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LM312V04 Victory Gundam

 

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Mobile suit, standard colors (Victory Gundam)

Core Fighter, standard colors (Victory Gundam)

Top Fighter, standard colors (Victory Gundam)

Bottom Fighter, standard colors (Victory Gundam)

     

Mobile suit, Shrike Team markings

(V-MSV)

Core Fighter, Shrike Team markings (V-MSV)

Top Fighter, Shrike Team markings

(V-MSV)

Bottom Fighter, Shrike Team markings (V-MSV)

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LM312V04 Victory Gundam

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: LM312V04
Code name: Victory Gundam
Unit type: prototype close combat transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: League Militaire
Operator: League Militaire
First deployment: UC 0153
Accommodation: pilot in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso with Core Block System using Core Fighter
Dimensions: mobile suit mode: head height 15.2 meters; Core Fighter: overall length 8.6 meters; Top Fighter with Core Fighter: overall length 11.8 meters; Bottom Fighter with Core Fighter: overall length 16.8 meters
Weight: mobile suit mode: empty 7.6 metric tons, max gross 17.7 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy super ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 4,780 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 79,700 kg total (6 x 7,390 kg (all operable in mobile suit mode, 2 operable in Core Fighter, 2 operable in Top Fighter, 2 operable in Bottom Fighter), 8 x 4,420 kg (all operable in mobile suit mode and in Bottom Fighter)); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 34
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; separable transformation components, mobile suit mode can split into Top Fighter and Bottom Fighter, each can be controlled by a Core Fighter or operated from a separate Core Fighter via remote control
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head in mobile suit mode and in main body of Core Fighter (operable while docked with Top Fighter and Bottom Fighter); 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in forearms, hand-carried in use in mobile suit mode or on Top Fighter, 2 spare beam sabers stored in forearms; 2 x beam shield, mounted on forearms in mobile suit mode, also operable on Top Fighter; 8 x hardpoint, can be used to externally store beam rifles or beam pistols, 4 located on arms in mobile suit mode and on main body of Top Fighter, 2 located on hip armor in mobile suit mode and on main body of Bottom Fighter, 2 located on legs in mobile suit mode and on main body of Bottom Fighter
Optional fixed armaments: see LM312V04+SD-VB03A Victory Dash Gundam
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap, can be stored on external hardpoints; beam pistol, powered by rechargeable energy cap, can be stored on external hardpoints; javelin; vulcan cannon

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

As the Zanscare Empire continued to spread its tyrannical military and political power throughout the Earth Sphere, their forces launched an invasion and occupation of Earth to make way for their religious radical true believers. With the Earth Federation slowly collapsing into political and military insignificance, the only hope for freedom lay with the underground resistance organization known as the League Militaire. In UC 0153, the League Militaire launched its Victory Project from their Kolin factory near Eastern Europe's Point Kasarelia (in the former Czech Republic), its goal being to design and mass produce advanced new mobile suits to counter the Zanscare threat. Their flagship mobile suit was the LM312V04 Victory Gundam, named after the legendary Earth Federation Forces mobile suits of its heyday, and serving as a symbol of freedom for the League Militaire forces. Built around a Core Fighter base, the Victory Gundam could separate into a Top Fighter and Bottom Fighter, each of which could be docked with a Core Fighter or operated via remote control from another Core Fighter. This modular/docking design not only increased the chances of pilot survivability, thus allowing a pilot to continue fighting if part of his mobile suit was damaged or destroyed, but also allowed for replacement of destroyed Top Fighter or Bottom Fighter modules mid-battle if the need arises.

The Victory Gundam was also the first mobile suit to feature the Minovsky flight system, a miniaturized Minovsky craft system designed to keep the mobile suit floating in mid-air at any altitude while it maneuvered with its rocket and vernier thrusters. This system was much more efficient and made for greater combat flexibility than the Zanscare mobile suits' beam rotor system, and the Minovsky flight technology later served as the basis for the successor LM314V21 Victory 2 Gundam's much more advanced Minovsky drive. In addition to the standard model Victory Gundam, the League Militaire also created a commander variant, the LM312V06 Victory Gundam Hexa.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Uso Ewin, Marbet Fingerhat, Oliver Inoe, Juca Meilasch, Cronicle Asher, Odelo Henrik, Tres Mares
Appearances: Mobile Suit Victory Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next; Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost; Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Ghost
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
Note: custom lineart by crashandburn

 

Lineart

 

Beam pistol
Beam rifle
Beam saber
Beam shield
Core Fighter docked with Bottom Fighter
Core Fighter docked with Top Fighter
Javelin
Vulcan cannon

 

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