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GNW-20000 Arche Gundam

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General and Technical Data

Model number: GNW-20000
Code name: Arche Gundam
Unit type: close combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Innovators
Operator: Innovators
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: AD 2312
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso using Core Fighter
Dimensions: overall height 20.9 meters
Weight: max gross 72.9 metric tons
Armor materials:
 E-Carbon
Powerplant: 3 x GN Drive Tau, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x GN Beam Saber, mounted on feet; hand-carried in use; GN Shield, mounted on left arm, can generate GN Field
Optional fixed armaments: see GNW-20000/J Jagd Arche Gundam
Optional hand armaments: GN Buster Sword II, can convert to rifle mode
Remote weapons: 10 x GN Fang, stored in container mounted on skirt armor

Technical and Historical Notes

The GNW-20000 Arche Gundam was based on the GNW-002 Gundam Throne Zwei and could be seen as the final evolution of the Throne series. The Arche Gundam was designed with a Core Fighter similar to the Ga- series used by the Innovators/Innovades, but the Core Fighter was not equipped with a GN Drive Tau and instead was powered by stored GN particles. The Arche Gundam was armed with 10 GN Fangs, which were dramatically improved versions of the ones used by the Throne Zwei. While the Throne Zwei was limited to deploying six Fangs simultaneously, the Arche Gundam could deploy all 10. The GN Buster Sword II stored high density GN particles in the central compartment that were released when the sword was in use, similar to the Throne Zwei. The sword had characteristics of both a physical sword and beam sword, but it also could convert to a rifle mode that featured an internal beam gun. A pair of GN Beam Sabers were mounted in the suit’s legs. The red parts of the suit’s GN Shield could flip forward to create a GN Field that could be used both offensively and defensively.

The Arche Gundam was built by Ribbons Almark specifically for Ali al-Saachez, a mercenary who previously tangled with Celestial Being in 2307-08 and was seriously injured by Lockon Stratos (aka Neil Dylandy). Ribbons paid for Ali’s recovery and employed him as a personal agent in 2312 as Celestial Being reemerged on the world scene. Thanks to Ali’s combat senses, he was able to fight several Gundams simultaneously in battle. As the conflict with the Innovators reached its conclusion, Ali was finally killed in battle by Lyle Dylandy’s GN-006GNHW/R Cherudim Gundam GNHW/R. A variant, the GNW-20003 Arche Gundam Drei, was also designed, but there was no evidence that it was ever constructed.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Ali al-Saachez
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Original mechanical designer: Naohiro Washio

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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

Format:
50 episodes; 3 compilation movies

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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