The Horned Mirage was the first Mirage machine created by Emperor Amaterasu and became the main mortar headd of the AKD. Starting around JC 2860 they were built for use by the First Easter Mirage Corps. (which was founded in JC 2813). Less than ten years after the Horned Mirage fleet was built Amaterasu’s Kingdom of Grees conquered the Eastern Ten Nations on his homeworld of Delta Belun. Included in these ten nations were Codante, Atoweight and Babiron which later formed the nucleus of the AKD’s military and political power. In JC 2899, a mere 24 years later, the entire planet of Delta Belun was unified under the AKD. Until the LED Mirage’s introduction the Horned Mirage served two generations of Mirage Knights for nearly 130 years.
Up until the Horned Mirage’s rollout, ezlazer engines were only housed in mortar headd torsos due to their size and were the sole source of power. Amaterasu mounted a generator in the Horned Mirage’s veil which synchronized with the ezlazer engine in the torso, greatly improving the total output. 32 units were produced, from Aa4001 to Aa4032. The "Aa" in the serial numbers denote the Ezlazer 1050 series generator.
Even after their decomission, Horned Mirages of serial Aa4012 ~ Aa4014 carried out battlefield tasks as converted Berge Mirage A’s. The A’s are different from the LED Mirage based Berge Mirages which house the Akd0027 ~ Akd0030 engines. There is also mention of Horned Mirages in jet black coloring, probably the predecessor to the Terror Mirage.
In time, Amaterasu decided its capabilities were too far below what he would need for his future plans so he began the LED Mirage development program. So far, the Horned Mirage has only been used for ceremonial purposes in the pages of Five Star Stories.
Model photos from Solid-Model Cleative Lab.
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