VSL-03 Versailles R . 'Okay, the last upgrade you did to the Versailles was to make it fly, in what way could it be possibly better?' "A new gun and a whole lot of missiles. Also, it flies in space." .
Unit Type: General Purpose Mech
Height at shoulder: 35 feet
Weight: 45 Metric Tons
Maximum Operation Time: 200 Hours
Top Speed: 265 Kph (Standard Type)/255 Kph (Commander A-Unit)/Mach .85 (Defenser B-Unit)
LBR-14 Beam Burst Rifle [Standard Handcarried]
2x Low Output Beam Pulse Gun [Hip Swivel attached, detachable]
2x Beam Saber [Arm Mounted]
S-RAM/16 Short Range Anti-Mech Burst Missiles [Loaded to ballistic hardpoint on shoulders, 8/ea]
>[High-Ex Burst/Incendiary/Flash/Smoke/Chaff] Rocket Propelled Grenade compatible
>Optional switch out to 16x Vulcan gun, 8/ea]
Medium Output Beam Rifle
M1108 Anti-tank Dagger
50mm Heavy Machine Gun
1x Physical Shield w/ Anti-Beam coating [Arm mounted]
1x Additional Armour Plate [Shoulder Mounted]
Defenser Thruster Module [Swap for standard backpack, remove shoulder thrusters]
The VSL-03 Versailles R(evised) is a D.A.R.T. mobile suit that is another meant to replace the Versailles II as a mass-produced unit, after the deemed success of the Versailles II Ultra Custom based on an evaluation of its overall combat performance. The Versailles R uses the basic frame of the GPM-II Versailles II and features a switchable backpack instead of the Fixed Flight System used on the Ultra Custom.
The Versailles R features a new operating system for ease of operation and control. The operating system features a limiter that comes into operation to lower the performance of the Versailles R so that the mobile suit can be handled without difficulty by rookie pilots; however, more experienced pilots can deactivate the operating system to execute more complex maneuvers with the ReZEL.
The VSL-03 Versailles R Commander A-Unit (Alternatively, the Type-A) is an terrestrial assault variant deployed mainly by squad commanders. Aside from featuring a different color scheme than the standard production Versailles II, the Type-A removes the maximum thrust limiter operating system featured in standard Versailles R units and uses the reinforced Endo-Steel/Titanium frame for improved performance over the standard Versailles units. This variant also sports the extra armour plating on it's shoulder.
On the other hand, the VSL-03 Versailles R Defenser B-Unit (Type-B) functions both under gravity (be it on Earth or in the Space Colonies) and in space, thanks to the Defenser Thruster Module. This also eliminates the need for the shoulder thrusters.
The swiveling gun racks attached to the hips, extremely useful for quickdrawing your secondary weapons
First of all, I want to give credit to Mithryl Altair's GN-0000 + GNR-010 00 Raiser for his absolutely amazing skill and design, in this case, I used a slightly modified version of the GNR-010 0 Raiser's wing binders for the Defenser B-Unit's thrusters.
Moving on, I based this design off the RGZ-95C ReZEL Type-C (GR) from the Gundam Unicorn OVA, great stuff right there. Also, I've worked a little with some of the unmentioned features from the Versailles II, mainly the shoulder, backpack and hip areas. This time, I'm telling you all what I haven't used: a socket on the back of the shoulders to mount additional weapons/equipment on, so check it out, and if you want, make your own variation of this model!