FX-550+AQM/E-X02 Sword Grasper


Model number: FX-550+AQM/E-X02
Code name: Sword Grasper
Unit type: atmospheric support fighter
Manufacturer(s): PMP (Propulsion & Machinery Progress); Morgenroete, Inc
Operator: Earth Alliance
First deployment: February C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot and navigator, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: unknown
Wingspan: unknown
Weight: unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 3 x hardpoints for docking with Striker packs
Fixed armaments: 4 x machine gun, mounted behind nose; 2 x machine cannon, mounted on wings; beam cannon, mounted on main body; 2 x missile launch bay, mounted underneath wings
Optional fixed armaments: “Schwert Gewehr” 15.78 meter anti-ship sword, mounted on right wing; “Panzer Eisen” rocket anchor, mounted on forward part of left wing, can be fired out on a line; “Midas Messer” beam boomerang, mounted on rear of left wing

The FX-550+AQM/E-X02 Sword Grasper configuration mounted the GAT-X105 Strike Gundam‘s Sword Striker pack. The Sword Striker pack added various weapons to the Sky Grasper’s armament. The “Panzer Eisen” rocket anchor could be shot out to a fixed position and allowed the Sword Grasper to make hard turns. Additionally, the “Schwert Gewehr” anti-ship sword could be used against battleships or other targets.

Pilot(s): Mu La Flaga, Cagalli Yula Athha
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Original mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane




Landing gear


“Midas Messer” beam boomerang


“Panzer Eisen” rocket anchor


“Schwert Gewehr” 15.78 meter anti-ship sword

Gundam SEED Info

Mitsuo Fukuda

Chiaki Morosawa
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Shigeru Morita
Akinori Endo
Yuuichi Nomura
Akemi Omode

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Kimitoshi Yamane
Junichi Akutsu

Character Designer:
Hisashi Hirai

Musical Composer:
Toshihiko Sahashi

50 episodes (original); 48 episodes (HD); 1 short; 3 compilation movies

Airdates (Original):
Japan 10.05.2002 – 09.27.2003
U.S. 04.17.2004 – 04.15.2005

Airdates (HD Remaster):
Japan 01.xx.2012 – 11.xx.2012

Video Release (SE):
Japan 08.27.2004 – 10.22.2004
U.S. 07.11.2005 – 11.22.2005


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