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GAT/A-01E2 Buster Dagger

 

gata-01e2

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: GAT/A-01E2
Code name:
Buster Dagger
Unit type:
mass production long distance artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Alliance
Operator: Earth Alliance
First deployment: 5 July C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 17.81 meters
Weight: max gross weight 80.7 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; laminated armor (improved type of heat-resistant ablative gel DPX-30)
Fixed armaments: 350mm gun launcher, mounted behind right arm, can be combined with 94mm high-energy rifle, hand-carried in use; 94mm high-energy rifle, mounted behind left arm, can be combined with 350mm gun launcher, hand-carried in use; 2 x 220mm triple missile pod, mounted on shoulders; 2 x ES01 beam saber, stored on backpack; hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: none

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The GAT/A-01E2 Buster Dagger is a simplified, mass production version of the Earth Alliance's prototype GAT-X103 Buster Gundam. The Buster Dagger is originally designed to serve as a Striker pack for the GAT-01A1 Dagger, but it is later redesigned as a full mobile suit. Built on a Dagger frame, the Buster Dagger features the same laminated armor that protects against beam weaponry. The Buster Dagger is equipped with the same combining guns of the original Buster Gundam. Its missile launcher is smaller, but it adds a pair of beam sabers, a feature lacking in the Buster Gundam. The Buster Dagger is rolled out late in the Bloody Valentine War, and one unit is assigned to ace pilot Rena Imelia.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Rena Imelia
Appearances: SEED-MSV (Gundam SEED Mobile Suit Variations); Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY B; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never-Ending Tomorrow; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY ASTRAY (photonovel)
Original mechanical designer: Yoshihiko Machida

 

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Backpack
Missile pods/beam sabers

 

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