XM-X2ex Crossbone Gundam X-2 Kai


Model number: XM-X2ex
Code name: Crossbone Gundam X-2 Kai
Unit type: prototype general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Strategic Naval Research Institute (modified by Jupiter Empire)
Operator: Jupiter Empire
First deployment: UC 0133
Accommodation: pilot only, pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 15.9 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy high ceramic composite
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; dummy launchers in hands
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 scissor anchor, mounted as front skirt armor; 2 x brand marker/beam shield, mounted one on each forearm, can be removed
Optional hand armaments: shot lancer with mounted 4-barrel heavy machine gun; buster gun, can launch grenades (standard and nuclear warhead type); beam zanber; zanbuster (combined buster gun/beam zanber); buster launcher

Following the loss of its Core Fighter, the XM-X2 Crossbone Gundam X-2 was upgraded on the Jupitris 9 using the technology of the Jupiter Empire. Because the theft of the Core Fighter also resulted in the loss of its combat computer, all work had to be done using combat data the Empire had collected in its battles against the Crossbone Vanguard. Though the X-thrusters were enlarged and given extra thrusters, their performance was no better and thus the X-2 Kai could be seen as equivalent to the original version. This could be attributed to the differences in the Jupiter Empire’s technology as well as their efforts to reproduce a machine with which they weren’t familiar. The loss of the Core Fighter had another more obvious disadvantage; in a final showdown with Kincade Nau’s XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-1 Kai, the X-2 Kai was critically damaged and pilot Zabine Chareux was unable to escape its destruction.

Pilot: Zabine Chareux
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki
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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