ROBOTECH Technical Files
by Robert Morgenstern, with Peter Walker and Pieter Thomassen


M-23 Highlander Light Battle Tank

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Highlander tank attacking ShockTrooper
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I. Dimensions.

II. Type.

III. Service History

IV. Propulsion.

V. Performance.

VI. Electronics Suite.

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

VII. Armament.

VIII. Armor.

The armor on the front of the Highlander is composed of a standard Chobam laminar developed in the late 20th century and improved with the materials science advances made during the Robotech era. This armor was mainly designed to defeat projectiles and other kinetic weapons. The armor stops all small arms, heavy infantry weapons fire, and light mecha-mounted weaponry, and provides excellent resistance to medium mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Valkyrie's 55mm APFSDS round, and fair resistance to heavy mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Centaur's 120mm smoothbore shells.

The armor on the rest of the M-23 is weaker. It stops all small arms, and heavy infantry weapons fire, provides excellent resistance to light mecha-mounted weaponry, and fair to good resistance to medium mecha-mounted weaponry, such as the Valkyrie's 55mm APFSDS round.

The Highlander provides full protection from nuclear, biological, and chemical hazards, using an overpressure cockpit environment activated by radiation and hazardous chemical sensors, or manually when biological warfare conditions are anticipated. The internal consumables supplies can provide atmosphere for one week maximum.

IX. Development.

The Highlander was designed to be a light battle tank to complement the Anaconda. This tank managed to significantly reduce its weight by using the advances in materials technology to significantly improve its field maneuverability over previous generation tanks.

During the invid invasion, the remainder of these vehicles still operating were brought to the front lines to replace the decimated ranks of the battloids and were mostly destroyed.

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