XM-10 Flint

General and Technical Data

Model number(s): XM-10 (Crossbone Vanguard); F97-E (Strategic Naval Research Institute)
Code name: Flint
Unit type: limited mass production close combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: SNRI
Operator(s): Crossbone Vanguard; SNRI; Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0133
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso with Core Block System using Core Fighter
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown 
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; special weapons targeting sensor in head, can be deployed over right eye sensor/camera
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber/beam guns, stored in shoulder recharge racks, hand-carried in use; 2 x heat dagger, stored in thighs, hand-carried in use, blades can extend or be launched from soles of feet; 2 x brand marker/beam shield, mounted one on each forearm, can be removed
Optional hand armaments: 120mm machine gun; zanbuster (beam zanber)

Technical and Historical Notes

During the Jovian War, SNRI developed a new production model mobile suit based off of the Crossbone Gundams. This new model, dubbed the XM-10 Flint, managed to cut production costs by eliminating the elements which allowed the Crossbone Gundams to function around Jupiter, such as radiation shielding. However, other elements such as the X-shaped flexible thrusters were retained, giving the Flint excellent cost performance. It retained many of the same weapons as the Crossbone Gundams, but made use of a 120mm machine gun as well as a new zanbuster, which used a gun barrel in place of the buster gun and therefore didn’t have the same utility as the original. Because of the Crossbone Vanguard’s reduced numbers near the end of the war, the Flint only entered limited production. However, after the war, the Earth Federation Forces learned about SNRI’s under-the-table dealings with the Vanguard, and in order to appease them, SNRI produced the Flint for them as well, giving it the model number F97-E.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Umon Samon, Yona, Jared, Minoru Suzuki
First appearance: Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Yuichi Hasegawa
Note: custom color lineart by AmuroNT1



Crossbone Gundam Info

Yoshiyuki Tomino
Yuichi Hasegawa

Yuichi Hasegawa

Mechanical Designer(s):
Yuichi Hasegawa
Hajime Katoki

6 volumes

Manga Release:
Japan 12.01.1994 – 03.01.1997


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