The Beatrice is a ground combat vehicle first seen in the Macross Frontier television series.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Beatrice is a rapid deployment high firepower armored vehicle operated by the New United Nations Government forces within the habitable city sections of colonization fleets such as 25th Large-Scale Super-Long-Distance Colonization Fleet, other wise known as the Macross Frontier fleet. The Beatrice is sealed for operation in a vacuum utilizing an oxygen tank and purification system for life support. The small size of the Beatrice permits the vehicle to operate in more confined spaces where Destroids are not feasible. While possessing a powerful 105 mm cannon the Beatrice is only lightly armored and thus relies upon firepower and mobility.
The vehicle was quickly deployed against the Vajra attack upon the Macross Frontier fleet in A.D. 2059. Unfortunately the Vajra were far superior to these small mobile weapons and many Beatrice armored vehicles were easily destroyed by large Vajra Heavy Soldier class troopers.