RX-160S-2 Byarlant Custom 02

RX-160S-2 Byarlant Custom 02

The RX-160S-2 Byarlant Custom 02 is a Mobile Suit that appears in UC-

MSV, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn - Comic Strip and Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn: The Noble Shroud. Among its drivers are Bier Quatrieme and Riddhe Marcenas.

Features

The second Byarlant Custom unit developed at Torrington Base as a composite "creature" (Chimera) from Mobile Suit Titans. The Byarlant Custom 02 is considered the full version of the Byarlant Custom, unlike Unit 1 which is a modification validation unit. Unit 2 replaced Unit 1's thruster/aft thruster units with mobile packs containing integrated beam cannons, thrusters, and fuel tanks. Other differences from Unit 1 include the use of normal MS hands to hold hand-held weapons, slight changes to the leg designs, and new weapons.

The two long beam rifles on the arms of the Byarlant Custom 02 can function as ranged or melee weapons as they are capable of generating beam-type sabers. The pair of Aero Armor on top of the guns are shields that can be used to reduce air resistance when held in front of the machine during high-speed flight. The Byarlant Custom 02 can attach the amplifier used by the ORX-005 Gaplant to its rear skirt thruster, not only increasing the Mobile Suit's thrust, but also allowing it to reach the upper layer of the atmosphere with its own power .

  • Booster Unit

Same amplifier used by the ORX-005 Gaplant, it significantly increases the amount of fuel the MS can carry, thereby increasing the cruise range of the Byarlant Custom 02 and allowing it to reach the upper layer of the atmosphere with its own power. When the fuel runs out, the booster can be ejected.

Armaments

  • Long Beam Rifle: Mounted on the arms of the Byarlant Custom 02, the long beam rifles are designed for precision and can be used for long-range sniper shots. Additionally, a beam-type blade can be emitted from the weapon's muzzle, allowing the rifle to be used as a long-beam saber.
  • Beam Cannon: Mounted in the mobile packs at the rear of the Byarlant Custom 02, the two beam cannons are based on the beam rifles of the ORX-005 Gaplant and are directly linked to the machine's generator. These guns offer high power and an excellent rate of fire.
  • Aero Armor: Small shields mounted above the long beam rifle, they have an anti-beam coating and also serve to reduce air resistance when the MS is moving in high speed flight.

History

The Byarlant Custom 02, flown by Federation pilot Bier Quatrieme, was deployed alongside the RX-160S Byarlant Custom . Together, they fought against pirate-piloted MSs, and eventually helped the remnants of Zeon who were under attack by the pirates.

The Byarlant Custom 02 was built at the Torrington base and assigned to the Ra Cailum, flown by Londo Bell pilot Riddhe Marcenas. Riddhe used it during the events of the manga version of episode 5 of the Gundam Unicorn OVA.

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