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Sutherland

RPI13 Sutherland

Technical Specifications

Model Number

RPI-13

Overall Height

4.39 meters

Gross Weight

7.48 metric tonnes

Power Source

Yggdrasil Drive, Energy Filler

Armor Materials

Tungsten

Manufacturer

Holy Britannian Empire

Operators

Britannian Military
Pluton
Glinda Knights
Black Knights

KMF Generation

5th

Role

Multi Purpose, Anti-Panzer, (Possible) Anti-Knightmare

Developed from

Glasgow

Developed into

Gloucester
Lancelot Club
Sutherland Ikaros
Estrella
Sutherland Sieg

Variants

Sutherland Air
Sutherland Club
Sutherland Glinda
Sutherland Pluton Custom
Sutherland Sniper
Sutherland Eye

Equipments

Standard

Cockpit Ejection System
Factsphere Sensor
Landspinner Propulsion System

Optional

Float System

Armaments

Fixed

2x Slash Harkens
1x Chest-Mounted Machine Gun

Optional

2x Elbow-Mounted Stun Tofas
1x Assault Rifle
1x Giant Cannon
1x Jousting Lance
2x Stattel Waffen Missile Launchers
Chaos Mines

Appearances

Anime

The Day a New Demon was Born - Re;

Manga

Code Geass: Oz the Reflection

Known Pilots

Jeremiah Gottwald
Villetta Nu
Lelouch Lamperouge
Kaname Ohgi
Shinichirō Tamaki
Kewell Soresi
Kalius
Kento Sugiyama
Yoshitaka Minami
Inoue
Yoshida
Rolo Lamperouge
Cecile Croomy
Sokkia Sherpa
Leonhardt Steiner
Tink Lockhart
Lyre
Britannian Soldiers

The Sutherland (サザーランド, Sazārando) is a fifth generation Knightmare Frame which was designed and developed sometime after the conquest of Japan/Area 11, the RPI-13 Sutherland is in many ways an effective refinement of its predecessor, the RPI-11 Glasgow. It is shown to be the mainline mass production Knightmare of Britannia's military forces throughout the series, and is seen during most, if not all major battles.

Later In the series, a large majority of Sutherlands are replaced by the higher performance Gloucester unit, and even further by the mass production 7th generation Knightmare Frame, Vincent Ward. However there are still a significant number of Sutherlands which are shown to remain in active service with the military, most likely due to its reliable and effective design.

Design and SpecificationsEdit

The Sutherland features a redesigned, simplified cockpit system with improved life support functions and better user interface controls. Additionally, the Landspinner propulsion systems were greatly enhanced, refined for higher speeds and better stability. Most of the Frames body was also re-designed, such as adding more additional armor pieces (known specifically as "L307 Reinforced Tungsten metal" plating) reshaped in order to better increase the crew and units protection. The head was also simplified, although still retaining the same Factsphere Sensor system as seen on the Glasgow. Storage compartments were also added in the shape of hip guards, which are seen holding small weapons like Chaos Mines. Furthermore, the Sutherlands introduction brought in a number of new weapons and technologies such as Stattel-Waffen Missile Launchers, Jousting Lances, Stun-Tonfas (an upgraded version of the already existing Tonfa weapon but with an added Stun Gun which electrifies the baton) and the aforementioned Chaos Mines. Weapons that would see continued use with later developed Knightmare Frames.

Even though many of these improvements were easily passed back to the aging Glasgow in the form of upgrades (such as the development of the Knightpolice for special Britannian police units), the Sutherland eventually replaced it as Britannia's main battle unit. Standard models used by the army are commonly seen in flat blue/purple colors, although some groups who use the Sutherland as their primary unit have decorated them in their groups signature colors, such as the Purist Faction with red markings. In the very first episode of the series, Jeremiah Gottwald remarks that the custom Glasgow piloted by Kallen Kōzuki is "No match to that of a Sutherland!" It can be fitted with an optional Float Unit system, consequentially changing the machines designation to RPI-13FA Sutherland Air (サザーランド・エア, Sazārando ea).

Though it's an advanced and effective design, much of the its predecessors success comes from Britannia's overwhelming numerical and economical superiority to Japan. Further, the Glasgow was designed primarily to combat tanks and other "traditional" ground combat machines; this proves to be a liability, as its own success means that nations such as the Chinese Federation and E.U. began seriously pursuing Knightmare designs of their own. Thus, the Sutherland is created with the possibility of engaging in battles with other Knightmare Frames in mind, although it is shown to be inferior against higher generation Knightmares such as the Guren or Lancelot. Its design was later used as a basis for the newer RPI-209 Gloucester, a higher performance unit with an emphasis on "Anti-Knightmare" combat. Despite being overshadowed by the Gloucester overtime, the Sutherland was still used in large numbers one year after the first Black Rebellion.

A number of these Knightmare Frames were in the hands of the Black Knights, as well as a number of other resistance groups during the first season, by means of theft or defection, this units are seen to be re-painted in a dark green color. Following his defection to Zero's side, Jeremiah Gottwald uses a Sutherland fitted with an Air Glide Wing unit, and Black Knights weapons in service of his young lord.

VariantsEdit

Sutherland Purist type

Sutherlands used by Purist Faction

Purist Version Edit

Members of the Purist Faction pilot Sutherland's with distinctive red markings on the shoulder armor, and Factsphere face plate. The unit at its core is just a standard Sutherland, although member's of the faction are commonly seen utilizing powerful weapons like Stun Tonfas, Jousting Lances, and even Chaos Mines, making them more formidable than regular army units.

Sutherland AirEdit

Sutherland-Air

Cecile Croomy's Sutherland Air Unit

In a.t.b. 2017, Knightmare developer Lloyd Asplund creates an experimental Knightmare Frame known as the Sutherland Air that incorporates several technologies created for the Lancelot, including a Blaze Luminous particle shielding system and Float Unit. It is distinguished from other Sutherland Air models by its light gray armor with light orange painted parts. Cecile Croomy makes use of this heavily modified Sutherland in a rescue operation during the first Black Rebellion, when the Avalon and its crew help evacuate students from an occupied Ashford Academy.
Sutherland Glinda (Color)

RPI-13/G Sutherland Glinda

Sutherland GlindaEdit

The RPI-13/G Sutherland Glinda is a variant of the Sutherland that appears in the manga and photo story, Code Geass: Oz the Reflection. The Sutherland Glinda is a mass production unit used as the main Knightmare Frame force of the Glinda Knights, and is piloted by Sokkia Sherpa, Leonhardt Steiner and Tink Lockhart. Each one is equipped with specific armaments that correspond to the fighting style of each respective pilot. During his battle against Jeremiah, Lyre also uses a Sutherland Glinda against Jeremiah's Sutherland since the Vincent Gram was being overhauled.

Sutherland Pluton CustomEdit

Sutherland Pluton Custom (Color)

RPI-13/PC Sutherland Pluton Custom

The RPI-13/PC Sutherland Pluton is a variant of the Sutherland that appears in the manga and photo story, Code Geass: Oz the Reflection. It is used exclusively by the Britannian special forces group, “Pluton”, which undertakes dirty jobs for the royal family. Since its interior frame and OS has been customized, it is more highly efficient than the regular Sutherland, although it possesses the same armaments. To distinguish it from regular Sutherlands, it has completely black armor along with purple shoulder armor and face-plate. One of them was piloted by Pluton member Cerberus, and was incapacitated by Orpheus in a custom Glasgow at a ruined village in southern Hungary.

Sutherland SniperEdit

Sutherland Sniper (from Prologue)

Sutherland Sniper

The Sutherland Sniper is a variant of the Sutherland that appears in the manga and photo story, Code Geass: Oz the Reflection. Its main weapon is a modified rifle that fires a Hadron Cannon, along with a stylized shield in the shape of a Britannian crest. The currently only known unit shown so far is piloted by General Johann Schwarzer of the Glinda Knights.

Sutherland Club Edit

Sutherclub1

Sutherland Club Unit 1

The heavily modified Sutherlands created by Lloyd Asplund and code-named "Sutherland Club". During the early development stages of the video game Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion - Lost Colors, Rai was supposed to pilot one of them if he were to join the Britannian Military. However, the idea was rejected and the Sutherland Club lost its role in favor to the Lancelot Club. The first Sutherland Club unit sported blue and white colors, while the second version was painted in all dark blue colors.

Appearances in Other MediaEdit

Sutherland

Sutherland Akito

Technical Specifications

Model Number

RPI-13

Overall Height

4.39 meters

Gross Weight

7.48 metric tonnes

Manufacturer

Holy Britannian Empire

Operators

Euro Britannia
Knights of St. Michael
Knights of St. Raphael

KMF Generation

5th

Developed from

Glasgow

Developed into

Gracchus
Gloucester

Variants

Sutherland Drone

Equipments

Standard

Cockpit Ejection System
Factsphere Sensor
Landspinner Propulsion System

Armaments

Fixed

2x Slash Harkens
1x Chest-Mounted Machine Gun

Optional

1x Assault Rifle
1x Giant Cannon
1x Battle Axe
1x Ballistic Shield

Appearances

Anime

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (Episodes 1/2/3/4/5)

Known Pilots

Euro Britannian Soldiers
Knights of St. Michael
Knights of St. Raphael

Code Geass: Akito the ExiledEdit

The Sutherland is a fifth generation Knightmare Frame, like the one from the original series, that was developed from the Glasgow with improved mobility, armor and user control systems.

The Sutherlands used by the Knights of St. Raphael are silver with blue/purple secondary trim colors, while the Knights of St. Michael are decorated in white and red markings. The main Euro army units retain the purple/blue color scheme overall, however now with small red/black checkerboard design on the chest, knee, and ankle armors, as well as a black Factsphere plate. Additionally, Euro Britannia is shown to use a number of unmanned Sutherland Drone units which have the rear cockpit completely removed and are seen with yellow striped markings. The Sutherland also acted as the basis of elite Knight Jean Rowe's personal Knightmare Frame, the Gracchus.

In terms of armaments, Sutherland is shown to use the same weaponry that was seen in the original series, such as Assault Rifles, Giant Cannons and Jousting Lances. Although, the Knights of St. Michael are shown to wield large deployable Battle Axe's on their Sutherland units, which are stored on the left arm, and also have access to a depolyable ballistic shield which can be used to protect the frame during a forward advancement.

Specification Edit

Sutherland Normal type
General Characteristics

Design Features

Armament

  • 2x Chest-mounted Slash Harkens
  • 1x Torso-mounted Anti-Personnel Machine Gun

Optional Armaments

  • 1x Assault Rifle (アサルトライフル, Asarutoraifuru) (Commonly-used weapon)
  • 2x Elbow-mounted Stun Tonfas (スタントンファ, Sutantonfā) (Commonly-used weapon, mainly among the Purist Faction's Sutherlands)
  • 1x Jousting Lance (Commonly-used weapon)
  • 2x Shoulder-mounted "Sattel Waffen" (Saddle Weapon) Missile Launchers (Located on each side of the cockpit) (Seen in The Collapsing Stage (episode), Zero (episode) and Schneizel's Guise (episode))
  • 1x Giant Cannon (大型キャノン, Oogata Kyanon)
  • Chaos Mine(s) (ケイオス爆雷, Keiosu Bakurai, lit. Chaos depth charge) (carried in its hips)
  • Stun Gun(s) (スタンガン, Sutangan) (Attached to the Tonfas, LEAST-used weapon)
  • 1x Battle Axe (St. Michael Knights only)
  • 1x Ballistic Shield (seen only in Akito the Exiled OVA)

Gallery Edit

QuotesEdit

  • "We pledge to the spirits of founding fathers. And the Glory of the realm our mother. That we shall be the shields which defend our homeland. And the halberds which smite those who would harm us" - Sutherland start-up interface.

TriviaEdit

  • The Sutherland's name derives from a county in Scotland, a part of the British Isles, Britannia's conquered ancestral homeland.

ReferencesEdit

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