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GNX-704T/FS Ahead Forcing Scout Type

 

gnx-704tfs

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: GNX-704T/FS

Code name: Ahead Forcing Scout Type

Unit type: reconnaissance in force mobile suit

Manufacturer: A-LAWS

Operator: A-LAWS

Rollout: AD 2312
First deployment: AD 2312

Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 20.6 meters

Weight: max gross 99.7 metric tons
Armor materials:
E-Carbon

Powerplant: GN Drive Tau, power output rating unknown

Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown

Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; composite storage tanks, carry water and GN particles, mounted on rear waist armor; large battery, mounted on chest; sensor unit, mounted on head

Fixed armaments: 2 x GN Beam Cannon, mounted on shoulders; 2 x GN Beam Saber, stored in racks in shoulders, hand-carried in use; 2 x GN Vulcan Gun, mounted in head

Optional hand armaments: GN Beam Rifle

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

The GNX-704T/FS Ahead Forcing Scout Type (aka Longtail) was a reconnaissance variant of the standard GNX-704T Ahead. The suit was intended for long-range, long duration solo scouting missions without any support from a ship. Data collected from this variant was used to create a long-range booster for the standard Ahead. The GN Drive Tau used by the standard Ahead has an operational time limit. To increase its operating time, the Forcing Scout Type was equipped with an additional large battery and GN Condenser. The additional large battery was mounted on the chest, in front of the cockpit. The electrical energy stored in this battery was used to power the suit's GN Drive Tau. The GN Drive Tau was also adjusted to allow it to produce a set amount of GN particles for an extended period of time. Due to these modifications, the suit could operate for about a week without resupply. However, if the suit had to consume a large amount of particles within a short period like the standard Ahead, the particles within the GN Condenser would be depleted.

 

The storage tanks on the rear waist armor were composite storage tanks. They stored water and GN particles that were used for posture control and also as propellant. Both water and GN particles were necessities for long-range cruising. The additional large GN verniers on the back were designed to produce the largest amount of propelling force using a small amount of GN particles. The wing-like downward extension at the bottom contained a microwave receiving antenna used to receive electrical energy when the suit was within the transmission range of a power-generating satellite. An additional sensor unit was mounted on the head to strengthen the suit's reconnaissance capabilities. The sensor unit was equipped with E-sensor, optical sensor and several other different sensors. As a result, the suit retained high sensing capability even in areas saturated with GN particles. The use of the GN Vulcan Guns was limited when the sensor unit was attached, as there were delicate parts in the unit. The pair of GN Beam Cannons were the largest used by a mobile suit; each cannon was 18 meters in length. Stored GN particles meant for the propulsion system could be used to power the cannons. The GN Beam Cannons were exceptionally powerful, but also consumed lots of GN particles.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot: Amy Zimbalist

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 00V

Original mechanical designer: Kenji Teraoka

 

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