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SVMS-01AS Union Flag Aerotype Sky Package

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General and Technical Data

Model number: SVMS-01AS
Code name: Union Flag Aerotype Sky Package
Unit type: transformable aerial combat reconnaissance mobile suit
Manufacturer: Iris Corporation
Operator: Union of Solar Energy and Free Nations
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.9 meters
Weight: max gross 76.1 metric tons
Armor materials:
 E-Carbon
Powerplant: solar energy system, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; aero cowl, can detach and function as recon drone
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm linear gauntlet, mounted on arms in place of hands
Optional fixed armaments: many x air-to-ground missile, mounted on wings; many x bomb, mounted on wings

Technical and Historical Notes

The SVMS-01AS Union Flag Aerotype Sky Package was a variation of the SVMS-01 Union Flag designed for use in other countries. It was an armed recon unit that was mainly used for infiltrating and gathering intelligence in enemy-controlled territory. This also reflected Union’s habit of fighting in other nations. In flight mode, the Aero Flag mounted an aero cowl as the nose unit instead of the standard Flag’s linear rifle. Unlike the standard Flag that depended on the electromagnetic field from the linear rifle to control airflow and hence reduce air resistance while flying in flight mode, the Aero Flag adopted a more aerodynamic shape to control airflow. As a result, the suit’s shape was now closer to that of an aircraft, and had better flight capabilities in the atmosphere. Besides having improved mobility, it also had a longer cruising range and achieved high speed flying capabilities. The Aero Flag’s wings could use various equipment, including air-to-ground missiles or bombs. The aero cowl was equipped with various sensors and could separate from the suit in mid-air, whereby it could then function as a recon drone. However, it only had a short operation time, as it was only capable of gliding in the air. The aero cowl also could not be launched from the ground on its own.

In place of the usual hands was a pair of 60mm linear gauntlets; this new weapon served as a replacement for the removed linear rifle and was the Aero Flag’s main weapon. The loss of the hands made it closer to an aircraft than a mobile suit, but it could still change into a humanoid form, even if it couldn’t engage in melee combat. Thus, in terms of mobile suit performance, its versatility was greatly reduced. The most famous Aero Flags were the ones stationed in the Elmendorf Base in Alaska, which had a longer nose unit than the standard Aero Flags, as well as a grey color based camouflage pattern on their armor surface. The camouflage pattern was achieved through the use of nanomachines applied to the armor surface, hence it could change according to the operation area by controlling the nanomachines. The Aero Flag squad at Elmendorf was also known as the “North Shield” for their defensive function, but also the “North Spear” offensively. This squad was involved in several missions outside the U.S., and one of its most famous pilots was Joshua Edwards.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Joshua Edwards
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00N
Original mechanical designer: Hitoshi Fukuchi

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Writer:

Tomohiro Chiba

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kanetake Ebikawa
Kunio Okawara
Hitoshi Fukuchi
Kenji Teraoka
Naohiro Washio

Format:
1 volume

Novel Release:
Japan 02.xx.2010 – 05.xx.2011

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