The Novels gave us a chance to get a closer look at the spacecraft in the Robotech Defense Force other than the Veritechs.
Excerpt; "Out in the void, armored spacecruisers, human-designed vehicles incorporating some of the principles learned from Robotechnology, moved their interceptors and attack craft out of the bays and into fighting position.
It wasn't long before the swarm of human defenders had sensor contact, then visual sighting, on the aliens; the Zentraedi wouldn't have had it any other way.
A Scorpion interceptor pilot reported back to Armor One over the tac net, "Enemy approaching on bearing niner-zero. We are engaging. Commence firing!" Scorpions and Tigersharks and a dozen other types of Earthly combat spacecraft, ranging up to the mammoth Armors themselves, rushed to close with the aliens' first attack wave.
Missiles-Stilettos and Piledrivers and Mongooses were launched at extreme range so that all but the glows of their drives were lost to sight until the blackness blossomed with the spherical explosions characteristic of zero-g, the bursts overlapping one another, thicker than a field of dandelions.
RN - Genesis
A few after words;
Let's make something clear. The names used for the aircraft and weapons in the above do not "comply" with other Robotech reference sources...even the series.
Unmanned Lancer Space Cannon to manned Scorpion Interceptor in the books.
I have found mention of the Stiletto missiles elsewhere but it looks like Piledrivers and Mongooses are particular to the Robotech Novels Universe.
And that's ok.
The Robotech Novels are an **ADAPTATION** of the series NOT a direct translation.
But the reader does nneed to view with what Brian and Jim wrote. The power of the mind may come up with something better. - John
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