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GAT-01A1+AQM/E-A4E1 Jet Dagger

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General and Technical Data

Model number: GAT-01A1+AQM/E-A4E1
Code name: 
Jet Dagger
Unit type: 
mass production all-purpose multi-mode mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Alliance
Operator: Earth Alliance
First deployment: C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.00 meters
Weight: max gross weight 69.55 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); hardpoints for mounting Striker packs
Fixed armaments: 2 x “Igelstellung II” 40mm multi-barrel CIWS, mounted in head; 2 x ES01 beam saber, stored in hips, hand-carried in use; 2 x 12.5mm anti-infantry gun, mounted in feet
Optional fixed armaments: many x “Drache” air-to-surface missiles, mounted on Jet Striker; many x Mk1323 unguided rocket pods; many x Mk438 3-tube “Würger” air-to-air missile pods, mounted on Jet Striker
Optional hand armaments: M703K beam carbine, power rating unknown

Technical and Historical Notes

During the Bloody Valentine War, the Alliance created the GAT-01A1 Dagger, a mass production version of the GAT-X105 Strike Gundam. Unlike the Alliance’s first mass production suit, the GAT-01 Strike Dagger, the Dagger series was compatible with the Strike Gundam’s Striker packs. One such pack was the AQM/E-A4E1 Jet Striker, an atmospheric flight unit that was also compatible with the Dagger. The Jet Striker pack was armed with a variety of missile launchers and rocket pods. The original armaments of the Dagger remained the same, except that its hand-carried machine guns were replaced with the Dagger L’s beam carbine. The Dagger remained in service as late as the Second Bloody Valentine War, and several units participated in the defense of the Alliance’s Heavens Base headquarters in Iceland during ZAFT’s Operation Ragnarok.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
Note: custom lineart by Strike Zero

Lineart

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Gundam SEED DESTINY Info


Director:
Mitsuo Fukuda

Writer(s):
Chiaki Morosawa
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Kazuho Hyodo
Shigeru Morita
Natsuko Takahashi
Yuuichi Nomura

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designer:
Hisashi Hirai

Musical Composer:
Toshihiko Sahashi

Airdates (Original):
Japan 10.09.2004 – 12.25.2005

Airdates (HD Remaster):
Japan 04.xx.2013 – 03.xx.2014

Video Release (SE):
Japan 05.26.2006 – 02.23.2007
U.S. 06.17.2008 – 01.13.2009

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