Model number: Z-01Z
Code name: Lancelot Albion
Unit type: prototype ninth 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 5.15 meters
Weight: combat weight 9.12 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; energy wing defense/propulsion system, enables 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: 2 x Super VARIS (Variable Ammunition Repulsion Impact Spitfire) rifle
Though the original Z-01 Lancelot was a wildly successful design and helped make Suzaku Kururugi a highly respected and feared pilot, its designer Lloyd Asplund wasn’t satisfied. Taking the entire design back to the drawing board, he refined it from the ground up, producing an entirely new model rather than simply modifying the existing Lancelot. This new machine, the Z-01Z Lancelot Albion, refined the Lancelot’s experimental technologies even further while adding several new ones. The most prominent of these was Cecilé Croomy’s Energy Wing System, an improvement on the Float System flight pack. First tested in the Type-02/F1Z Guren SEITEN, the Energy Wings provided incredible maneuverability and speed as well as a full-body energy shield. The Albion’s wing system would be refined even further, allowing it to release blasts of energy as an offensive measure. Additionally, the Lancelot’s VARIS rifle was redesigned into a new form, featuring two standard barrels for rapid fire and a larger one for charged shots. The Lancelot Albion made its combat debut after Suzaku sided with the new Britannian Emperor, Lelouch vi Britannia, and was declared the Emperor’s Knight of Zero. In its first battle, the Albion managed to single-handedly defeat the entire force sent to arrest Lelouch, including four Knights of the Round all at the same time. The Lancelot Albion served as Suzaku’s personal unit for the remainder of the war between Japan and Britannia, until it was dealt critical damage in a one-on-one battle with the Guren SEITEN and was destroyed.
Pilot: Suzaku Kururugi
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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