RX-80PR Pale Rider


Model number: RX-80PR
Code name: Pale 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: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty 43.7 metric tons; max gross 56.8 metric tons
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rated at 1,570 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 103,200 kg total
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; HADES (Hyper Animosity Detect Estimate System), mounted in head
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted on sides of head; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in skirt armor, hand-carried in use; 2 x beam gun, mounted on forearms
Optional fixed armaments: spike shield, features 2 x pile bunker, mounted on forearm; 2 x 3-tube missile pod, mounted on legs
Optional hand armaments: 90mm bullpup machine gun; hyper beam rifle; 380mm rocket launcher; hyper bazooka; 180mm cannon; giant Gatling gun; shield

The RX-80PR Pale Rider was a prototype mobile suit used by the Earth Federation Forces during the One Year War in UC 0079. Based on the RGM-79SP GM Sniper II, the RX-80 prototype was acquired by an EFF official named Grave, who wanted a mobile suit to test the HADES (Hyper Animosity Detect Estimate System) as part of the Pale Rider Project. Developed by the Augusta Research Institute, HADES was based on the EXAM System used by the Blue Destiny mobile suits. HADES increased performance by disabling all limiters, and it could either transmit optimal maneuvers to the pilot or forcibly take control. It could also attempt to read an enemy’s movements by detecting psycommu waves. The modified mobile suit was redesignated RX-80PR and named for one of the Biblical Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The Pale Rider’s standard armaments included two beam sabers, head vulcans, a pair of beam guns and a machine gun. Optional weapons included a machine gun, 180mm cannon, leg missile pods, a spike shield, a hyper beam rifle, a shield and a giant Gatling gun. After suffering heavy damage at the end of the war, the Pale Rider was recovered by Zeon remnants and fielded a decade later by Neo Zeon as the upgraded AMX-018[HADES] Todesritter.

Pilot: Chloe Croce
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories
Original mechanical designer: Kyoshi Takigawa



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