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The R-9 Leo marked a different route of technological development within the R-Series. The Bit Conductor was greatly enhanced and empowered. Unfortunately, this meant removing and disabling the Wave Cannon and Force controllers for its first outing. After the events of Leo, newer technologies allowed restoration of the disabled controllers. Though the Leo Force was a strong addition, only a minimum amount of power was able to be routed to the Wave Cannon.

Description:

The offensive capabilites of this fighter’s Bit Device have been drastically altered. The Bit can fire the same laser as the Force. The Wave Cannon’s output had to be lowered in order to increase the Bit’s firepower.

Requirements:

Pilots will unlock this ship after logging 60 minutes of flight time with the R-9AX2 Dinner Bell and after defeating The Bydo....

Armaments: Force

Bit Device

Missile

OR

Wave Cannon

Trivia

  • The Leo is the ship most unlike its original form, as the Leo in R-Type Leo did not have a Force Pod or Delta Weapon and fired off its Bits as homing projectiles instead of using a Wave Cannon. This functionality is now connected with firing the Wave Cannon. The Leo also uniquely gains both Bit devices instead of just one when picking up a Bit power-up.


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Two R-9Leos were sent to a secret mission, codename "Project Paradise".


Description: Main

Rw-Leo Leo -Unique Fighter-

Fighter controlling powerful auxiliary "Psi Bit" weapons. Similar shape as the R-9A series, but no Force is attachable.

Stats:

HP: 120

Fuel: 35

Charge: 5 Turns

Radar: 2

Speed: 4

Evade: 32%

Installations

Charge Enabled

Sub Weapon

Requirements:

1 R-90 Ragnarok

Equation Control Bit

140 Solonium

Armaments:

Name Ammo Power ACE Power Range Hit Use Type Note
Vulcan 99 10 12 1-1 45% A/B Machine Gun A short-range rapid-fire cannon. Has low firepower, but can intercept attacks.
Psy Bit Shot 5 Turns 70 83 --- 90% A PSI The PSI Bit system's automatic tracking damages the enemy by enveloping it in energy waves.

Description:

PSI Bit -Auxiliary-

Auxiliary weapons with laser beam capacity. Direct opponents can be struck by Wave energy damage.

Stats:

HP: 100

Fuel: 100

Radar: 2

Speed: 0

Evade: 25%

Armaments: Bit

Name Ammo Power ACE Power Range Hit Use Type Note
Cross Laser 14 40 48 2-2 40% A/C Optical Straight laser with lowered, but stable accuracy. Can also be used to counterattack.
Reflect Laser 14 35 42 2-2 60% A/C Vector Deflective laser weapon with lower power, but increased accuracy. Can also be used to counterattack.
LG Search Laser 18 43 51 1-1 65% A/C Vector Laser weapon for close combat. Relatively high power and accuracy. Can also be used to counterattack.

See Also

  • It bears a strong physical resemblance to the R-9A Arrowhead, but even more so to the R-9S Strike Bomber.
  • The OF series was another set of craft that focused on Bit Device development in lieu of Wave Cannons.

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