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RX-9/B Narrative Gundam B-Packs

 

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Mobile suit

Core Fighter

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RX-9/B Narrative Gundam B-Packs

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RX-9/B
Code name:
Narrative Gundam B-Packs
Unit type:
multipurpose test mobile suit
Manufacturer(s): Anaheim Electronics; Luio & Co.
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 29.3 metric tons; max gross 72.0 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3,280 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 108,200 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: 2 x small shield, features 4-tube missile launchers, mounted on forearms, 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks on rear skirt armor, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: none

Remote weapons: 2 x wire-guided attack terminals, can function as psycho capture units, mounted on backpack

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The RX-9/B Narrative Gundam B-Packs was a special equipment version of the RX-9 Narrative Gundam designed to capture the runaway RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex in UC 0097. Due to the Narrative Gundam lacking any armaments beyond basic vulcan guns, the rest of its weapons in that configuration were part of the B-Packs parts. The B-Packs added a new backpack that mounted a pair of incom-like wire-guided attack terminals that could transform into psycho capture units to neutralize the Phenex. Other B-Packs armaments included two beam sabers and two forearm-mounted small shields that each featured a 4-tube missile launcher. The Shezarr Unit tracked the Phenex to the interior of Side 6’s Metis Colony, where they unexpectedly came under attack from Republic of Zeon forces. To pilot Jona Basta’s surprise, the Narrative Gundam’s secret NT-D (Newtype Destroyer) System activated and took control of the suit. Feeding off Jona’s anger, the NT-D System summoned the nearby NZ-999 II Neo Zeong and docked the Narrative Gundam with the massive mobile armor. Jona’s rage subsided, but the amount of damage caused to the colony became a public relations nightmare for the Earth Federation Forces, which decided against further deployments for the Narrative Gundam. However, the combat situation later required it to be deployed as the RX-9/C Narrative Gundam C-Packs.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Jona Basta

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative

Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

 

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