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General Characteristics
Codename Ritter I
Unit type Mass Production Fourth Generation Knightmare Frame
Manufacturer Krauss-Clement GmbH
Operator
  • Eurasian Union
  • Peace Mark
Dimensions Overall Height: 4.40 meters
Weight Combat Weight: 8.12 metric tons
Powerplant Yggdrasil Drive (Mark II)
Equipment and Design Features
  • Mono-Eye Sensor Camera
  • Multispectral Sensor System
  • Landspinner Propulsion System
Standard Armament
  • 2 x Slash Harken
  • 1 x Assault Rifle
  • 1 x Battle Axe
Optional Armament
  • 1 x Bazooka

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

Appearance[]

Essentially the Zaku I from Mobile Suit Gundam, but changed over to fit as a KF. It notably has two domed shoulder pauldrons instead of one. For colors, it's usually painted in the EU's standard hellgrau pattern, though a large number of alterations exist. Units utilized by Peace Mark are colored dark brown.

Design[]

Following the conclusion of the Second Pacific War and the knightmare frame's introduction therein as a modern weapon, both the Eurasian Union and the Chinese Federation began to research into the concept, eventually producing their own combat capable knightmares. While the Chinese Federation would develop the infamous Yaoguai, the Eurasian Union would go onto create the Ritter I (or simply Panzerkampfritter at the time of its production). Deriving much of its design motif from the Britannian Glasgow, the Ritter I relies upon its small, lightweight frame and body armor and supplementing landspinners for high-speed combat, allowing it to outflank ground forces such as tanks and APCs. Unlike the Glasgow however, the Ritter I forgoes a factsphere sensor for the Eurasian patented tracked mono-eye camera, which grants it otherwise similar visual data accumulation capabilities.

For armaments, the Ritter I is equipped with otherwise standard slash harkens, albeit ones that are mounted on its hips rather than its chest. It can also be equipped with several hand weapons, such as an assault rifle, a bazooka for heavy firepower and a battle axe for close combat capability. Such weapons can be mounted on the back or waist armor when not in use.

As with the Glasgow for Britannia, the Ritter I would lay the basic foundation for all Eurasian knightmare frames to come, starting with its direct descendants, the Ritter II and Ritter III.

History[]

Developed but a year after the Glasgow, the Ritter I would be the initial spearhead of Eurasia's knightmare forces. As Eurasia was hesitant to enter a war with Britannia (or China) at the time, Ritter Is would primarily be used against terrorist and insurgency forces within Eurasia itself, namely those within Africa and the Far East. Even so, the Ritter I would quickly prove to be a capable weapon, especially when utilized by the best commanders Eurasia had to offer, such as General Joachim "Desert Lion" Rommel and General Sergei "Bear of the Far East" Zhukov.

As with its Britannian counterpart however, it would not be long before rapid advances in military technology would render the Ritter I obsolete, from which the Ritter II and Ritter III would follow on. As a result, the Ritter I would eventually be retired (for a time) from Eurasian military service, though several paramilitary forces, such as Peace Mark, would continue to utilize it.

Several years into the Great World War however, the Ritter I would be readopted by the Eurasian Army to fill its beleaguered knightmare ranks, once again namely those in Africa and the Far East. In the former, several units would be used in the Battle of Tobruk to defend the city against invading Britannian forces. Unfortunately these units would prove no match for more modern Britannian contemporaries, as well as the advanced knightmare frames Lancelot and Elyan. Piloted by Knights of the Round Suzaku Kururugi and Gino Weinberg, the latter pair would destroy whole droves of Ritter Is before the battle was at last ended.

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