Model number: STH-16/tc
Code name(s): Shiden Custom; Ryusei-Go III; Riden-Go
Unit type: custom mobile suit
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso using Alaya-Vijnana System
Dimensions: overall height 18.1 meters
Weight: empty 28.5 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: nanolaminate armor on Io Frame
Powerplant: Ahab reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: Ahab thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Alaya-Vijnana System, interfaces directly with pilot’s spinal cord implants
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: rifle; partizan, can be stored on on backpack or rear skirt armorshort shield, mounted on left forearm
The STH-16/tc Shiden Custom was a variation of Teiwaz’s STH-16 Shiden. Developed at the request of pilot Norba Shino, the unit added thrusters to the shoulders and equipped a new short shield. The Alaya-Vijnana System was transferred from Shino’s previous EB-06/tc2 Ryusei-Go II, which made it the only Shiden to utilize that system. Painted in Shino’s preferred garish magenta, he nicknamed the suit Ryusei-Go III. The suit’s armaments included a partizan and rifle. After Shino upgraded to the ASW-G-64 Gundam Flauros, the Shiden Custom was repainted and reassigned to Ride Mass, who nicknamed it Riden-Go.
Pilot(s): Norba Shino, Ride Mass
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Original mechanical designer: Ippei Gyoubu
Iron-Blooded Orphans Info
50 episodes; 9 compilation episodes
Japan 10.04.2015 – 03.27.2016 (S1);
10.02.2016 – 04.02.2017 (S2)
U.S. 06.04.2016 – 12.11.2016 (S1);
10.08.2017 – 04.28.2018 (S2)
Japan 04.29.2022 –
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