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GN-005/PH Gundam Virtue Physical

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Model number: GN-005/PH

Code name: Gundam Virtue Physical

Unit type: heavy assault mobile suit

Manufacturer: Celestial Being

Operator: Celestial Being

Rollout: AD 2302
First deployment: unknown

Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.4 meters

Weight: max gross 69.8 metric tons
Armor materials:
E-Carbon

Powerplant: GN Drive, power output rating unknown

Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown

Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Trans-Am System (locked until AD 2308)

Fixed armaments: 2 x GN Panzer Faust, mounted under left forearm; GN Beam Cannon, mounted on backpack over left shoulder; 2 x GN Missile Container, mounted on legs; GN Beam Saber, stored in knee, hand-carried in use

Optional hand armaments: GN Physical Bazooka

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The GN-005/PH Gundam Virtue Physical was an alternate configuration of the GN-005 Gundam Virtue created by Veda that focused on physical attacks, carrying mostly projectile weapons and fewer beam weapons. The Virtue Particle, with its focus on GN-based beam weapons, was later selected as the standard configuration. The Virtue Physical's armaments included a GN Physical Bazooka, a GN Beam Cannon, a GN Beam Saber, two GN Panzer Fausts and GN Missile Containers. Both incarnations of the Gundam Virtue were intended for anti-fortress/fleet ranged attacks. Initially, engineers backed the Virtue Physical configuration because the GN Condensers needed further improvement to handle the high particle consumption of the GN Field. They also favored it because the Union, AEU and HRL lacked beam weapons at the time that Celestial Being's armed interventions were slated to begin. However, combat practice involving the four Gundam Meisters led Veda to conclude that the Particle configuration was most beneficial to the team. Veda rejected the suggestion to keep the Physical equipment as an alternate configuration for the Gundam Virtue due to manpower constraints and the design of the Ptolemaios making a mid-battle conversion difficult. In addition, Veda did not want an enemy observing the common parts between both versions and risking the exposure of the secret GN-004 Gundam Nadleeh.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Tieria Erde

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 00P

Original mechanical designer: Takayuki Yanase

 

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