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Mobile Suit Gundam AGE
Mobile Suit Gundam AGE

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Mobile Suit Gundam AGE
Mobile Suit Gundam AGE

GAT-01 Strike Dagger

With ZAFT having pioneered mobile suit development with the introduction of the ZGMF-1017 GINN, the Earth Alliance is forced to quickly catch up and develop mobile suits to replace the ineffective mobile armor TS-MA2 Moebius. The end result of that is the GAT-01 Strike Dagger, a mass production mobile suit based on the GAT-X105 Strike Gundam. As a mass production suit, the Strike Dagger lacks many design elements present in the original Strike Gundam, such as the Striker mission packs. It is armed with only one head vulcan, one beam saber and a beam rifle. The Strike Dagger also lacks EMP (electromagnetic pulse) shielding, which proves fatal in its debut at the Battle of Panama when ZAFT deploys its Gungnir System. These shortcomings are corrected later on with the GAT-01A1 Dagger. On a level of performance, the Strike Dagger generally exceeds the aging GINN in combat.The Alliance quickly produces a high number of Strike Daggers and sends them immediately to the front lines. Strike Daggers are used heavily during the assault on the Orb Union and later in space against ZAFT during the last battles of the war. Following the war, the Alliance creates another mass production successor to the Strike Dagger/Dagger series, the GAT-02L2 Dagger L.

Mobile Suit Gundam AGE
Mobile Suit Gundam AGE

MS-14A Gelgoog
By the middle of the One Year War, rumors of the Earth Federation Forces’ development of its own mobile suits had reached the Principality of Zeon’s ears. Although the development of Zeon’s own mobile suit technology continued, the appearance of the Federation’s powerful, beam rifle-carrying RX-78-2 Gundam created a sudden change in plans. An in-development, high-performance mobile suit called the MS-11 Gelgoog was suddenly cancelled, as the Zeon military wanted to incorporate hand-carried beam armaments into new mobile suits. With the MS-11 model number having been reassigned to the "Pezun Project’s" Action Zaku, the Gelgoog project was-restarted under the model number MS-14, with the new goal being the ability for the Gelgoog to use energy cap-based weapons. After 30 experimental MS-14S units had completed field testing and Zeon’s beam rifle technology had been perfected, the mass-produced MS-14A quickly went into production and deployment.

Intended as a replacement for the aging MS-06F Zaku II as a primary front line unit, the MS-14A Gelgoog was a high-performance mobile suit, arguably as powerful as – if not more powerful than – the Federation’s Gundam. Well-suited for both terrestrial and space combat, the Gelgoog sported a large beam rifle, forearm-mounted jet engine thrusters for added maneuverability, and a twin beam sword. Unfortunately for Zeon, the introduction of the Gelgoog was a case of too-little-too-late. Only 165 units were produced and put into combat by the last day of the war at the Battle of A Baoa Qu on 31 December UC 0079… mostly piloted by novice pilots and fresh recruits who couldn’t use their powerful new Gelgoogs effectively against veteran Federation pilots in less-powerful mass-produced GMs. It is often argued that, had Zeon managed to put the Gelgoog into production even only two months earlier, the outcome of the One Year War may have been turned in Zeon’s favor.

Mobile Suit Gundam AGE

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