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General Characteristics
Codename Glasgow
Unit type Mass Production Fourth Generation Knightmare Frame
Manufacturer Britannic Defense Systems plc
Operator
  • Britannian Empire (retired)
  • Peace Mark
Dimensions Overall Height: 4.24 meters
Weight Combat Weight: 7.24 metric tons
Powerplant Yggdrasil Drive (Mark II)
Equipment and Design Features
  • Factsphere Open Sensor Camera
  • Quad-Eye Sensor Camera
  • Multispectral Sensor System
  • Landspinner Propulsion System
Standard Armament
  • 2 x Slash Harken
  • 1 x Assault Rifle
Optional Armament
  • 1 x Bazooka
Pilot(s)

The Glasgow is a knightmare frame utilized by the Britannian Empire and many other military forces in Code Geass Megiddo.

Appearance[]

Its original incarnation, no design changes made. Units operated Britannia (once upon a time) are painted in the standardized blue of its nation while units operated by Peace Mark are colored dark brown.

Description[]

Influenced by the success of the Ganymede prototype, the Britannian Empire began researching the use of "true" Knightmare Frames for use in military operations. The fruit of their labor was the Glasgow, the first combat-capable humanoid Knightmare. Building upon the foundation laid out by the Ganymede, the Glasgow relies upon its small, light weight frame and body armor, and the landspinners for high-speed combat, allowing it to outflank ground forces such as tanks and APCs.

The Glasgow also introduces the slash harken, a wired projectile weapon that can double as a grappling hook, or be used to help the Knightmare descend from aerial transports safely, and becomes standard equipment in almost all Knightmares Frames in the future. The Glasgow's armaments also include an assault rifle with built in grenade launcher and a bazooka for heavier firepower. It is these weapons, along with many others, that would become standard equipment for most mass production Knightmare Frames during the later years.

History[]

Despite a relatively slow start, the effectiveness of the Glasgow is proven when it's deployed during Britannia's invasion of Japan in 2010. The Glasgow's participation makes the one month spanning Second Pacific War a complete victory, allowing Britannia to easily defeat the Japanese military forces and take over the island nation, which is then renamed as Area 11. As a side effect of this grand debut, the Eurasian Union and the Chinese Federation would also develop their own Knightmare forces (culminating in the so-called Fourth Generation), resulting in the contemporary Ritter and the more outlandish Yaoguai.

Seven years after the conquest of Japan, the Glasgow is still seen as venerable, but very much outdated, and is slowly phased out of production, and military service in favor of the newer Sutherland. Many Glasgow units are refitted into the police issue Knightpolice, while the proliferation of Glasgows means that they often end up in the hands of various rebel and terrorist groups, such as the Order of the Black Knights, the Japan Liberation Front and Peace Mark, or even in the hands of underground crime syndicates.

Various Japanese resistance cells would use a modified Glasgow model called the Burai. Some units were even recycled to form a powerful mobile artillery cannon called a Raikou. Prior to piloting the Guren Nishiki, Kallen Kozuki used a custom red Glasgow stolen from the Imperial Army, which was damaged in battle against the Lancelot during the latter's first combat deployment at Shinjuku. Further, this reliable Knightmare is used as the basis for several "new" designs, namely the aforementioned Burai.

In 2025, as the Great World War rages on, the Glasgow has been completely retired from mainline military operations, with Britannia long having supplanted it with the Sutherland and Gloucester while intending to transition further toward the eighth generation Exeter. Even so, several Glasgow units remain in the hands of insurgent groups throughout the world, up to and including Orpheus Zevon's Peace Mark remnant operating in Far Eastern Eurasia.

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