Technology & Combat Characteristics
Full Armor 0 Gundam is the 0 Gundam equipped with add-on equipment that significantly improves the suit's capabilities but at the cost of higher particle consumption. It was developed by Sherilyn Hyde when the 0 Gundam was with Fereshte as a means of strengthening the Gundam in case it needs to be deployed.
The additional armors on the suit's body are actually GN Composite Armor which was first used on GNY-004 Gundam Plutone. Besides improving 0 Gundam's defensive capability, the GN Particles within the GN Composite Armor also have the effect of reducing the equipment's weight. Additional weapons are mounted on the armor and includes a Beam Bazooka, a Twin Beam Gun, and a pair of Gundam Vulcans. The addd armor can be cast off at any time and when it does, the large amounts of GN Particles within the GN Composite Armor will burst out and create a temporary defensive barrier that will protect 0 Gundam much like a GN Field.
The Full Armor equipment was considered for use with 0 Gundam (Type A.C.D.) during Celestial Being's final battle with the Innovators. However, since the 0 Gundam (Type A.C.D.) was powered by a GN Particle Tank instead of a GN Drive, the limited GN Particle supply was insufficient for the Full Armor equipment, so it was not deployed.
- Twin Beam Gun
- A double barrel version of 0 Gundam's beam gun, it is mounted on the hardpoint of the additional forearm armor. It can be equipped on either the right or left forearm.
- Beam Saber
- A standard armament of the 0 Gundam, it emits a beam blade made of GN Particles. One beam saber is stored on the right side of 0 Gundam's back.
- Beam Bazooka
- A large, high output beam cannon mounted on the left side of 0 Gundam's back. It is similar in concept to GN-005 Gundam Virtue's GN Bazooka and can shoot out a huge amount of GN Particles.
- Gundam Vulcan
- Two vulcan guns are mounted in the additional head armor, one on each side. They are for anti-air defense such as intercepting missiles and the likes.
- GN Feathers
- 0 Gundam can release large amounts of GN Particles which, when controlled by the two clavicle antennae on the chest, form a huge angelic wing-like effect. The GN Feathers have multiple functions; it can be used in attitude control where it helps to improve the suit's mid-air stability, for jamming radar, and as a means of defence as the dense particle cloud can also disrupt enemies' attacks. The visual presence of the GN Feathers also create a powerful psychological effect on those who witnessed it. For the effects that it achieved, this experimental feature was deemed to consume too much GN particles, and was not used in later Gundams.
- If Full Armor 0 Gundam was equipped with an unlocked GN Drive, it could theoretically initiate the Trans-Am System to triple its performance.
- If Full Armor 0 Gundam was used as part of Fereshte's armaments as originally intended, it would have had the Veda backup available to it. Since Celestial Being lost Veda support in 2308, the suit would not have Veda backup if it were deployed against the Innovators.
Originally, this equipment, alongside GN-000 0 Gundam, was meant to be used by Fereshte in their operations though it never was used. After the battle with the United Nations Forces, this equipment and 0 Gundam were given back to the Ptolemaios team. Before the final battle against the Innovators, this equipment was considered for deployment, but was passed over due to the 0 Gundam lacking a GN Drive and thus unable to power it sufficiently.
Notes & Trivia
- The Full Armor 0 Gundam bears a resemblance to the FA-78-1 Gundam Full Armor Type.
- The Full Armor 0 Gundam depicted in Gundam 00V have the color scheme of 0 Gundam (Type A.C.D.) but is equipped with a GN Drive like the original 0 Gundam.
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