GAT-X370 Raider Gundam
Model number: GAT-X370
Code name: Raider Gundam
Unit type: prototype attack use transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Alliance
Operator: Earth Alliance
First deployment: 15 June C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.94 meters
Weight: max gross weight 84.9 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Trans-Phase (TP) armor
Fixed armaments: "Zorn" 100mm energy cannon, fire-linked, mounted on mouth; dual 52mm hyper velocity shield cannon, mounted on right forearm; 2 x "Ahura Mazda" short-range energy cannon, mounted on claws, operable only in flight mode; M417 80mm machine gun, mounted in nose, operable only in flight mode; 2 x M2M3 76mm machine gun, mounted on shoulders, operable only in flight mode
Optional hand armaments: "Mjolnir" hammer
Despite the theft of four prototype Gundams by ZAFT, the Earth Alliance continues its research and constructs new units featuring advanced technologies. One such unit is the GAT-X370 Raider Gundam, which is designed as a transforming mobile suit similar to the GAT-X303 Aegis Gundam. One of the new technologies implemented in the Raider Gundam is Trans-Phase armor, which is an improved version of Phase Shift armor. Whereas Phase Shift armor utilizes a "power up" mode denoted by color and a "power down" mode denoted by gray, Trans-Phase armor is designed to only activate at the point of impact and thus preserve energy. This energy can then be diverted to power-consuming energy weapons. Also, to keep up with the abilities of Coordinators, pilot Clotho Buer is an "Extended" who has been subjected to brainwashing and the use of performance enhancing drugs. Unfortunately, these drugs have severe side effects after wearing off.
Like the Aegis Gundam, the Raider Gundam is equipped with weapons that are operable in its variable configurations. In mobile suit mode, the Raider Gundam features a twin machine gun mounted on its right arm. It also features a "Zorn" energy cannon in place of a mouth, which is operable in either configuration. For close combat, the Raider Gundam is also equipped with a "Mjolnir" hammer. While in flight mode, the Raider Gundam can utilize the "Ahura Mazda" cannons located on the claws, as well as several machine guns mounted on the nose and shoulders. The armaments featured in the Raider Gundam are a variation on the original design, the GAT-333 Raider Full Spec. The Raider Gundam is first deployed in combat during the Earth Alliance's attack on the Orb Union. While on Earth, the Raider Gundam also serves as a subflight unit for the GAT-X131 Calamity Gundam. Following the defeat of Orb, the Raider Gundam is taken to space and transferred to the battleship Dominion under the supervision of Blue Cosmos leader Muruta Azrael. The Raider Gundam is destroyed near the war's end on September 26, C.E. 71, by Yzak Joule's GAT-X102 Duel Gundam.
Pilot: Clotho Buer
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY ASTRAY; Battle Assault 3 featuring Gundam SEED; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never-Ending
Tomorrow; Gundam SEED Battle Assault; 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.
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
52mm hyper velocity shield cannon