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GN-005 Gundam Virtue

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General and Technical Data

Model number: GN-005
Code name: Gundam Virtue
Unit type: heavy assault mobile suit
Manufacturer: Celestial Being
Operator: Celestial Being
Rollout: AD 2302
First deployment: AD 2307
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.4 meters
Weight: max gross 66.4 metric tons
Armor materials: E-Carbon
Powerplant: GN Drive, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Trans-Am System; optical camouflage; communication jamming; ejectable armor; 2 x GN Condensers, mounted on legs, can generate GN Field
Fixed armaments: 2 x GN Cannon, mounted on shoulders; 2 GN Beam Saber, stored in racks in knees, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: GN Bazooka, can connect to GN Drive on chest to use Burst Mode

Technical and Historical Notes

The bulky GN-005 Gundam Virtue had the highest firepower and defensive ability of Celestial Being’s third generation Gundams. The quantum computer Veda developed the beam weapon-focused Gundam Virtue in competition alongside the primarily projectile weapon GN-005/PH Gundam Virtue Physical, but in the end the former won out. Because its GN Drive was perpetually producing GN particles, the Gundam Virtue could generate a GN Field to defend itself. The Gundam Virtue was intended for anti-ship/fortress attack missions. Its main weapon was its GN Bazooka, which could fire high density, high energy GN particles and destroy several mobile suits in one shot. The bazooka’s power could be increased by connecting to the GN Drive to use Burst Mode. However, because of its high particle consumption, Burst Mode couldn’t be used continuously. Its pair of GN Cannons weren’t as powerful as the bazooka, but they had a wider range due to their flexible mounting. The Gundam Virtue could fire all three weapons at once for a devastating frontal attack.

The Gundam Virtue also carried a pair of GN Beam Sabers for self-defense, and its GN Field could protect it from both physical and beam attacks. Due to the field’s high particle consumption, the suit’s GN Condensers needed to be filled before each sortie. Like the other Gundams, the Gundam Virtue could use the Trans-Am System to release highly compressed GN particles for increased offensive and defensive capabilities. However, because the Gundam Virtue required a large amount of GN particles for its offense and defense, it was more adversely affected by the performance drop after Trans-Am than its fellow Gundams. The Gundam Virtue hid an extra secret, and by ejecting its armor it could reveal the smaller GN-004 Gundam Nadleeh. Gundam Meister Tieria Erde was forced to reveal this secret before he intended to as a result of a Human Reform League attack in space. The Gundam Nadleeh was heavily damaged in combat in 2308, but the Gundam Virtue’s concept lived on its successor unit, the GN-008 Seravee Gundam.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Tieria Erde
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Original mechanical designer: Takayuki Yanase

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Director:
Seiji Mizushima

Writer:
Yousuke Kuroda

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kanetake Ebikawa
Takayuki Yanase
Hitoshi Fukuchi
Kenji Teraoka
Naohiro Washio
Kunio Okawara
Seiichi Nakatani

Character Designer(s):
Yun Kouga
Michinori Chiba

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

Airdates:
Japan 10.06.2007 – 03.29.2009
U.S. 11.24.2008 – 09.21.2009

Video Release (SE):
Japan 10.27.2009 – 02.23.2010
U.S. 09.04.2018

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