Database Entry Edit
"What can be said about the Glasgow that hasn't already been said before? It was a revolutionary concept for it's time. A machine that avoided the pitfalls of it's predecessors and played a part in Britannia's conquest of Japan. Though not as big as they make it out to be. For starters it's armor is vulnerable to being pierced by even hollow bullets from machine guns.
It's also rather easy to steal and sell on the black market by anyone with half a brain. It's prone to breaking down more often than any other Knightmare Frame created.
Which the very Knightmare machine it got based off was known to never done once in it's use by it's well known pilot who needs no introduction.
Overall the Glasgow I would say is a pretty average Knightmare Frame, built and designed by average personal. Oh hell let's face it. It was made for the average person and to fill the pockets of Britannic and Weinberg.
Everyone knows it."
- Field Marshal Cornelia Li Britannia of the Holy Brtiannian Armed Forces quoted in the Brtiannian Times piece "The parlance of warfare" by Quentin MacKenzie
The Glasgow is a fourth-generation Knightmare Frame and the first mass-production model produced by the Holy Britannian Empire. It contributed to the Invasion of Japan, providing antactical advantage over conventional combat vehicles in a number of the battles.
Design and SpecificationsEdit
Influenced by the success of the Ganymede prototype, the manufacturing division of Britannic United and Weinberg Corporations in a rare collaboration on a project.
Begun researching the use of Knightmare Frames as combat weapons. The fruit of their labour was the RPI-11 Glasgow, the first Brtiannian combat-capable Knightmare. Building upon the foundation laid out by the Ganymede, the Glasgow relies upon its small, light frame and Landspinners for high-speed combat, allowing it to outflank ground forces such as tanks and APCs. The Glasgow also introduces the Slash Harken, a wired projectile weapon that can double as a grappling hook, or be used to help the Knightmare descend from aerial transports safely, and becomes standard equipment in almost all Knightmares thereafter. The Glasgow's armament also includes Tonfas, and a handheld assault rifle or a stun gun.
The effectiveness of the Glasgow was proven when it's deployed during Britannia's invasion of Japan. The Glasgow's participation made the brief war a complete route, allowing Britannia to easily take over the island nation, which is then renamed Area 11. Seven years after the invasion, the Glasgow is still seen as venerable, though outdated, and has slowly been phased out of production in favour of the newer RPI-13 Sutherland. Many units are refitted into the police-use RPI-11 Knightpolice, while the proliferation of Glasgow’s means that they often end up in the hands of anti-Britannian rebels, such as the Order of the Black Knights and the Japanese Liberation Front.
Various Japanese resistance cells use modified Glasgow models called Burai’s. They also make use of a cannon built from four such units called a Raiko. Further, the reliable Knightmare are used as the basis for several "new" designs, including the Type-10R Burai and Type-1R Burai Kai.
Glasgow Security Guard Type Edit
The RPI-11 Glasgow Security Guard Type is a defensive Glasgow variant. The Glasgow Security Guard Type's performance is not that particularly different from the regular Glasgow, but it is typically equipped with a giant shield for its function of protection and defence. These frames are mainly stationed in the Britannian homeland.