Sandpiper Utility Hovercraft

Country of Origin: Banzaidyne
Image by Jason English, model by Revell; click on image to display larger version

Type: Light utility hovercraft Manufacturer: Banzaidyne (production code BCT193)
Armor Material: Durasheet alloy Armor Thickness: 5mm
Height: 2.03 m Length: 4.32 m
Weight: 2230 kg Maximum Speed: 180 kph on clear ground

Size: 4 Total Actions: 1

Weapon Code Arc S M L EX Acc FC Dam Qty ROF Special Ammo
None fitted to standard models, but many armed versions produced

Primary Movement: Walker 15/30 (180 kph) Secondary Movement: N/A
Maneuver: -1 Armor: 5 / 10 / 15

Crew: 1 (Pilot) Deployment Range: 300 km
Sensors: N/A Communications: -1 / 10 km
Perks: Airdroppable, Audio System (AUX), Backup Communications, Easy to Modify, Hostile Environment Protection (Desert), Urban Friendly Flaws: No Sensors, Exposed Crew Compartment
Defects: None Lemon Dice: 3


This model was released in the mid-1980's as part of Revell's Robotech Defenders line, at the height of the popularity of the Robotech television series. Along with models from the Macross series (which formed the first third of Robotech), kits from other Japanese anime series were sold in the United States under this line; this vehicle, for instance, is also known as the Ground Search from the series Fang of the Sun Dougram. This particular kit offers the same vehicle in two scales; the larger of this model is shown above, while the smaller model is shown to the left.

Mecha and other vehicles from the Dougram series would make interesting designs for Heavy Gear, and have appeared in other games as well. A good online resource for the mecha in the series can be found at Mecha Anime HQ's entry for Fang of the Sun Dougram.

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