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GN-006 Cherudim Gundam

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General and Technical Data

Model number: GN-006
Code name: Cherudim Gundam
Unit type: long-range sniper mobile suit
Manufacturer: Celestial Being
Operator: Celestial Being
Rollout: AD 2312
First deployment: AD 2312
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: max gross 58.9 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; Holoscreen targeting system; Haro support bot
Fixed armaments: 2 x GN Beam Pistol II, stored in racks on back, hand-carried in use; 8 x GN Missile, mounted on armor pieces
Optional fixed armaments: see GN-006/SA Cherudim Gundam SAGAGN-006GNHW/R Cherudim Gundam GNHW/R
Optional hand armaments: GN Sniper Rifle II, foldable into Vulcan Mode for mid/close-range combat
Remote weapons: 9 x GN Shield Bit, 5 mounted around GN Drive, 2 mounted on kneecaps, 2 mounted on left shoulder, controlled by Haro

Technical and Historical Notes

The GN-006 Cherudim Gundam was the successor to Celestial Being’s earlier GN-002 Gundam Dynames and featured higher offensive capability. The Cherudim Gundam was equipped with a forehead sensor that was only revealed during sniper mode. Clavicle antennae were moved to the back of the head to prevent sensor interference. Like the Gundam Dynames before it, the Cherudim Gundam used a special rifle-shaped controller for sniping attacks. The suit’s unique foot design and movable heels weren’t designed for walking, but rather for ensuring stability while sniping. The GN Drive was moved to the back of the waist rather than the chest because its topological defect could have a minute effect on the surrounding space. The new location allowed for more efficient supplying of GN particles to the GN shield bits. After the Trans-Am System was unlocked, Celestial Being designed its new Gundams to be able to function even after the performance drop from releasing highly compressed GN particles. One new Trans-Am feature was the Holoscreen, which collected and transmitted shooting data at high speed to the Meister to improve targeting accuracy.

The Cherudim Gundam’s main weapon was the GN Sniper Rifle II, an improved version of the rifle used by the Gundam Dynames. The rifle could be folded in half for Vulcan Mode, which allowed it to be used in mid- and close-range combat. The rifle also featured a new crystal sensor that was utilized in the weapons of other Gundams. The Cherudim Gundam lacked its predecessor’s melee weapons, but the improved GN Beam Pistol II had a protrusion with anti-beam coating that could block beam sabers. Haro-controlled GN Shield Bits offered improved defensive capability over the Gundam Dynames’ GN Full Shield. In 2312, Setsuna F. Seiei recruited Lyle Dylandy to become a Gundam Meister and take his fallen brother Neil’s code name of Lockon Stratos. The new Lockon participated in many armed interventions, and his suit was later upgraded to the GN-006GNHW/R Cherudim Gundam GNHW/R.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Lockon Stratos (aka Lyle Dylandy)
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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