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XM-10 (F97-E) Flint

 

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Standard colors

Minoru Suzuki colors

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XM-10 (F97-E) Flint

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number(s): XM-10 (Crossbone Vanguard); F97-E (Strategic Naval Research Institute)
Code name: Flint
Unit type: limited mass production close combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: SNRI
Operator(s): Crossbone Vanguard; SNRI; Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0133
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso with Core Block System using Core Fighter
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown 
Propulsion: rocket thrusters, output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; special weapons targeting sensor in head, can be deployed over right eye sensor/camera
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber/beam guns, stored in shoulder recharge racks, hand-carried in use; 2 x heat dagger, stored in thighs, hand-carried in use, blades can extend or be launched from soles of feet; 2 x brand marker/beam shield, mounted one on each forearm, can be removed
Optional hand armaments: 120mm machine gun; zanbuster (beam zanber)

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

During the Jovian War, SNRI develops a new production model mobile suit based off of the Crossbone Gundams. This new model, dubbed the XM-10 Flint, manages to cut production costs by eliminating the elements which allow the Crossbone Gundams to function around Jupiter, such as radiation shielding. However, other elements such as the X-shaped flexible thrusters are retained, giving the Flint excellent cost performance. It retains many of the same weapons as the Crossbone Gundams, but makes use of a 120mm machine gun as well as a new zanbuster, which uses a gun barrel in place of the buster gun and therefore doesn't have the same utility as the original. Because of the Crossbone Vanguard's reduced numbers near the end of the war, the Flint only enters limited production. However, after the war, the Earth Federation learns about SNRI's under-the-table dealings with the Vanguard, and in order to appease them, SNRI produces the Flint for them as well, giving it the model number F97-E.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Umon Samon, Yona, Jared, Minoru Suzuki
Appearances: Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam; Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Skull Heart; Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Steel 7
Original mechanical designer: Yuichi Hasegawa
Note: custom color lineart by AmuroNT1

 

Lineart

 

Core Fighter
Zanbuster

 

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