Originally Posted by Bng422
Heavy Arms? hm...
Have you seen the new W series? the manga? Their suits are spiced up by Katoki (a dude who designs the majority of the suits) and they look quite different. I don't know if the Heavy Arms is the same as the new one, but I'll give it a try when I go back. I'll go back in the summer
The A and B rank Wing suits are the Kunio Ookawara designs (AKA the originals). The S ranks are the "Ver Ka" (Version Hajime Katoki) designs of the upgraded Gundams. As of the new Manga "Glory of the Defeated", the Non-Upgraded Gundams get their Ver Ka designs used in a canon story, thus making the Ookawara designs non-canon through retcon. There are a few differences between the designs, such as Heavyarms having a round firing gatling and not a beam gatling, Sandrock having no shield and larger Shotels, Shenlong's Claw no longer shooting fire and not looking like a Dragon (It's beam glaive is now a single trident), Deathscythe's shield having a slightly different design, and all of them having new paint schemes.
Edit: The Ookawara designs are used in the original TV series. The Ver Ka designs are used in Endless Waltz, and now in Glory of the Defeated (A retelling of all events in the TV series).