Real Personal Trooper Type-1
, known better as R-1
, is a fictional robot in the Super Robot Wars
series. It has appeared in Shin Super Robot Wars
, the Super Robot Wars Alpha
series and Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation
series. A variation of the R-1, the R-1 Kai
, appears in Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden
. The R-1 Altered
for the Banpreios Project has been mentioned, but has not yet appeared in any games. Its appearance and transformation into the transatmospheric flight-capable R-Wing
suggest that its design was based on that of the Zeta Gundam
, although its design suggests it has elements based on other mecha by Hajime Katoki
, such as Cyber Troopers Virtual On's
MBV-707G Temjin and several different Gundams.
The R-1 is a humanoid machine that is proportioned well. It is colored in bright colors. This includes its dominant white color sceheme as well as blue and red on various parts of its arms, shoulders, head, and legs.
Technical And Historical
The SRX Developmental Project spawned in an attempt to counter existing threats to the Earth that required a set of robots to form the mighty machine that would combine into the SRX. This began the development of the R-Series mecha. The core unit of the SRX was to be the Real Personal Trooper Type-1, or R-1. In the Original Generation universe, it is noted that the R-1 is based on the units PTX-006 Wildraubtier and RTX-009L Huckebein. This unit is powered by a nuclear fusion engine. Because it uses the T-Link System, it requires a Psychodriver pilot. The T-Link System allows better damage to be done with the R-1's melee attacks. The R-1 has the ability to transform into a jet-like craft known as the R-Wing.
The R-1 is piloted by a very promising Psychodriver named Ryusei Date. He would play a very instrumental role in the SRX Developmental Project. He would use the R-1 well and also do well as the pilot of the SRX. After the war with the Aerogators from Balmar in Super Robot Wars Alpha, the R-Series mecha were dismantled one by one. After the Alpha Numbers are sent to the future, however, Ryusei discovers the R-1 Kai. Its appearance and capabilities are similar to the original, however, it lacks the ability to transform, as well as Ryusei's personal markings. After the Aegis Project is completed, the R-1 Kai disappears, presumably due to changes in future history.
As Balmar begins their full-on invasion of the Earth in Super Robot Wars Alpha 3, the R-Series mecha are rebuilt. The SRX, however, is destroyed by Hazal Gozzo. During this time, the project to build the SRX Altered Banpreios is in the works, and in the process, an R-1 Altered is to act as the core machine of the unit. However, the combining plan is cancelled, so instead of three separate units, the Banpreios is built as a single, inseparable unit (although the 3 units still exist in the design, allowing the feature to be activated in the future).
The R-1 would also spawn a mass production series, called R-Blade, although these mass-produced versions lack the T-Link System and transformation capabilities.
R-1/R-1 Kai Specifications
Height: 19.1 meters
Weight: 50.2 tons
- 60 mm Vulcan Guns
A pair of head-mounted gun pods.
- Giant Revolver (G Revolver)
On the waist there are a pair of large pistols; they also act as the main cannons for its aircraft form, the R-Wing. When the R-1 receives a performance boost in Alpha Gaiden, the Giant Revolvers are switched out for Giant Tonfa Revolvers (GT Revolvers). They are mostly identical to the original design, but with added reinforcement to their body so that they may be used as melee weapons.
- Cold Metal Knife (Steel Knife in the English localization)
A short-melee knife stored within the R-1.
- Boosted Rifle
The R-1's long-range rifle. It fires solid rounds.
- T-Link Knuckle
The R-1's signature attack. It uses the T-Link System to channel psychic energy into the R-1's knuckles to devastate the enemy mech with psionic punch attacks. The R-1's reinforced knuckles are durable to withstand the intensity of the psionic energy charge. The R-1 Kai uses the T-Link Knuckle Kai, a stronger version of the original attack
- Tenjō Tenge Nendō Shindō Ken (T-Link Sword)
The R-1's T-Link Sword attack. This version hurls a psionic energy sword at the enemy mech; targets multiple enemies.
- Tenjō Tenge Nendō Hasai Ken (天上天下念动破碎剑, Heaven and Earth Psychic Crusher Sword)
Another of the R-1's T-Link Sword attacks. Hurls a highly-charged sword of psionic energy at the enemy target.
- Akashic Breaker:
A simultaneous attack of Cybuster's deadly Akashic Buster and the R-1's T-Link Knuckle. Cybuster transforms into Cybird then does the Akashic Buster. While Cybird glides in the air coated with flames, R-1 jumps, rides on Cybird and charges its knuckle. In one blow, both units plunge into the unfortunate enemy. R-1 hammers the enemy by giving one lethal punch and Cybird finishes the job by colliding and roasting it together. This attack is only seen in Super Robot Wars Alpha DC.
- Formation R:
A synchronized attack by the R-1, R-2, and R-3. Ryusei transforms the R-1 into its R-Wing mode to close with the enemy, while Raidiese F. Branstein and Aya Kobayashi fire their Hi-Zol Launchers and Strike Shields respectively. Once Ryusei is close enough, he changes form and finishes the enemy off with a T-Link Knuckle. In Original Generations, the R-1 will perform two T-Link Knuckle attacks, before finishing off the combination with a T-Link Sword.
- T-Link Double Knuckle:
''This combination attack is available only in Super Robot Wars Original Generation Gaiden, between Ryusei in the R-1 and Mai Kobayashi in the Advanced Real Personal Trooper Test Type-1. The attack begins with both mecha transforming in their respective aerial modes and launching a swarm of missiles at the target. Ryusei darts behind the enemy and hits it with a T-Link Knuckle attack, knocking it towards Mai, who attacks the target with the ART-1's chainsaw tonfas, then knocks the enemy back to Ryusei. With a strong roundhouse kick, the enemy is sent higher into the atmosphere, and both machines transform again, executing a helix flight pattern with each other and unloading their Revolver Cannons at the enemy. Ryusei and Mai fly above the enemy, transform back, and both perform a twin T-Link Knuckle attack side-by side.
Weight: 50.2 tons
- Homing Missiles
There are a pair of missile launchers mounted on the body for long range attacks.
- Giant Revolver (G Revolver)
The G-Revolvers in this mode can be used as cannons for the R-Wing. In Alpha, it may use these cannons for a MAP attack that does light damage to any surrounding units.