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METEOR

 

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General and Technical Data

 

Model number: N/A
Code name: METEOR
Unit type:
Mobile suit Embedded Tactical EnfORcer (METEOR)
Manufacturer(s): Verne, Wells Design Bureaus
Operator(s): ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty); Three Ships Alliance; Serpent Tail
First deployment: 26 September C.E. 71
Dimensions: overall length 99.46 meters; overall width 60.12 meters
Weight: 552.42 metric tons (not including mobile suit)
Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown (original units; some later units modified to run on nuclear power)
Propulsion: unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x 120cm high-energy beam cannon; 2 x 93.7cm high-energy beam cannon; 2 x MA-X200 beam sword; 77 x 60 cm "Erinaceus" anti-ship missile launchers (22 per pod, 12 per arm unit, 9 on tail fin)

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

ZAFT's Mobile suit Embedded Tactical EnfORcer (METEOR) was a mobile weapons platform designed for use by the ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam and ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam. Although both units were already well-armed, the METEOR units made them the equivalent of a mobile fortress. The METEOR's extensive armament included four high energy beam cannons, two beam swords and 77 missile launchers located all across the main body. The beam cannons and missile launchers were effective weapons against ships and mobile suits, and the beam swords could slice into a battleship and easily destroy it. As the METEOR units were intended for mobile suits with nuclear reactors, they were equipped with energy batteries. However, two later METEOR units were modified to run on nuclear energy, allowing non-nuclear mobile suits to use them. The original METEOR units were stored aboard the transport ship Eternal, which was also designed to support Athrun Zala's Justice Gundam and Kira Yamato's Freedom Gundam. Athrun and Kira put their METEOR units to good use at the Bloody Valentine War's end in September C.E. 71, using them to prevent another Earth Alliance nuclear attack on the PLANTs. In the final battle, Athrun abandoned his METEOR unit to penetrate the GENESIS doomsday weapon, while Kira's METEOR was destroyed by Rau Le Creuset's ZGMF-X13A Providence Gundam. The METEOR's design was also the basis of another ZAFT unit, the Verne 35A/MPFM Multipurpose Flight Module. Just before the start of the Second Bloody Valentine War, two METEOR units were used by Serpent Tail mercenaries Gai Murakumo and Elijah Kiel. During the war's last battle in C.E. 74, the METEORs again played an important role in the battlefield, this time for Athrun's ZGMF-X19A ∞ Justice Gundam and Kira's ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ASTRAY R; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY ASTRAY; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never-Ending Tomorrow; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Alliance VS ZAFT; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.; Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

Lineart

 

Docked with MBF-P03 Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L
Docked with ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam
Docked with ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam
Docked with ZGMF-X19A ∞ Justice Gundam
Docked with ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam
60cm "Erinaceus" missile launchers

 

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