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GNX-704T Ahead

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General and Technical Data

Model number: GNX-704T
Code name: Ahead
Unit type: mass production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: A-LAWS
Operator: A-LAWS
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: AD 2312
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 20.6 meters
Weight: max gross 71.1 metric tons
Armor materials:
 E-Carbon
Powerplant: GN Drive Tau, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: GN thrusters, total output unknown, mounted on backpack over shoulders
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; automaton container, mounted on rear skirt armor; 2 x optional weapons rack, mounted on skirt armor; optional booster
Fixed armaments: 2 x GN Beam Saber, stored in rack in shoulders, hand-carried in use; 2 x GN Vulcan Gun, mounted in head; GN Shield, mounted on left forearm, can generate GN Field
Optional hand armaments: GN Submachine Gun, can be outfitted as GN Beam Rifle with additional parts; GN Missile Container; NGN Bazooka

Technical and Historical Notes

The GNX-704T Ahead was a mobile suit developed by A-LAWS and based on the original GNX-603T GN-X. Its performance was believed to surpass that of Celestial Being’s third generation Gundams. Because of the desire for higher performance, the basic structure of the Ahead resembled the Gundams more than the GN-X. The Ahead’s GN Drive parts were similar to the Gundams, but they were covered by armor due to the negative feelings citizens had about the Gundams. The Ahead was designed by engineers from the former Human Reform League to be the new standard for mobile suits equipped with GN Drive Taus. Thus it was designed to be versatile for all combat situations, and variants like the GNX-704T/AC Ahead Sakigake and GNX-704T/SP Ahead Smultron were created to develop future mass production variants. The Ahead’s GN Drive Tau was supplemented by a sub-battery in providing electrical energy. As the output increased on future GN Drive Taus, this feature was omitted from later suits.

The Ahead’s main armament was a GN Beam Rifle that had firepower and range superior to the GN-X’s. The rifle was fitted with GN Condensers to conserve the suit’s GN particles. The GN Submachine Gun served as the base of the GN Beam Rifle and had lower power but a higher rate of fire, making it sufficient for battles with non-GN Drive equipped suits. The Ahead also had a container storing antipersonnel automatons that were powered by GN Condensers. Other armaments included GN Vulcan Guns, GN Beam Sabers, a GN Shield, an NGN Bazooka and a GN Missile Container. The Ahead’s hip blocks could function as weapon racks to store additional weapons. The Ahead was regularly used in 2312 during A-LAWS’ battles against the reconstituted Celestial Being.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Barack Zinin, Andrei Smirnov
First appearance:
 Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Original mechanical designer: Kenji Teraoka

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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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