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ZGMF-X24S (RGX-01) Chaos Gundam

 

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Mobile suit mode

Mobile armor mode

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ZGMF-X24S Saviour Gundam

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number(s): ZGMF-X24S (ZAFT); RGX-01 (Earth Alliance)
Code name:
Chaos Gundam
Unit type:
prototype transformable close combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Integrated Design Bureau
Operator(s): ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty); Earth Alliance
First deployment:
2 October C.E. 73
Accommodation:
pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions:
overall height 17.43 meters (mobile suit mode)
Weight:
max gross weight 91.61 metric tons
Armor materials:
unknown
Powerplant:
ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features:
sensors, range unknown; Variable Phase Shift (VPS) armor; deuterion beam energy supply system, allows for remote recharging of energy with battleship
Fixed armaments:
4 x MMI-GAU1717 12.5mm CIWS x 4; 2 x MMI-GAU25A 20mm CIWS, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x MA-XM434 beam claw, stored in feet, operable only in mobile armor mode; MGX-2235B "Callidus Kai" multi-phase beam cannon; 2 x EQFU-5X mobile weapon pod (MA-81R beam assault cannon, AGM141 "Firefly" guided missiles), stored on backpack, can be used wirelessly; 2 x MA-M941 "Vajra" beam saber, mounted on hips, hand-carried in use; MMI-RG30 cruising mobile shield (MMI-GAU2 "Picus" 76mm machine gun x 2), mounted on left arm
Optional hand armaments: MA-BAR721 high-energy beam rifle, power rating unknown

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Following the Bloody Valentine War, ZAFT unveils its "Second Stage" of advanced new Gundam mobile suits. The ZGMF-X24S Chaos Gundam is originally designed as a Silhouette pack used by the ZGMF-X56S/δ Chaos Impulse, but ZAFT decides to produce it as a separate mobile suit. The Chaos Gundam is a transformable unit featuring a close combat attack mode. As with other new Gundam designs, the Chaos Gundam is equipped with Variable Phase Shift armor that blocks conventional weapon attacks. Because the Junius Treaty bans the use of N-Jammer Cancelers, ZAFT develops the deuterion beam energy supply system to recharge batteries on the battlefield. When energy reserves are low, the Chaos Gundam can receive an incoming energy beam from its mothership and recharge its batteries. The Chaos Gundam's mobile armor form is based on the experimental XMF-P192P Proto Chaos. The Chaos Gundam's main armament is its pair of mobile weapons pods, which are an improved version of the DRAGOON (Disconnected Rapid Armament Group Overlook Operation Network) system previously used by the YMF-X000A Dreadnought Gundam and ZGMF-X13A Providence Gundam. The weapons pods utilize a quantum communications system to transfer data and are designed for use by normal pilots. The weapons pods feature thrusters and small wings that allow for use in space or in Earth's atmosphere. The Chaos Gundam also features a beam rifle, several CIWS guns, beam sabers and an armed shield. For its initial testing, the Chaos Gundam is assigned to civilian test pilot Courtney Hieronymus. On October 2, C.E. 73, the Chaos Gundam is stolen from ZAFT's military PLANT Armory One by Sting Oakley, an artificially enhanced "Extended" pilot from the Earth Alliance's secret Phantom Pain unit. After the theft, the Chaos Gundam is assigned the new model number RGX-01 by the Alliance. When the Second Bloody Valentine War begins shortly after, Sting and his fellow Extended pilots frequently clash with the ZAFT battleship Minerva. The Chaos Gundam is destroyed in battle over Berlin by three MVF-M11C Murasame units from the battleship Archangel. Afterward, the unstable Sting is assigned to pilot one of the massive GFAS-X1 Destroy Gundam units dedicated to the defense of the Alliance's Heavens Base headquarters in Iceland.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Sting Oakley, Courtney Hieronymus
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY ASTRAY; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY ASTRAY (photonovel); Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Alliance VS ZAFT; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY: Alliance VS ZAFT II; Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

Lineart

 

EQFU-5X mobile weapon pod
MA-BAR721 high-energy beam rifle
MGX-2235B "Callidus Kai" multi-phase beam cannon
MMI-RG30 cruising mobile shield

 

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