Model number: XM-05
Code name: Berga-Giros Strengthen (aka Enhanced Armament Type)
Unit type: heavy assault mobile suit
Manufacturer: Crossbone Vanguard
Operator: Crossbone Vanguard
First deployment: UC 0123
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Armor materials: titanium alloy high ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown; vernier thrusters/apogee motors: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; booster pack
Fixed armaments: beam shield, mounted on left forearm; 2 x beam saber, recharge rack/storage location unknown, hand-carried in use; 2 x 3-tube anti-ship missile launcher, mounted on legs; 2 x ASAT (Anti-SATellite) missile, mounted on backpack
Optional hand armaments: shot lancer with mounted 4-barrel heavy machine gun
The XM-05 Berga-Giros Strengthen (aka Enhanced Armament Type) was a modified version of the Crossbone Vanguard’s XM-05 Berga-Giros. The suit’s rear shelf nozzle was replaced with a booster pack, and a large thruster unit extended its cruising range. The suit’s armaments included a pair of ASAT (Anti-SATellite) missiles, two 3-tube anti-ship missile launchers, a pair of beam sabers, a beam shield and the standard issue Crossbone shot lancer.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam F91 MSV
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
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