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GX-9900 Gundam X

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General and Technical Data

Model number: GX-9900
Code name: Gundam X
Unit type: satellite system loading mobile suit
Manufacturer: United Nations Earth
Operator(s): United Nations Earth; Vulture
First deployment: pre-A.W. 0001
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.1 meters
Weight: empty 7.5 metric metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: Luna Titanium alloy armor
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: Flash System, allows Newtype pilot to remote-control FX-9900-GB GX-Bit mobile bits and to operate satellite cannon; “G-controller” removable control stick in cockpit, required to activate mobile suit and operate satellite cannon; sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: satellite cannon, mounted on backpack, hand-operated in use, powered by super-microwave energy beam relayed from lunar solar power station; large beam sword, stored in recharge rack in backpack, hand-carried in use; 4 x vulcan gun, mounted in chest; shield beam saber, hand-carried in use (Rick Aller unit)
Optional fixed armaments: vulcan gun, mounted on backpack over left shoulder; shield, mounted on left arm (Rick Aller unit)
Optional hand armaments: shield buster rifle, hand-carried in buster rifle configuration, mounted on left forearm in shield configuration, can be stored on backpack storage rack; beam rifle (Rick Aller unit)

Technical and Historical Notes

During the 7th Space War, the United Nations Earth deployed three advanced new mobile suit designs to counter the Space Revolutionary Army. One of these new units was the GX-9900 Gundam X (or “GX”), and like its brethren GW-9800 Gundam Airmaster and GT-9600 Gundam Leopard, was equipped with a Flash System, enabling a Newtype pilot to mentally remote-control a large number of bit mobile suits (or “mobile bits”) – in the GX’s case, the FX-9900-GB GX-Bit. The GX was also the most powerful of the Gundams, being armed with a satellite cannon capable of destroying a space colony with a single shot. The satellite cannon was powered by a super-microwave energy beam transmitted from a solar power station on the Moon; however, the GX required a Newtype pilot to use its flash system to contact the lunar station and power the weapon. As an added safety feature to prevent wanton use of the satellite cannon, the GX required the use of a removable G-controller, which not only served as the pilot’s main control stick in the cockpit, but also acted as a key to activate the Gundam X and was used to arm and fire the satellite cannon. The GX was also armed with more standard weapons for conventional combat, such as a beam sword, vulcan guns in the chest, and a buster beam rifle that could double as a shield.

Although an unknown number of GXs were manufactured, one unit in particular was well-known, having been operated by Newtype pilot Jamil Neate in the 7th Space War during a failed attempt to stop the Space Revolutionary Army’s mass colony drop operation. This GX was critically damaged in battle, and its remains were later recovered in A.W. 0015 by the New United Nations Earth to aid in the development of its new GX-9901-DX Gundam Double X. Around the same time, a second, intact GX unit was found stored in an abandoned military base on Earth, and it fell into the hands of young Vulture mercenary pilot Garrod Ran in April A.W. 0015. However, Garrod was a non-Newtype, and he needed the help of Newtypes like Tiffa Adill and Jamil on several occasions to fire the GX’s devastating satellite cannon. After sustaining heavy damage in a battle with Carris Nautilus’ RMSN-008 Bertigo, the GX was upgraded to the GX-9900-DV Gundam X Divider. In A.W. 0024, an intact black GX unit was discovered by Vulture pilot Rick Aller.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Garrod Ran, Jamil Neate, Kai, Rick Aller, Mana
First appearance:
After War Gundam X
Original mechanical designer:
 Kunio Okawara (Gundam X version)

Lineart

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Gundam X Info


Director:

Shinji Takamatsu

Writer:
Hiroyuki Kawasaki

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Junya Ishigaki

Character Designer:
Nobuyoshi Nishimura

Musical Composer:
Yasuo Higuchi

Airdates:
Japan 04.05.1996 – 12.28.1996

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