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MBF-02 Strike Rouge

 

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Cagalli Yula Athha colors

(Gundam SEED)

Kira Yamato colors

(SEED DESTINY)

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MBF-02 Strike Rouge

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: MBF-02
Code name:
Strike Rouge
Unit type:
prototype all-purpose multi-mode mobile suit
Manufacturer: Morgenroete, Inc
Operator(s): Orb Union; Three Ships Alliance
First deployment: 26 September C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.72 meters
Weight :max gross weight 64.8 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Phase Shift (PS) armor; battery extender; AI computer system; hardpoints for mounting Striker packs
Fixed armaments: 2 x "Igelstellung" 75mm anti-air vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x "Armor Schneider" combat knives, stored on hip armor
Optional fixed armaments: see MBF-02+AQM/E-X01 Aile Strike Rouge; MBF-02+202QX Strike Rouge IWSP
Optional hand armaments: 57mm high-energy beam rifle, power rating unknown

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Late during the Bloody Valentine War, a new faction emerged consisting of supporters of Lacus Clyne, the remaining Orb forces and the rebel Earth Alliance battleship Archangel. To fight both armies, this new faction needs as many mobile suits as it could get. One such unit was the MBF-02 Strike Rouge, which was built completely from spare parts for the original GAT-X105 Strike Gundam stored on the battleship Kusanagi. The Strike Rouge was nearly identical to the original Strike Gundam, but it did have some differences. The Strike Rouge featured a battery extender to extend its use of Phase Shift armor, and this extender shifted the unit's colors to a pink scheme. It also featured the Natural use OS developed by Kira Yamato, along with a pilot-assisting computer AI system. The Strike Rouge was deployed near the war's end in September C.E. 71 and was used by former FX-550 Sky Grasper pilot Cagalli Yula Athha. Although Cagalli used the Strike Rouge for a limited time, she rescued Athrun Zala when he planned to self-detonate his ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam to destroy the doomsday laser GENESIS. Following the destruction of the ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam in late C.E. 73, Kira used the Strike Rouge to travel to space and defend the Eternal from a ZAFT attack. The Strike Rouge's color scheme was shifted back to that of the original Strike Gundam, and its specs were changed back to Kira's custom settings. Although Kira reached the Eternal in time, the aging Strike Rouge was no match for ZAFT's newest suits and was heavily damaged in battle.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Cagalli Yula Athha, Kira Yamato
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY; Battle Assault 3 featuring Gundam SEED; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never-Ending Tomorrow; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next
Original mechanical designer(s): Junichi Akutsu (principal design), Kunio Okawara (cleanup)
Note: "Cagalli Yula Athha & Kira Yamato colors" custom lineart by Red Zaku

 

Lineart

 

"Armor Schneider" combat knives
57mm high-energy beam rifle
Shield

 

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