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RX-121-2 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel II] Early Type

 

rx-121-2-early

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: RX-121-2
Code name: Gundam TR-1 [Hazel II]
Unit type:
prototype mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces (Confeito Arsenal)
Operator: Titans Test Team (Black Otter Team)
First deployment: August UC 0085
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.1 meters
Weight: empty 42.7 metric tons; max gross 65.4 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy ceramic composite; Luna Titanium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rated at 1420 kW
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: beam saber, mounted on backpack storage rack, hand-carried in use; shield, mounted on left forearm
Optional fixed armaments: multipurpose launchers; tri booster unit
Optional hand armaments: 90mm machine gun; beam rifle

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The RX-121-2 Gundam TR-1 "Hazel II" was a RGM-79Q GM Quel "Hazel Reserve Unit" stationed aboard the Titans Test Team mothership Aswan for parts exchanges, which was equipped with a tri booster unit. This tri booster unit was a device with high thrust for use in assault operations, and the plan was to test it with the Hazel, but when the Hazel Reserve Unit was converted to the Hazel II this equipment was used for its main thrusters. However, because the Hazel II was constructed in a hurry, its balance couldn't be considered entirely satisfactory. The designation "Early Type" refers to the machine in the first stage of its conversion from Hazel Reserve Unit to Hazel II, before a crest-shaped sensor unit was installed in its head. The machine's colors were also the same as those of the RGM-79Q GM Quel on which it was based, and it had not yet been painted with the Titans Test Team's characteristic yellow pinstripes. While its head remained unchanged from the Hazel Reserve Unit, the Hazel II Early Type was equipped with the same backpack and shoulder units as the original Hazel. However, since it didn't carry shield boosters, its shoulders were usually fitted with multipurpose launchers rather than holding grips. It also lacked the movable booster pod of the original RX-121 Gundam TR-1 "Hazel", since the attachment point was taken up by the tri booster unit.

Tri Booster Unit: A propulsion unit made up of two universal thrusters and a large central sturm booster. The direction of the universal thrusters could be freely controlled thanks to the articulated frame that connected them to the backpack, and this kind of technology would later provide the foundation for the movable frame. Unlike previous sturm boosters, the device used in the tri booster unit was freely movable, enabling it to be used for AMBAC maneuvering. Traces of this technology could be seen in the tail stabilators used by later machines.

After being fitted with the tri booster unit, the Hazel Reserve Unit was redesignated as a combat machine in the military database, and given the Gundam name and RX-121-2 designation as part of the Hazel series. This kind of redesignation normally required a great deal of time and complicated formalities, but the authority the Titans enjoyed within the military enabled them to complete the process very quickly. This exceptional redesignation also reflected the strong desires of its pilot, Eliard Hunter.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Eliard Hunter
Appearances:
Advance of Zeta: The Flag of Titans
Original mechanical designer: Kenki Fujioka

 

Lineart

 

Multipurpose launchers
Shield booster

 

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