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"The Type-11R Burai Mark-II, while not as good as the Type-05A Akatsuki and its variants, can be produced at the fraction of the cost while still retaining notable combat power. It is quite a step-up over that of the original Type-1R Burai or the improved Type-10R Burai Kai.. "
―Chawla Design Group Spokesperson Indra Tharoor

The Type-11R Burai Mark-II oftentimes called the Black Burai due to its regular paint job, is a mass-produced near Sixth Generation Knightmare Frame that is based on the older Type-1R Burai used by the Order of the Black Knights, the Japanese Liberation Front, and other Area 11 Resistance Groups during the First Black Black Rebellion. It was developed around the time of the formation of the United Federation of Nations as a machine for the use of the new Black Knight Reserve Forces. Some of the units are also used by others including a couple used by the Star of Madrid terrorist group and the Independent Kingdom of Zilkhstan.

Appearance[]

The Burai Mark-II looks quite similar to that of the earlier Type-1R Burai just with some elements from that of the RPI-13 Sutherland and the Type-05A Akatsuki. The only thing newly introduced is a new head sporting superior sensors and radar mostly built into the horn-like attachment on the forehead. The Burai Mark-II is often seen painted in the new black and gray standard paint scheme of the Black Knights but with a few painted in a light red scheme. Other operators have their own paint jobs including a dark red scheme for those used by the Star of Madrid and a dark tan for the units used by Zilkhstan.

Design[]

Overall, the Type-11R Burai Mark-II is, in fact, a direct improved clone of the Britannian RPI-13 Sutherland produced by the Chawla Design Group for the purpose of being used by the newly formed reserve unit of the Black Knights. The only difference in the design is the new advanced cockpit block, based on that of the Vincent, an entirely new head with a large horn-like attachment, an improved Mark-V Yggdrasil Drive, and the forearm mounted shield units. Other than that it looks exactly like a Sutherland in the main body and inner frame.

The new head of the design still retains a resemblance to that of older head of the Burai but removes the Factsphere and replaces it with new duel-eye sensors based on those found on the Guren Series. The remaining space left over is taken from an improved radar and communication unit with the receiving unit built into the forehead-mounted horn.

The cockpit block, on the other hand, is a completely new model based on the Vincent with some improvements included from the Type-05A Akatsuki including the needed upgrades for aerial combat. It also can be replaced with a modified cockpit block from the Akatsuki if needed, though it is not often done for the regular Cockpit Block is just fine for what it needs. It could also be equipped with a larger, double pilot, cockpit block that allows two people to pilot the Knightmare. This is often used for dedicated command-units and training purposes.

The unit's Yggdrasil Drive is basically an improved version of the Mark-V Drive found in RPI-209 Gloucester and the newer RPI-13/A Sutherland Club. The only real change is that a limited amount of sakuradite is laced through the unit's central torso around the drive itself giving it a vastly increased power. It also just slightly larger than the regular Mark-V Drive thanks to using similar parts to that of Indian introduced Mark Eight Yggdrasil Drive found in the Type-05A Akatsuki.

The new forearm mounted shields are a bit different from any other similar shields and are actually improved versions of the Burai's original Protectors that covered the unit's hands. They could now expand slightly to give the new Burai Mark-II a larger shield to defend itself, as well as, what the unit is protecting. Since the Burai Mark-II was developed for the Black Knight Reserve which directly protected civilian areas.

Overall, the new Burai Mark-II Knightmare Frame was quite an improvement over the original Burai and even the Sutherland but cannot stand up against superior Knightmares of the Seventh and Eighth Generations. Though, it should be not be dismissed entirely for in the right hands these knightmares can be quite a tough opponent for anyone piloting a regular Eighth Generation Frame.

Armaments[]

Fixed Armaments[]

Type-3R Slash Harkens

These Slash Harkens are basically an improved version of the original Type-3 Slash Harkens in use by the Burai and that of the Glasgow. There is not that much a major difference from the originals just a slight improvement in speed and combat potential due to the data from "Hien Souga" Series Slash Harkens in use by the Gekka and the new Akatsuki.

Optional Armaments[]

Type-5 5mm Anti-Personnel Machine Gun

Like both the original Burai and the Sutherland the Burai Mark-II can be equipped with a small anti-personnel machine gun mounted below the front of the cockpit block. For the Burai this would be the Type-5 which is often standard on the older Burai and is only equipped on the newer Mark-II when it was required.

Type-10/AR1 20mm Anti-Knightmare Assault Rifle

The original rifle that was developed for the use of the Burai and had been produced in large numbers by Kyoto Group, therefore, plenty are still around in good numbers. Hence, the reasoning for the new Burai Mark-II sometimes using this rifle. However, the Chawla Design Group did start production of an improved version of this rifle which the Burai Mark-II is more commonly equipped with. Even then, like mentioned some units are equipped with this rifle in some parts of the Federation. While the units used by the Independent State of Orb used this weapon as standard alongside the Type-10/S2 Radiant Wave Lance.

Type-11/AR3 25mm Anti-Knightmare Assault Rifle

Based heavily on the older Type-10/AR2 Heavy Assault Rifle that was used in small numbers by Burai in use by the Japanese Liberation Front and the Kyoto Group directly. The new Type-11/AR3 Rifle tones this down a bit using a smaller, more efficient round, not mention making the rifle itself lighter. Hence, it is a bit lighter in weight and fires a larger round then the older Type-10/AR1 not to mention comes equipped with an under-barrel grenade launcher which gives the new Burai an upgrade in firepower. The grenade launcher can carry three rounds and can be easily be reloaded in the field.

Type-10/M2 4-Tube Anti-Knightmare Missile Launcher

Another older weapon originally developed for the use of the Type-10R Burai and for heavy anti-knightmare combat where one missile from this could destroy an enemy knightmare with no effort at all. The new Burai Mark-II continues to use this weapon but has to dismount one of its shields to equip this weapon. Hence, it is only used rarely and when the Burai Mark-II actually needs a heavy assault weapon.

Type-11/M4 6-Tube Anti-Knightmare Missile Launcher

A new weapon developed for the Burai Mark-II and is heavily based on the KMF-W7A1 "Sattel Waffen" Shoulder Mounted Missile Launchers used by both the regular Sutherland, and the elite Gloucester. It was developed due to the older Type-10/M2 type units having to replace one of the Burai's shields to be able to be used. Instead, these units are mounted on the shoulders along either side of the cockpit block. Hence, these weapons are more often to be used than the older Type-10/M2 Missile Launchers.

Type-10/B1 40mm Anti-Knightmare Bazooka

Basically, a direct clone of the Britannian built KMF-W6A Anti-Knightmare Bazooka which had been developed for the use of the Sutherland to counter the heavy armor of the Europian Panzer series Knightmares which became the standard heavy weapon of the Burai. The Kyoto Group produced a large number of these weapons and therefore, are still in use by the Burai Mark-II. Though, some units instead rely on the newer Type-06A1 Bazooka used by the Akatsuki due to its more compact form.

Type-01A3 "Katen Yaibatou Type-III" Sword

Unlike the older Burai which often had to rely on elbow mounted tonfas like the Sutherland for a close-combat weapon or go without, the new Burai Mark-II can be equipped the standard Type-01A3 "Katen Yaibatou Type-III" Sword from the Type-05 Akatsuki as a close combat weapon. This weapon along with the Type-11/AR3 Rifle can be said to be the Burai Mark-IIs standard load-out since they are often used together.

Type-10/S2 Radiant Wave Lance

A weapon originally developed by Rakshata Chawla at the request of Black Knight ace pilot Rai Adonis after the Battle of Narita when Rai found he liked using an Anti-Knightmare Jousting Lance he had picked up from a dead Gloucester during the course of the battle. The Type-10/S2 is an improved version of this original weapon which was developed soon after the reformation of the Black Knights in early 2018 a.t.b and would mostly be used by Rai Adonis once more thought a few others would start to use the weapon including several former exiled Britannian pilots who had fought with the Europia United Armed Forces and now have joined the Black Knights as the Knights of Zero. When the Independent State of Orb was first formed a few months later many of these pilots would continue to use this weapon as members of the Orb Defense Forces but after the Exile of Zero to Orb they lost access to further examples of this weapon. Hence the Orb Defense Forces only sport a handful of this weapon and are used by Orb ace pilots.

System Features[]

Type-E0A2 Duel Eye Sensor and Radar System

A version of the original Type-E0A Duel Eye System used by the original Guren Mark-I which is toned down a bit for mass production. It is also based slightly on the new Type-E2A Mono-Eye system used by the Akatsuki and its variants due to it being cheap to produce.

Type-M0A Landspinner Mobility Package

A slightly improved version of the Landspinners on the older Burai but not much differene. They are slightly tuned for better mobility but that is about it.

Type-F2D Air Glide Wing System

When newly recruited Jeremiah Gottwald had a regular RPI-13 Sutherland modified with a new Air Glide Wing System the data from this new variant would go a long way to not only improving the system itself but allowed the option of equipping the new Burai Mark-II with an Air Glide Wing System. Though, due to the Black Knight Reserve Force not often needing a flight-capable Knightmare, this is rarely if ever used. However, the Independent Kingdom of Zilkhstan and the Confederacy of Australia both made use of Air Glide Wing equipped Burai Mark-II units. When equipped these units are often titled as Type-11/F2D Burai Flight-Enabled Version.

Type-P2A Arm-Mounted Shields

Often called Arm Protectors these small arm-mounted shields bear some slight resemblance to the Blaze Luminous Shield Emitters found on the Z-01 Lancelot but are in fact based heavily on the Type-P1 Hand Protectors found the older Type-10R Burai justed expanded into a forearm-mounted feature. These shields can be expanded to twice its original size to help not only protect itself but anything the unit itself is protecting. This was a requirement for a defensive-use unit like the Burai Mark-II.

Variants[]

Type-11T Burai Trainer[]

A variant of the main Burai Mark-II unit that is developed for the use of training new pilots. Therefore, this unit is equipped with a variety of different equipment for the purpose of training, including equipment to simulate damage to the unit. It also sports the ability to swap its cockpit in between a double cockpit block to allow an instructor to train a new pilot directly, and a regular Chawla-Designed Cockpit Block for more advanced solo training. It can also be equipped with a Type-F2D Air Glide Wing System for advanced flight training as well. Soon after its introduction a few dozen of these machines were produced for the use of training numerous former TQ-19 Gun-Run pilots of the former Chinese Federation to pilot new Type-05A Akatsuki Knightmares.

Type-11H Burai Heavy[]

A Burai Mark-II variant that is based on the Britannian RPI-14 Sutherland II Heavy Assault Knightmare. It is equipped with heavier armor plates across the body and sports fixed heavy missile launchers on its waist. While a pair of hardon cannons are mounted on the shoulders for direct heavy anti-ship assault. It also possesses a heavier fore-arm mounted shield that resembles a riot shield. It can also be equipped with a Type-11/AR4 35mm Heavy Assault Rifle or the Type-06A2 45mm Heavy Arm Mounted Cannon. Unlike the regular Burai Mark-II, these units are often found in regular Black Knight units where they are used to support regular Akatsuki formations with direct fire support similar to that of the Britannian Gareth. They are one of the only version of the Burai who regularly use the Type-F2D Air Glide Wing System thanks to this.

Type-11C Burai Worker[]

A more civilian-use model of the Burai Mark-II that removes much of its more military-minded equipment along with one of its arms replaced with a modular "Worker" Arm which sports a variety of different tools for use in different non-combat missions. This includes a three-prong claw hand, a pile driver, and a couple of other notable tools. These units have become quite useful in many parts of Japan and China helping in rebuilding the needed infrastructure of these countries. A few of these units are also used by others outside of the new United Federation Nations including the Independent State of Orb and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Type-11Q Burai Drones[]

After the formation of the Orb Defense Forces, the dozen or so Burai Mark-II units that had been shipped to Orb were converted into drones for training purposes thanks in part to data drawn from the Mk6-W0Q Alexander Drone Knightmare Units developed by the Europia United. These units became quite useful in training new pilots in knightmare piloting and combat. They were so successful in this mission that other nations would start to use similar Knightmare Frame Drones for training new Knightmare Pilots.

MBF-M11 Javelin[]

While the Independent State of Orb would sport around a dozen or so regular Burai Mark-II and another dozen non-combat Burai Workers they would look into crash producing their own variant after Orb decided to remain independent after the Exile of Zero. The result of which would be the MBF-M11 Javelin which was produced using the newly refitted former Chinese Federation Ying Zi Zuopin Factory. Overall, the new Javelin was slightly improved over that of the Burai Mark-II and sported vastly more similarity to that of the Sutherland. Orb would on to produce numerous examples of this new Knightmare before shifting to producing the Eighth Generation MBF-M12 Lancer. For over a year these Knightmares were the standard frontline Knightmare units of the newly formed Orb Defense Forces. Afterward, units of this type would be found in the hands of Orb allies Confederacy of Australia and the Independent State of Okinawa.

History[]

When the United Federation of Nations was first formed and the Federation Charter was ratified by the new Federation Council it was found that while having the Black Knights as a major military force was useful they still needed a sort of Militia-based Defensive Force. This notion saw the formation of the Black Knight Reserves which then saw a need for a dedicated Knightmare Frame for the use of the new Reserve forces, for using the advanced Akatsuki series would be both problematic and expensive. Chawla Design Group would then be asked if they would be interested in developing a new near Sixth Generation Knightmare Frame to fulfill this need.

A few weeks later, the Chawla Design Group would come up with the new Type-11R Burai Mark-II a direct clone of the Sutherland while also heavily based on the older Type-1R Burai from the First Black Rebellion. It also sported several nods to the Akatsuki and other Chawla designed Knightmares in its design. It was the perfect unit for the new Black Knight Reserves for it was cheap but still quite capable of being a defensive unit.

The Chawla Design Group would then produce these Knightmares in large numbers for the use of the Black Knight Reserve. One of the first shipments of these new Knightmares would be handed over to the newly formed Independent State of Orb due to Zero's direct orders along with another shipment to the Independent Kingdom of Zilkhstan. Others would be handed over to various newly organized Black Knight Reserve Units across the new United Federation of Nations. While others would be somehow mysteriously shipped to the handful of remaining active resistance groups in Area 11 in preparation for the future Liberation of Japan from Britannia. These units would be reasonable for the successful taking of Port Yokosuka from Britannian and would take part in several other minor battles spread across Japan around the same time as the Second Battle of Tokyo Settlement.

Overall, the Burai Mark-II while not as good as the new equally brand-new Type-05 Akatsuki was still a capable unit and would remain in general use until the end of the Third Great War.

Notes and Trivia[]

  • Visually based on the Burai Custom from the Code Geass: Lancelot & Guren Manga just making the right arm standard and the addition of the arm-shields from the Lancelot on the forearms. Changed the basis from the Sutherland Club to that of the Burai Custom because I was changing a few things about Orb due to some new ideas.
  • The original right arm of the Burai Custom is basically the one used on the mentioned Burai Worker just with the addition of other minor non-combat tools.
  • The Forearm Shields featured on this unit while originally based on the Lancelot's Blaze Luminous Shields are instead based on the expandable Ballistic Shields used by the Sutherlands of the Knights of Saint Micheal during Code Geass: Akito the Exiled along with being based on the original hand protectors of the Burai.
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