Model number: XM-05
Code name: Berga-Giros
Unit type: commander’s combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Crossbone Vanguard
Operator: Crossbone Vanguard
First deployment: UC 0123
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 15.7 meters
Weight: empty 9.1 metric tons; max gross 22.7 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy high ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 4,790 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 98,170 kg total (2 x 21,820 kg, 3 x 8,950 kg, 8 x 3,460 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 73
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; beam flag emitter, mounted on backpack
Fixed armaments: beam shield, mounted on left forearm; 2 x beam saber, recharge rack/storage location unknown, hand-carried in use; 8 x shelf nozzle
Optional hand armaments: shot lancer with mounted 4-barrel heavy machine gun
An upgraded version of the XM-04 Berga-Dalas, the XM-05 Berga-Giros was nearly identical to its predecessor. Improvements are made to its sensor systems, additional shelf nozzles were added to its backpack for more speed and maneuverability, and two additional machine guns were mounted on its shot lancer. Zabine Chareux, assistant to Crossbone Vanguard figurehead Berah Ronah, was the leader of the elite Black Vanguard Squadron, and led his troops in a customized black Berga-Giros while escorting Berah Ronah’s XM-07 Vigna-Ghina.
Pilot: Zabine Chareux
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam F91
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
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