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GNX-Y903VW Brave (Commander Test Type)

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General and Technical Data

Model number(s): GNX-Y903VW; GNX-903VW
Code name: Brave (Commander Test Type)
Unit type: prototype transformable general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Sphere Federation
Operator: Earth Sphere Federation
Rollout: AD 2314
First deployment: AD 2314
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 20.2 meters
Weight: max gross 65.2 metric tons
Armor materials:
 E-Carbon
Powerplant: 2 x GN Drive Tau, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Trans-Am System; optional large GN Condenser; LEIF operating system
Fixed armaments: 2 x GN Beam Machine Gun, mounted on forearms; 2 x 30mm machine gun, mounted on chest; 4 x GN Missile, two mounted in each leg; 2 x GN Cannon, mounted in side binders; 2 x GN Beam Saber, stored in side binders, hand-carried in use; chakram grenades, mounted in legs; 2 x wings, can generate GN Field and function as GN Blades or defense rods
Optional hand armaments: GN Beam Rifle “Drake Howling,” mounts as nose in Cruise Position

Technical and Historical Notes

The GNX-Y903VW Brave (Commander Test Type) was a prototype mobile suit designed for skilled pilots. The Commander Test Type had multiple differences from the GNX-Y903VS Brave (Standard Test Type), with the biggest being that it featured two GN Drive Taus. Housed in the suit’s side binders, the two drives allowed for higher power output than the Standard Test Type, but they made the suit more difficult to control. If one of the drives was lost during battle, the other could be moved from the binder to the backpack via a binder support arm. The Commander Test Type featured larger binders, and thus also larger (and higher output) GN Beam Sabers that were stored within. The Commander Test Type also included an enhanced communication system in its head. The GN Cannons had a higher caliber due to particle consumption not being as much of an issue with the extra drive. During the ELS conflict of 2314, Graham Aker piloted a Commander Test Type and led the Sol Braves team into battle. During the conflict, Graham was injured and presumed killed, but he actually survived due to being partially assimilated by the ELS.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Graham Aker
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie -A wakening of the Trailblazer-
Original mechanical designer: Hitoshi Fukuchi

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Gundam 00 the Movie Info


Director:

Seiji Mizushima

Writer:
Yousuke Kuroda

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kanetake Ebikawa
Takayuki Yanase
Hitoshi Fukuchi
Kenji Teraoka
Naohiro Washio
Seiichi Nakatani

Character Designer(s):
Yun Kouga
Michinori Chiba

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

Theatrical Release:
Japan 09.18.2010

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