Unlike normal mecha, this armor system functioned to enhance the survivability, strengths and abilities of individual soldiers. Its standard vehicle mode made it resemble a motorcycle that was used as the primary means of transport. By sliding a switch, the rider was able to initiate the transformation into Battloid mode where it attached to its operator's CVR-3 armor and became an extension of it. Cyclones were equipped with a modular weapon system that was mounted in vehicle mode and served as hand-held weapons in Battloid mode.
The Cyclone could switch to a final mode called storage mode, in which it folded up into a cube that could be stored on larger vehicles like the Alpha fighter. This feature made the Cyclone part of standard survival equipment for downed Alpha pilots.
List of Cyclones
- VR-038 Light Armor Veritech Motorcycle
- VR-041 Heavy Armor Veritech Motorcycle
- VR-052 Battler Veritech Cyclone
- YVR-055 Devastator Cyclone
- VR-057 Veritech Super Cyclone
Behind the scenes
The Crusader Cyclone, Nova Cyclone, andSpider Cyclone models were created in Robotech: Expeditionary Force Marines Sourcebook One.