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GN-005 Gundam Virtue

 

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Normal version

GN field generators activated

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GN-005 Gundam Virtue

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: GN-005

Code name: Gundam Virtue

Unit type: heavy assault mobile suit

Manufacturer: Celestial Being

Operator: Celestial Being

Rollout: AD 2302
First deployment: AD 2307

Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso

Dimensions: head height 18.4 meters

Weight: max gross 66.4 metric tons

Armor materials: E-Carbon

Powerplant: GN Drive, power output rating unknown

Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown

Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Trans-Am System; optical camouflage; communication jamming; ejectable armor; 2 x GN Condensers, mounted on legs, can generate GN Field

Fixed armaments: 2 x GN Cannon, mounted on shoulders; 2 GN Beam Saber, stored in racks in knees, hand-carried in use

Optional hand armaments: GN Bazooka, can connect to GN Drive on chest to use Burst Mode

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The bulky GN-005 Gundam Virtue has the highest firepower and defensive ability of Celestial Being’s third generation Gundams. The quantum computer Veda developed the beam weapon-focused Gundam Virtue in competition alongside the primarily projectilve weapon GN-005/PH Gundam Virtue Physical, but in the end the former won out. Because its GN Drive is perpetually producing GN particles, the Gundam Virtue can generate a GN Field to defend itself. The Gundam Virtue is intended for anti-ship/fortress attack missions. Its main weapon is its GN Bazooka, which can fire high density, high energy GN particles and destroy several mobile suits in one shot. The bazooka’s power can be increased by connecting to the GN Drive to use Burst Mode. However, because of its high particle consumption, Burst Mode can’t be used continuously. Its pair of GN Cannons aren’t as powerful as the bazooka, but they have a wider range due to their flexible mounting. The Gundam Virtue can fire all three weapons at once for a devastating frontal attack.

 

The Gundam Virtue also carries a pair of GN Beam Sabers for self-defense, and its GN Field can protect it from both physical and beam attacks. Due to the field’s high particle consumption, the suit’s GN Condensers must be filled before each sortie. Like the other Gundams, the Gundam Virtue can use the Trans-Am System to release highly compressed GN particles for increased offensive and defensive capabilities. However, because the Gundam Virtue requires a large amount of GN particles for its offense and defense, it is more adversely affected by the performance drop after Trans-Am than its fellow Gundams. The Gundam Virtue hides an extra secret, and by ejecting its armor it can reveal the smaller GN-004 Gundam Nadleeh. Gundam Meister Tieria Erde is forced to reveal this secret before he intended to as a result of a Human Reform League attack in space. The Gundam Nadleeh is heavily damaged in combat in 2308, but the Gundam Virtue’s concept lives on its successor unit, the GN-008 Seravee Gundam.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Tieria Erde

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 00; Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (manga); Mobile Suit Gundam 00F; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next; Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Cosmic Drive/Universe Accel

Original mechanical designer: Takayuki Yanase

 

Lineart

 

GN Bazooka in normal mode
GN Bazooka in Burst Mode

 

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