ORX-005CS Gaplant Custom Erisia Special
|Developed from||ORX-005 Gaplant|
|First Seen||0087 U.C.|
|Known Pilots||Erisia Nocton|
|Overall Height||25.2 meters82.677 ft |
|Max Weight||98.9 metric tons|
|Power-plant||Minovsky Ultracompact Fusion Reactor|
|Power Output||3400 kW4,559.475 hp|
|Pilot Accommodations||Pilot only (in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso)|
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The ORX-005CS is a customized spec-up version of the experimental ORX-005 Gaplant. The head unit was equipped with enhanced communication sensors which were feather-like in arrangement, and the entire machine had been re-painted the color purple along with ornate markings. The Gaplant Custom Elisia Special featured improved movable shield binders with increased firepower in the form of a right arm binder with built-in twin beam cannons and thrusters, and a left arm binder fitted with a large shield that incorporated vernier thrusters for defensive purposes. An interesting design feature of the ORX-005CS was the machine cannon and gatling gun built into the waist section of the ORX-005CS, which would become a bow-mounted weapon in its mobile armor mode, which was a convenient arrangement in aerial battles.
- Beam Saber
- The standard close range armament for most Titans mobile suits. The beam saber is a small cylindrical device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by an energy capacitor that is recharged from special racks. The beam saber is capable of cutting through any metal that has not been treated with anti-beam coating. The Gaplant Custom Erisia Special is equipped with a pair of Beam Sabers, and can only be used in MS mode.
- Beam Cannon
- Replace the Gaplant Beam Rifles are a 2-barrel Beam Cannon. The particle beam fired from a beam cannon can penetrate almost any armor that has not been treated with specific counter-measures. However despite being a powerful weapon, its power is also a weakness as the Gaplant Custom Erisia Special's fusion reactor is unable to handle repeated usage of the Beam Cannon.
- Machine Cannon
- A Machine Cannon is built into the waist of the Gaplant Custom Erisia Special. It does not require energy to be used, however its effectiveness against heavy armor is very little. The gatling gun itself seems to have less firepower compare to a beam rifle, but eventually, the sheer number of bullets flying through the air can shred through almost anything, regardless of how durable it is. And it can be used in both MS and MA mode.
- Gatling Gun
- This 4-barrel gatling gun is mounted on the waist of the Gaplant Custom, and it can fire volleys of bullets at the targets. These shell firing weapons have a high-rate of fire but have little power. Because of their low caliber the weapons won't damage a mobile suit's armor by much, though it is still commonly employed as a tactic to keep an enemy mobile suit from getting too close. The weapons are ideal for shooting down small, fast moving, lightly armored targets such as missiles, small land vehicles, and attack helicopters.
Special Equipment & Features
- Shield Booster
- Instead the Optional Boosters of the Original Gaplant, the Gaplant Erisia Special is equipped with a Shield Booster on the left arm binder. This piece of equipment not just solved the Gaplant's fuel consumption problem, but also greatly increased the speed and agility of the Gaplant Custom Erisia Special.
A Gaplant was claimed by the Titans Test Team, and became the personal MS of ace pilot Erisia Nocton. Like the original unit, the Custom Erisia Special version was a high-performance mobile suit capable of both space and atmospheric combat, and several modifications have been made to the overall frame of the machine. The sensors, thrusters, and weapons was upgraded. Despite these modifications, the ORX-005CS's overall specifications were relatively comparable to that of a standard Gaplant.