EVA-02 PRODUCTION MODEL.
The world's first Evangelion
to be built on the assumption of actual combat
. It was designed and the components were manufactured in Japan
, but the final assembly and activation tests were carried out in Germany
. It first experienced actual combat when it battled the 6th Angel
which suddenly appeared during its transport to Japan, and was thereafter committed to the defence of Tokyo-3
in the capacity of intercepting the Angels
Red in colour, its dedicated pilot is the Second Children - Asuka Langley Sohryu. It appears that the soul of Asuka's mother - Sohryu Kyouko Zeppelin -- was made to dwell within Eva-02.
Source: The End of Evangelion : Glossary contained within The End of Evangelion - Theatrical Program.