ROBOTECH Technical Files
by Rob Morgenstern, Peter Walker and Pieter Thomassen


Grumman VC-33 Mom's Kitchen Light VTOL Cargo Plane

UN SPACY Seal Southern Cross Seal
VC-33 Mom's Kitchen
Aircraft Separator


I. Dimensions.

II. Type.

III. Propulsion.

IV. Performance:

Note: The maximum runway take-off weight is more limited by the structural integrity of the aircraft hull than the thrust available.

V. Sensory Systems:

Radar System:
Optical tracking:
Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS):

VI. Armament:

VII. Armor:

Full nuclear and chemical protection. Limited protection from hand fired solids and energy beams, shrapnel and other fragments.

VIII. Development:

The VC-33 saw use during the Global Civil War ferrying troops and supplies to the front lines. It's size and vertical landing capabilities allowed the transport to unload its cargo close to the front lines thereby allowing rapid deployment and resupplying of troops in the field. These aircraft were used all over theaters of the GCW and due to its widespread use, it earned the nickname "Mom's Kitchen" as they frequently served as resupply aircraft for the forward troops. The VC-33 transport also saw extensive use ferrying VIPs all over the world. This aircraft was especially useful at Alaska base as the size and VTOL capabilities were useful in allowing the aircraft to land within the grand cannon thereby obscuring the passengers from any land- or space-based surveillance systems. Since this aircraft also sees frequent use by carriers, the wings fold up for easier storage.

The Southern Cross Tactical Corps used the VC-33 to ferry troops for rapid deployment, as well as the Logistics Corps using them for forward supply.

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