The OF series proved to be quite powerful in its own right, and promoted many advances in Bit Device technology. The series reached its pinnacle with the OF-5 Kaguya, with the creation of the ultimate Green Pod and, naturally, a new Force device for this model. With this, the series had reached the limit of technology available, and the Space Corps had to divert funds elsewhere.
[Elite Orbital Strike Unit]
The last model in the OF series. It can carry the top Bit Device, the Green Pod, but few were made due to high production costs. It may be named after Princess Kaguya of the “Tale of the Bamboo Cutter”; some say that the Green Pod’s shots resemble bamboo. However, this is little more than just speculation.
Pilots must log 60 minutes with the previous OFX-4 Songoku to fly this craft.
- 2 x Red Pod
- 2 x Blue Pod
- 2 x Yellow Pod
- 2 x Green Pod
- 2 x Homing Missile
- 1 x Depth Bomb
OF-5 Kaguya -Orbital Fighter-
Ultimate orbital fighter with a Desynch function. Auxiliary weapon pods were upgraded to the Green type.
Charge: 5 Turns
Orbital Fighter Plan
|Gravity Bomb||6||50||59||1-1||55%||ATK||Optical||Weapon that shoots condensed laser energy bullets. When it hits the target, the energy is released.|
|7-Way Vulcan||14||35||42||2-2||60%||A/B||Optical||Wide-ranged weapon that shoots out beam Vulcan bullets.|
|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.|
|Pod Shot G||7||61||72||---||85%||ATK||Physical||Pods fire, damaging enemies in front of the unit. Firepower increases when both pods are present.|
Green Pod -Auxiliary-
Auxiliary weapon supporting the orbital fighter. While sticking to the unit, it is able to launch an attack on an enemy unit.
|Twin Photon Gun||50||17||21||1-1||65%||A/C||Optical||Weapon that mass-fires bullets in a short time, generated by electromagnetic interaction. Short range, but power is improved over conventional Photon Vulcans.|
|Twin Photon Vulcan L||40||15||18||2-2||50%||A/C||Optical||Weapon that mass-fires bullets in a short time, generated by electromagnetic interaction. Lower power, but range is improved over conventional Photon Vulcans.|
The OF-5 Kaguya is indeed named after Princess Kaguya from the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, considered the oldest tale in Japanese history.
The OF-5 craft is named Umji in the Korean version of the game.