RGE-G2000X Prototype Clanche


Model number: RGE-G2000X
Code name: Prototype Clanche
Unit type: prototype transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 17.6 meters
Weight: empty 31.5 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; AGE System; radome, mounted on Artimes long-range rifles
Fixed armaments: 4 x DODS cannon, mounted on back and waist; 2 x beam vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge rack in wrists, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: hyper DODS rifle mass production type; shield, features beam saber, mounted on left arm

Due to the complexity of blueprints generated by the AGE System, Earth Federation Forces engineers attempted to compensate for this by reverse engineering mobile suits created by the AGE System. The RGE-G2000X Prototype Clanche was the prototype for a mass produced version of the AGE-2 Gundam AGE-2 Normal. In addition to serving as the prototype for the RGE-G2100 Clanche, it was also the Earth Federation Forces’ first attempt at creating a mobile suit for X-Rounders. However, the Prototype Clanche’s development was plagued by multiple issues. Large movable wings on the shoulders attempted to replicate the main wings of the AGE-2 Normal’s G-Strider mode, but was troubled by output control failure from the beginning. A dedicated work system for these parts was created, but the end product’s performance was far inferior to that of the AGE-2 Normal’s, and this led to the halt in their production. Limits in the Earth Federation Forces’ production and processing technology also prevented the full replication of the AGE-2 Normal transformation mechanism in a mass production suit, forcing the developers to settle for a compromise. The hyper DODS rifle mass production type was created through reverse engineering the AGE-2 Normal’s rifle. It had lower power than the original due to production problems like manufacturing precision/accuracy, etc.

Pilot: Asemu Asuno
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: EXA-LOG
Original mechanical designer: Kanetake Ebikawa


Rear view (Mobile suit mode)


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