Model number: RPI-V4L
Code name: Gareth
Unit type: mass production seventh generation knightmare frame
Manufacturer: Holy Britannia Empire
Operator: Holy Britannia Empire
First deployment: a.t.b. 2018
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 6.94 meters
Weight: combat weight 14.78 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: sensors, range unknown; landspinner high-mobility propulsion system, mounted in legs; Float system backpack, enables atmospheric flight
Fixed armaments: 2 x 4-tube slash harken launcher, mounted on hips; 2 x hadron gun, mounted on arms; 2 x machine cannon, mounted on shoulders; 6-tube missile launcher, three rounds per launcher, mounted on chest; 2 x 4-tube missile launcher, three rounds per launcher, mounted one on each leg
Optional hand armaments: none
Initially, the IFX-V3D1 Gawain was little more than a showpiece model, an experiment never truly intended for combat. However, following its theft by Zero and his subsequent use of the Gawain to dominate the battlefield of Area 11, Britannia’s engineers reconsidered the unusual design. Over a year after the Gawain’s theft, a scaled-down mass production model was developed and put into production. The new machine, called the RPI-V4L Gareth, was designed as a long-range fighter in similar fashion to the Gawain. Instead of hands, it mounted hadron guns in pincer-like units modeled on the Gawain’s shoulders. Though weaker than full-scale hadron cannons, these weapons were still incredibly effective, and could be charged to fire high-power beams like the Gawain. To supplement this energy-draining weapon, the Gareth was also armed with a pair of machine cannons and a set of missile launchers on its chest and legs, as well as hip-mounted slash harkens. The initial three Gareths were given to the surviving Glaston Knights; however, by the time they proved the effectiveness of the unit, Zero (now going by his real name, Lelouch vi Britannia) had usurped the Britannian throne, and thus most of the Gareths produced would be used by his forces.
Pilot(s): Claudio S. Darlton, David T. Darlton, Edgar N. Darlton
First appearance: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Code Geass Info
50 episodes; 3 compilation movies
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)
Japan 10.21.2017 – 05.26.2018
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