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|production=Limited Production
 
|production=Limited Production
|usage=Support
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|specialized=Enhancement and Support
|type=Fighter
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|type=Weapon
|OfficialName=GN Arms<br>GNアームズ
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|OfficialName=GN Arms Type-E<br>GNアームズ Type-E
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GN Arms Type-D<br>GNアームズ Type-D
 
|designation=GNR-001E~Type E, GNR-001D~Type D
 
|designation=GNR-001E~Type E, GNR-001D~Type D
|archetype=GNR-000 GN Sefer, GN-001/hs-A010 Gundam Avalanche Exia`<ref name="hgaexia">HG 1/144 GN-001/hs-A010 Gundam Avalanche Exia' manual</ref>
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|archetype=GNR-000 GN Sefer, GN-001/hs-A01D Gundam Avalanche Exia'
 
|first=2308
 
|first=2308
 
|last=2308
 
|last=2308
 
|era=Anno Domini
 
|era=Anno Domini
 
|series=Mobile Suit Gundam 00~21~25, Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Gundam Meisters
 
|series=Mobile Suit Gundam 00~21~25, Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Gundam Meisters
|manufacturer=Celestial Being,
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|manufacturer=Celestial Being
|operator=Celestial Being,
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|operator=Celestial Being
|pilot=Lasse Aeon,
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|pilot=Lasse Aeon~Type E
 
|height=15.3
 
|height=15.3
|wingspan=36.2
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|length=47.4~Type-E, 47.0~Type-D
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|width=36.2~Type-E, 36.9~Type-D
 
|armor=E-Carbon
 
|armor=E-Carbon
|powerplant=GN Condenser, GN Drive
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|powerplant=GN Condensers
 
|propulsion=GN Verniers
 
|propulsion=GN Verniers
|armaments=2 x GN Beam Gun
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|armaments=2 x Large-Size GN Cannon
2 x Large GN Cannon
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2 x Claw
2 x GN Claw
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2 x Large-Size GN Sword~Type-E
2 x Large GN Sword (Type E)
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2 x GN Beam Gun~Type-E
Large-Size GN Missile Container (Type D)
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Large-Size Missile Container~Type-D
GN Twin Rifle (Type D)
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GN Twin Rifle~Type-D
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}}The '''GNR-001E GN Arms Type-E''' and '''GNR-001D GN Arms Type-D''' (aka '''''GN Arms''''') are enhancement and support machines created for the [[GN-001 Gundam Exia]] and the [[GN-002 Gundam Dynames]] respectively. The GN Arms Type-E is piloted by [[Lasse Aeon]].
GN Field
 
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The '''GNR-001 GN Arms''' (aka '''''GN Arms''''') is a support craft created for [[GN-001 Gundam Exia]] and [[GN-002 Gundam Dynames]]. The unit is piloted by [[Lasse Aeon]].
 
   
 
==Technology & Combat Characteristics==
 
==Technology & Combat Characteristics==
Designed based on the technical and combat data of the [[GNR-000 GN Sefer]] and [[GN-001/hs-A01D Gundam Avalanche Exia`]], Celestial Being engineers originally tested Gundam Rasiel and the Sefer units to perfect add-on peripheral equipment in mid-battle while also perfecting the applications of ''GN Bit'' technology. Unfortunately, development of ''GN Bit'' technology for the third generation Gundams was halted after the loss of Sefer Rasiel. However, Celestial Being engineers continued to develop a new support/peripheral system(s) to increase and enhance the Gundams’ combat abilities and the GN Arms was the end-result of their research and development.
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Superior as the [[Celestial Being]]'s Gundams are compared to other mobile suits in AD 2307, only four such machines are deployed for the organization's armed interventions.<ref name="GPF">The Official Gundam Perfect File Vol. 28 – GN Arms (Type-E/Type-D) Mechanic File</ref> This is expected to be insufficient as the conflict with the three major powers of the world ([[Union]], [[Human Reform League|HRL]] and [[Advanced European Union|AEU]]), which had much superior numbers, intensifies.<ref name="GPF"/> With producing more Gundams being difficult due to the special conditions needed to produce their core unit, the [[GN Drive]], the Celestial Being's development team proposed the development of the GN Arms - an enhancement and support machine for the Gundams.<ref name="GPF"/><ref name="Video">MS Movie File in infobox</ref><ref name="Website">[http://www.gundam00.net/tv/ms/index.html Gundam 00 Official Website Mechanic Page]</ref><ref name="hg">[[High Grade Gundam 00|HG00]] 1/144 GN Arms Type-E + Gundam Exia (Trans-Am Mode) and HG00 1/144 GN Arms Type-D + Gundam Dynames model kit manuals</ref> The GN Arms is developed from the data of the [[GNR-000 GN Sefer]] and the [[GN-001/hs-A01D Gundam Avalanche Exia']].<ref name="hg">[[High Grade Gundam 00|HG00]] 1/144 Gundam Exia Avalanche' model kit manual</ref><ref name="PG 00R-C">MS development chart from [[Perfect Grade|PG]] 00 Raiser model kit manual</ref><ref name="00V Chart">MS development chart from 'Gundam Weapons - Mobile Suit Gundam 00V Special Edition' Book</ref><ref name="00VSenki">[[Mobile Suit Gundam 00V: Battlefield Record]] Chapter 8</ref>
   
Only two units were created and both of them were modified to reflect the combat themes of their respective assigned Gundams. The standard weaponry is featured in both units; both are armed with a pair of ''Large-Size GN Cannons'' and ''GN Claws''. The cannons are hidden at the top-rear hatch, right on top of the thrusters. The ''GN Claws'' is a three-pronged weapon inherited from the [[GN-001/hs-A01D Gundam Avalanche Exia`|Gundam Avalanche Exia Dash]] armor system. It is a melee-type weapon, meant for close range attacks. However, the original ''GN Claws'' were built with beam sabers for extended reach and had greater attack capabilities against enemy target(s); Celestial Being engineers (for some unknown reasons) removed that ability, limiting these particular ''GN Claws'' for mainly latching and tearing against its target(s). The claws are located at the underbelly of the GN Arms; they’re folded within the lower platform until deployed. However, while its standard weaponry makes it formidable, it is its specialized weaponry that gives the GN Arms its unique combative qualities.
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Powered by a [[GN Condenser]], the GN Arms can operate independently for a limited period of time.<ref name="GPF"/><ref name="Mech 1st">'Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Mechanics 1st' Book</ref>{{ref|G00|21}}{{ref|G00|25}} For sustained combat, the GN Arms has to transform and dock with a Gundam to form the GN Armor as it lacks the semi-perpetual GN Drive.<ref name="Website"/><ref name="hg"/> The GN Arms has excellent mobility, multiple beam weaponry and is capable of high-speed combat.<ref name="GPF"/><ref name="Mech 1st"/> Even though just a support machine, the overall capabilities of the GN Arms are comparable to those of a mobile suit.<ref name="GPF"/> However, the performance of the GN Arms is dependent on the stored GN Particles in the GN Condenser, which are used for power, propulsion and to form the beams of beam weaponry, and its performance will be greatly reduced if the particles are depleted.<ref name="GPF"/> Thus, the GN Arms' pilot must pay attention to the GN Particles reserve while battling.<ref name="GPF"/>{{ref|G00|21}} The pilot is seated in a single-seater cockpit, similar in looks to a mobile suit's cockpit, located in the center block of the GN Arms.<ref name="GPF"/><ref name="Mech 1st"/><ref name="00-A">'Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Archives' Book</ref>
   
GN Arms Type E has a pair of ''Large-Size GN Swords'' and the ''GN Beam Guns''. The swords are larger versions of Exia’s swords; they’re GN particle-laced vibro-swords designed to cut through large targets (ex: mobile armors, spaceships, asteroids, etc.). However, they’re specifically designed to puncture through [[GN Field]]s in case their enemy(s) managed to acquire GN technology. Designed after Exia's primary weapon, the ''GN Beam Guns'' are built behind the sword. Although called guns, their firepower is comparable to Dynames' ''GN Rifle''. The overall weapons silhouette gives the pair of gun-swords a focus in close-quarters combat (CQC), but balanced for mid-to-short range firing solutions.
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Two GN Arms units were produced: the GN Arms Type-E for the [[GN-001 Gundam Exia]] and the GN Arms Type-D for the [[GN-002 Gundam Dynames]], and after docking with their Gundam partner, they form the [[GN-001+GNR-001E GN Armor Type-E]] and [[GN-002+GNR-001D GN Armor Type-D]] respectively.<ref name="GPF"/><ref name="Website"/><ref name="hg"/> The GN Arms do not compensate for any of their Gundam partner's weakness, but rather improve on their specialties.<ref name="Mech 1st"/> Accordingly, the GN Arms Type-E has ''Large-Size GN Swords'' and ''GN Beam Guns'' to complement the close combat specialized Exia, while the GN Arms Type-D has the ''GN Twin Rifle'' and ''Large-Size Missile Container'' for anti-fleet combat, augmenting the capabilities of the long-range shooting specialized Dynames.<ref name="GPF"/><ref name="Website"/><ref name="hg"/><ref name="Mech 1st"/> Both GN Arms also share the same ''Large-Size GN Cannons'' and ''Claws''.<ref name="GPF"/><ref name="Website"/><ref name="hg"/><ref name="Mech 1st"/> In the GN Armor form, the GN Arms is powered by the Gundam's GN Drive, gaining infinite operating time and can perform at its fullest, with its offensive capabilities and mobility being usable at their maximum potential and the generation of a [[GN Field]] for defense becoming possible.<ref name="GPF"/><ref name="hg"/><ref name="00-A"/> Sortieing directly in the GN Armor form is doable as seen with the GN Armor Type-D, eliminating the need for a pilot in the GN Arms Type-D.<ref name="Website"/><ref name="Mech 1st"/>{{ref|G00|23}} The GN Arms' data is later used to develop the [[GNR-010 0 Raiser]].<ref name="PG 00R-C"/><ref name="00V Chart"/>
   
GN Arms Type D has a double-barreled GN Twin Cannon and a heavy GN Missile Launcher (can carry 180 GN Missiles). It can be controlled by a [[Haro]], but cannot fight independently unless it has a human pilot.
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When not in used, each GN Arms is docked to the rear of a [[Assault Container]], which can also store a Gundam.<ref name="GPF"/><ref name="Website"/><ref name="Mech 1st"/>{{ref|G00|22}} Carrying the GN Arms and its Gundam partner, the Assault Container can undergo independent operations in space or on earth, and is capable of atmospheric re-entry and escape.<ref name="GPF"/>{{ref|G00|22}}{{ref|G00|24}} The GN Arms' GN Verniers serve as part of the Assault Container's propulsion system, and a special mechanism transfers the GN Arms' pilot to and fro from the bridge of the Assault Container to control the machines accordingly.<ref name="Mech 1st"/>{{ref|G00|25}}{{ref|G00|23}}{{ref|G00|24}} The Assault Container has built-in weaponry for supporting the Gundam in battle, it can also replace the normal unarmed containers of the mothership, [[CBS-70 Ptolemaios]], and when utilized in this latter manner, the Large-Size GN cannons of the stored GN Arms can serve as the Ptolemaios's main guns.<ref name="Video"/><ref name="Website"/><ref name="hg"/>{{ref|G00|24}} Therefore, the deployment of the GN Arms and by extension, the Assault Containers, can also be viewed as the weaponization of the unarmed Ptolemaios.<ref name="Mech 1st"/>
   
In terms of systems, the GN Arms is powered by GN particles. The units are built with [[GN Condenser]]s to store a limited supply of particles; its pilot must be mindful of its particle reserves or risk a power-down in a compromising tactical position. However, the units are designed with a docking system that connects to their respective Gundams’ [[GN Drive]] to help recharge their particles for extended operation usage. Celestial Being engineers also installed a [[GN Field]] for added protection against enemy attacks. While not built into the GN Arms, either units can utilize the [[Trans-Am System]] through their Gundams during emergency situations to temporarily enhance three times their normal combat capabilities. However, its overall systems risk reduction in performance after all its particles are expended.
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==Armaments==
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;*Claw
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:A pair of close combat-use claws are mounted on the tip of the folded, leg-like parts at the bottom of the GN Arms Type-E and Type-D.<ref name="GPF"/><ref name="hg"/><ref name="Mech 1st"/> Each claw has three prongs that unfold during use.<ref name="GPF"/><ref name="hg"/><ref name="Mech 1st"/>
   
For combat, its native form is a fighter: ''GN Arms Mode''. Able to fly in outer-space and Earth’s atmosphere, it can only utilize the ''GN Beam Guns'' and ''Large-Size GN Cannons'' for high-speed heavy assault combat; it relies on its speed to flank and shoot down its target(s), similar to traditional aerial dog fighting. Unfortunately, its remaining weapons and abilities are offline in this form and its weapons are locked in place, lacking flexibility and dynamic firing solutions. As fixed weapons, they are limited to shooting down its target relative to the body positioning of the unit itself. While the units can deploy a [[GN Field]], it was never used in this form; it suggests GN Arms either can't deploy its GN Field or has limited usage in its fighter form. Another weakness are the units' limitations in traveling between Earth and space; to compensate for those weaknesses, the Assault Container can be deployed for enhanced tactical operations.
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;*Large-Size GN Cannon
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:Also known as 'Large GN Cannon', the GN Arms Type-E and Type-D have two of this weapon and their emitters are located below the top sections of both machines.<ref name="Video"/><ref name="hg"/><ref name="Mech 1st"/> They serve as the GN Arms' main armament, and their firepower are comparable to the [[GN-005 Gundam Virtue]]'s GN Bazooka.<ref name="hg"/> However, due to their high GN Particle consumption, they only perform at full power when in GN Armor form.<ref name="hg"/> Despite this, they can still overwhelm the [[GNX-603T GN-X]]'s GN Shield when fired by the GN Arms.{{ref|G00|21}} They also serve as the Ptolemaios' main guns when the Assault Container containing the GN Arms is attached to the ship.<ref name="hg"/>
   
Celestial Being engineers realized the GN Arms have limitations, exiting Earth’s atmosphere and its overall mass is too great to fit into a linear train for a ride back into space. While not designed for the sole purpose of being an atmospheric shuttle, the [[Assault Container]] (AC) is a heavily armed tactical mini-MS carrier that can safely house the Gundam and GN Arms through some of the most treacherous conditions; the GN Arms bears little involvement in operations when docked.
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;*Large-Size GN Sword
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:Also known as 'Large GN Sword', a pair are equipped on the movable arm-like parts on the sides of the GN Arms Type-E.<ref name="GPF"/><ref name="Video"/><ref name="hg"/><ref name="Mech 1st"/> They are prepared for the close combat specialized Gundam Exia, and like the Exia's GN Sword, the physical blades of the Large-Size GN Swords are enveloped in GN Particles and can penetrate GN Field.<ref name="GPF"/><ref name="hg"/><ref name="Mech 1st"/>{{ref|G00|25}} The GN Arms Type-E by itself cannot use the weapon effectively, however by taking advantage of its accelerating capabilities, it can still use the swords to destroy enemy unit.<ref name="GPF"/>
   
When combined with the AC, the GN Arms’ overall systems are not utilized other than its thrusters (providing additional thrust power to account for its added weight into the AC). Its overall body is safely shielded within the confines of the AC along with its respective Gundam (although they’re not docked together in any special configuration). Combined with the Gundam and powered by its [[GN Drive]], the pilot of the GN Arms is transferred through a special lift and ported over the AC's helm for manning its flight controls and weapons; the AC is in complete control and the GN Arms is just along for the ride. However, should the container become compromised, the pilot can immediately transfer back into the GN Arms and eject Gundam to escape and can recombine as a single unit for advanced combat.
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;*GN Beam Gun
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:Mounted on the inner surface of each Large-Size GN Swords, the two GN Beam Guns are for restricting enemy movements and the likes.<ref name="GPF"/><ref name="hg"/><ref name="Mech 1st"/> Therefore, their firepower are not very high and inferior to that of the Large-Size GN Cannons.<ref name="GPF"/><ref name="hg"/> However, they have a higher rate of fire and can target enemy units in a wider range due to being mounted on freely movable parts.<ref name="GPF"/><ref name="hg"/>{{ref|G00|25}}
When transforming into GN Armor, the pilot expands the unit into a large exo-suit combat system. The GN Arms opens in such a way that the Gundam simply "falls" back into the GN Armor, locks in place, and can utilize its systems in a matter of seconds. The cockpit folds up and rotates to the rear of its frame. The midsection expands and exposes a special docking module that docks directly with Gundam's GN Drive Cone. The lower modules fold out to reveal its ''GN Claws'' and foot platform to dock with Gundam's legs. Its fixed weapons are now unlocked and widened for Gundam's arms to dock and utilizing it as an extension of its arms.
 
 
Overall, the GN Arms units had proven their value in combat, however, it would be the last of its kind. While Celestial Being engineers continued to produce new support units in its GNR series, Celestial Being ceased creating of any kind of mobile armor. Instead, Celestial Being engineers focused on developing equipment to enhance the combat capabilities of their Gundams; it eliminates the need for mobile armors since their individual capabilities can surpass them. However, the combat and technical data of the GN Arms was used to help [[CBS-74 Ptolemaios 2]], a multi-purpose warship that supplements and succeeds the GN Arms as the Gundams' most powerful combat support unit.
 
 
===Armaments===
 
;*GN Claws
 
:Refined version of the GN Claws from the GN-001/hs-A01D Gundam Avalanche Exia`, the GN Arms' claws are only usable in MA mode. However, unlike the Gundam Avalanche Exia`, the GN Arms' claws cannot create a beam saber at the tip.
 
 
;*Large-Size GN Cannons
 
:Two large cannons are built on top of the GN Arms and act as its main weapons.<ref name="hggnarmsE"/> Although they consume a lot of GN Particles, they are capable of generating beams that are as powerful as [[GN-005 Gundam Virtue|Gundam Virtue's GN Bazooka]].<ref name="hggnarmsE"/> Their full power however is only usable when the GN Arms is combined with Exia.<ref name="hggnarmsE"/> When combined with the Ptolemaios as part of the Assault Container, they are also used as the main guns of the ship.<ref name="hggnarmsE"/>
 
 
;*Large-Size GN Swords
 
:Notably the most defining feature of the GN Arms Type-E, are it's two large GN Blades, one on each side of the unit for melee combat. Each large GN Sword has a GN Beam Gun stored behind the blade for ranged attacks. They are equipped with the same system as Exia's GN Sword,<ref name="hggnarmsE">High Grade 1/144 GN Arms Type-E + Gundam Exia (Trans Am Mode)</ref> and thus are able to pierce GN Fields.<ref>Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Season 1 Episode 25</ref> Due to their increased size, their destructive power has greatly increased.<ref name="hggnarmsE"/>
 
 
;*GN Beam Guns
 
:A single GN Beam Gun is stored behind each of the Large-Size GN Swords of the GN Arms Type-E. As they were primarily designed for suppression fire,<ref name="hggnarmsE"/> their attack power is not so high.<ref name="hggnarmsE"/> However since they are installed on arms that can move freely, they have a wider targeting range than the Large-Size GN Cannons.<ref name="hggnarmsE"/>
 
   
 
;*GN Twin Rifle
 
;*GN Twin Rifle
:The GN Arms Type-D is equipped with a double-barreled GN Twin Rifle on the right side. While its power is weaker than the Large-Size GN Cannons,<ref name="hggnarmsD"/> it has a longer effective range.<ref name="hggnarmsD"/> It is folded when not in use.<ref name="hggnarmsD"/>
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:Mounted on the GN Arms Type-D's right side, its twin barrels are folded when the machine is cruising and unfold during use.<ref name="hg"/>{{ref|G00|23}} The GN Twin Rifle's firepower is weaker than the Large-Size GN Cannons, but has high accuracy against targets at long range.<ref name="hg"/>
   
;*GN Missile Container
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;*Large-Size Missile Container
:The GN Arms Type-D is equipped with a large GN Missile Container on the left side which can carry 180 GN Missiles. These missiles can be fired en masse on large targets like vessels, or destroying light-to-medium armored targets clustered in groups with ease, ideal in dealing with multiple targets. The missiles are pre-charged with GN Particles and have great destructive power.<ref name="hggnarmsD">High Grade 1/144 GN Arms Type-D + Gundam Dynames</ref> If the GN Arms is able to sneak into the enemy's formation and release a large salvo, a large military advantage can be gained.<ref name="hggnarmsD"/>
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:A container carrying hundreds of GN Missiles equipped on the GN Arms Type-D's left side, it is also known as 'Ultra Large GN Missile Pod'.<ref name="Website"/><ref name="hg"/><ref name="Mech 1st"/>{{ref|G00|23}} The missiles, fully charged with GN Particles before hand, have high destructive power.<ref name="hg"/> Exceptional combat results can be achieved when the missiles are fired en masse after the unit breaks into the enemy fleet.<ref name="hg"/>
   
===System Features===
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==History==
;*[[GN Field]]
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To neutralize the threat of Celestial Being, the three major powers of the world, the Union, HRL and AEU, established an alliance under the United Nation's control, creating the [[United Nation Forces|UN Forces]]. In respond to this, [[Sumeragi Lee Noriega]] recalled the Gundam Meisters and their Gundams to the Ptolemaios and asked [[Ian Vashti]] to bring [[Lasse Aeon]] along to retrieve the GN Arms.
:Utilizing the power of a Gundam's GN Drive, GN Arms can siphon the GN particles from a ''solar furnace'' to generate a particle field.
 
   
;*[[Trans-Am System]]
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As the Ptolemaios and the four Gundams battled the UN Forces' [[GNX-603T GN-X]]s for the first time, Lasse returned in time with the GN Arms Type-E. Beam fire from the GN Arms Type-E rescued the [[GN-005 Gundam Virtue]] from the attack of [[Patrick Colasour]]’s GN-X. The GN Arms Type-E then fired its GN Beam Guns and Large-Size GN Cannons at the other GN-Xs, destroying one unit. The UN Forces then retreated. After the battle, the GN Arms Type-E docked with its Assault Container while rendezvousing with the Ptolemaios.
:GN Arms alone can't utilize Trans-Am, but by siphoning GN particles from a Gundam, Trans-Am power can be shared in between both units when linked together.
 
   
===Variants===
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The Assault Container with GN Arms Type-E was later loaded with the Gundam Exia as the Gundam Meister, [[Setsuna F. Seiei]], wanted to go to Earth to stop UN Forces' attack on [[Team Trinity]] and to figure out the purpose for the Gundams' existence. Lasse volunteered to go along, noting the Assault Container's ability to exit the atmosphere; he also wanted to use the trip to conduct a performance test of the GN Arms Type-E. On Earth, they battled [[Ali al-Saachez]] who had taken control of the [[GNW-002 Gundam Throne Zwei]], saving [[Nena Trinity]]. Meanwhile, the Ptolemaios traveled to a dock hidden in an asteroid in Lagrange 1 for repairs and resupplies, and was attached with the Assault Container loaded with the GN Arms Type-D.
   
==History==
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As Lasse and Setsuna made their way back to the Ptolemaios, the UN Forces discovered the mothership and launched another attack. During the battle, [[Lockon Stratos]] sortied in the GN Armor Type-D and attacked the ships of the enemy fleet, destroying two of three ships. However, the GN Arms Type-D component of the GN Armor Type-D was then severely damaged by attacks from Ali's Throne Zwei and the last ship, forcing Lockon to eject the Dynames and continue the fight. The Dynames was later incapacitated, and Lockon left the Gundam with the rifle-shaped controller in hand. He then found one of the wrecked GN Arms Type-D's Large-Size GN Cannons, connected the rifle-shaped controller to it, and shot down the Throne Zwei with the cannon. As the Throne Zwei exploded, it fired a beam shot in retaliation, destroying the Large-Size GN Cannon and killing Lockon.
===Defending Ptolemy===
 
After suffering several losses against [[Celestial Being]], the [[United Nation Forces|UN Forces]] were granted access to 30 GN Drives which resulted in the creation of the [[GNX-603T GN-X]] - a mobile suit that could resist Celestial Being. Fearing the possibility of defeat, [[Sumeragi Lee Noriega]] had [[Lasse Aeon]] and [[Ian Vashti]] retrieve the GN Arms from one of their lagrange resource satellites. Lasse retrieved GN Arms Type E, while Ian retrieved GN Arms Type-D.
 
   
Lasse/GN Arms Type-E made it back in time to assist the [[Ptolemaios|Ptolemy]] crew after their first encounter with UN Forces with their GN-X's in space. Lasse would later transport Setsuna/Exia down to Earth to assist him in his investigations while testing out the capabilities in between GN Arms Type E and the Assault Container.
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In the final battle with the UN Forces, the Assault Container loaded with Exia and GN Arms Type-E was launched from the Ptolemaios to take down the huge enemy mobile armor, the [[GNMA-XCVII Alvatore]], while the [[GN-003 Gundam Kyrios]] and the [[GN-004 Gundam Nadleeh]] defended the mothership from the GN-Xs. When the Assault Container's GN Missiles and beam shots proved useless against the Alvatore's GN Field, Lasse rammed the container at the mobile armor and fired an almost point-blank beam shot, but this was also futile. The GN Arms Type-E and Exia then ejected from the Assault Container as it was ripped apart by the Alvatore.
   
During the second UN attack, [[Lockon Stratos|Lockon]] attached the [[Dynames]] to the GN Arms Type-D, taking out the majority of the [[GN-X]]s. He then went to take down the [[Virginia-class]] Carriers, destroying two but before he could take out the last one, the Twin Rifle was taken out by [[GNW-002 Gundam Throne Zwei]], piloted by [[Ali al-Saachez]]. Lockon had to eject, as a linear bolt destroyed the GN Armor. He later used the remaining GN Cannon to destroy the lower torso of Gundam Throne Zwei and the lower body of Ali al-Saachez.
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The GN Arms Type-E and Exia shot repeatedly at the Alvatore, but failed to even scratch its armor. They eventually docked to form the powerful GN Armor Type-E and severely disabled the Alvatore. However, the GN Armor Type-E also suffered heavy damage in the process, and after piercing the Alvatore's GN Field with the right Large-Size GN Sword and lodging the weapon in the mobile armor, the GN Arms Type-E component exploded from the accumulated damages. The Exia ejected in time and destroyed the Alvatore with its GN Sword. Despite being seriously injured, Lasse survived the explosion and was rescued after the battle.
 
In the final events of A.D. 2308, UN Forces successfully fended off Celestial Being. Last standing [[Gundam Meister]], [[Setsuna F. Seiei]], and Lasse/GN Arms Type-E fought against [[Alejandro Corner]]/[[GNMA-XCVII Alvatore|Alvatore]]. The GN Arms Type-E managed to defeat the enemy MA, but Lasse/GN Arms Type-E was severely damaged from the battle and unable to continue the fight. After Setsuna/Exia defeated Alejandro/Alvaaron and subsequently disappeared, Lasse was rescued but it is unknown if the GN Arms Type-E was salvaged.
 
   
 
==Picture Gallery==
 
==Picture Gallery==
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GN-Arms_Type_E_Article.jpg|GN Arms Type-E Lineart
GNR-001E_GN_Arms_Type-E.jpg|SD GNR-001E GN Arms Type-E as it appears in SD Gundam G Generation Wars
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GNR-001E_GN_Arms_Type-E.jpg|GN Arms Type-E's appearance in SD Gundam G Generation Wars
 
Zabgnarmor.png|[[GN-010 Gundam Zabanya]] docked with GN Arms Type-D (from ''[[Gundam EX A]]'')
 
Zabgnarmor.png|[[GN-010 Gundam Zabanya]] docked with GN Arms Type-D (from ''[[Gundam EX A]]'')
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SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays GN Arms Type-E.png|''SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays''
 
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==Gunpla==
 
==Gunpla==
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Hg00-gn-arms-e-exia.jpg|Gunpla Box Cover of GN Arms E
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Hg00-gn-arms-e-exia.jpg|HG00 1/144 GN Arms Type-E + Gundam Exia (Trans-Am Mode) (2008): box art
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HGxRG GN Arms Type E Real Color Ver Box Art.jpg|HG00 1/144 GN Arms Type-E [Real Color Ver.] (P-Bandai exclusive; 2014): box art
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GN ARMS E Gunpla.jpg|Details and gimmicks of HG00 1/144 GN Arms Type-E + Gundam Exia (Trans-Am Mode)
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==Articles & References==
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==References==
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==Notes & Trivia==
 
==Notes & Trivia==
 
*The GN Arms bear a striking resemblance to the [[RGX-D4 D Gundam "Fourth"]]'s G-Cruiser.
 
*The GN Arms bear a striking resemblance to the [[RGX-D4 D Gundam "Fourth"]]'s G-Cruiser.
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*Linearts for the GN Arms Type-D has so far not been released, only those of GN Armor Type-D are available.
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*In official materials and source books, the profiles for GN Arms Type-E and Type-D are frequently merged with those of GN Armor Type-E and Type-D.
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/00/gnr-001e.htm GNR-001E GN Arms Type-E on MAHQ.net]
 
*[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/00/gnr-001e.htm GNR-001E GN Arms Type-E on MAHQ.net]
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*[http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/00/gnr-001d.htm GNR-001D GN Arms Type-D on MAHQ.net]
   
 
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Latest revision as of 03:36, November 3, 2019

The GNR-001E GN Arms Type-E and GNR-001D GN Arms Type-D (aka GN Arms) are enhancement and support machines created for the GN-001 Gundam Exia and the GN-002 Gundam Dynames respectively. The GN Arms Type-E is piloted by Lasse Aeon.

Technology & Combat CharacteristicsEdit

Superior as the Celestial Being's Gundams are compared to other mobile suits in AD 2307, only four such machines are deployed for the organization's armed interventions.[1] This is expected to be insufficient as the conflict with the three major powers of the world (Union, HRL and AEU), which had much superior numbers, intensifies.[1] With producing more Gundams being difficult due to the special conditions needed to produce their core unit, the GN Drive, the Celestial Being's development team proposed the development of the GN Arms - an enhancement and support machine for the Gundams.[1][2][3][4] The GN Arms is developed from the data of the GNR-000 GN Sefer and the GN-001/hs-A01D Gundam Avalanche Exia'.[4][5][6][7]

Powered by a GN Condenser, the GN Arms can operate independently for a limited period of time.[1][8][9][10] For sustained combat, the GN Arms has to transform and dock with a Gundam to form the GN Armor as it lacks the semi-perpetual GN Drive.[3][4] The GN Arms has excellent mobility, multiple beam weaponry and is capable of high-speed combat.[1][8] Even though just a support machine, the overall capabilities of the GN Arms are comparable to those of a mobile suit.[1] However, the performance of the GN Arms is dependent on the stored GN Particles in the GN Condenser, which are used for power, propulsion and to form the beams of beam weaponry, and its performance will be greatly reduced if the particles are depleted.[1] Thus, the GN Arms' pilot must pay attention to the GN Particles reserve while battling.[1][9] The pilot is seated in a single-seater cockpit, similar in looks to a mobile suit's cockpit, located in the center block of the GN Arms.[1][8][11]

Two GN Arms units were produced: the GN Arms Type-E for the GN-001 Gundam Exia and the GN Arms Type-D for the GN-002 Gundam Dynames, and after docking with their Gundam partner, they form the GN-001+GNR-001E GN Armor Type-E and GN-002+GNR-001D GN Armor Type-D respectively.[1][3][4] The GN Arms do not compensate for any of their Gundam partner's weakness, but rather improve on their specialties.[8] Accordingly, the GN Arms Type-E has Large-Size GN Swords and GN Beam Guns to complement the close combat specialized Exia, while the GN Arms Type-D has the GN Twin Rifle and Large-Size Missile Container for anti-fleet combat, augmenting the capabilities of the long-range shooting specialized Dynames.[1][3][4][8] Both GN Arms also share the same Large-Size GN Cannons and Claws.[1][3][4][8] In the GN Armor form, the GN Arms is powered by the Gundam's GN Drive, gaining infinite operating time and can perform at its fullest, with its offensive capabilities and mobility being usable at their maximum potential and the generation of a GN Field for defense becoming possible.[1][4][11] Sortieing directly in the GN Armor form is doable as seen with the GN Armor Type-D, eliminating the need for a pilot in the GN Arms Type-D.[3][8][12] The GN Arms' data is later used to develop the GNR-010 0 Raiser.[5][6]

When not in used, each GN Arms is docked to the rear of a Assault Container, which can also store a Gundam.[1][3][8][13] Carrying the GN Arms and its Gundam partner, the Assault Container can undergo independent operations in space or on earth, and is capable of atmospheric re-entry and escape.[1][13][14] The GN Arms' GN Verniers serve as part of the Assault Container's propulsion system, and a special mechanism transfers the GN Arms' pilot to and fro from the bridge of the Assault Container to control the machines accordingly.[8][10][12][14] The Assault Container has built-in weaponry for supporting the Gundam in battle, it can also replace the normal unarmed containers of the mothership, CBS-70 Ptolemaios, and when utilized in this latter manner, the Large-Size GN cannons of the stored GN Arms can serve as the Ptolemaios's main guns.[2][3][4][14] Therefore, the deployment of the GN Arms and by extension, the Assault Containers, can also be viewed as the weaponization of the unarmed Ptolemaios.[8]

ArmamentsEdit

  • Claw
A pair of close combat-use claws are mounted on the tip of the folded, leg-like parts at the bottom of the GN Arms Type-E and Type-D.[1][4][8] Each claw has three prongs that unfold during use.[1][4][8]
  • Large-Size GN Cannon
Also known as 'Large GN Cannon', the GN Arms Type-E and Type-D have two of this weapon and their emitters are located below the top sections of both machines.[2][4][8] They serve as the GN Arms' main armament, and their firepower are comparable to the GN-005 Gundam Virtue's GN Bazooka.[4] However, due to their high GN Particle consumption, they only perform at full power when in GN Armor form.[4] Despite this, they can still overwhelm the GNX-603T GN-X's GN Shield when fired by the GN Arms.[9] They also serve as the Ptolemaios' main guns when the Assault Container containing the GN Arms is attached to the ship.[4]
  • Large-Size GN Sword
Also known as 'Large GN Sword', a pair are equipped on the movable arm-like parts on the sides of the GN Arms Type-E.[1][2][4][8] They are prepared for the close combat specialized Gundam Exia, and like the Exia's GN Sword, the physical blades of the Large-Size GN Swords are enveloped in GN Particles and can penetrate GN Field.[1][4][8][10] The GN Arms Type-E by itself cannot use the weapon effectively, however by taking advantage of its accelerating capabilities, it can still use the swords to destroy enemy unit.[1]
  • GN Beam Gun
Mounted on the inner surface of each Large-Size GN Swords, the two GN Beam Guns are for restricting enemy movements and the likes.[1][4][8] Therefore, their firepower are not very high and inferior to that of the Large-Size GN Cannons.[1][4] However, they have a higher rate of fire and can target enemy units in a wider range due to being mounted on freely movable parts.[1][4][10]
  • GN Twin Rifle
Mounted on the GN Arms Type-D's right side, its twin barrels are folded when the machine is cruising and unfold during use.[4][12] The GN Twin Rifle's firepower is weaker than the Large-Size GN Cannons, but has high accuracy against targets at long range.[4]
  • Large-Size Missile Container
A container carrying hundreds of GN Missiles equipped on the GN Arms Type-D's left side, it is also known as 'Ultra Large GN Missile Pod'.[3][4][8][12] The missiles, fully charged with GN Particles before hand, have high destructive power.[4] Exceptional combat results can be achieved when the missiles are fired en masse after the unit breaks into the enemy fleet.[4]

HistoryEdit

To neutralize the threat of Celestial Being, the three major powers of the world, the Union, HRL and AEU, established an alliance under the United Nation's control, creating the UN Forces. In respond to this, Sumeragi Lee Noriega recalled the Gundam Meisters and their Gundams to the Ptolemaios and asked Ian Vashti to bring Lasse Aeon along to retrieve the GN Arms.

As the Ptolemaios and the four Gundams battled the UN Forces' GNX-603T GN-Xs for the first time, Lasse returned in time with the GN Arms Type-E. Beam fire from the GN Arms Type-E rescued the GN-005 Gundam Virtue from the attack of Patrick Colasour’s GN-X. The GN Arms Type-E then fired its GN Beam Guns and Large-Size GN Cannons at the other GN-Xs, destroying one unit. The UN Forces then retreated. After the battle, the GN Arms Type-E docked with its Assault Container while rendezvousing with the Ptolemaios.

The Assault Container with GN Arms Type-E was later loaded with the Gundam Exia as the Gundam Meister, Setsuna F. Seiei, wanted to go to Earth to stop UN Forces' attack on Team Trinity and to figure out the purpose for the Gundams' existence. Lasse volunteered to go along, noting the Assault Container's ability to exit the atmosphere; he also wanted to use the trip to conduct a performance test of the GN Arms Type-E. On Earth, they battled Ali al-Saachez who had taken control of the GNW-002 Gundam Throne Zwei, saving Nena Trinity. Meanwhile, the Ptolemaios traveled to a dock hidden in an asteroid in Lagrange 1 for repairs and resupplies, and was attached with the Assault Container loaded with the GN Arms Type-D.

As Lasse and Setsuna made their way back to the Ptolemaios, the UN Forces discovered the mothership and launched another attack. During the battle, Lockon Stratos sortied in the GN Armor Type-D and attacked the ships of the enemy fleet, destroying two of three ships. However, the GN Arms Type-D component of the GN Armor Type-D was then severely damaged by attacks from Ali's Throne Zwei and the last ship, forcing Lockon to eject the Dynames and continue the fight. The Dynames was later incapacitated, and Lockon left the Gundam with the rifle-shaped controller in hand. He then found one of the wrecked GN Arms Type-D's Large-Size GN Cannons, connected the rifle-shaped controller to it, and shot down the Throne Zwei with the cannon. As the Throne Zwei exploded, it fired a beam shot in retaliation, destroying the Large-Size GN Cannon and killing Lockon.

In the final battle with the UN Forces, the Assault Container loaded with Exia and GN Arms Type-E was launched from the Ptolemaios to take down the huge enemy mobile armor, the GNMA-XCVII Alvatore, while the GN-003 Gundam Kyrios and the GN-004 Gundam Nadleeh defended the mothership from the GN-Xs. When the Assault Container's GN Missiles and beam shots proved useless against the Alvatore's GN Field, Lasse rammed the container at the mobile armor and fired an almost point-blank beam shot, but this was also futile. The GN Arms Type-E and Exia then ejected from the Assault Container as it was ripped apart by the Alvatore.

The GN Arms Type-E and Exia shot repeatedly at the Alvatore, but failed to even scratch its armor. They eventually docked to form the powerful GN Armor Type-E and severely disabled the Alvatore. However, the GN Armor Type-E also suffered heavy damage in the process, and after piercing the Alvatore's GN Field with the right Large-Size GN Sword and lodging the weapon in the mobile armor, the GN Arms Type-E component exploded from the accumulated damages. The Exia ejected in time and destroyed the Alvatore with its GN Sword. Despite being seriously injured, Lasse survived the explosion and was rescued after the battle.

Picture GalleryEdit

GunplaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 The Official Gundam Perfect File Vol. 28 – GN Arms (Type-E/Type-D) Mechanic File
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 MS Movie File in infobox
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Gundam 00 Official Website Mechanic Page
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 HG00 1/144 GN Arms Type-E + Gundam Exia (Trans-Am Mode) and HG00 1/144 GN Arms Type-D + Gundam Dynames model kit manuals
  5. 5.0 5.1 MS development chart from PG 00 Raiser model kit manual
  6. 6.0 6.1 MS development chart from 'Gundam Weapons - Mobile Suit Gundam 00V Special Edition' Book
  7. Mobile Suit Gundam 00V: Battlefield Record Chapter 8
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 'Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Mechanics 1st' Book
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Episode 21, Path of Destruction
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Episode 25, Setsuna
  11. 11.0 11.1 'Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Archives' Book
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Episode 23, Stop the World
  13. 13.0 13.1 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Episode 22, Trans-Am
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Episode 24, Endless Poem

Notes & TriviaEdit

  • The GN Arms bear a striking resemblance to the RGX-D4 D Gundam "Fourth"'s G-Cruiser.
  • Linearts for the GN Arms Type-D has so far not been released, only those of GN Armor Type-D are available.
  • In official materials and source books, the profiles for GN Arms Type-E and Type-D are frequently merged with those of GN Armor Type-E and Type-D.

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