minutes)
Planet bound: Can land if necessary but not designed to maneuver in an atmosphere. Can only land in a body of water (does not have landing gear).
Maximum Range: Unlimited (estimated 20 year life span, which can be extended with regular maintenance and overhauls)

Note: these ships are extremely agile (in starship terms) and get an additional +2 to dodge when avoiding fire from enemy starships.


Length: 360 feet

Power System: OTEC/General Galaxy Main reactor
Fold System: OTEC/Shinnakasu/General Galaxy Advanced Fold Cluster
Sublight Drive: OTEC/Centinel Impulse Drive Cluster
Gravity Control System: Internal
Auxiliary Engine: Shinnakasu/Shinsei Industries/Agar Nuclear Pulse Rocket Motor Cluster
Sensor System: Standard & Subspace Mass Detector



The most powerful weapon of this ship is a heavy particle cannon. The weapon fires a beam up to 120,000 miles long and .25 miles wide that inflicts heavy damage to ANYTHING in its path.

VandalTurret (7K)


Located on the top and bottom of the vertical boom of the ship are two particle beam turrets designed for anti-mecha use. These guns have a 360 degree radius, and a 180 degree upright arc of fire.


Located on the starbord and port sides of the ship are dual barrel particle beam gun designed for Anti-mecha. These gun has a 45 degree arc of fire.


Originally developed by researchers onboard the SDF-01 Macross during Space War One, the Pinpoint Barrier System is a standard defense system on board all UN Spacy starships. The system generates four small disc-shaped force fields that can be positioned anywhere along the ship to deflect missiles, energy beams or projectiles. Each pinpoint barrier is about 61 m in length and can absorb up to 2,500 MD in damage, which then regenerates within four seconds (1 melee round). The barriers can also be layered on top of each other to generate a field which provides 10,000 MDC and can even deflect heavy particle beams (sometimes).

The four barriers are controlled by operators in the command tower of the ship. These operators are instructed to defend (1) the command tower, bridge, and sensor array, (2) main engines, (3) hangar bays, and (4) weapon systems, in that order. The operators primarily concentrate on defending the ship against larger spacecraft and leave defense against mecha attacking the carrier to the VF pilots.


Ship-borne Vehicles (STANDARD):

  • Palladium Books Game Engine and MDC Rules
  • Macross VF-X2
  • Macross VF-X2 Visual Book
  • Macross VF-X2 Perfect Official Clue File
  • Macross Chronical

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