ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam
Model number: ZGMF-X09A
Code name: Justice Gundam
Unit type: prototype assault mobile suit
Manufacturer: Integrated Design Bureau
Operator(s): ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty); Three Ships Alliance
First deployment: 17 May C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.56 meters
Weight: max gross weight 75.4 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact nuclear fission reactor, power output rated at 8826 kW
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Phase Shift (PS) armor; Neutron Jammer Canceler; Fatum-00 backpack/subflight lifter, can be separated from main body and remote-controlled for attack or use as subflight system
Fixed armaments: 2 x MA-M01 "Lacerta" beam saber, stored on hips, hand-carried in use; 4 x MMI-GAU1 "Sagittus" 20mm CIWS, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x RQM51 "Bassel" beam boomerang, mounted on shoulders, hand-carried in use; Fatum-00 backpack/subflight lifter: 2 x M9M9 "Cervus" turret machine gun; 2 x MA-4B "Fortis" beam cannon, mounted over shoulders in HiMAT (High Mobility Aerial Tactics) mode; 4 x GAU5 "Volucris" machine gun
Optional fixed armaments (docked with METEOR): 2 x 120cm high-energy beam cannon, 2 x 93.7cm high-energy beam cannon, 2 x MA-X200 beam sword , 77 x 60cm "Erinaceus" anti-ship missile launchers (22 per pod, 12 per arm unit, 9 on tail fin)
Optional hand armaments: MA-M20 "Lupus" beam rifle, power rating unknown
After successfully stealing four of the Earth Alliance's prototype Gundam mobile suits, ZAFT reverse engineers them and incorporates new technologies such as Phase Shift armor and beam sabers into their own mobile suits. With these new technologies, ZAFT also builds several Gundams of their own under the direction of Supreme Council Chairman Patrick Zala. Unlike previous Gundam designs, these new units feature a dangerous new technology: the N-Jammer Canceler. ZAFT originally develops the N-Jammer to prevent the Alliance from using nuclear weapons, but this also means that mobile suits have to be powered by short life energy batteries. By creating the N-Jammer Canceler, a mobile suit can use a nuclear fission reactor and function for a nearly unlimited amount of time even with Phase Shift armor activated. Unfortunately, the N-Jammer Canceler technology proves to be a Pandora's Box that falls into the wrong hands.
The ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam is one of the new Gundams built by ZAFT. The main feature of this mobile suit is the Fatum-00 backpack, which also doubles as a subflight system operable in space or on Earth. The Fatum-00 can also be operated via remote control and be used as a separate attack unit in battle. The Justice Gundam's main armaments are stored on the backpack, but a pair of vulcan guns, beam sabers and beam boomerangs are located on the main body. Armaments on the backpack include various machine guns and a pair of beam cannons for use in HiMAT (High Mobility Aerial Tactics) mode. In addition to these armaments, the Justice Gundam is capable of using something far more powerful: the METEOR support system. This mobile weapons platform is designed specifically for use by the Justice Gundam and ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam and is stored aboard the support ship Eternal. By using the METEOR, the Justice Gundam can deliver a blitzkrieg attack utilizing various cannons, missile launchers and with two long beam swords.
The Justice Gundam is deployed in May C.E. 71 by Athrun Zala under orders from his father Patrick to locate or destroy the stolen Freedom Gundam. However, after locating the Freedom Gundam, Athrun decides to switch sides and join his old friend and former enemy Kira Yamato. Athrun joins the battle against the Alliance at Orb, and after the collapse of the neutral nation he goes into space with the Archangel and the Orb ship Kusanagi. There, Athrun is joined by Lacus Clyne and her supporters, who steal the support ship Eternal and its two METEOR units. With the powerful METEOR support system, Athrun is able to prevent the PLANTs from being destroyed by nuclear missiles and also destroy the GAT-X131 Calamity Gundam. At the war's end, Athrun self-detonates the Justice Gundam within the massive laser cannon GENESIS to destroy it, but he is rescued by Cagalli Yula Athha's MBF-02+AQM/E-X01 Aile Strike Rouge. Three years later, Athrun pilots the upgraded successor ZGMF-X19A ∞ Justice Gundam during the Second Bloody Valentine War.
Pilot: Athrun Zala
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY ASTRAY; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY R; 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
Docked with METEOR weapons support system
Fatum-00 backpack/subflight lifter
MA-M01 "Lacerta" beam saber
MA-M20 "Lupus" beam rifle
RQM51 "Bassel" beam boomerang