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FX-550+AQM/E-X03 Launcher Grasper

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General and Technical Data

Model number: FX-550+AQM/E-X03
Code name: Launcher Grasper
Unit type: atmospheric support fighter for use
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: “Agni” 320mm hyper impulse cannon, power rating unknown, mounted underneath left wing; combo weapon pod (120mm anti-ship vulcan gun, 2x 350mm gun launcher), mounted on right wing

Technical and Historical Notes

The FX-550+AQM/E-X03 Launcher Grasper configuration mounted the GAT-X105 Strike Gundam‘s Launcher Striker pack. The Launcher Striker pack added considerable firepower to that of the Sky Grasper. Mounted underneath the left wing, the “Agni” hyper impulse cannon could take out mobile suits in a single shot. In addition, the combo weapons pod on the right wing could be used against ground or air targets.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Mu La Flaga
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Original mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane

Lineart

N/A

Gundam SEED Info


Director:
Mitsuo Fukuda

Writer(s):
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

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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