GAT-01A1+AQM/E-X03 Launcher Dagger

General and Technical Data

Model number: GAT-01A1+AQM/E-X03
Code name: 
Launcher 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 75.14 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: “Agni” 320mm hyper impulse cannon, power rating unknown, mounted behind left arm, hand-carried in use; combo weapon pod (120mm anti-ship vulcan gun, 2 x 350mm gun launcher), mounted on right shoulder
Optional hand armaments: none

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. The GAT-01A1+AQM/E-X03 Launcher Dagger was armed with the same hyper impulse cannon and combo weapon pod as the GAT-X105+AQM/E-X03 Launcher Strike Gundam. 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 Draco Starcloud




Mitsuo Fukuda

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

50 episodes; 1 TV special; 4 compilation movies

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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