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ORX-005 Gaplant MS

ORX-005 Gaplant (Mobile Suit mode)

The ORX-005 (ORX-05, CRX-005) Gaplant is a fictional weapon (transformable mobile armour) desinged by Kazumi Fujita for the anime series Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.

ORX-005 (ORX-05, CRX-005) Gaplant

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.

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. Afranci Char determined to see it and to fight. (Gaia Gear)

Variants

ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 [Hrairoo]

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ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 [Hrairoo]

One problem with the standard Gaplant is the intense G-force produced by the movable shield binders, making Gaplant best used with a Newtype pilot. Due to this, when it was first tested by the TR-5, it was instead mounted with booster shields used by TR-1 Hazel. Asdie from this, a few changes were applied during the TR-5's initial service, such as applying an enhanced sensor unit and V-fin onto the head sensor, and replacing the main engines in the backpack with a thermonuclear hybrid jet-rocket engine, as with other machines of the TR series. for its main armament, the TR-5 carries a long blade rifle, which is mounted on the underside of the machine in mobile armor form.

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ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 [Hrairoo] (Mobile suit mode, equipped with support unit)

Later on, near the end of Gyrps conflict, the TR-5 Hrairoo is further refined as an Area Dominance Mobile Armor, similar in purpose to GP03D Dendrobrium, but for all three major environment (atmosphere, ground, space). The booster shields were changed back to the moveable shield binders. The side armor and back armor have additional thrusters and armor mounted onto it, greatly increasing its maneuverability and defense; the back waist armor also comes with a moveable hardpoint, allowing it to mount an additional manipulator arm. The front waist armor is also enhanced, and thus now has spray beam emitters for defense, as well as two hidden arms underneath. The long blade rifle is upgraded to be able to equip with 2 booster-type shields, which further increase its linear motions (standard booster shields), attack ability (micromissiles shields) or defense ability (spray beam shield).

Furthermore, it was mounted with Hrududu II shoulder units, each mounted on a hardpoint located on the inside of shoulder armor. On the right shoulder mounts a shoulder booster-claw units with beam emitters hidden in it, and can mount the long blade rifle to form a very powerful beam cannon; on the left is the generator unit. Due to the Hrududu II, which is based on the drum frames, Gaplant gain four more hard points in total, allowing it to mount additional manipulators arms (and by extension, wince shield units) and even Giant arms of Psycho Gundam, allowing it to execute all range attacks.

ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 [Advanced Hrairoo]

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ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 [Advanced Hrairoo]

In the final battle, the Titan test team acquired another Gaplant, and it was refined into Advanced Hrairoo. Unlike the Hrairoo, the Advanced Hrairoo does not mount Hrududu II shoulder units; instead, the shield binder is enhanced with even more thrusters; a spread mega particle cannon was mounted on the backpack engine black, a grenade launcher over the left front waist armor, and a refined nose unit of Hrududu, which acts similarly a winch shield, and can be remote-controlled via wire guidance, and attack the enemy with a power beam launcher.

First appeared in Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans novel, design by Kenki Fujioka.

ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 [Fiver]

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A special Gaplant design for supersonic penetration via a ballistic trajectory tactic, similar to Intercontinental ballistic missile. A ballistic trajectory involves launching from the surface and temporarily escaping the atmosphere. After re-entering the atmosphere, the machine follows a parabolic course to its target point while maintaining the vast acceleration obtained from the effects of gravity. The base machine of Fiver is Gaplant in mobile armor mode with new sensor installed and beam cannon removed, the base Gaplant would be combined with addition parts. The backpack unit contains three generators of various sizes, and connects directly to the Gaplant's own back thrusters. A nose unit is attached to the front of the machine, and a heat-resistant field unit with coolant gas emitters is attached to its underside. Two defensive binders are attached to the backpack unit and the Gaplant's arms. Each defensive binder contains one I-field generator and ten beam cannons, whose protective covers are blown off prior to use. Since the I-field generators consume virtually all of the machine's energy output, the beam cannons are powered by energy packs. The lower section of each binder houses a rack of twelve energy packs for this purpose, and this section terminates in a thruster and propellant tank. Each binder can also carry one escort mobile suit, and the upper section of each binder has a manipulator arm to hold these mobile suits in place. The upper and lower sections can be opened up so that the diffuse beam cannons all face forward.

First appeared in Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans novel, design by Kenki Fujioka.

MAK-005S (ORX-005S) Gaplant Kai

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MAK-005S Gaplant Kai

At a major turning point, AEUG leader Quattro Bajeena broke into the Federation's national assembly at Dakar and denounced the Titans before the world. Learning the truth, the Federation quickly moved to support the AEUG and oppose the Titans. The MAK-005S Gaplant Kai ("Kai" is Japanese Kanji character "改". In English means "Modified".) was developed at the Augusta Newtype Lab and supplied to AEUG's terrestrial branch, Karaba. While it isn't transformable like original Gaplant, the Gaplant Kai is a high-performance mobile armor capable of both space and atmospheric combat. The wing-mounted beam cannons of the original Gaplant were replaced with scattering beam cannons, which were supplemented with the addition of vulcan guns and missile launchers. However, since Karaba already has Z Plus mobile suit series, Gaplant Kai's production was limited to twenty units and used primarily to attack enemy units as they entered the atmosphere.

First appeared in SD Gundam G Generation F video game, design by Junya Ishigaki.

Specifications

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ORX-005 Gaplant (Mobile Armor mode)

ORX-005 (ORX-05, CRX-005) Gaplant

Manufacturer: Augusta Research Institute / Oakland Research Institute
Operator: Titans
Unit type: prototype general purpose transformable mobile armor
Dimensions: mobile suit mode: overall height 25.2 meters, head height 19.8 meters; mobile armor mode: overall length 20.3 meters; mobile armor mode equipped with booster: overall length 31.6 meters
Weight: empty 50.7 metric tons; max gross 94.2 metric tons (mobile suit mode), 94.7 metric tons (mobile armor mode), 274.2 metric tons (mobile armor mode with booster); mass ratio 1.63 (mobile suit mode, mobile armor mode), 3.53 (mobile armor mode with booster)
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3040 kW
Special Equipment: optional booster for mobile armor mode, provides extended fuel capacity and flight range
Armament: 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.6 MW, stored in recharge racks in hip armor, hand-carried in use; 2 x beam cannon, power rated at 3.0 MW, mounted on arms
Pilot(s): Rosamia Badam, Yazan Gable, Eliard Hunter, Wes Murphy, Carl Matsubara, Audrey April

ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 [Hrairoo]

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ORX-005 Gaplant TR-5 [Hrairoo] (Mobile armor mode, equipped with support unit)

Manufacturer: Augusta Research Institute / Oakland Research Institute
Operator: Titans Test Team
Unit type: prototype general purpose transformable mobile armor
Dimensions: mobile suit mode: overall height 25.2 meters, head height 19.8 meters; mobile armor mode: overall length 20.3 meters; mobile armor mode equipped with booster: overall length 31.6 meters
Weight: Total weight 115.1 metric tons
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3040 kW; booster generator, output rating at 410kw (total at 3450kw)
Special Equipment: 1x Hrududu II, claw unit mounted on right shoulder, generator unit mounted on left shoulder; 1 x subarm, mounted in rear, can be mounted on Hrududu II claw unit.
Armament: 2 x beam saber, power rated at 0.6 MW, stored in recharge racks in hip armor, hand-carried in use; 2 x beam cannon, power rated at 3.0 MW, mounted on arms; long blade rifle, can mount 2x booster shields, can be mounted in spread beam emitter for increase firepower; spread beam emitter, mounter in Hrududu II claw unit

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