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Ikaruga

Ikaruga

A141F5 Ikaruga

Classification

Floating Light Carrier

Affiliation

The Order of the Black Knights

Manufacturer

Militarized Zone of India
Chinese Federation

Length

200 Meters

Propulsion Engine

Float System

Armament

2x Bow-mounted Hadron Heavy Artillery
1x Vental-mounted Superheavy Cannon
7x Single-barrelled Turrents
6x Slash Harkens

Special Equipment

Black Knights' VTOL Transport
Knightmare Frame
Radiant Wave Shielding

Number of Crew

1x Captain
Several Pilots
Several Co-pilots
Several Hundred Airmen
Several Dozen Knightmare Pilots

Occupants

Zero
Kyoshiro Tohdoh
Kaname Ohgi
Kaguya Sumeragi
Li Xingke
Shinichiro Tamaki
Kallen Kozuki
Rakshata Chawla
Diethard Ried
Ichijiku Hinata
Mutsuki Minase
Ayame Futaba

The A141F5 'Ikaruga' (斑鳩 ) is the aerial carrier of the Black Knights built by the Chinese Federation's Militarised Zone of India. It is heavily damaged during the Battle of Mt. Fuji, after Lelouch detonates the Sakuradite mines within the mountain, crashing shortly after. Most of its crew survives the crash though being protected by Tamaki and Kallen.

Design and Specifications[]

It features the Druid System and Hadron Cannons of the Gawain, both salvaged from the Knightmare following its destruction, a number of Slash Harkens equipped with Harken Boosters, seven normal turrets, one large turret, and shielding based on the Guren's Radiant Wave Surger. Unlike the Gawain, which could fire its Cannons repeatedly, the Ikaruga's Cannons have a long recharge time after each shot. However, the Ikaruga's Cannons were upgraded to be more powerful and with much greater range than the Gawain's, and were designated as "Scatter Hadron Cannons". It also holds submersible capabilities.

History[]

Development

The Ikaruga was probably developed between 2017 and 2018 after Rakshata Chawla recovered the Gawain from the bottom of the Ocean and began designing the specifications of the Ikaruga. She hid along with Diethard Reid and Sayoko in Chinese Federation territory while she was developing the Ikaruga.

Operational History

The Ikaruga was first seen in When Shen Hu Wins Glory (episode). It helped Zero and company flee from the pursuing Chinese Federation forces prior to their ambush. It hid itself in the mountain of the tomb of the Tianzis, along with the other Black Knights that escaped the battle to regroup.

After its deployment in the Chinese Federation, the Ikaruga remained on Horai Island. It was later dispatched as part of a secondary force prior the Second Battle of the Tokyo Settlement in accordance with United Federation of Nations Resolution No. 1. While the main force under Li Xingke and Zhou Xianglin attacked the Kagoshima Settlement, the Ikaruga held position underwater near Tokyo Bay under the command of Kyoshiro Tohdoh and Kaname Ohgi. After Zero joins the battle, the Ikaruga and its escort moved in on the Tokyo Settlement, acting as a command center for the Black Knight forces in the area. It later escaped the destruction caused by the F.L.E.I.J.A. warhead and served as a field hospital for injured Black Knights.

Immediately after the battle, Schneizel el Britannia visited the Ikaruga on a diplomatic mission, where he convinced the Black Knights to betray Zero. The senior staff moved to kill Zero, but are stopped when Rolo Lamperouge saves Zero using the Shinkirō.

The Ikaruga's next known deployment was to the area surrounding Mount Fuji, where it monitored the meeting between the U.F.N. and Emperor Lelouch vi Britannia. After the U.F.N. delegates are taken hostage, the Ikaruga fell back to Horai Island while Britannian forces moved to re-occupy Japan.

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The Ikaruga severely damaged after the Sakuradite explosion from Mt. Fuji.

The Ikaruga was deployed alongside Damocles in the Battle of Mt. Fuji, where it acted as a secondary command center before Li Xinke ceded control of the Black Knights to Schneizel. During the battle, it used its Scatter Hadron Cannons to decimate the Britannian air power. The air carrier advanced forward with the Black Knights forces, but was caught in the blast when Emperor Lelouch detonated the Sakuradite under Mount Fuji. As a result, the carrier was heavily damaged and crashed soon afterwards. However, the superstructure and most of its crew were spared thanks to the efforts of Kallen Kōzuki and Shinichirō Tamaki. The carrier's final fate is unknown, though it is likely to have been scrapped due to the damage it incurred during the battle.

Gallery[]

Vehicles of the United Federation of Nations, Peace Mark and the Black Knights
Ground
Landships G-1 Base-class Land Cruiser
Longdan-class Ground Combat Command Battleship
Armoured Fighting Vehicles JLF Railway Flak Cart
Transport Vehicles Black Knights Command Vehicle - Chinese Cargo Truck
JLF Knightmare Transport Truck
Ground Knightmares Generation 4 (Bamides - Burai (Custom - Kai) - Gun-Ru - Panzer Hummel - Raikō)
Generation 5 (Gekka (Pre-Production - Narisuna - Shiden - Tohdoh's Gekka))
Generation 7 (Alexa Narisuna - Akatsuki - Benihoozuki - Byakuen (Gouka - Rekka) - Guren Type-01 (Type-02) - Gawain - Mahoroba Type-01
Meigetsu - Quinn Roses Model-B (Model-Z) - Shinkirō - Sutherland II
Tristan Divider - Vincent - Zangetsu)
Generation 9 (Sutherland Loyal)
Air
Airships Asuka-class Black Knights Small Ship - Britannian Transport Blimp
Ikaruga-class Floating Light Carrier
Transport Aircraft Federation Transport Plane - Federation Wide-body Airliner
VTOL Chinese Federation VTOL Gunship - Black Knights' VTOL Transport
Knight Giga Fortresses Sutherland Sieg
Aerial Knightmares Generation 7 (Agravain - Akatsuki (Zikisan) - Guren Type-02
(Flight-Enabled) - Shen Hu - Vincent Ward)
Generation 9 (Gekkoei - Guren S.E.I.T.E.N. Eight Elements (Special)
Lancelot Albion Zero - Lancelot siN (White Fang) - Moosa)
Sea
Seaships Black Knights' Submarine - Black Knights' Tanker
Da Longdan-class Amphibious Floating Command Battleship
Federation Aircraft Carrier - Federation Cruiser - Federation Destroyer
Assault Boats Black Knights' Hydrofoil - Chinese Federation Landing Craft
Space
Spaceships Damocles-class Sky Fortress
Vehicles of the Chinese Federation and the Militarized Zone of India
Ground
Landships Longdan-class Ground Combat Command Battleship
Armoured Fighting Vehicles Chinese Federation Artillery Tank
Transport Vehicles Chinese Cargo Truck
Ground Knightmares Generation 4 (Gun-Ru)
Generation 7 (Chuyen)
Air
Airships Ikaruga-class Floating Light Carrier
Strategic Bombers Chinese Federation Strategic Bomber
VTOL Chinese Federation VTOL Gunship
Aerial Knightmares Generation 7 (Shen Hu)
Sea
Seaships Chinese Federation Iceberg Ship - Black Knights' Submarine
Da Longdan-class Amphibious Floating Command Battleship
Assault Boats Chinese Federation Landing Craft
Space
Spaceships Damocles-class Sky Fortress
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