The Excaliber MK-VIII became the first third-generation destroid to come out of the assembley line. The biggest difference from its predecessors is its power source. After the defeat of the Regis on Earth, protoculture simply stopped functioning. The first destroids of this line to come out had their nuclear reactor designed from schematics that were used by the Armies of the Southern Cross during the Second Robotech War.
Even with all the advances in Robotechnology, the engineers at the REF Destroid Combat Systems Laboratory at Tyrol decided to honor the original Excaliber, the MK-VII, which is still in service in some reserve units, by making the design of the MK-VIII's design similar, including removing the hands and adding the lamp and the missile rack on the shoulders. Most of its weaponry is designed for medium to long-range combat. Its main weapons are a pair of particle beam cannons located where the hands are supposed to be. This is the same as the first Excaliber, but the barrels of the cannons are s