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AGX-04 Gerbera-Tetra

 

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Rollout version

Final version

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AGX-04 Gerbera-Tetra

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: AGX-04
Code name: Gerbera-Tetra
Unit type: prototype general purpose assault mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator: Zeon remnants (Cima Fleet)

Rollout: UC 0083
First deployment: UC 0083
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: empty: 46.7 metric tons standard, 48.5 metric tons with sturm booster; max gross: 73.2 metric tons standard, 86.0 metric tons with sturm booster
Armor materials: titanium ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1710 kW
Propulsion: fixed rocket thrusters: 216000 kg total (2 x 56000 kg, 50000 kg, 4 x 13500 kg); additional rocket thrusters with optional sturm booster: 2 x 50000 kg
Performance: 180-degree turn time: 0.9 seconds
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; optional sturm booster, stores extra propellant, mounts additional thrusters and 2 x ejectable external propellant tanks
Fixed armaments: 4 x 110mm machine cannon, mounted in pairs in arms, each pair fire-linked; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in hip armor, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam machine gun, powered by rechargeable energy cap

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

As part of its military reconstruction following the One Year War, the Earth Federation Forces initiates its Gundam Development Project, the goal being to develop advanced new Gundam-model mobile suit prototypes to test new technology concepts. The intended fourth unit in this "GP" series, the RX-78GP04G Gundam GP04G Gerbera, never sees completion, as the GP04G's concept is basically a space-use repeat of the RX-78GP01 Gundam GP01 Zephyranthes. Civilian contractor Anaheim Electronics is left hanging with a set of plans and an incomplete mobile suit prototype. However, many of Anaheim's engineers are former mobile suit designers from the Principality of Zeon, and they modify the plans and construction of the GP04G into a new, Zeon-style mobile suit.

 

Called the AGX-04 Gerbera-Tetra, it carries a powerful beam machine gun and can be equipped with a "sturm booster," which is essentially a large external propellant tank with extra thrusters, making the Gerbera Tetra one of the fastest and most maneuverable mobile suits of its time. When the Delaz Fleet launches its Operation Stardust uprising against the Federation in late UC 0083, Anaheim Electronics - always looking to make a buck by playing both sides against the middle - offers support for Delaz when Vice President O'Sullivan gives the completed Gerbera-Tetra to Cima Garahau as a political gesture. The rollout version retains the Gundam-style faceplate and binocular eyes, but these are replaced with a standard Zeon monoeye once the suit is handed over to Cima. In the last stages of Operation Stardust, Cima uses the Gerbera-Tetra in a last-ditch fight for her own survival (and ultimately fails).

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Cima Garahau
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory; Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space; Mobile Suit Gundam: Climax U.C.; Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost; Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Rebellion
Original mechanical designer: Mika Akitaka

 

Lineart

 

Beam machine gun
Beam saber
Cockpit hatch
Sturm booster

 

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