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NRX-044(R) Prototype Asshimar TR-3 [Kehaar] For Space

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General and Technical Data

Model number: NRX-044(R)
Code name: Prototype Asshimar TR-3 [Kehaar] For Space
Unit type:
 prototype transformable mobile armor
First deployment: unknown
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Titans Test Team (Black Otter Team)
First deployment: August UC 0085
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
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
Fixed armaments: beam rifle, power rating unknown, mounted on main body in mobile armor mode and hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

Transformable mobile armors, by combining the mobility of a mobile armor and the versatility of a mobile suit, could fully exploit the advantages of both in response to the situation. However, it would first be necessary to incorporate transformation mechanisms into a structural frame strong enough to accomplish the transformation. It had proven technologically difficult to achieve the necessary frame strength, and up until now this had remained in the realm of academic theory. The NRX-044(R) Prototype Asshimar TR-3 [Kehaar] For Space was a transformable mobile armor derived from the NRX-044 Asshimar, the first machine to overcome this problem and accomplish the transformation from mobile armor form to mobile suit form. The Asshimar was a transformable mobile armor with atmospheric flight capabilities which was under development by the Earth Federation Forces. As a mobile weapon which could fly independently without needing a sub flight system like the Dodai YS, this new machine was eagerly awaited by the EFF’s ground forces. Due to the high stress placed on the transformation systems under gravity, a prototype machine was initially made for testing in zero gravity where the load was reduced. The Titans, learning of this revolutionary new weapon, forcibly requisitioned this prototype unit and applied their own improvements to create the Kehaar.

The skeletal frame which made up its transformation system was a complex combination of gears, shafts, and cylinders, and this transformable frame technology would later give rise to the movable frame. Because it was still in the prototype stage, the machine hadn’t been adequately armored, and when viewed from the back it became apparent that the frame of the arm and leg joint sections was particularly exposed. But with the successful development of the Asshimar, an epochal shift had begun toward the development of transformable mobile weapons. The Kehaar was equipped with three large propellant tanks with built-in thrusters, which were similar in concept to sturm boosters. Its thighs contained the same supplemental generators installed in the rest of the TR series, and its skirt armor contained a pair of sub arms which served as landing gear. The shields attached to its arms functioned as stabilizers in mobile armor form. Its beam rifle could draw energy from either the Kehaar itself, or from its two attached energy packs. The Kehaar carried four extra energy pack holders, two on each of the propellant tanks attached in place of its legs.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Wes Murphy, Eliard Hunter
First appearance: Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans
Original mechanical designer:
 Kenki Fujioka

Lineart

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Advance of Zeta Info


Writer:

Bin Konno

Artist:
Tatsu Mizuki (manga)

Mechanical Designer:
Kenki Fujioka

Character Designer:
Takuya Saito

Novel Release:
Japan 06.10.2003 – 02.15.2008

Manga Release:
Japan 12.15.2003 – 04.26.2007

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