Model number: Z-01/A
Code name: Lancelot Air Cavalry
Unit type: prototype seventh generation knightmare frame
Manufacturer: Holy Britannia Empire
Operator: Holy Britannia Empire
First deployment: a.t.b. 2017
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 4.49 meters
Weight: combat weight 7.82 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: 2 x factsphere open sensor camera, range unknown, mounted in chest; landspinner high-mobility propulsion system, mounted in legs; 2 x mountain road board, mounted on feet; Float system backpack, allows atmospheric flight
Fixed armaments: 4 x slash harken, mounted 1 on each hip and 1 in each forearm; 2 x “Blaze Luminous” MSV particle shield, mounted on forearms; 2 x MVS (Maser Vibration Sword), stored in scabbards on backpack, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: VARIS (Variable Ammunition Repulsion Impact Spitfire) particle rifle, mounted on rear armor
The Z-01 Lancelot, brainchild of Special Technical Envoy head engineer Lloyd Asplund, went from mothballed prototype to linchpin of the Britannian military in short order thanks in no small part to its skilled pilot, Suzaku Kururugi. In order to increase the Lancelot’s combat effectiveness, Lloyd designed a special Float Unit, modeled on the same system employed by the aerial battleship Avalon. The Float system used a Higgs Field Neutralizer, which counteracted the force of gravity and allows the Lancelot to fly and hover. Despite the tactical advantage flight affords, the Float Unit needed to be used sparingly, as it drained energy quickly and could leave the Lancelot out of power if not managed effectively. The Lancelot Air Cavalry, as the modified unit was dubbed, was first deployed to thwart the Chinese Federation’s attempted takeover of Kyushu and later participated in the battle against the Black Rebellion in the Tokyo Settlement. One year after the Black Rebellion, Suzaku was promoted to the Empire’s elite Knights of the Round and participated in Britannia’s war with the E.U., where he earned the nickname “White Reaper.” Following Suzaku’s transfer back to Area 11, Lloyd upgraded the Lancelot once more, into the Z-01/D Lancelot Conquista.
Pilot: Suzaku Kururugi
First appearance: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Original mechanical designer: Akira Yasuda
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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