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ZGMF-X56S/β Sword Impulse Gundam

 

zgmf-x56sb

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: ZGMF-X56S/β
Code name:
Sword Impulse Gundam
Unit type:
prototype multi-mode mobile suit
Manufacturer:
Integrated Design Bureau
Operator: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
First deployment:
2 October C.E. 73
Accommodation:
pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso using YFX-M56 Core Splendor
Dimensions:
overall height 19.37 meters
Weight:
max gross weight 78.93 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 Minerva; hardpoints for mounting Silhouette packs
Fixed armaments:
2 x MMI-GAU25A 20mm CIWS, fire-linked, mounted in chest; 2 x M71-AAK "Folding Razor" anti-armor knife, stored in hip armor, hand-carried in use; MMI-RG59V mobile shield, mounted on left arm; 2 x RQM60 "Flash-Edge" beam boomerang, stored on Sword Silhouette pack, hand-carried in use; 2 x MMI-710 "Excalibur" anti-ship sword, stored on Sword Silhouette pack, can be combined into one sword, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The ZGMF-X56S/β Sword Impulse Gundam is the ZAFT equivalent to the Earth Alliance's GAT-X105+AQM/E-X02 Sword Strike Gundam. The Sword Silhouette pack is stored on the Minerva's dedicated hangar for the Impulse Gundam and is sent out onto the field via a computer-controlled Silhouette Flyer craft. The Flyer delivers the pack to the Impulse Gundam and automatically returns to the Minerva. When equipped with the Sword pack, the Impulse Gundam's VPS armor shifts to a predominantly red color scheme. The Sword Silhouette pack's armaments include two beam boomerangs similar to the ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam, as well as a pair of anti-ship swords similar to the GAT-X133 Sword Calamity. The "Excalibur" swords can be combined into one large sword to attack several mobile suits or a battleship.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Shinn Asuka, Lunamaria Hawke
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY ASTRAY; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY (GBA); 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

 

MMI-710 "Excalibur" anti-ship sword
RQM60 "Flash-Edge" beam boomerang
Sword Silhouette Flyer

 

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