Model number: LGZ-91
Code name: Lightning Gundam
Unit type: custom mobile suit model kit
Inspiration: RGZ-91 Re-GZ (Char’s Counterattack)
Team: Try Fighters
Builder: Yuuma Kousaka
Dimensions: overall height 19.4 meters
Weight: max gross 50.2 metric tons
Armor materials: plastic
Equipment and design features: LBWS (Lightning Back Weapon System)
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in side waist armor, hand-carried in use; 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; beam vulcan gun, mounted on left arm; 2 x 8-tube missile pod, mounted on LBWS
Optional fixed armaments: 2 x beam cannon, replaces missile pods
Optional hand armaments: handgun, can combine with additional parts to form beam rifle, beam rifle can further combine with long barrel parts or modular parts from SD-237 Winning Gundam to form Winning Launcher; shield, features 2 x beam vulcan gun, mounted on left forearm
The LGZ-91 Lightning Gundam was a custom Gunpla built by Yuuma Kousaka of team Try Fighters. It was based on the RGZ-91 Re-GZ from the 1988 anime film Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack. The Lightning Gundam retained the anime version’s ability to transform into a waverider mode by combining with its Back Weapon System. Yuuma’s customized Lightning Back Weapon System could function as a separate unit, and in waverider mode the Lightning Gundam could transport another Gunpla on its back. The Lightning Gundam’s shoulders featured a pair of high performance sensors that boosted the targeting range. The Lightning Gundam’s armaments included vulcan guns, a beam vulcan, beam sabers, missile pods, beam cannons and a handgun that could combine with other parts to form a rifle. Fumina Hoshino convinced Yuuma to return to Gunpla Battle and join the Try Fighters team as it competed in the 13th Gunpla Battle Japanese U-19 Championship. As part of Fumina’s support plan with her SD-237 Winning Gundam, modular parts from her Gunpla could combine with Yuuma’s rifle to form the enhanced Winning Launcher. When the Try Fighters advanced to the tournament finals, Yuuma upgraded the Gunpla into the LGZ-91Fb Lightning Gundam Full Burnern.
Pilot(s): Yuuma Kousaka, Meijin Kawaguchi the 3rd (aka Tatsuya Yuuki)
First appearance: Gundam Build Fighters Try
Original mechanical designer: Kanetake Ebikawa
Build Fighters Try Info
Japan 10.08.2014 – 04.01.2015
Streaming 10.08.2014 – 04.01.2015
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