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xvx-ooo Gurdolin

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Model number: xvx-ooo
Code name: Gurdolin
Unit type: prototype mobile suit
Manufacturer: Vagan
Operator: Vagan
First deployment: AG 164
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor cockpit in main body
Dimensions: overall height 11.5 meters
Weight: empty 185.0 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; anti-beam coating
Fixed armaments: beam scraper, mounted in nose; 2 x beam vulcan gun/saber, mounted in palms

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

In anticipation of an invasion of the Mars Sphere, Vagan develops the xvx-ooo Gurdolin as part of its Simplification & Streaming program. The program aims to simplify mobile suit components and increase the efficiency of the assembly and maintenance process. Initially, some developers object as they're too used to the status quo. However, the resource depletion and shrinking of the manufacturing lines due to the prolonged war, as well as the strong support given by Central Development and Research Command that Fezarl Ezelcant leads soon makes the program one of the central components in the development of next generation suits.

 

The Gurdolin's design is intended to be easy to use for newly trained mobile suit pilots. The Gurdolin is thus initially designed with stable movement and a well-balanced control system in mind. Its arms are also actually just one of its option parts; these parts allow it to adapt to different situations and to realize mobile suit parts efficiency. Thanks to the creativity of the young developers, the finished product is well received even by veteran pilots. It has flawless handling performance, powerful acceleration, as well as strong defensive capability due to its unique shape that reduces the power of enemy’s attacks and a layer of anti-beam coating. Word about this spreads to the frontline pilots, who then places high hopes on it. Godom Tyneham is so impressed that he takes a unit still undergoing test runs into actual combat. However, the price for Gurdolin’s stability in movements is a decrease in its turning performance, leading to monotonous movement patterns and other related weakness. Godom's unit is destroyed in a battle with Seric Abis' RGE-G2100 Clanche Custom, and the Gurdolin's flaws are later corrected in the ovm-pp Golden Gurdolin Perfect.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Godom Tyneham
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam AGE

 

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