Model number: XM-07G
Code name: Vigna-Zirah
Unit type: general purpose 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 15.6 meters
Weight: empty 9.1 metric tons; max gross 21.2 metric tons
Armor materials: titanium alloy high ceramic composite
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 4,980 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 92,400 kg total (2 x 28,450 kg, 2 x 11,470 kg, 2 x 6,280 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 51
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: beam shield, mounted on left forearm; 2 x beam saber, recharge rack/storage location unknown, hand-carried in use; 2 x VSBR (Variable Speed Beam Rifle), selectable mega particle acceleration speed for damage or penetration application, mounted on backpack, hand-operated in use
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, powered by rechargeable energy cap
The Crossbone Vanguard’s XM-07G Vigna-Zirah mobile suit was the weapons upgraded version of the XM-07 Vigna-Ghina, which itself was designed to replace the Berga series. The Vigna Zirah mounted two VSBRs – or Variable Speed Beam Rifles – similar to those used on the Earth Federation Forces’ F91 Gundam F91 prototype. However, these VSBRs were mounted on the backpack in place of the standard Vigna-Ghina’s fin nozzles. To compensate for this setback, the Vigna-Zirah’s remaining rocket thruster power and AMBAC (Active Mass Balance AutoControl) abilities were increased. In addition, the Vigna-Zirah mounted additional sensors to overcome visual distortion and assist in aiming its VSBRs, and special Gundam-style ornaments could be added to the head. At least one Vigna-Zirah unit was known to exist, operated by the Crossbone Vanguard’s Dark Tiger team in early UC 0123.
Pilot: Shelf Sheffield
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Silhouette Formula 91 in U.C. 0123
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
Hiroshi Yasuda (manga)
Hiroshi Yasuda (manga)
Japan 08.05.1992 – 11.15.1993
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