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GAT-707E Forbidden Vortex

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General and Technical Data

Model number: GAT-707E
Code name: 
Forbidden Vortex
Unit type:
 amphibious mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Alliance
Operator: Earth Alliance
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 17.5 meters
Weight: max gross weight 85.2 metric tons
Armor materials: reinforced titanium (around cockpit)
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: “Geschmeidig Panzer” energy deflection armor
Equipment and design features: IR sensors, range unknown; sonar, range unknown; Lorenzini sensors, range unknown; ultra-low-light cameras; Trans-Phase (TP) armor; “Geschmeidig Panzer” energy deflection armor; tail extension (mounts ultra-long-wave antenna; towed sonar array; anchor)
Fixed armaments: phonon maser cannon, mounted on backpack, operable only in close combat mode; 2 x supercavitating torpedo canister pod, mounted on main body; 4 x close combat spike, mounted on shields; 2 x “Igelstellung” 75mm multi-barrel CIWS, mounted in head; 2 x “Armfeuer” 115mm machine gun, mounted on forearms
Optional hand armaments: trident

Technical and Historical Notes

During the Bloody Valentine War, the Earth Alliance produced the GAT-X255 Forbidden Blue as an underwater combat variant of the GAT-X252 Forbidden Gundam. In adapting the design for amphibious combat, the Alliance used the “Geschmeidig Panzer” energy deflection armor for both propulsion and pressurization. Unfortunately, the design came with a critical flaw: if the “Geschmeidig Panzer” lost power, the suit was crushed by water pressure, which earned it the nickname “Forbidden Coffin.” This flaw was later corrected in the GAT-706S Deep Forbidden through the use of a reinforced titanium shell that protected the cockpit. This fix was also applied the original Forbidden Blue design in the form of the GAT-707E Forbidden Vortex. Aside from the titanium cockpit shell, the Forbidden Vortex was identical to the Forbidden Blue. During the Second Bloody Valentine War, several Forbidden Vortex units participated in the defense of the Alliance’s Heavens Base in Iceland.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

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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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