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STH-16 Shiden

 

sth-16

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: STH-16
Code name: Shiden
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Teiwaz
Operator: Tekkadan
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.1 meters
Weight: empty 28.5 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: nanolaminate armor on Io Frame
Powerplant: Ahab reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: Ahab thrusters: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: riot shield, mounted on left shoulder
Optional hand armaments: rifle; bladed bat; partizan, can be stored on on backpack or rear skirt armor

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Using data from the development of the STH-05 Hyakuren and STH-14s Hyakuri, the Teiwaz conglomerate created the new Io Frame and a general purpose mass production suit, the STH-16 Shiden. Despite the new frame design, the Shidens were powered by Ahab reactors salvaged from the debris zone. The Shiden was intended for group use and was designed for adaptability by using interchangeable equipment in different environments. Although newer than both the Hyakuren and Hyakuri, the Shiden's performance was still inferior to Gjallarhorn's EB-06 Graze Standard Type. The Shiden's head featured multiple highly sensitive sensors, and a visor protected the main camera. The Shiden's armaments included a gauntlet, a rifle, a partizan, a bladed bat and a riot shield. The Shiden was in high demand with Teiwaz subsidiary Tekkadan, which served not only to advertise the suit's performance, but also provided a wealth of field combat data back to Teiwaz.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Ride Mass, Dante Mogro, Hush Middy, Lafter Frankland, Azee Gurumin, Derma Altland, Embi, Elgar, Hirume, Trow
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Original mechanical designer: Ippei Gyoubu

 

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