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RX-160S Byarlant Custom

Rx-160s

Rx-160s-back

Unit Type

Prototype High Mobility Mobile Suit

Appearances

Manga
OVA

Profile

Model Number
  • RX-160S
Developed from
Variants
First Seen
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Overall Height
  • 20.6 meters67.585 ft
    811.024 in
Max Weight
  • 60.3 metric tons
Standard Weight
  • 38.9 metric tons
Power-plant
Power Output
  • 1840 kW2,467.48 hp
Sensor Range
  • 11290 meters37,040.682 ft
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only (in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso)
Armor

Movement

Rocket Thrusters
  • 98300 kg216,714.343 lb
    108.357 tons
Armaments
  • 2 x Claw Arm searchgray_iconsmall.png
Special Equipments and Features
  • Fuel Tank/Additional Thrusters

The RX-160S Byarlant Custom is a variant of the RX-160 Byarlant. It first appeared in the Novel/OVA series Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. It is piloted by Robin Diez.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

After the Gryps Conflict of UC 0087, the Earth Federation reclaimed the data of the RX-160 Byarlant as it is the only non-transformable mobile suit with sustained atmospheric flight ability. However this never happened until UC 0096, where the mobile suit researchers refurbished said mobile suit into the RX-160S Byarlant Custom. The Byarlant Custom possesses enhanced speed, agility, and self-sustained atmospheric flight over the original and all these were achieved through the use of enhanced thruster units all over its body. The suit also has two new back-mounted thrusters, which also contain large-capacity fuel tanks.

Other changes to the suit include arm parts taken from RX-110 Gabthley, a new feet design derived from the NRX-055 Baund Doc and the replacement of the mono-eye sensor with EFF standard compound type sensors. Two Byarlant Custom units were produced at Torrington Base, with Unit 1 being a validation unit for the enhanced thrusters and various modifications, as such it doesn't fix the Byarlant's flaw of limited armaments. Development staff have referred to the project as a composite "creature" (Chimera) of Titans mobile suits.

Armaments

  • Mega Particle Cannon
A fixed armament mounted on each forearm, they are the suit's only range weapon and their power are rated at 4.7 MW. They seem to have a higher rate of fire in place of beam thickness, but that in no way makes them any less dangerous.
  • Beam Saber
Unlike the original Byarlant, the Byarlant Custom's beam sabers are not stored in arm recharge racks. Instead the beam sabers are generated from the Mega Particle Cannons.
  • Claw Arm
While the original Byarlant has small claws for manipulators, the Byarlant Custom is equipped with two claw arms from Gabthley for improved melee combat capability. However, they are even more unsuitable for wielding weapons.

Special Equipment and Features

  • Fuel Tank/Additional Thrusters

History

The Assault of Torrington Base

The Byarlant Custom was first deployed against the Zeon remnants during the assault of Torrington Base. Although Unit 1 was launched during the attack, Unit 2 was grounded due to a start-up error. During its first deployment the Byarlant Custom Unit 1 destroyed multiple Zeon remnant mobile suits, including two AMS-129M Zee Zulu. The Byarlant Custom pushed back the Zeon remnant forces with the help of Londo Bell's Tri-Stars mobile suit team and other Earth Federation forces.

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