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.
Although it is equipped with a Hyper DODS Rifle Mass Production Type similar to the AGE-2 Normal, its power is inferior 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.
- ↑ 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