Proof that second place can strike gold, the MBR-07-Mk II Spartan may have lost out for first in the destroid design competition, but this mecha was too good for the U.N. to pass up. The MBR-07 followed roughly a year and a half after the first destroids began design, entered trial production in 2005 and by 2008 field units were beginning first rollout. A simple but incredibly efficient mecha, the Spartan combines numerous weapons and a compact chassis to create a very potent close-combat war machine. The Spartan's center-mounted multi-gun weapons array is complimented by two, twelve pack missile launchers on either side of the torso and rounded out with a dual anti-aircraft laser cannon mounted just behind the cockpit hatch. In addition to these ballistic and beam weapons, the Spartan's two hands are powerful grappling claws capable of tearing through the armor of enemy mecha and over-powering any full-sized Zentradi soldier. The Spartan uses a standardized control cockpit, allowing pilots of most other U.N. Forces mecha to easily master control of this battle robot.
Valkyrie pilot Hikaru Ichijo operated a Spartan in battle against Zentradi malcontents at the Highlander City airport in late 2011. Utlizing the superior hand-to-hand combat ability of the Spartan and a familiar control cockpit, Ichijo and his combat team were able to easily subdue both mechanized Zentradi and infantry units attacking the airport. During the battle, Captain Ichijo utilized a mecha-sized combat baton to down a Reguld and incapacitate unarmored zentradi soldiers. Throughout Space War I and following the war, the Spartan continued to be a thorn in the backside of the U.N. Spacy's enemies.
|Type||Main battle robot, series 07|
|Dimensions||Height 11.31 meters (to shoulder); length 6.1 meters; width 8.3 meters|
|Mass||29.4 metric tons|
|Power Plant||Gigenheimer Roy 2004 thermonuclear reactor developing 3200 shp.|
|Propulsion||Multiple low-thrust vernier thrusters beneath multipurpose hook/handles.|
|Design Features||Infrared searchlight/targeting turret in fore of the center torso|
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