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RX-121-1 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel Custom] Icarus Unit

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RX-121-1
Code name: Gundam TR-1 [Hazel Custom] Icarus Unit
Unit type: prototype mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces (Confeito Arsenal)
Operator: Titans Test Team (Black Otter Team)
First deployment: June UC 0087
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: titanium alloy ceramic composite; Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: shield booster, mounted on backpack; beam reflectors, mounted on main body
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle

Technical and Historical Notes

The Icarus Unit was an equipment option for the RX-121-1 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel Custom] based on the concept of unassisted mobile suit flight under gravity. Lacking the ability to transform from mobile suit form to flight form like the NRX-044 Prototype Asshimar TR-3 [Kehaar], this revolutionary system achieved flight through brute force, thanks to the high thrust produced by the powerful thermonuclear jet engines attached to its lower body and the thermonuclear rocket engines in its shoulders. The Icarus Unit’s shoulder parts could swivel forward 90 degrees for storage inside the ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 [Hrairoo], and they had option latches for attaching weapons, shields, or sub arm units. The wing-like devices in the shoulder parts functioned as attitude stabilizers during flight. The waist parts contained a supplemental generator similar to that used in the Hazel Custom’s movable booster pod, albeit somewhat larger. In the early stages of the aerial combat unit development project, the plan was to equip the Icarus Unit with aerodynamic wing units, achieving flight through a combination of thruster power and lift. However, in mobile suit form its aerodynamic characteristics were extremely poor, and it was determined that it was unable to move freely in three dimensions. Thus the unit’s specifications were changed to the current concept of achieving flight through high thrust.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Wes Murphy
First appearance: Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans
Original mechanical designer: Kenki Fujioka

Lineart

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Advance of Zeta Info


Writer:

Bin Konno

Artist:
Tatsu Mizuki (manga)

Mechanical Designer:
Kenki Fujioka

Character Designer:
Takuya Saito

Novel Release:
Japan 06.10.2003 – 02.15.2008

Manga Release:
Japan 12.15.2003 – 04.26.2007

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