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GAT-X370 Raider Gundam

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General and Technical Data

Model number: GAT-X370
Code name: 
Raider Gundam
Unit type:
 prototype attack use transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Alliance
Operator: Earth Alliance
First deployment: 15 June C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.94 meters
Weight: max gross weight 84.9 metric tons
Armor materials:
 unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Trans-Phase (TP) armor
Fixed armaments: “Zorn” 100mm energy cannon, mounted on mouth; dual 52mm hyper velocity shield cannon, mounted on right forearm; 2 x “Ahura Mazda” short-range energy cannon, mounted on claws, operable only in flight mode; M417 80mm machine gun, mounted in nose, operable only in flight mode; 2 x M2M3 76mm machine gun, mounted on shoulders, operable only in flight mode
Optional hand armaments: “Mjolnir” hammer

Technical and Historical Notes

Despite the theft of four prototype Gundams by ZAFT, the Earth Alliance continued its research and constructed new units featuring advanced technologies. One such unit was the GAT-X370 Raider Gundam, which was designed as a transforming mobile suit similar to the GAT-X303 Aegis Gundam. One of the new technologies implemented in the Raider Gundam was Trans-Phase armor, an improved version of Phase Shift armor. Whereas Phase Shift armor utilized a “power up” mode denoted by color and a “power down” mode denoted by gray, Trans-Phase armor was designed to only activate at the point of impact and thus preserve energy. This energy could then be diverted to power-consuming energy weapons. Like the Aegis Gundam, the Raider Gundam was equipped with weapons that were operable in its variable configurations. In mobile suit mode, the Raider Gundam featured a twin machine gun mounted on its right arm. It also featured a “Zorn” energy cannon in place of a mouth, which was operable in either configuration. For close combat, the Raider Gundam was also equipped with a “Mjolnir” hammer. While in flight mode, the Raider Gundam could utilize the “Ahura Mazda” cannons located on the claws, as well as several machine guns mounted on the nose and shoulders. The armaments featured in the Raider Gundam were a variation on the original design, the GAT-333 Raider Full Spec

To keep up with the abilities of Coordinators, pilot Clotho Buer was an Extended who had been subjected to brainwashing and the use of performance enhancing drugs. Unfortunately, these drugs had severe side effects after wearing off. The Raider Gundam was first deployed in combat during the Earth Alliance’s attack on the Orb Union. While on Earth, the Raider Gundam also served as a sub-flight unit for the GAT-X131 Calamity Gundam. Following the defeat of Orb, the Raider Gundam was taken to space and transferred to the battleship Dominion under the supervision of Blue Cosmos leader Multa Azrael. The Raider Gundam was destroyed near the war’s end on September 26, C.E. 71, by Yzak Joule’s GAT-X102 Duel Gundam.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Clotho Buer
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

Lineart

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Gundam SEED Info


Director:
Mitsuo Fukuda

Writer(s):
Chiaki Morosawa
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Shigeru Morita
Akinori Endo
Yuuichi Nomura
Akemi Omode

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

Character Designer:
Hisashi Hirai

Musical Composer:
Toshihiko Sahashi

Airdates (Original):
Japan 10.05.2002 – 09.27.2003
U.S. 04.17.2004 – 04.15.2005

Airdates (HD Remaster):
Japan 01.xx.2012 – 11.xx.2012

Video Release (SE):
Japan 08.27.2004 – 10.22.2004
U.S. 07.11.2005 – 11.22.2005

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