Model number: N/A
Code name: Primrose
Unit type: emergency escape pod
Manufacturer: Confeito Arsenal
Operator: Titans Test Team (Black Otter Team)
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in main body
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional fixed armaments: missile pod (mounts chaff dispenser and dual micromissile launcher); mega particle cannon, can connect to winch mechanism to function as wire-guided winch unit; shield booster; FF-X29A G-Parts "Hrdudu"; G-Parts "Hrdudu II"
The Primrose is an emergency escape pod developed for use by the Hazel, based on research and development conducted by the Confeito technical headquarters after Lieutenant Wes Murphy's Hazel was heavily damaged in combat with Zeon remnants. Although it resembles the Core Block System of the RX-78-2 Gundam, the Primrose functions purely as an escape system, unlike the docking and separation of the core block. As a result, it cannot dock under its own power once separation has been performed. But despite its simplicity, the Primrose is capable of independent flight, unlike the ejection pods installed in ordinary mobile suits, so the pilot's chances of survival are dramatically increased. When equipped with a Hazel backpack and optional armament, it can also demonstrate performance surpassing that of the average space fighter, and this extensibility means it cannot be dismissed as merely an emergency escape pod.
Primrose Variations: Although the Primrose was developed as an emergency escape pod for the Hazel, because it has the same kind of cockpit as a mobile suit and can be equipped with optional armament thanks to its high extensibility, it can also serve as a core unit for various parts. The Primrose can use the Hazel's enhancement backpack as a propulsion device, enabling it to carry almost all of the Hazel's optional weapons, and when equipped with enhancement parts like the FF-X29A G-Parts "Hrdudu" it can function as a high-performance support machine. Although this is a deviation from the Primrose's original role, the engineers of the Confeito technical headquarters, preferring to leave no possibility unexplored, prepared various functional extension plans. It is reported that some of these plans have been used in combat by the Murphy team.
The Primrose can be equipped with option binders that permit the attachment of weapons such as mega particle cannons and missile pods. These option binders not only function as extension joints, but also contain attitude control thrusters. The Primrose's missile pod contains chaff dispensers and a dual micromissile launcher with a total of twelve rounds. Its prototype mega particle cannon has an open barrel like that of the later RX-93 v Gundam's fin funnels, and the arm that connects it to the Primrose contains a winch mechanism that allows the mega particle cannon to function as a wire-guided winch unit. The basic configuration of the Primrose includes the Hazel's backpack and movable booster pod, one missile pod, and one mega particle cannon. Type 2 armament is a defensive configuration equipped with the RX-121-2A Gundam TR-1 "Advanced Hazel" multi connector pod, two shield boosters, and two missile pods. Type 3 armament is a heavily armed configuration with a tri booster unit and two mega particle cannons. Type 4 armament is equipped with a Hrdudu and resembles a Core Booster. Another configuration is equipped with a Hrdudu II and two mega particle cannons attached to multi arm units.
Pilot: Carl Matsubara
Appearances: Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans
Original mechanical designer: Kenki Fujioka