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RPI-209 Gloucester

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RPI-209
Code name: Gloucester
Unit type: limited production close combat fifth generation knightmare frame
Manufacturer: Holy Britannia Empire
Operator: Holy Britannia Empire
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 4.29 meters
Weight: combat weight 7.75 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; Float system backpack, allows atmospheric flight; sandboard
Fixed armaments: 2 x slash harken, mounted on chest; 2 x “Chaos Mine” fragmentation grenade, stored in hip compartment
Optional fixed armaments: anti-personnel machine gun, mounted in chest; Sattel Waffen, mounts 2 x 5-tube missile launcher
Optional hand armaments: assault rifle w/grenade launcher, mounts on backpack; large cannon; lance; MVS (maser vibration sword); anti-personnel rifle; anti-Knightmare sniper rifle

Technical and Historical Notes

Based on the highly successful RPI-13 Sutherland, the RPI-029 Gloucester was a close-combat Knightmare Frame reserved for only the best pilots. Instead of using the same stun tonfa wielded by the Sutherland and the RPI-11 Glasgow, the Gloucester’s primary weapon was a heavy lance, inspired by the knights of old. This weapon incorporated a set of expanding prongs on four sides, allowing it to easily trap and disarm enemy weapons. Combined with the Gloucester’s high mobility, the lance was a fearsome weapon, and could be used to penetrate right into an enemy Knightmare’s cockpit, killing the pilot and preventing them from escaping via the standard ejection system. The Gloucester was used almost exclusively by Princess Cornelia Li Britannia and her elite bodyguards, including the elite Glaston Knights. Following the failure of Zero’s Black Rebellion, the Gloucester became Britannia’s mainline Knightmare, maintaining the same high performance as the ace pilot model that preceded it. With the development of an economical, mass-producible Float system, the Gloucester was given a tactical advantage in Britannia’s war with the rebellious Order of the Black Knights.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Andreas Darlton, Gilbert G.P. Guilford, Euphemia Li Britannia, Alfred G. Darlton, Bart L. Darlton, Claudio S. Darlton, David T. Darlton, Edgar N. Darlton, Dorothea Ernst, Wilhelm
First appearance: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Note: “Standard colors” custom lineart by AmuroNT1; “Glaston Knights colors” custom lineart by Homeless

Lineart
rpi-209-aprifle
Anti-personnel rifle
rpi-assaultrifle
Assault rifle w/grenade launcher
rpi-chaosmine
Chaos mine
rpi-ejectionsystem
Emergency ejection system
rpi-largecannon
Large cannon
rpi-209-leg
Leg
rpi-209-mvs
MVS (Maser Vibration Sword)
rpi-sandboard
Sandboard
rpi-sattelwaffen
Sattel Waffen
rpi-slashharken
Slash harken
rpi-209-sniperrifle
Sniper rifle
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

Format:
50 episodes; 3 compilation movies

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)

Theatrical Release:
Japan 10.21.2017 – 05.26.2018

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