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GAT-X103AP Verde Buster Gundam

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Model number: GAT-X103AP
Code name: Verde Buster Gundam
Unit type: prototype artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Actaeon Industries
Operator: Earth Alliance
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.46 meters
Weight: max gross weight 99.36 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; PS (Phase Shift) armor
Fixed armaments: 94mm high-energy beam cannon, mounted on backpack over left shoulder; 350mm gun launcher, mounted on backpack over right shoulder; 2 x 6-tube 220mm multipurpose missile launcher, mounted on shoulders
Optional hand armaments: 2 x M9009B composite bayonet-equipped beam rifle, can be combined into one rifle

In early C.E. 71, the Earth Alliance’s prototype GAT-X103 Buster Gundam was stolen by ZAFT at the Orb Union’s space colony Heliopolis. The Alliance later created a mass production version, the GAT/A-01E2 Buster Dagger. After the Bloody Valentine War, Actaeon Industries upgraded a Buster Gundam into the GAT-X103AP Verde Buster Gundam. The Verde Buster featured an expanded selection of armaments. The original’s beam cannon and gun launcher were now mounted over the shoulders. Shoulder-mounted missile launchers were retained, and a pair of combinable beam rifles were mounted on the hips. During the Second Bloody Valentine War, the Verde Buster served as the personal unit of Phantom Pain pilot Shams Couza. In C.E. 73, Phantom Pain was assigned to seize control of the Deep Space Survey & Development Organization’s AI-equipped mobile suit GSX-401FW Stargazer Gundam. Filled with rage, Shams depleted the Verde Buster’s energy, making him an easy kill for a group of UT-1D Civilian Astray DSSD Custom mobile suits.

Pilot: Shams Couza
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73 STARGAZER
Original mechanical designer: Junichi Akutsu

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350mm gun launcher & 94mm high-energy beam cannon

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Cockpit

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Head

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M9009B composite bayonet-equipped rifle

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Missile launcher

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Rear view

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Torso

STARGAZER Info


Director:
Susumu Nishizawa

Writer(s):
Susumu Nishizawa
Shigeru Morita

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

Character Designer:
Kenichi Ohnuki

Musical Composer:
Megumi Ohashi

Format:
3 episodes

Internet Release:
Japan 07.14.2006 – 09.29.2006

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