Technology & Combat Characteristics
The RGZ-95 ReZEL (Defenser b-Unit) is the ReZEL equipped with the optional Defenser b-Unit backpack. Developed specifically for the ReZEL, the Defenser backpack is a space-use assault backpack for conducting rapid, first strike attack on the frontline or at enemy's stronghold. Due to the high skills need to use the Defenser backpack properly, it is normally fitted on the ReZEL Commander Type, but there are cases of them being used by the normal ReZEL. There are two versions of the Defenser backpack, the 'a-Unit' and the 'b-Unit'. The Defenser b-Unit backpack is armed with mega beam launchers and mega particle cannons for concentrated single point attack in mid to long range, and has additional generators to improve the operation efficiency of the suit's beam weapons. The Defenser b-Unit backpack also has additional thrusters, and the usual side skirts of the ReZEL are replaced with movable, thruster equipped tail binders. In waverider mode, the tail binders boost the suit's propulsion capabilities, and in mobile suit mode, they improve the suit's mobility, allowing it to face the correct direction quickly.
- 60mm Vulcan Gun
- A standard armament mounted on most Federation mobile suits. The pair of head mounted shell firing weapons have a high-rate of fire, but little power. They are mainly used to restrain enemy units, intercept missiles and the like.
- Grenade Launcher
- A grenade launcher with two rounds can be mounted in each forearm. It is comparable to the ones used by the Re-GZ and has proven effective in close combat. Can be switched out for the beam sabers.
- A multipurpose defensive equipment developed specifically for the ReZEL. A beam cannon that fires in a 3-round burst is mounted at the front, and serves as the main weapon in waverider mode. The blade at the back of the shield can be used as a ramming weapon in close combat.
- Beam Saber
- The standard close range armament for most Federation 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 emits a blade of plasma contained by an I-Field and is capable of cutting through almost any metal that has not been treated with anti-beam coating. A pair of beam sabers can be stored in each forearm. Can be switched out for the Grenade Launcher.
- Mega Particle Cannon
- A mega particle cannon is mounted in the tip of each binder of the Defenser b-Unit backpack, they serve as the main weapon in waverider mode. The layout of the pair of mega particle cannons are influenced by the ORX-005 Gaplant and the RAS-96 Anksha.
- Mega Beam Launcher
- Mounted on the Defenser b-Unit backpack, it is the same high output beam weapon as used by the standard ReZEL and ReZEL Commander Type. Besides receiving energy supply from the suit’s generator, the launcher itself also has a sub-generator for supplementary purposes, and this allows for stable number of shots and output. As the Defenser b-Unit backpack has two of these launchers, it allows the equipped suit to fire them at their maximum power continuously, something that the standard ReZEL or ReZEL Commander Type cannot as they are typically armed only with one mega beam launcher.
In the manga, when Full Frontal and MSN-06S Sinanju attacked the SCVA-76 Nahel Argama, some of the ReZEL pilots were given permission to use the Defenser units. Two RGZ-95C ReZEL Type C (Defenser a-Unit) were deployed, one piloted by Norm Basilicock, along with a ReZEL (Defenser B-Unit) piloted by Riddhe Marcenas, and a Stark Jegan to intercept the Sinanju.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Master Grade 1/100 RGZ-95C ReZELType C (Defenser a+b-Unit)(GR) Model Kit Manual
- ↑ High Grade 1/144 RGZ-95C ReZEL Type C (Defenser b-Unit)(GR) Model Kit Manual
- In the OVA, Riddhe Marcenas piloted a regular RGZ-95 ReZEL during the battle with Sinanju, while in the manga adaptation he piloted the RGZ-95 ReZEL (Defenser b-Unit).