XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-1 Patchwork


Model number(s): XM-X1 (Crossbone Vanguard); F97 (Strategic Naval Research Institute)
Code name: Crossbone Gundam X1 Patchwork
Unit type: repaired close combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: SNRI
Operator: Crossbone Vanguard
First deployment: UC 0136
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, output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; special weapons targeting sensor in head, can be deployed over right eye sensor/camera; ABC (anti-beam coating) mantle
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; scissor anchor, mounted as right front skirt armor; screw whip, hand-carried in use, stored in left rear skirt armor; brand marker/beam shield, mounted on right forearm, can be removed; I-field generator, mounted in left forearm, maximum operational time 105 seconds (recharge time: 120 seconds)
Optional fixed armaments: hook shield, mounts on either arm
Optional hand armaments: peacock smasher; buster gun, can launch grenades (standard and nuclear warhead type); beam zanber; zanbuster (combined buster gun/beam zanber)

In order to quickly repair the XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-1 Skull Heart, SNRI made use of spare parts leftover from Tobia Arronax’s original XM-X3 Crossbone Gundam X-3. It should be noted that the three original Crossbone Gundams were not three distinct units but rather three minor variations of the same base mobile suit. As a result, X-3’s spare parts could be applied to X-1 with no trouble at all. In order to keep one mobile suit in working order, one needed enough spare parts to produce three units; thus, SNRI kept many spare parts from the X-3 in storage following the Jovian War. However, because the technology involved (especially the downsized I-field hand) was top secret, SNRI hid the existence of these spare parts even from the Crossbone Vanguard, only bringing them out of the warehouse because it was absolutely necessary. The “Patchwork” could also equip the hook shield, an Earth Federation Forces technology used mainly to collect space debris; because it needed to be able to resist strong impacts, it also functioned as a sturdy solid shield.

Pilot(s): Tobia Arronax, Bernadette Briette
First appearance: Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: The Steel Seven
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
Note: custom color lineart by AmuroNT1


The Steel Seven Info

Yuichi Hasegawa

Yuichi Hasegawa

Mechanical Designer(s):
Yuichi Hasegawa
Hajime Katoki

3 volumes

Manga Release:
Japan 05.26.2006 – 07.26.2007


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