YMF-X000A Dreadnought Gundam


Model number: YMF-X000A
Code name: Dreadnought Gundam (aka X Astray)
Unit type: experimental DRAGOON use mobile suit
Manufacturer(s): ZAFT (mobile suit); Junk Guild (DRAGOON pack)
Operator: Junk Guild
First deployment: C.E. 71
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.21 meters
Weight: 67.50 metric tons (without DRAGOON system)
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact nuclear fission reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; PS (Phase Shift) armor; Neutron Jammer Canceler
Fixed armaments: 4 x MMI-GAU2 “Picus” 76mm CIWS, mounted in head
Optional hand armaments: MA-M22Y beam rifle; MA-MV04 composite armed shield system, features beam claw, mounted on left arm
Remote weapons: DRAGOON (Disconnected Rapid Armament Group Overlook Operation Network) system, stored on backpack, features 4 units, total of 9 GDU-X7 beam guns; 2 x XM1 “Pristis” beam reamer, mounted on hip armor, can be guided on wires or wirelessly

In January C.E. 71, ZAFT captured four prototype Earth Alliance mobile suits and immediately reverse engineered the new technologies found in them, including beam sabers and Phase Shift (PS) armor. Afterwards, ZAFT began developing its own line of Gundam mobile suits, including the experimental YMF-X000A Dreadnought Gundam. Based on a ZGMF-600 GuAIZ frame, the Dreadnought Gundam served as a testbed for several new technologies, including the Neutron Jammer Canceler. With ZAFT’s N-Jammers deployed across Earth and space, nuclear reactions were impossible to ignite, but an N-Jammer Canceler negated that effect. Phase Shift armor was also included, and with a nuclear reactor, this armor system could run indefinitely. In addition, the Dreadnought Gundam was also the test unit for the the DRAGOON (Disconnected Rapid Armament Group Overlook Operation Network) system, which was similar to the Alliance’s Gunbarrel system. Both systems required pilots with high spatial awareness, which was a rare ability. Although a more elaborate (and wireless) DRAGOON system was used later in the ZGMF-X13A Providence Gundam, the Dreadnought Gundam featured four pods mounted on the backpack. It also featured two hip-mounted “Pristis” beam reamers which functioned in the same manner, although they could operate with or without wires. Other armaments included head-mounted CIWS guns, a beam rifle and a composite shield mounting a beam claw.

The Dreadnought Gundam was initially tested for ZAFT by civilian test pilot Courtney Hieronymus. The unit was to be discarded after testing, but former PLANT Supreme Council Chairman Siegel Clyne arranged for the Dreadnought Gundam to fall in the hands of the Junk Guild and Reverend Malchio so that its N-Jammer Canceler could be used to solve Earth’s energy crisis. During its transport, the N-Jammer Canceler was stolen by Serpent Tail mercenary Gai Murakumo, who was hired by Clyne to monitor the situation and ensure the N-Jammer Canceler didn’t fall into the wrong hands. The N-Jammer Canceler attracted the attention of CAT1-X1/3 Hyperion Gundam pilot Canard Pars, a Eurasian Federation operative searching for Three Ships Alliance pilot Kira Yamato. Canard attempted to capture the N-Jammer Canceler for himself, but it was safely installed in the Dreadnought Gundam, now piloted by Malchio’s representative, Prayer Reverie. At the same time, Junk Guild pilot Lowe Guele used the facilities at the Orb space station Ame-no-Mihashira to complete the DRAGOON pack (and nickname the suit X Astray). With the Dreadnought Gundam fully equipped, Prayer, a clone of a person with high spatial awareness, engaged Canard in a final duel outside an abandoned colony at Lagrange point 4. With his spatial awareness, Prayer was able to effectively use the DRAGOON pods and beam reamers against Canard. Near the end of their duel, Prayer used the DRAGOON pods to trap the Hyperion Gundam in an energy prism. With the Hyperion Gundam destroyed, the duel ended and Prayer seemingly died in Canard’s arms. Afterwards, Lowe remodeled the Dreadnought Gundam by removing the DRAGOON pack and adding design elements from the Hyperion Gundam. The new suit, dubbed YMF-X000A/H Dreadnought H, was piloted by Canard, now a member of the Junk Guild.

Pilot(s): Prayer Reverie, Kazahana Adja, Courtney Hieronymus
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED X ASTRAY
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara (X ASTRAY version)


DRAGOON pack (Version 1)


DRAGOON unit (Version 1)


DRAGOON unit (Version 2)


Head (Version 1)


MA-M22Y beam rifle (Version 1)


MA-M22Y bean rifle (Version 2)


MA-MV04 composite armed shield system (Version 1)


MA-MV04 composite armed shield system (Version 2)


Rear view (Version 1)


Rear view (Version 2)


Torso (Version 1)


XM1 “Pristis” beam reamer (Version 1)


XM1 “Pristis” beam reamer (Version 2)



Tomohiro Chiba

Koichi Tokita

Mechanical Designer:
Kunio Okawara

2 volumes

Manga Release:
Japan 11.25.2003 – 08.25.2004
U.S. 11.07.2006 – 03.13.2007


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