GN-001/hs-A01D Gundam Avalanche Exia'
Model number: GN-001/hs-A01D
Code name: Gundam Avalanche Exia'
Unit type: high mobility equipment mobile suit
Manufacturer: Celestial Being
Operator: Celestial Being
Rollout: AD 2307
First deployment: AD 2307
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.3 meters
Weight: max gross 65.9 metric tons (Avalanche Dash equipment weight 8.7 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); optical camouflage; communication jamming; hs-A01D Avalanche Dash parts
Fixed armaments: GN Sword, can convert to rifle mode, mounted on right forearm; 2 x GN Vulcan Gun, mounted on forearms; 2 x GN Beam Saber, mounted on Avalanche Dash parts on shoulders, hand-carried in use; 2 x GN Beam Dagger, stored on Avalanche Dash parts on shoulders, hand-carried in use; GN Long Blade, stored on Avalanche Dash parts on back, hand-carried in use; GN Short Blade, stored on Avalanche Dash parts on back, hand-carried in use; 2 x GN Claw, mounted on Avalanche Dash leg units
Optional hand armaments: none
The GN-001/hs-A01D Gundam Avalanche Exia’ was an improved version of the high mobility equipment used in the GN-001/hs-A01 Gundam Avalanche Exia. The addition of the leg-mounted Dash unit was designed to improve the Avalanche Exia’s functions in space. The Dash unit featured improved GN Condensers, which lessen concerns about GN particle consumption. The Avalanche Exia’ also featured a high speed mode like the original, but the arm- and shoulder-mounted parts did not connect because reducing wind resistance was unnecessary in space. The suit featured a new high mobility mode where GN particles were used to manipulate its weight, which improved posture control and close combat mobility without consuming extra particles. A burst mode also improved close range mobility and blanketed the battlefield in high density GN particles to create an advantageous combat environment. The Dash unit was armed with GN Claws, which could deploy a weak GN Field to increase damage, and a GN Beam Saber emitter was hidden in the center of each claw.
During the incident later known as Meteor Nacht, the Union moved a large number of asteroids from Martian orbit to Lagrange 1 to use as raws materials for space colony construction when an unexplained explosion occurs, resulting in one of the larger asteroids starting on a collision course towards Earth. Unbeknownst to the world, the asteroid was one of Celestial Being’s secret warehouses. An incident had occurred inside the warehouse, leading to some of the stored fuel exploding and driving the asteroid towards Earth. The Union deployed its army to stop the asteroid, but they did not have the means necessary to destroy it. Veda determined that it was best to do nothing and let the asteroid disintegrate naturally; since the insides of the asteroid was a warehouse, it would break up into small fragments upon entering the atmosphere. However, as this would have severe consequences for those on the ground, the Gundam Meisters launched to reduce the damage. In space, the Gundam Avalanche Exia’ sliced the asteroid into smaller pieces. In the atmosphere, the GN-003/af-G02 Gundam Kyrios Gust destroyed the incoming fragments that did not burn up. On the ground, the GN-002 Gundam Dynames provided assistance using its super substratospheric altitude gun. The Avalanche Exia’ later led to the development of the GNR-001 GN Arms.
Pilot: Setsuna F. Seiei (aka Soran Ibrahim)
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 00V Battlefield Record
Original mechanical designer: Kanetake Ebikawa
GN Beam Saber
GN Vulcan Gun