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NR-001 Balient

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General and Technical Data

Model number(s): NRX-009 (prototype); NR-001 (mass production)
Code name: Balient
Unit type: general purpose mass production mobile suit
Manufacturer: New United Nations Earth
Operator(s): New United Nations Earth; Vulture
First deployment: A.W. 0015
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.0 meters
Weight: empty 6.2 metric metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 4 x missile, stored in main body; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle

Technical and Historical Notes

One of the first mass produced, general purpose mobile suits built by the New United Nations Earth military, the NRX-009 Balient was designed as a multi-role unit capable of both ground and aerial combat. Intended as a replacement for the aging Daughtress series, the Balient’s design soon proved its worth, and its model number was changed to NR-001 as production went into full swing. The Balient was outfitted with a good balance of weaponry for its multi-role duties, particularly in aerial combat, as both of its arms were free to act and use weapons while in flight. Although the Balient was introduced as the New U.N.E.’s air superiority mobile suit during the unification of Earth, it was also used in space during the subsequent 8th Space War.

Miscellaneous Information

First appearance: After War Gundam X
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki

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Director:

Shinji Takamatsu

Writer:
Hiroyuki Kawasaki

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Junya Ishigaki

Character Designer:
Nobuyoshi Nishimura

Musical Composer:
Yasuo Higuchi

Airdates:
Japan 04.05.1996 – 12.28.1996

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