RX-80BR Black Rider


Model number: RX-80BR
Code name: Black Rider
Unit type: prototype mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0079
First deployment: UC 0079
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: large sensor unit, range unknown; THEMIS System; optical camouflage system; steelyard
Fixed armaments: 2 x heat dagger, mounted in side skirt armor, hand-carried in use; grenade launcher, mounted on arm; stun anchor, mounted in unknown location; rail cannon, mounted on rear skirt armor, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: none

The RX-80BR Black Rider was one of three prototype mobile suits from the Pale Rider Project, which also included the RX-80RR Red Rider and RX-80WR White Rider. The Black Rider was equipped with THEMIS, a prototype version of HADES (Hyper Animosity Detect Estimate System) later installed in the RX-80PR-2 Pale Rider Cavalry. The Black Rider mounted a large sensor unit on its head, and its back was equipped with the prototype tactical unit steelyard for advanced electronic warfare. The Black Rider also featured an experimental optical camouflage system that rendered it completely invisible. The Black Rider’s armaments included a rail cannon, stun anchor, grenade launcher and a pair of heat daggers. The Black Rider was fielded late in the One Year War in UC 0079 and often deployed with its partner unit, the White Rider. Both units were destroyed in combat at the war’s end.

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation Code Fairy
Original mechanical designer:
 Kyoshi Takigawa



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