The Extra Weapon Bay is an equipment used by Vasteel Original in Thunder Force V. It is the Guardian's equivalent to the RVR-02B "Brigandine" and enhances the Vasteel's firepower for engaging appropriately in single combat against the Brigandine.
Extra Weapon Bay 1EditThis EWB is was built to be larger and obviously stronger than the RVR-02B. It is equipped with 4 super lasers, and powerful versions of Rynex's Hunter weapon. The Vasteel is completely visible in this EWB, just like the Vambrace was in the Brigandine.
Once it is destroyed, it goes down with Rynex still connected, but it doesn't mean the end for the Rynex.
Extra Weapon Bay 2EditThis EBW partially hides the Vasteel from enemy fire, giving more protection to the ship. Its main weapon consists of charged shots powered by spinning cylinder shaped generators. But, when the generators are destroyed, there's a surprise waiting to be revealed to the enemy...
...The generators are actually three mechanical arms with claws for capturing the enemy, but they can be destroyed, leaving the Rynex holding area as the only weak point. Once it is destroyed, this EBW goes down with Rynex again. But this still doesn't mean the end yet. Rynex has one more trick under its Vasteel sleeve.