Technology & Combat Characteristics
A transformable prototype machine based on the AGE-2 Gundam design data stored within the AGE System. Aside from being the prototype for the RGE-G2100 Clanche, the Prototype Clanche is also the first mobile suit that the Earth Federation developed for X-Rounders. Unfortunately, the Prototype Clanche was more well known for its problematic integration of numerous technologies that Earth Federation obtained from reverse engineering the AGE-2.
The four large movable wings on the shoulders were attempts to replicate the main wings of the AGE-2's Strider Mode, but it was troubled by output control failure from the beginning and this made it very unpopular with test pilots. In order to counter this issue, a dedicated work system for these parts was created but the end product's performance was still far inferior than that of the AGE-2's and this led to their halt in production. Limitations of the Earth Federation's production and processing technology also prevents the full replication of the AGE-2's transformation mechanism in a mass production mobile suit, forcing the developers to settle for a compromise.
Its handheld Hyper DODS Rifle (Mass Production Type) has inferior power to the original due to production problems like manufacturing accuracy. However, its overall firepower surpasses the mass production type due to a combination of four DODS Cannons mounted on the back and waist.
- Beam Vulcan
- Beam Saber
- DODS Cannon
- Hyper DODS Rifle (Mass Production Type)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Dengeki Hobby Magazine", January, Ascii/Media Works, 2013, JAN 4910164650132