Mobile Synchro cannon. (New Generation: Reflex Point)

The Synchro Cannon was a type of Reflex weapon based on Shadow technology and fielded by the Robotech Expeditionary Force.

Colonel T.R. Edwards was able to covertly install a synchro cannon on the Shimakaze-class battle cruiser, Icarus. He revealed this weapon over Optera when it was used to critically damage the Tokugawa, which had been dispatched to hunt him down. (Comic: "Robotech: Prelude to the Shadow Chronicles 2: Retribution")

Tokugawa hit by synchro cannon

A blast from a synchro cannon cleaving through the Tokugawa.

Following Edwards use of Shadow technology, the Haydonites assisted the REF in developing this technology. A new retrofitted SDF-3 was able to obliterate Edwards on Optera from orbit using its twin syncho cannons. (Comic: "Robotech: Prelude to the Shadow Chronicles 5: The Children of the Shadows")

Other REF ship classes were retrofitted with synchro cannons, including the Garfish-class and the SDF-4. A smaller version was also developed and equipped on some Shadow Beta fighter. (Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles)


Synchro Cannons used by Shadow Fighters during the ground attack on Reflex Point. (New Generation: Reflex Point)

A prototype synchro cannon for use by ground forces was also developed. It was deployed by the REF's Jupiter Division with an advanced scout force sent to Earth prior to the Battle of Reflex Point. However, this weapon was eventually destroyed to prevent it falling into the hands of the Invid. (New Generation: Reflex Point)

However, the synchro cannon, as with all shadow technology given to the REF was part of an elaborate trap set up by the Haydonites to help facilitate the destruction of the REF. This was revealed shortly after the end of the Third Robotech War when a fleet of Haydonite vessels attacked the REF fleet at Space Station Liberty. Using a disruptor wave the Haydonites were able to initiate an uncontrollable overload sequence in any ship that attempted to fire its synchro cannon, which resulted in the complete destruction of the vessel. (Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles)

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.