ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 "Fiver"
Model number: ORX-005
Code name: Gaplant TR-5 "Fiver"
Unit type: prototype transformable mobile armor
Manufacturer: Oakland Research Institute
Operator: Titans Test Team
First deployment: March UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic/linear seat cockpit in torso
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x I-field beam-deflecting barrier generator, mounted in wing binders
Fixed armaments: 20 x diffuse beam cannon (10 per wing binder)
Optional fixed armaments: bombs
Optional hand armaments: none
The ORX-005 Gaplant is a transformable mobile armor designed for high-altitude interception, developed at the Newtype research institute in Oakland, North America. The TR-5 "Fiver" was developed with the ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 as its base machine, maintaining its mechanical characteristics while changing its function to "supersonic penetration via a ballistic trajectory." In order to execute the unusually dangerous mission of penetrating enemy strongholds independently or in a single team, it's been designed for the maximum possible defensive capabilities. A ballistic trajectory involves launching from the surface and temporarily escaping the atmosphere. After re-entering the atmosphere, the machine follows a parabolic course to its target point while maintaining the vast acceleration obtained from the effects of gravity. Because it accelerates to a speed at which interception is basically impossible, there's no means of stopping such an attack. While an ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile) would proceed to detonate at its target point, the mobile weapon Fiver can carry out precision pinpoint demolition operations after penetrating the target.
The Fiver, whose main mission is penetrating enemy strongholds, is equipped with active defense systems that allow it to endure, rather than evade, enemy attacks. The key to its defenses is its compound defensive binders, which are attached to the arms of the base Gaplant by movable frame parts. These are equipped with I-field generators for use against beam weapons, and diffuse beam cannons to project it from missiles and other projectiles. The Fiver is made up of several components attached to the base Gaplant, which is unmodified except for the new sensor unit installed in its head. The backpack unit contains three generators of various sizes, and connects directly to the Gaplant's own back thrusters. A nose unit is attached to the front of the machine, and a heat-resistant field unit with coolant gas emitters like those of the RX-107 TR-4 "Dandelion" is attached to its underside. The Fiver's two defensive binders are attached to the backpack unit and the Gaplant's own arms by drum frames similar to those used in the NRX-044(R) Prototype Asshimar TR-3 "Kehaar" For Space.
Each defensive binder contains one I-field generator and ten diffuse beam cannons, whose protective covers are blown off prior to use. Since the I-field generators consume virtually all of the machine's energy output, the beam cannons are powered by energy packs. The lower section of each binder houses a rack of twelve energy packs for this purpose, and this section terminates in a thruster and propellant tank. Each binder can also carry one escort mobile suit, and the upper section of each binder has a manipulator arm to hold these mobile suits in place. The upper and lower sections can be opened up so that the diffuse beam cannons all face forward. The Fiver requires huge rocket boosters to launch from the surface and escape the atmosphere. Since this is the most vulnerable part of its ballistic trajectory, the thrust of its boosters has been made as high as possible so that it can escape the atmosphere more quickly.
Pilot: Wes Murphy
Appearances: Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans
Original mechanical designer: Kenki Fujioka