YFX-M56 Core Splendor


Model number: YFX-M56
Code name: 
Core Splendor
Unit type:
 fighter for use as cockpit of ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam
Manufacturer: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
Operator: ZAFT
First deployment: 2 October C.E. 73
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard canopy-style cockpit
Dimensions: overall length 5.67 meters; overall height unknown
Wingspan: unknown
Weight: max gross 3.02 metric tons
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; laser lock system for docking with Chest Flyer and Leg Flyer
Fixed armaments: 2 x MMI-GAU19 20mm machine gun, mounted on main body; 2 x QF908 air missile launcher, features AGM33 “Ladybird” guided missiles, detachable, mounted underneath wings

The YFX-M56 Core Splendor was a light fighter craft that also doubled as the cockpit for the ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam. The Core Splendor, which had its own dedicated launch hangar aboard the battleship Minerva, launched and docked with the Chest Flyer and Leg Flyer via laser lock to form a complete mobile suit. As a light craft, the Core Splendor was armed with two machine guns and two missile launchers. When the Core Splendor transformed into the Impulse Gundam, the missile launchers detached and automatically returned to the Minerva.

Pilot(s): Shinn Asuka, Lunamaria Hawke
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara



Mitsuo Fukuda

Chiaki Morosawa
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Kazuho Hyodo
Shigeru Morita
Natsuko Takahashi
Yuuichi Nomura

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designer:
Hisashi Hirai

Musical Composer:
Toshihiko Sahashi

50 episodes; 1 TV special; 4 compilation movies

Airdates (Original):
Japan 10.09.2004 – 12.25.2005

Airdates (HD Remaster):
Japan 04.xx.2013 – 03.xx.2014

Video Release (SE):
Japan 05.26.2006 – 02.23.2007
U.S. 06.17.2008 – 01.13.2009


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