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RMS-019 Crouda

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RMS-019
Code name: Crouda
Unit type:
 general purpose mass production mobile suit
Manufacturer: Space Revolutionary Army
Operator(s): Space Revolutionary Army; Black Hornet
First deployment: A.W. 0015
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 8.4 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam cutter, mounted on back
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle

Technical and Historical Notes

Following the apocalyptic end of the 7th Space War, the Space Revolutionary Army found itself lacking in military strength. It took several years before they returned to their previous fighting levels. The RMS-019 Crouda was the first mobile suit the S.R.A. mass produced after the war. This next generation mobile suit replaced aging models like the RMS-006 Jenice. Aside from being highly maneuverable, the Crouda’s armor was powerful enough to withstand a direct shot from a beam weapon. The Crouda carried fairly standard armament consisting of vulcan guns and beam rifles, but its main innovation was its beam cutter. Mounted on the back, this knife-like cutting weapon could cut mobile suits in half or slice into the hull of a battleship. The Crouda did, however, have one fatal design flaw: it could be destroyed by a direct shot to its front exhaust port. When hostilities began anew between the S.R.A. and New U.N.E., the Crouda proved highly effective against its New U.N.E. counterpart, the NRX-018-2 Daughtress Neo. A commander type variant of the Crouda was also produced, the RMS-019R Lancerow Dawell’s Crouda. Some standard type Croudas remained in service as late as A.W. 0024.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Weiss Graipe, Gredine, Cyaan Linden, Edin Zahha, Varalrun Do
First appearance: After War Gundam X
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki

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Director:

Shinji Takamatsu

Writer:
Hiroyuki Kawasaki

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Junya Ishigaki

Character Designer:
Nobuyoshi Nishimura

Musical Composer:
Yasuo Higuchi

Airdates:
Japan 04.05.1996 – 12.28.1996

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