Akatsuki Mass-Production Model
Militarized Zone of India
The Akatsuki Mass Production Model (暁, Akatsuki) is the Black Knights' standard Knightmare Frame model in the second season following their exile from Japan. They are given to the Black Knights as a show of support from India, where they were manufactured.
Design and SpecificationsEdit
The Akatsuki is in many ways an evolution of the Gekka rather than a completely new design, and though their frames are visually similar, the Akatsuki's primary distinguishing features are the simplified head and shoulder armor presumably for ease of production. It is silver with a green tinge, and can be fitted with an Air Glide System, consequentially receiving the denomination of Type-05/F2D Akatsuki Mass-Production Flight-Enabled Version
Its primary armaments are a single Slash Harken on the left side of its chest, a simplified version of the Katen Yaibatou shaped more like a baton with a blade extending from the top. For ranged combat, it comes standard with two machine cannons built into the shoulders at it's disposal. Optionally, it can also equip a 2-barrel version of the Gekka's Custom Hand Gun, a bazooka, or (in more rare instances) the same Radiation Wave missiles normally seen on the Command Model. The Air Glide Wing unit also comes with integrated missile launchers.
The Akatsuki makes its first debut during the time that the Black Knights are at the Chinese Federation specifically the Battle at Xiaopei in a surprise attack on the High Eunuchs forces. Following the battle, the Akatsuki is seen throughout the rest of the second season in the following battles.
- Crew: One
- Height: 4.49 meters
- Weight: 7.82 metric tons (8.81 metric tons in Flight-Enabled Version)
- Power Source: Yggdrasil Drive, Energy Filler
- Kou Kisou Kudourin-type Landspinner propulsion system (高機走駆動輪 lit. High Mechanical Run Driving Wheel)
- Optional Air Glide Wing System
- Cockpit Ejection System
- 1x Katen Yaibatou (廻転刃刀, Katen Yaibatou) (lit. "Revolving Blade Sword")
- 2x Shoulder-mounted Machine Gun Turrets
- 1x Hien Souga-type Slash Harken (飛燕爪牙, lit. Flying Swallow Nail Fang - スラッシュハーケン, Surasshuhāken) (Left-Chest mounted)
- 1x Left (or Right) Arm-mounted 2-barrel Hand Gun
- 1x Right Arm-mounted Bazooka
- Right Arm-mounted Radiation Wave missiles x3 (in rare cases)
- 12-tube Missile Launcher x1 (sometimes equipped to its Air Glide Wing unit)