GAT-X105+P204QX Lightning Strike Gundam


Model number: GAT-X105+P204QX
Code name: 
Lightning Strike Gundam
Unit type: 
prototype all-purpose multi-mode mobile suit
Manufacturer: PMP (Propulsion & Machinery Progress)
Operator(s): Earth Alliance; Three Ships Alliance
First deployment: C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.72 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; PS (Phase Shift) armor; hardpoints for mounting Striker packs; additional battery packs
Fixed armaments: 2 x “Igelstellung” 75mm multi-barrel CIWS, mounted in head; 2 x “Armor Schneider” combat knives, stored in hip armor, hand-carried in use 
Optional hand armaments: Type 70-31 electromagnetic cannon, mounted on forearms

Although the GAT-X105 Strike Gundam was initially deployed with three Striker packs, several more were designed later on. One of these designs was the combined GAT-X105+P204QX Lightning Strike Gundam. The Alliance sought to increase the Strike Gundam’s operating time by 150 percent through the use of a new Striker pack, but the first design proved a failure. Later on, Orb’s defense company Morgenroete stepped in and designed the P204QX Lightning Striker. The Lightning Striker featured an improved power pack design, along with extra cooling systems and battery packs. In addition, the Lightning Strike Gundam was armed with a Type 70-31 electromagnetic cannon, which could be stored as two separate pieces on the Strike Gundam’s forearms. The Lightning Striker pack was assembled in late C.E. 71 on the Kusanagi after the fall of the Orb Union. After its construction, the Lightning Striker pack was destroyed in combat during a test flight.

Pilot: Mu La Flaga
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED MSV
Original mechanical designer(s): Junichi Akutsu (Strike Gundam principal design), Kunio Okawara (Strike Gundam cleanup), Takuya Sasaki (Lightning Striker principal design), Yoshihiko Machida (Lightning Striker cleanup)


“Armor Schneider” combat knife




Cockpit hatch




P204QX Lightning Striker unit


Rear view




Type 70-31 electromagnetic cannon


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