Model number: RZA-3F9
Code name: Tristan
Unit type: transformable eighth 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 5.45 meters (Knightmare frame mode)
Weight: combat weight 7.35 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, allows atmospheric flight
Fixed armaments: 2 x megido harken, mounted on forearms, combine to form energy cannon; 2 x MVS (maser vibration sword) harken type, stored in wings, hand-carried in use, can combine into Hadron spear; 2 x machine gun, mounted on main body, operable in Fortress Mode only
Optional hand armaments: none
As a member of the Knights of the Round, ace pilot Gino Weinberg was granted his own R&D team, which constructed for him a customized personal Knightmare Frame. This machine, named the RZA-3F9 Tristan, was designed specifically to suit Gino’s fighting style and personal preferences. The Tristan was a high-mobility model Knightmare, specializing in hit-and-run tactics using its slash harkens and wide-bladed MVS spears to cut through enemies quickly and cleanly. Already agile normally, the Tristan possessed the ability to transform into Fortress mode, making it a streamlined fighter for high-speed attacks. Gino made good use of his Tristan until outcast Britannian prince Lelouch Lamperouge, formerly the terrorist Zero, claimed the Britannian throne and led the superpower towards his own ends. Siding with those loyal to the late Emperor Charles, Gino attempted to capture Lelouch, but was defeated in single combat with Lelouch’s personal Knight, Suzaku Kururugi, and his Knightmare Frame Z-01Z Lancelot Albion. The Tristan, damaged, but still functioning, was upgraded by the Black Knights into a new form, the RZA-3F9X1 Tristan Divider.
Pilot: Gino Weinberg
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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