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GNX-704T/AC Ahead Sakigake

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General and Technical Data

Model number: GNX-704T/AC
Code name: Ahead Sakigake (aka Ahead Close Combat Type)
Unit type: custom close 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 21.1 meters
Weight: max gross 72.3 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; 2 x optional weapons rack, mounted on skirt armor; GN Condenser, mounted on GN Shield
Fixed armaments: 2 x GN Short Beam Cannon, mounted in shoulder thrusters; 2 x GN Vulcan Gun, mounted in head; GN Shield, mounted on right forearm; GN Short Beam Saber, stored in rack in torso or hips, hand-carried in use; GN Beam Saber, stored in rack in GN Shield, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

The GNX-704T/AC Ahead Sakigake was a variant of the GNX-704T Ahead, used exclusively by Mr. Bushido (aka Graham Aker). Officially, the unit was known as the Ahead Close Combat Type, with “Sakigake” being its development code name. The Sakigake featured enhanced chest and shoulder armor, and its GN Tau Drive had a higher output than the standard Ahead. The Sakigake was customized for close combat as per Mr. Bushido’s instructions and thus featured almost no firearms. The Sakigake’s main armament was the GN Beam Saber, a large weapon meant to held in both hands and had high destructive power. Due to its high particle consumption, the saber could be quickly recharged by a GN Condenser mounted on the GN Shield. A retractable cable from the rear of the head was used to supply energy to equipment, but the GN Beam Saber did not use this cable as it could hinder movement. The GN Short Beam Saber had a short operating time due to its size, but it was as powerful as normal beam sabers. The pair of GN Short Beam Cannons were smaller than a GN Beam Rifle and had lower power, but a higher rate of fire. They were typically used to restrict enemy movement in close combat. Mr. Bushido used the Sakigake in multiple battles against Celestial Being before switching to the GNX-U02X Masurao.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Mr. Bushido (aka Graham Aker)
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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