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GAT-X105E+AQM/E-X09S Strike Noir Gundam

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General and Technical Data

Model number: GAT-X105E+AQM/E-X09S
Code name: Strike Noir Gundam
Unit type: prototype all-purpose multi-mode mobile suit
Manufacturer: Actaeon Industries
Operator: Earth Alliance
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.72 meters
Weight: max gross weight 90.51 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Variable Phase Shift (VPS) armor; enhanced power unit; hardpoints for mounting Striker packs
Fixed armaments: 2 x M2M5 “Todesschrecken” 12.5mm automatic CIWS, mounted in head; 4 x EQS1358 rocket anchor, mounted in hands and feet; 2 x M8F-SB1 “Shorty” beam rifle, mounted on hips, hand-carried in use; 2 x MR-Q10 “Fragarach” 3 beam blade, mounted on Noir Striker, hand-carried in use; EQS1358T rocket anchor, mounted on Noir Striker; 2 x MAU-M3E42 linked linear gun, mounted on Noir Striker
Optional hand armaments: 2 x 57mm high-energy beam rifle w/175mm grenade launcher x 2

Technical and Historical Notes

Like the original GAT-X105 Strike Gundam, the upgraded GAT-X105E Strike Gundam E was designed to use multiple interchangeable Striker packs. It most commonly used the AQM/E-X09S Noir Striker, which combined various armaments. The Noir Striker’s wings housed a pair of linked linear guns, as well as a pair of beam blades and a rocket anchor. The Strike Noir was assigned to Phantom Pain pilot Sven Cal Bayang and served as his personal unit during the Second Bloody Valentine War that began in late C.E. 73 with the Break the World incident. Separated from the regular Earth Alliance command structure, Sven’s Phantom Pain unit included Mudie Holcroft’s GAT-X1022 Blu Duel Gundam and Shams Couza’s GAT-X103AP Verde Buster Gundam.

During the course of the war, Sven was assigned to lead a group of Orb pilots using GAT-01A2R Slaughter Daggers in the hunt for the Martian ship Acidalium and Ergnes Brahe’s GSF-YAM01 Δ Astray. Sven’s unit was later assigned to protect Phantom Pain’s land carrier Bonaparte, as well as the massive GFAS-X1 Destroy Gundam. The Bonaparte came under attack from ZAFT forces, resulting in Mudie’s death. Soon after, Sven and Shams were sent to space as part of an attack on the Deep Space Survey and Development Organization (DSSD) to seize control of the AI-equipped GSX-401FW Stargazer Gundam. During that battle, the Strike Noir was damaged by the Stargazer Gundam. In a last ditch effort to defeat Sven, Selene McGriff used the Stargazer Gundam’s “Voiture Lumiere” interplanetary propulsion system to send both suits out to near Venus. Afterward, Selene rescued Sven and used the Strike Noir’s remaining energy to recharge the Stargazer Gundam for its long journey back to Earth, leaving the crippled Strike Noir behind.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Sven Cal Bayang
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73 STARGAZER
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

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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

Internet Release:
Japan 07.14.2006 – 09.29.2006

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