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RPI-11 Glasgow

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RPI-11
Code name: Glasgow
Unit type: mass production fourth generation knightmare frame
Manufacturer: Holy Britannia Empire
Operator(s): Holy Britannia Empire; Resistance/Order of the Black Knights; Japanese Liberation Front; United States of Japan
First deployment: a.t.b. 2010
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 4.24 meters
Weight: combat weight 7.35 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: energy filler, replaceable electrical cartridge, uses Yggdrasil drive superconductor transfer system, power output rating unknown
Equipment and design features: factsphere open sensor camera, range unknown, mounted in head; landspinner high-mobility propulsion system, mounted in legs; cockpit ejection system
Fixed armaments: 2 x slash harken, mounted on chest; 2 x stun gun, mounted on forearms; 2 x stun tonfa, mounted on forearms
Optional hand armaments: assault rifle w/grenade launcher, mounts on backpack; large cannon

Technical and Historical Notes

Influenced by the success of the YF6-X7K/E Ganymede prototype, the Holy Britannia Empire began researching the use of Knightmare Frames as combat weapons. The fruit of their labor was the RPI-11 Glasgow, the first combat-capable Knightmare. Building upon the foundation laid out by the Ganymede, the Glasgow relied upon its small, light frame and landspinners for high-speed combat, allowing it to outflank ground forces such as tanks and APCs. The Glasgow also introduced the slash harken, a wired projectile weapon that could double as a grappling hook, or be used to help the Knightmare descend from aerial transports safely, and became standard equipment in all Knightmares thereafter. The effectiveness of the Glasgow was proven when it was deployed during Britannia’s invasion of Japan. The Glasgow’s participation made the brief war a complete route, allowing Britannia to easily take over the island nation, which was then renamed Area 11. Seven years after the invasion, the Glasgow was still seen as venerable, but outdated, and was slowly phased out of production in favor of the newer RPI-13 Sutherland. Many units were refitted into the police-use LE-E106 Knightpolice, while the proliferation of Glasgows meant that they often ended up in the hands of anti-Britannian rebels, such as the Order of the Black Knights and the Japanese Liberation Front. Further, the reliable Knightmare was used as the basis for several “new” designs, including the Type-10R Burai and Type-1R Burai Kai.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Kallen Kouzuki (aka Kallen Stadtfeld), Ryou Sayama
First appearance: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Note: “Kallen Kouzuki colors” custom lineart by asterphage

Lineart
rpi-assaultrifle
Assault rifle w/grenade launcher
rpi-11-cockpit
Cockpit
rpi-ejectionsystem
Emergency ejection system
rpi-11-factsphere
Factsphere
rpi-11-head
Head
rpi-largecannon
Large cannon
rpi-slashharken
Slash harken
rpi-stunguntonfa
Stun gun/tonfa
Code Geass Info


Director:
Goro Taniguchi

Writer(s):
Ichiro Okouchi
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Yuuichi Nomura

Mechanical Designer(s):
Akira Yasuda
Kenji Teraoka
Junichi Akutsu
Eiji Nakata
Takumi Sakura

Character Designer(s):
CLAMP
Takahiro Kimura

Musical Composer(s):
Hitomi Kuroishi
Kotaro Nakagawa

Airdates:
Japan 10.05.2006 – 07.28.2007 (S1);
04.06.2008 – 09.28.2008 (S2)
U.S. 04.27.2008 – 10.26.2008 (S1);
11.02.2008 – 06.07.2009 (S2)

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