The Vincent Ward (ヴィンセントウォード, Vuinsentouōdo) is a highly efficient and powerful new production model for the Britannian Army. It was developed, following the success of the Vincent, as a mass production version of the Lancelot.
Design and Specifications
Developed based on the feedback data from the prototype Vincent as a next-generation of mass-production units, it boasts a performance that surpasses that of Fifth Generation machines and a maneuverability similar to the Lancelot. However, when compared to the original, the Ward's design underwent a lot of simplifications, including the elimination of many equipments other than the enhanced Factspheres, the Lance-type MVS and the ejection cockpit. Furthermore, the characteristic Needle Blazers were replaced with the same Stun Tonfa seen in the Sutherland. It can be fit with an optional Float Unit backpack, consequentially changing the machine designation to RPI-212BFA Vincent Ward Air.
Vincent Wards were first deployed during the Battle at the 'Mausoleum of Eighty-Eight Emperors' in the Chinese Federation, and see action in all later battles. Towards the end of the series, they (along with the Gareths and the Vincents) have largely replaced the Sutherland and Gloucester as the Holy Britannian Empire's primary Knightmare Frames.
- Crew: One
- Height: 4.44 meters
- Weight: 6.89 metric tones
- Power Source: Yggdrasil Drive, Energy Filler
- 2x Lance-Type Maser Vibration Swords (MVS)
- 2x Elbow-mounted Stun Tonfas
- 2x Hip-mounted Slash Harkens
- 1x Assault Rifle w/Grenade Launcher