A stealth version of the VRMS-WT-003 "W-Type mk III" that was stolen by IMS. It is identical in nearly every way to the original. I really wanted to see what the Strike Freedom Gundam would look like in black, so I did a color swap.
About this creation
IMS-WT-003A “Death Wing” W-Type Mk IIIA
The repeated failures of the B-Type Project against the W-Type Series eventually attracted the attention of the Imperial Inner Circle on Mars, prompting them to send one of their own, the Dark Lord Agreal to oversee operations in that sector, and to turn the fortunes of the project around in the Neo-Void’s favour. However, after the destruction of the B-Type mk III, the Dark Lord Azazel finally lost patience with Agreal’s methods and arrived in person at the front.
Though Agreal tried to explain that the B-Type mk III had been sacrificed as part of the plan to obtain the secrets behind the W-Type mk III Project, Azazel had no patience for such intrigues and eventually took matters into his own hands. Intelligence had ascertained that the W-Type mk III was in the process of undergoing repairs and upgrades following its battle with the B-Type mk III, and that a second one was under construction, also an upgraded version.
Fearing that the W-Type mk III would become an unstoppable mass produced unit, Azazel staged a lightning raid on the development facility. Against the incredible power of the Dark Lord, no one present at the facility could stand. Azazel stole one of the prototypes, heavily damaged the other and wrecked the research facility.
The stolen W-Type mk IIIA upgrade was returned to IMS for research purposes by Azazel, while Agreal remained at the front. IMS’ engineers were fascinated by the high-performance machine which contained a multitude of innovations, including a prototype reactor based off of the recovered remains of the B-Type mk III’s gravitic reactor.
However, the real secret behind the W-Type mk IIIa’s success was its second drive, cleverly concealed within the grav drive. It was this secret that quite possibly changed the course of the war, and the nature of space warfare for all time.
It was a subject of great debate at IMS as to how the Ancient Remnant had been able to continually evade Neo-Void pursuit for so long. Later, the engineers marvelled at the seemingly superhuman feats of navigation that they were able to perform, jumping between enemy lines, appearing where they were least expected and covering massive amounts of distance in short periods of time. With the capture of the W-Type mk IIIa, the secret behind these maneuvers was revealed to be the multidimensional drive.
Up until this point, the multidimensional drive had been one of the most closely guarded secrets of the Ancients. It allowed to them to make jumps two and from the Origin Dimension and the Universe. This ability to essentially teleport had given the Ancients an enormous tactical advantage over the Neo-Void, who had only possessed real-time drives.
This was also the first time that such a drive had been equipped for use on a mech-class craft. However, it was still a prototype, and, as such, had severe limitations. It was only good for a single short range jump before overheating and requiring a lengthy cool down period. This tended to limit its jumping ability to one jump per engagement. But this could be more than enough in the right circumstances. In the end, it had allowed the W-Type mk III to ultimately defeat the nearly-invincible B-Type mk III.
In addition to its drive capabilities, the mk IIIa was a machine with exceptional performance ratings. Its wing mounted remote heavy beam cannons/sabers also housed a multitude of miniature vernier thrusters, giving it unparalleled mobility in combat at any speed. In addition, it also sported two directed energy shields mounted on its arm units.
The mk IIIa was outfitted with a wide variety of weapons suitable for attacking at all ranges. In addition to its remote armament, it mounted two hip mounted heavy plasma cannons on swivels that enabled them to rotate out of the way when not in use. Additional hardpoints were added at the hips to accommodate the unit’s twin heavy beam rifles. The beam rifles could also be combined into a single weapon with an output almost as high a superlaser, but with far less energy consumption. A third plasma cannon was mounted in the chest unit to give the mk IIIa additional firing solutions. Finally, for melee combat, the W-Type mk IIIa also carried two beam sabers, mounted on the hip plasma cannons when not in use.
The Dark Lord Azazel was highly impressed with the unit, particularly its ballistic capabilities. Fully intending to use the mk IIIa as his personal unit, he was stopped from returning to the front with it by a communiqué from Agreal.
Drive: VRMS-MD-6667V Protoype gravitic reactor
VRMS-DD-8203 Protoype ultracompact multidimensional drive
Top Speed (running): 390km/h
Top Speed (sublight): Mach 30.2
Top Speed (supralight):
Max Range: Unlimited
Armor: AMR-3245 Ditanium crystal lattice
Defensive systems: 2 x DEF-2876 “Aura” energy shield
Offensive systems: 2 x XSS-3155 Heavy plasma cannon
1 x XSS-3156 Heavy plasma cannon
2 x XSS-1588 “Fusor” combinable heavy beam rifle
2 x SWD-3789 Beam saber
8 x XRS-8005 Remote beam cannon
8 x XRS-8005 Remote beam saber
Other: VRMS-MS-0620 Mech neural net/manual guidance hybrid system
VRMS-MS-2115U Advanced autonomic balance stabilization system
VRMS-MS-4989 Combat melee system
VRMS-MS-6768 Combat sensor suite
VRMS-MS-8097 Combat variable multitargeting computer
VRMS-MS-9008E Combat mech navigation computer
VRMS-WB-1252Advanced high manoeuvre tactical wing binder system
VRMS-RS-2001 Advanced remote control system
Rear view. Note that, just like on the actual Strike Freedom Gundam, the railguns swivel to the back of the unit and the twin rifles attach at the hips
Front view of unit holding twin beam rifles. Notice that the railguns swivel to the sides.
Side view of unit holding twin beam rifles
Rear view of unit holding twin beam rifles
Unleashing its "full burst" attack
Unleashing its "full burst" attack
Rear view with wings spread
Showing its DRAGOON units
Just like on the Strike Freedom Gundam, both the W-Type mk III and mk IIIA can combine their rifles into a much more powerful long rifle.
Another work of art from your stable of mechs. I'm glad you had all of pics saved so you could repost them. I wasn't so lucky and you may remember when my computer crashed and burned I lost basically all of my old stuff.I can't wait to see what you choose next for our group.