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General Characteristics
Codename Ritter IV
Unit type Prototype Sixth Generation Knightmare Frame
Manufacturer Krauss-Clement GmbH
Operator Eurasian Union
Dimensions Overall Height: 4.45 meters
Weight Combat Weight: 8.34 metric tons
Powerplant Yggdrasil Drive (Mark IV)
Equipment and Design Features
  • Mono-Eye Sensor Camera
  • Multispectral Sensor System
  • Landspinner Propulsion System
Standard Armament
  • 2 x Slash Harken
  • 1 x Blitz Rifle
  • 1 x Blitz Axe

The Ritter IV (German for "Knight IV"), formally known as the Panzerkampfritter IV (German for "Armored Fighting Knight IV"), is a Eurasian prototype knightmare frame in Code Geass Megiddo.

Appearance[]

The Knightmare Frame version of the Act Zaku from MS-X and so on. Colored in hellgrau like other Eurasian knightmare frames.

Design[]

The final member of Eurasia's Ritter series. Developed in the knightmare frame's sixth generation, the Ritter IV was, like most knightmare units of the time, meant to spearhead the KMF's next evolutionary stage, and so was of radically different design from its predecessors. This is marked by its chassis being more streamlined and human-esque, more akin to Britannian philosophy, as opposed to the bulky, heavily armored forms that Eurasia favored. Alongside this, the Ritter IV was one of the first KMFs to feature a Mark IV Yggdrasil drive, granting it exceptional power.

Further on, the Ritter IV was meant to showcase next generation blitz weaponry. For this purpose, it was equipped with an early model blitz rifle and blitz axe respectively. Though very rudimentary compared to "modern" blitz weapons, the Ritter IV's arsenal was highly groundbreaking for its debut, such that the Eurasian military would thereafter become deeply intrigued with the concept.

Unfortunately, as it was developed in the knightmare frame's sixth generation (as well as without a sakuradite infused chassis), the Ritter IV would prove to be a highly flawed, highly unstable design, thereby preventing mass production. It is believed only one Ritter IV was developed, which Krauss-Clement would, in an act of foresight, preserve in order to further experiment with blitz technology. The results of these experiments would eventually go onto help develop a proper next generation knightmare frame in the Loewe.

History[]

Though a revolutionary weapon for its time, the flaws in the Ritter IV's design would quickly become apparent, and as with many others of the sixth generation, result in its discontinuation. For a time, several within the Eurasian ranks would question the validity of the knightmare frame, and whether or not it had since passed its overall usefulness. Despite this however, the Ritter IV's legacy would soon prove vindicated, as much of its design, including its powerplant and blitz weaponry, would carry over to the Loewe and the line of eighth generation knightmare frames it would inspire.

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