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YMS-02 Union Blast

 

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Mobile suit mode

Flight mode

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YMS-02

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: YMS-02

Code name: Union Blast

Unit type: experimental transformable mobile suit

Manufacturer: Bell Factory

Operator: Bell Factory

Rollout: AD 2304
First deployment: AD 2304

Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown

Weight: unknown
Armor materials:
E-Carbon

Powerplant: unknown

Propulsion: unknown

Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown

Fixed armaments: defense rod, mounted on left forearm; 20mm machine gun, mounted on torso

Optional hand armaments: linear rifle

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Produced by Bell Factory, the YMS-02 Union Blast is a powered-up version of the VMS-15 Union Realdo, unlike its competitor, the YMS-01A Union Flag, which is based on a totally new concept. The Blast is intended primarily for aerial combat, which is a feature unchanged from the Realdo. With that in mind, in mobile armor mode, the Blast does exceed the performance of the Flag, but the mobile suit mode of the Blast is relatively inferior. The suit's development cost is also too high. Realizing that the suit's overall evaluation is poor, Bell Factory decides to contract legendary pilot Sleg Sletcher to lift up the machine's status. During a mock battle between the Blast and Flag, Sleg attempts to crash his machine into Graham Aker's after realizing he is on the losing end. However, Graham transforms the Flag into mobile suit mode using his "Graham Special" and counters Sleg's attack by slicing off the Blast's wing with the sonic blade. The Blast then crashes into the ground, killing Sleg and earning Graham the notorious title of "Superior Officer Killer.'' Many believe that the highly skilled Sleg should have been able to land the damaged machine safely. At the same time, rumors surface about him facing financial problems and that he insured himself for a high price.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Sleg Sletcher

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 00N

Original mechanical designer: Hitoshi Fukuchi

 

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