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Nousjadeul-Ger Mobile Power Armor
Class

Heavy Power Armor

Technical specifications
Length

7.9 meters

Width

11.8 meters

Height/depth

16.4 feet

Mass

34.7 tons

Maximum speed

140 km/h running

Engine unit(s)

Varrebotsz type 21 plasma-shock expansion engine

Countermeasures
  • VPAS1-SS radar warning receiver
  • •VPAS1-SS active sensor jammer
Armament
  • 2 Moldile Mistraekor-49
  • 1 x Tziplanas Morgol-06
  • 1 x Moldile Mistraekor-49
  • 2 x Karatszon Quillo-169
Crew

1 pilot

Usage
Affiliation

The Nousjadeul-Ger Mobile Power Armor was a mass produced power armor used primarily by the Zentraedi Legion, and it was first featured in the series Robotech: The Macross Saga.

DevelopmentEdit

As a supplemental mecha to the Battle Pods, the Zentraedi fielded the Nousjadeul-Ger power armors. These mecha had air mobility, which the Regult and Glaug Battle Pods lacked. However, the price paid for this capability was steep; the mecha was over twice as difficult to manufacture compared to the Regult. It also had less battlefield persistence due to its larger reliance on projectile weaponry. Because of this weapon fit, the mecha was also less suited for aerospace operations. Finally, it had about the same level of protection as the Regult, although the sloping shapes of several locations increased the chances of a glancing hit.

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The Nousjadeul-Ger was designed as the mecha for the cavalry arm of the Zentraedi ground forces. The suit could fly under Earth-like conditions, and its weapons were well suited to its mission of deep penetration, reconnaissance and flank protection. The main plasma beam cannon was longer ranged and more powerful than the design mounted on the Regult pods, and this enabled the Nousjadeul-Ger to operate as an effective sniper. The chest cannon however was, though powerful and accurate, short ranged. The triple barreled 79.2mm grenade throwers could put an impressive amount of ordnance or target, but the fixed cannon had insufficient ammunition to sustain more than 30 seconds of firing. The hand held laser was an accurate weapon, but lacked the sheer weight of fire of the Regult's particle beam cannons or the primary plasma cannon.

Some reports indicate that a new model of this mecha was produced in limited numbers beginning in the 2000's. The mecha sported a stronger but lighter frame, a vernier thruster in the groin, more strongly sloped armor for better protection, and a general improvement in power transfer to the beam weapon system, which could fire around twelve percent more rapidly. It is, however, estimated that no more than ten or twenty thousand of the Nousjaedul-ger mark II were built before the collapse of the Zentraedi war machine.

ArmorEdit

The armor of the Nousjadeul-Ger was composed of an advanced titanium-steel alloy. The armor stopped all small arms and heavy infantry weapons fire, but provided only poor resistance to light mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Zentraedi 22.3mm HE autocannon round, and virtually no resistance to medium mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Valkyrie's 55mm APFSDS round.

The Nousjadeul-Ger provided full protection from nuclear, biological, and chemical hazards, using a sealed cockpit environment. The internal consumables supplies could provide breathable atmosphere for two days maximum.

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