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SPT-LZ-00X Layzner

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General and Technical Data

Model number: SPT-LZ-00X
Code name: Layzner
Unit type: experimental super powered tracer
Manufacturer: Gradosian Empire
Operator: Earth Resistance
Rollout: 1996 AD
First deployment: 3 October 1996 AD
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in head
Dimensions: overall height 9.52 meters
Weight: max gross 13.75 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown; thickness 120mm
Powerplant: fuel cell; engine output 217 PU
Propulsion: 2 x 12,800 kg; attitude control verniers: 14
Performance: maximum thruster acceleration 1.86 G
Equipment and design features: sensors, sensitivity -56.2 dB; Type UV-00D backpack; V-MAX system; Rei AI, Fouron AI
Fixed armaments: 2 x knuckle shot, mounted on hands; 2 x calf missile, stored in legs
Optional hand armaments: LDR-00R lasered rifle

Technical and Historical Notes

The SPT-LZ-00X Layzner was an experimental super powered tracer that changed the fate of both Grados and Earth. Layzner’s armaments were standard fare for a Gradosian SPT: a lasered rifle, knuckle shots and a pair of calf missiles. However, Layzner’s unassuming exterior hid multiple secrets. Layzner was equipped with an advanced AI nicknamed Rei, but it also featured a hidden AI named Fouron. Tasked with holding the secret of Grados’ origin, Fouron took control when Layzner was threatened with destruction. When faced with overwhelming enemy numbers, Fouron could activate the high performance V-MAX system. When V-MAX was engaged, all of Layzner’s energy was released to create a blue magnetic barrier. This barrier allowed Layzner to move at high speeds and made it invulnerable to weapons fire. Once the threat was removed, Layzner was temporarily immobilized while excess heat was vented through outer ports.

On October 3, 1996, Earth/Grados half-breed Albatro Null Eiji Asuka stole Layzner to warn Earth of the impending Gradosian invasion. When a battle broke out on Mars, Eiji rescued a group of Earth students visiting a United Nations base. Together, the group made the long journey back to Earth to warn the world powers. However, Layzner and Earth’s forces both proved unable to prevent the devastation of the ozone layer and the occupation of the planet. After disappearing for three years, Eiji emerged in New York City in 1999 to reunite with his friends. Layzner was later heavily damaged in a battle with Le Cain’s SPT-ZK-53U Zakaal, which also used V-MAX. As a result, Rei and Fouron were transferred to a new Earth-built SPT, the E-SPT-LZ-00X-B New Layzner.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Albatro Null Eiji Asuka
First appearance: Blue Comet SPT Layzner
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

Lineart
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Calf missile
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Cockpit
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Head
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LDR-00R lasered rifle
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Legs
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Type UV-00D backpack
Layzner Info


Director:
Ryosuke Takahashi

Writer(s):
Ryosuke Takahashi
Fuyunori Gobu
Yasushi Hirano
Tsunehisa Ito
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama
Endo Miego

Mechanical Designer:
Kunio Okawara

Character Designer:
Moriyasu Taniguchi

Musical Composer:
Hiroki Inui

Airdates:
Japan 10.03.1985 – 06.26.1986

Video Release (OVA):
Japan 08.21.1986 – 10.21.1986

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