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RX-78/C.A. Casval's Gundam

Rx-78-casval
Unit Type

Custom Close Quarters Combat Mobile Suit

Appearances

Game

Profile

Model Number
  • RX-78/C.A.
Developed from
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Overall Height
  • 18.0 meters
    59.055 ft
    708.661 in
Max Weight
  • 60.0 metric tons
Standard Weight
  • 43.4 metric tons
Power-plant
Power Output
  • 1380 kW
    1,850.61 hp
Armor
Armaments
Optional Equipment
  • Hyper Bazooka
  • Beam Javelin
  • Gundam Shield

The RX-78/C.A. Gundam Char Aznable Custom is a mobile suit from the Universal Century timeline, which first appears in the game, Gihren's Greed.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

Joining New Types and research teams from both Earth Federation and Zeon factions. The research team combined their knowledge in making mobile suits and created the RX-78/C.A., honoring the Earth Federation team's superb creation RX-78-2, the appearance of the unit is exact duplicated from it. However, the inside of the unit used a lot of Zeon technology and is completely different from the original RX-78-2. During the development of this unit, the fine tuning used the data of Char Aznable and there for it is just like a custom unit built just for him and also painted red. Record showed that this unit has encountered combat with the white RX-78-2 Gundam.

Armaments

  • 60mm Gatling Cannons "Vulcan Guns"
The Vulcan cannons were 60mm Gatling guns stored on the sides of the Gundam's head. Having the greatest rate of fire of all the Gundam's weapons these are primarily used to ward off advancing enemies, shoot down missiles, or hit other fast moving targets. They also made good use as an anti-aircraft and anti-personnel weapons. The Vulcan cannons however had a hard time piercing heavy armor (though they had shown the ability to do severe damage to mobile suits if fired at point-blank range) and thus were not often used against larger, more heavily armored foes. Still the Vulcans were useful in preserving ammunition for the Gundam's more powerful weapons such as the beam rifle.
  • Beam Saber
Standard equipment for Federation mobile suits, Beam Sabers are often used for close range combat and are normally stored in the backpack component when unused. This model can transform from saber to the Gundam Javelin, a large pole with a three pronged beam at the end. The beam sabers use Minovsky particles held in place by an I-Field to form an effective cutting surface that can slice through nearly any material. The particles for the beam sabers are stored by E-cap in the hilt of the saber, which is recharged from the Gundam's reactor when the saber is returned to its socket. Once activated, beam sabers do not rely on the mobile suit's reactor and can be thrown or discarded as decoys. The beam saber is most often used for close range combat or as an emergency weapon once all other ammunition has been depleted.
  • Beam Rifle
The beam rifle is the primary weapon used by the Gundam. Making use of the Federations E-cap (or "energy capacitor") technology, the rifle uses charged concentrations of Minovsky particles as ammunition. This gives the beam rifle firepower equivalent to that of a battleship's beam cannons. As the Minovsky particles destroy matter on a molecular scale, the beam rifle can penetrate even the thickest armor and destroy its target with a single shot. One weak point of the rifle was its energy limits. The rifle could only be fired 16 times before depleting its energy and becoming useless.
  • Hyper Bazooka
The Hyper Bazooka is a heavy weapon used by the Gundam. Technically a large rocket launcher it could fire several 380mm missiles to attack targets at long range. No mass-production MS's armor can stop this weapon. While very powerful the Hyper Bazooka had a slow rate of fire and fairly little of ammunition. Most oftenly used to take out slow, heavily armored targets.
  • Gundam Shield
Hand-carried, forearm-mounted or stored on the Gundam's backpack, the shield is a simple defense used to block most incoming ballistic and explosive projectiles. Also used to great effect in close quarters battle with enemy mobile suits. Has a view port than can be sealed off with an internal blast plate. The shield is also used to deflect heat away from the mobile suit when undergoing atmospheric re-entry.

History

In the game Gihren's Greed, one of the parallel timeline of Universal Century where Zeon Forces won the One Year War, Char Aznable will leave Zeon and start building up a new faction, Neo Zeon (different from the original Axis Neo Zeon in ZZ gundam), to seek other ways to finish his revenge against the Zabi's.

Gallery

Notes

  • In the PSP game Gundam Battle Royale, the RX-78/C.A. is a more melee-combat oriented unit than the RX-78-2 and also features Char Aznable's trademark "Kick" maneuver as part of its repertoire.
  • In SD Gundam G Generation games, Casval Gundam has a kick attack replacing vulcan gun.

References


External Links

Template:Early Universal Century Mobile weapons

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