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RX-9 Narrative Gundam

 

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Mobile suit

Core Fighter

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RX-9 Narrative Gundam

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RX-9
Code name:
Narrative Gundam
Unit type:
multipurpose test mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator(s): Luio & Co.; Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0097
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit using Core Block System
Dimensions: head height 21.0 meters
Weight: empty 25.1 metric tons; max gross 40.2 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 2,980 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 104,000 kg total
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 20,240 meters; NT-D (Newtype Destroyer) System
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head

Optional fixed armaments: see RX-9/A Narrative Gundam A-Packs; RX-9/B Narrative Gundam B-Packs; RX-9/C Narrative Gundam C-Packs
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Developed by Anaheim Electronics, the RX-9 Narrative Gundam served as a testbed for the psychoframe technology that was later implemented in the RX-93 v Gundam. As a testbed unit not intended for combat, the Narrative Gundam had multiple parts of its inner frame exposed, and its sole fixed armament was a pair of head vulcan guns. Unlike the v Gundam, the Narrative Gundam lacked a panoramic cockpit and utilized a Core Block System that featured a Core Fighter with unfolding wings. At some point, the Narrative Gundam was equipped with the same NT-D (Newtype Destroyer) System as the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam. The system was activated when Newtype activity was detected, and it allowed the suit to seize control of enemy psycommu weapons and move without pilot input.

 

In UC 0097, Anaheim loaned out the Narrative Gundam to the New Hong Kong-based Luio & Co., which acted in partnership with the Earth Federation Forces to track down the missing RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex. Because the Narrative Gundam lacked advanced armaments, Luio & Co. developed the A-Packs, B-Packs and C-Packs equipment for the purpose of capturing the Phenex. To operate the Narrative Gundam, pilot Jona Basta was required to wear a heavy psycho suit over his regular pilot suit. Due to the weight of the psycho suit, Jona could not walk under gravity and required assistance in putting on and removing the suit, although it could be quickly purged in an emergency. The Narrative Gundam joined the secret Phoenix Hunt mission carried out by the cruiser Damascus and was assigned to the Shezarr mobile suit team. Later on, the Narrative Gundam and its Core Fighter were destroyed in combat against Zoltan Akkanen’s NZ-999 II Neo Zeong, but Jona was able to safely eject and transfer to the Phenex.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Jona Basta

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative

Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

 

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Head

 

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