The October 8th PD 323 entry of the CGS website mentioned that the Barbatos was useless as a weapon because it was missing its cockpit but because Barbatos still had its Ahab Reactors, CGS used them as a power source for the base.RyuseiDateSRX wrote:Erm I don't know about that. With Barbatos at least, it might be its original cockpit other than the seat. Because from what I remember, the original seat was missing, but the surroundings like the joysticks and monitors were still there. They just took the mobile worker's seat and AV system connection and installed it in Barbatos' cockpit.biohazard_star wrote:None of the Gundams shown thus far are know to be making use of their original Calamity War-era cockpits. Barbatos' was missing and was given a mobile worker's instead;
So as far as I know, it IS Barbatos' original cockpit other than the seat. That red marking that its shoulders and other parts of its body has is also on the joysticks, further alluding to how it is probably the original cockpit. Not only are the designs of the sticks seemingly unique compared to the other suits, but the shape of the monitors and the HUD too, as well as the green light lines running along the top of the cockpit, which does the retinal projection to allow Mika to see directly through Barbatos' eyes (wish they showed that off more).
Can someone clarify on this though? If there's any side materials and things that delves into this, it would be nice.
It wouldn't surprise me that some parts of the cockpit still remain but whatever it is, we know something original is missing from the setup, which would still allow the "pilot fusion" theory to be plausible.