GAT/A-01E2 Buster Dagger


Model number: GAT/A-01E2
Code name: 
Buster Dagger
Unit type: 
mass production long distance artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Alliance
Operator: Earth Alliance
First deployment: 5 July C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 17.81 meters
Weight: max gross weight 80.7 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; laminated armor (improved type of heat-resistant ablative gel DPX-30)
Fixed armaments: 2 x 220mm 3-tube missile pod, mounted on shoulders; 2 x ES01 beam saber, stored in recharge rack on backpack; hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: 350mm gun launcher, mounted behind right arm, can be combined with 94mm high-energy rifle; 94mm high-energy rifle, mounted behind left arm, can be combined with 350mm gun launcher

The GAT/A-01E2 Buster Dagger was a simplified, mass production version of the Earth Alliance’s prototype GAT-X103 Buster Gundam. The Buster Dagger was originally designed to serve as a Striker pack for the GAT-01A1 Dagger, but it was later redesigned as a full mobile suit. Built on a Dagger frame, the Buster Dagger featured the same laminated armor that protected against beam weaponry. The Buster Dagger was equipped with the same combining guns of the original Buster Gundam. Its missile launcher was smaller, but it added a pair of beam sabers, a feature lacking in the Buster Gundam. The Buster Dagger was rolled out late in the Bloody Valentine War, and one unit was assigned to ace pilot Rena Imelia.

Pilot: Rena Imelia
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED MSV
Original mechanical designer: Yoshihiko Machida


94mm high-energy rifle


220mm 3-tube missile pod


350mm gun launcher




ES01 beam saber




Rear view


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