|Developed from||ORX-003 Domingo|
|First Seen||0087 U.C.|
|Last Seen||0203 U.C.|
|Manufacturer||Augusta Research Institute|
|Known Pilots||Rosamia Badam|
|Overall Height||25.2 meters82.677 ft |
|Head Height||19.8 meters64.961 ft |
|Max Weight||94.2 metric tons (MS mode)
|Standard Weight||50.7 metric tons|
|Power-plant||Minovsky Ultracompact Fusion Reactor|
|Power Output||3040 kW4,076.707 hp|
|Sensor Range||13000 meters42,650.919 ft|
|Pilot Accommodations||Pilot only (in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso)|
|Max Acceleration||1.94 G (MS + MA mode)
|Mass Ratio||1.63 (MS + MA mode)
|Rocket Thrusters||22000 kg48,501.684 lb |
Technology & Combat Characteristics
This transformable mobile weapon was developed by the Augusta (Clarks Hill) Research Institute & Oakland Research Institute as a space-use mobile suit, but it also proved to be highly efficient in atmospheric flight. The Gaplant proved to be one of the fastest and most agile mobile weapons when in mobile armor mode and thanks to its active thruster units it was able to change direction during flight without the need of changing the direction of its nose. However because of the extreme G-forces which pressed on the pilot during high speed flight, the Gaplant could only be used by the physically toughest humans or by an enhanced cyber-Newtype. Another problem was its high fuel consumption. Because of this the Gaplant was equipped with an external booster in MA form when it needed to fly longer distances.
A unique feature of the Gaplant is that is possesses two cockpit hatches. The first is the standard mobile suit hatch located in the middle of the torso, which is the hatch used in mobile suit mode. The second hatch is used only while the Gaplant is in mobile armor mode and is located in the back of the head. The reason for the second hatch is because the first hatch is inaccessible when in mobile armor mode.
- Beam Rifle
- The standard ranged armament of the many mobile suits is the beam rifle. The particle beam fired from a beam rifle can penetrate almost any armor that has not been treated with specific counter-measures. The ORX-005 Gaplant is equipped with two beam rifles which are mounted on the arms as part of the active thruster units. Unlike most beam rifles of the day the Gaplant's draw energy straight from its reactor as opposed to an E-Pac
- 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 is equipped with a pair of Beam Sabers, and can only be used in MS mode.
Special Equipment & Features
- Optional Booster
- While the thrusters allow the Gaplant to attain incredibly high acceleration, they consume fuel at a high rate. To compensate, the Gaplant can be equipped with a pair of Optional Booster in MA mode, which substantially increase the amount of fuel the Gaplant can carry, thus increasing the mobile suits operational flight time. When the fuel is depleted, the booster can be ejected to decrease mass.
Although it isn’t known how many Gaplants were produced only two units were seen. The first was used by cyber-Newtype Rosamia Bidan during her attack on the Audhumla after the AEUG’s attack on the Jaburo base and the second unit was used by Titan pilot Yazan Gable who used his unit in space.
In U.C.0203, Gaplant became remains of a past mobile suit, and it arrived at the southern island. Afranche Char determined to see it and to fight.