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SVMS-01E Graham’s Union Flag Custom

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General and Technical Data

Model number: SVMS-01E
Code name: Graham’s Union Flag Custom
Unit type: custom transformable general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Iris Corporation
Operator: Union of Solar Energy and Free Nations
Rollout: AD 2307
First deployment: AD 2307
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.9 meters
Weight: max gross 66.1 metric tons
Armor materials: E-Carbon
Powerplant: solar energy system, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 20mm machine gun, mounted on abdomen next to cockpit; defense rod, mounted on left arm; 2 x sonic blade, can generate plasma sword, stored in forearms, hand-carried in use; many x missiles, stored in legs
Optional hand armaments: XLR-04 200mm trial type linear rifle, mounts as nose in flight mode; 200mm new type linear rifle “Trident Striker,” mounts as nose in flight mode

Technical and Historical Notes

Following the debut of Celestial Being and its advanced Gundams in 2307, Union pilot Graham Aker requested upgrades to his SVMS-01 Union Flag to put it on more equal footing with the Gundams. Professor Ralph Eifman, developer of the Flag, complied by creating the SVMS-01E in just one week. Upgrades included a new high output flight unit which was difficult to control, lower hydrogen fuel payload and lighter armor, all of which allowed Graham’s custom unit to achieve twice the speed of a normal Flag. The anti-G limiter was removed to allow high speed flight, but as a result Graham experienced up to 12Gs of acceleration during high speed turns. The suit’s black color was due to the anti-beam coating, and its joints were also strengthened. As the commander’s unit for the anti-Gundam task force, the suit was also equipped with enhanced communication capabilities. Because Graham was left-handed, besides having the linear rifle and defense rod in opposite arms from that of the standard unit, the suit’s fire control system software was also rewritten.

The suit’s armaments included a trial type linear rifle equipped with a large battery and two different firing modes that could use different bullets. The first mode was for rapid fire, but it had low power. The second used more electricity to increases the speed and power of the shot. In turn, the charging time before firing also increased. As demonstrated in the unit’s first fight with the GN-001 Gundam Exia, the rapid fire mode was for distraction and allowed the key bullet from the second firing mode to hit. This rifle was later exchanged for the Trident Striker. Due to its effectiveness in combat, Graham’s custom unit served as the blueprint for the SVMS-01O Over Flags assigned to the pilots of his anti-Gundam task force.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Graham Aker
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Original mechanical designer: Hitoshi Fukuchi

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Director:
Seiji Mizushima

Writer:
Yousuke Kuroda

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

Character Designer(s):
Yun Kouga
Michinori Chiba

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

Airdates:
Japan 10.06.2007 – 03.29.2009
U.S. 11.24.2008 – 09.21.2009

Video Release (SE):
Japan 10.27.2009 – 02.23.2010
U.S. 09.04.2018

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