PTX-014 R-Blade

The R-Blade is a test type for a Mass-Production version of the Real Personal Trooper Type-1. It was originally piloted by Ryusei Date.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The R-Blade is a humanoid unit that is very boxy, in terms of its design. Being based on data gathered from Real Personal Trooper Type-1, the R-Blade bears a striking resemblance to its predecessor, albeit with a greatly simplified head and body. The machine is colored shades of medium and dark grey, with only a splash of red accenting on the arms, backpack unit, and cockpit hatch standing out from its otherwise monochromatic appearance. The R-Blade Custom is very similar, but has shades of very light blue instead of the grey on its limbs and medium blue instead of the dark grey of its chest. It has a pair of shields on the shoulders that can dock on the back as wings that are colored in blue but are outlined in white.

Technical And Historical[edit | edit source]

The R-Blade is the next generation mass production unit developed by Mao Industries. This unit is based off of the R-1 of the SRX Developmental Project. In order to lower production costs, the transformation capability of the R-1 has been removed and since the pilots are intended to be normal pilots, the T-Link System is removed as well. It is given a solid weapon system that is somewhat based off of the R-1's weapon system. As of Original Generation 2, three of these units have been built. The first unit, the PTX-014-1, is the prototype unit. The PTX-014-2 is the follow up unit. The PTX-014-3 R-Blade is the final test unit, meant for mass production. It is to be field tested by Ryusei Date of the SRX Team. After Ryusei receives his R-1 unit again, the R-Blade is handed down to Arado Balanga.  This unit is later upgraded into the R-Blade Custom and given to Ing Egret until he acquires the PTX-EX Exbein "Ashe".

In Alpha 3, the R-Blade is ready for mass production and a customized unit is even built for special pilots. This unit has Jacket Armor, derived from the PTX-015 Wild Wurger, instead of normal armor, for improvements in movement capabilities, as well as a Tesla Drive, for flight abilities. It also has an improved weapons system. This unit is fielded by Ryusei Date.

Variations[edit | edit source]

In Original Generation 2, it was mentioned that a mass production variant of the R-Blade, the R-Schneide, was under development at Mao Industries. The R-Schneide was suppose to be equipped with a Tesla Drive backpack with built-in beam cannons, giving it flight capability. However, before the final design of the R-Schneide could be decided, the Neo Divine Crusaders fielded their own new machine, the R-Eins, which greatly resembled the R-Blade, with a Tesla Drive backpack and built-in beam cannons, but lacking the Blade Tonfas. It later turns out that the R-Eins was the mass production model of the R-1, developed in the Shadow-Mirror's parallel universe.

R-Blade Specifications[edit | edit source]

Height: 19.0 meters

Weight: 45.8 tons

Weapon Systems:

  • Vulcan Guns

A pair of small-caliber guns mounted in the head.

  • G-Revolver

A small pistol for mid-range combat.

  • G-Railgun

A handheld railgun for engaging in long range strikes.

  • Blade Tonfa

A pair of blade-equipped tonfas, mounted on the waist. These handheld melee weapons can be used for quick close range strikes.

R-Eins Specifications[edit | edit source]

RPT-014 R-Ein

Height: 19.2 meters

Weight: 50.9 tons

Weapon Systems:

  • Vulcan Guns

A pair of small-caliber guns mounted in the head.

  • G-Revolver

A small pistol for mid-range combat.

  • G-Railgun

A handheld railgun for engaging in long range strikes.

  • Split Beam Cannon

A pair of backpack-mounted beam cannons that move into position over the shoulders and fire two waves of energy.

  • Chaff grenade

Two grenade used to distract enemies.

  • Graviton Cannon

The R-Eins carries a Graviton Rifle with it for using great firepower on any opponent. It is basically a scaled-down version of the Huckebein's G-Impact Cannon, smaller and much less powerful, but can fire more frequently as a result.

R-Blade Custom Specifications[edit | edit source]

PTX-014-03C R-Blade Custom

Height: 19.0 meters

Weight: Unknown

Weapon Systems:

  • Vulcan Guns

A pair of small-caliber guns mounted in the head.

  • G-Revolver

A small pistol for mid-range combat.

  • G-Railgun

A handheld railgun for engaging in long range strikes.

  • Split Beam Cannon

A pair of backpack-mounted beam cannons that move into position over the shoulders and fire two waves of energy. Ryusei alternatively calls this attack the "R-Blade Beam".

  • Blade Tonfa

A pair of tonfas equipped with a Blade, mounted on the waist. These handheld melee weapons can be used for quick close range strikes.

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Notes[edit | edit source]

In Japanese-published materials, the unit has been called Arblade, but the North American release of Original Generation 2 names it R-Blade.

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