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GNX-609T GN-XIII

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General and Technical Data

Model number: GNX-609T
Code name: GN-XIII
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Linear Train Industries
Operator(s): A-LAWS/Earth Sphere Federation; Colony Corporation
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: AD 2310
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in pelvis
Dimensions: head height 19.0 meters
Weight: max gross 69.8 metric tons
Armor materials:
 E-Carbon
Powerplant: 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, stored in rack in thighs, hand-carried in use; 2 x GN Vulcan Gun, mounted in head; GN Shield, mounted on left forearm, can generate GN Field; 2 x GN Claw, mounted as fingertips; GN grenades
Optional hand armaments: GN Beam Rifle; GN Lance, features built-in rifle, can generate GN Field; NGN Bazooka, cartridge holds 6-7 missiles

Technical and Historical Notes

The mass produced GNX-609T GN-XIII was the successor to the GNX-607T GN-XII and was used by the Earth Sphere Federation and A-LAWS. Because it was not deployed in sufficient numbers, the military still used older mobile suits that predated the formation of the ESF. The basic performance of A-LAWS and ESF units was the same, but A-LAWS units could be customized by the pilot for increased performance. The ESF units were often adjusted to have longer operating times by reducing the suit’s output and tweaking the particle consumption. Unlike the earlier GNX-603T GN-X and the Gundam Thrones series, the GN particles emitted from the beam weapons were non-toxic. Due to their design similarities, it was possible to upgrade a GN-XII into a GN-XIII through parts swapping, and the GN-XIII itself could be upgraded into the later GNX-803T GN-XIV. The GN-XIII’s armaments were similar to its predecessors, although its main new weapon was the GN Lance, which also doubled as a rifle. The GN Lance could generate a GN Field when used in close combat and was powered by a large GN Condenser. Due to the weapon’s large size, a pilot needed skill in wielding it. The GN-XIII could be equipped with the original’s GN Beam Rifle, but this was usually set aside in favor of the GN Lance. The GN-XIII could also use hand grenades, as well as an NGN Bazooka that could fire both GN particle missiles, solid/physical missiles and other missiles. Following the dissolution of A-LAWS, the ESF rolled out the upgraded GN-XIV.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Louise Halevy, Araga, Andrei Smirnov, Sergei Smirnov, Patrick Colasour, Pang Hercury
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Original mechanical designer: Kanetake Ebikawa

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Gundam 00 Info


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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