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GNX-612T/AA Superbia GN-X

 

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Mobile suit

Assault Landing Unit

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GNX-612TAA Superbia GN-X

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: GNX-612T/AA

Code name: Superbia GN-X

Unit type: amphibious assault mobile suit

Manufacturer: Earth Sphere Federation

Operator: Earth Sphere Federation

Rollout: AD 2312
First deployment: AD 2312

Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in pelvis
Dimensions: head height 19.2 meters

Weight: max gross 69.1 metric tons (mobile suit); 44.9 metric tons (Assault Landing Unit)
Armor materials:
E-Carbon

Powerplant: GN Drive Tau, power output rating unknown

Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown

Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown

Fixed armaments: 2 x GN Vulcan Gun, mounted in waist; 2 x GN Claw, mounted as fingertips; 2 x GN Kunai, includes 2 x GN Sword, 2 x GN Vulcan Gun, 2 x GN Beam Needle, mounted on forearms

Optional fixed armaments: 2 x GN Missile, mounted on Assault Landing Unit; 4 x GN Beam Gun, mounted on Assault Landing Unit

Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The GNX-612T/AA Superbia GN-X is a specialized unit developed for assault landings from the sea. The suit is named for both the Latin word for "pride" and the English word "super," which indicates that the suit's performance is close to that of a next generation machine. The "AA" in its model number stands for "Amphibious Assault." Because few current mobile suits are capable of operating underwater, the Superbia GN-X can effectively carry out missions like surprise attacks. The Assault Landing Unit necessary for underwater operation is purged upon landing. The Assault Landing Unit is comprised of a hover unit, weapons pack and sensor unit. It helps the suit to maneuver underwater or on the water's surface. The camera parts of the sensor unit are an improved version of those used by GNMA-04B11 Trilobite. There are slight gaps in the head as a new sensor unit was forcefully integrated into the frame of a GN-X head unit. This new sensor unit is also used by the GNMA-0001V Regnant. The Innovades who call themselves Innovators are directly involved in the suit's development.

 

Starting with the Gundams, many suits have retractable claws in their soles. The Superbia GN-X uses an enlarged version of these claws to grip onto the surface more firmly. The GN Kunai is a combination of a physical GN Sword (the base unit) with a GN Vulcan Gun. In addition, it also contains a GN Beam Needle as a surprise weapon. Like the GNX-803T GN-XIV, a pair of GN Vulcan Guns are mounted on the waist. The disc-shaped parts next to the GN Vulcans are the hardpoints for mounting the assault landing unit. Although this machine is categorized as a GNX-609T GN-XIII during development, it incorporates many innovative technologies (some of them belonging to the Innovators), and it is close to the GN-XIV that is under development as a next generation machine. While it is considered an Earth Sphere Federation machine, the ESF army is already under the control of A-LAWS when it is developed, and in reality, it is used only for special missions led by the A-LAWS. Its pilots are also A-LAWS members, or licensors with special permissions. Although it participates in many missions, most of its records are considered secret, and the details are unclear.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Hiling Care

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 00V

Original mechanical designer: Kanetake Ebikawa

 

Lineart

 

Cockpit

GN Claw

 

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