Technology & Combat Characteristics
Gundam Sadalsuud Type F is the enhanced version of GNY-002 Gundam Sadalsuud used by CB's shadow team, Fereshte. Its armor system was upgraded, but without compromising the effectiveness of its sensor system. It also has two large sensor shields instead of the original's one unit on the left shoulder. The sensor shields also have been upgraded; featuring additional sensors mounted on top and additional thrusters, enhancing the suit's sensory and targeting capabilites as well as speed and mobility respectively. For weapons, Sadalsuud Type F retained the Revolver Bazooka and a pair of GN Beam Sabers. However, it can also use the GN-002 Gundam Dynames' GN Sniper Rifle when needed. Because Sadalsuud Type F's sensor range is greater than Dynames', the unit can cover greater distances in firing solutions.
After CB's defeat in 2308 AD, Fereshte recovered as much materials before the enemy could raid their resource satellites, and these materials included spare parts for the third generation Gundams. Some of these spare parts were used to upgrade Fereshte's Gundams. One such upgrade was the incorporation of the parts used by GN-005 Gundam Virtue, used to generate a GN Field onto the Sadalsuud Type F. However, since Sadalsuud Type F was not designed for such a feature, its ability to generate a field was highly limited. Instead of generating a spherical particle field that surrounded the suit, it could only form a small sphere that covered nearly the size of a man, impractical for most. It would take a pilot of Hixar Fermi's abilities to take advantage of it. For increased combat capabilities, it can execute its Trans-Am System.
- Beam Saber
- The same close combat weapon as used by Gundam Sadalsuud. Although the saber’s blade is made of pure energy, it can cross swords with solid blades as it incorporated technology that prevents repulsive diffusion of GN Particles. Has superior cutting power than the Union’s and AEU’s Sonic Blade as well as Plasma Sword. A pair of GN Beam Sabers are stored on the outer edges of the rear waister thrusters.
- Revolver Bazooka
- Also known as ‘Revolve Bazooka’, it is the same range armament as used by Gundam Sadalsuud. A rifle-like weapon that fires physical rounds, its ammunitions are contained in a revolving cylinder, and its function varies based on the type of munitions loaded. A sensor is situated beneath the weapon's muzzle, while a rotatable secondary grip is located at the top surface. Can be used for underwater combat.
- GN Sniper Rifle
- A long-barreled beam rifle, the GN Sniper Rifle is an armament from the Gundam Dynames. Due to the abundant energy provided by the GN Drive, the GN Sniper Rifle may be used multiple times in succession, and unlike most beam weaponry it does not suffer much loss of beam cohesion in atmosphere, allowing it to be used against even very high-altitude targets. Can be mounted on a bipod. An optional scope may be attached above the barrel. Due to Sadalsuud Type F's superior sensory range, the shots fired from the GN Sniper Rifle is much further and more accurate compared to Dynames.
Special Equipment & Features
- Sensor Shield
- Two movable shields with sensing functions are mounted on the shoulders, they are enhanced version of the Gundam Sadalsuud's left shoulder sensor shield. They possessed a pair new sensors mounted on top each of the sensor shields, and contain additional thrusters on the back of the new sensors for increased speed and mobility.
- Sensor Mask
With the creation Fereshte the Sadalsuud, alongside the other second generation Gundams, received a number of upgrades and modifications that would allow them to more efficiently participate in Fereshte's shadow interventions. During the years 2307 to early 2308 the Sadalsuud Type F's assigned pilot was Fon Spaak, though the aggressive criminal rarely used the mobile suit aside from a single incident where Fon was ordered to monitor the GN-002/DG014 Gundam Dynames Torpedo.
In the year 2308, after the destruction of Celestial Being, Fereshte, now in possession of two GN Drives, was given spare parts from the third generation Gundams that were used to further upgrade the second generation Gundams. The Sadalsuud received parts from the Virtue used to create GN fields, however the Sadalsuud lacked the efficiency to erect anything other than a partial field.
In the same year the Sadalsuud Type F, while it was equipped with a GN Drive, was stolen from a Fereshte Earth base by the Innovade and former Celestial Being pilot Hixar Fermi. Hixar had the ability to synch with the Sadalsuud and could use its partial GN field with great effectiveness, he could even use the GN field to manipulate his body mass and simulate flying. Hixar's reasons for stealing the Sadalsuud was so that he could more effectively carry out his mission as "Veda's eyes." Over the course of months Hixar would meet Fon Spaak several times though the Fereshte pilot never made any attempts to retrieve the Sadalsuud.
The Sadalsuud returned to Fereshte service when Hixar accepted Chall Acustica's request that he join Fereshte as a Gundam Meister and take part in the mission to hunt down the rouge Fon Spaak. Hixar was officially assigned as the Sadalsuud's pilot and he took the mobile suit with him in an Assault Container during his hunt. Hixar, which had followed Fon into space for his betrayal, tries to prevent him with the Gundam Sadalsuud. On the other hand, Fon mercilessly attacks him with the Astraea Type F2 in Trans-Am mode. Although Hixar also activates Trans-Am and fights back with the Sadalsuud.
A Black Gundam Plutone piloted by Bring Stabity appears to help out Fon Spaak. For the moment Hixar retreats. Fon announces a plan to attach an engine to an asteroid to drop it on Earth. Astraea Type F2 and Black Plutone are sortied as guards for the asteroid. There, Hixar’s Sadalsuud appears. Fon intentionally shows Bring his back to agitate him, but Bring doesn’t bite and goes after Hixar. Gundam Sadalsuud Type F battles Black Plutone Gundam while Fon sends the asteroid with a GN Drive Tau attached to it towards Earth. Black Plutone Gundam uses its GN beam rifle to take down Gundam Sadalsuud Type F, but it uses it's sensor shield to block it. Bring stops and tries to convince Hixar is an innovator. Hixar responds by going Trans-Am and shooting at him with a GN sniper rifle, but Bring blocks it with GN Field. Hixar keeps on shooting Black Gundam Plutone in exactly the same spot on the GN field over and over again until it is overwhelmed, allowing the next attack to penetrate and destroy the Gundam. Bring uses the escape pod to retreat.
In chapter 13 of Mobile Suit Gundam 00I, Hixar piloting Gundam Sadalsuud Type F (which was refitted with a GN Drive Tau) battles Beside Pain piloting CB-001.5 1.5 Gundam. Beside uses the Alvaaron Cannon Mode of 1.5 Gundam to destroy Gundam Sadalsuud Type F. Hixar uses a Haro in the cockpit to set his Gundam Sadalsuud Type F on auto drive system to escape. Hixar allows the Sadalsuud to be destroyed by Beside's CB-001.5 1.5 Gundam, allowing Hixar to jump into a GNR-000 GN Sefer and kill Beside at point blank range.
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