Sadalsuud (سعد السعود lit: luck of lucks?), also known as Beta Aquarii, is the brightest star in the constellation Aquarius, which is associated with the image of the water bearer. The same image appears upon the face of the card The Star -- one of the twenty-two Major Arcana in the Tarot. The other Gundam test-types follow this naming theme.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The re-designated Sadalsuud Type-F has undergone significant armor upgrades, but not to such a degree that the effectiveness of its sensor system is compromised. A second sensor shield is mounted on its right rotatable shoulder dock, but no weapons are presently known to be equipped. The unit remains incapable of active participation in combat. Later, the Sadalsuud shows the ability to use the same kind of Sniper Rifle that Dynames used before.
Primary armament, a multipurpose physical-round firearm with a revolver-style cylinder, variable in function based on the type of munitions loaded. Designed to accompany the sensor system as a practical testing device for the unit's aiming capabilities. An on-board sensor is situated beneath the barrel. A rotatable grip is attached to the top surface.
Its official designation unknown, a shield-like device normally secured to a revolvable dock on the unit's left shoulder, with movable panels attached at either side of the sensor plate in the middle of the outwardly-faced surface. A larger cylindrical sensor is located in the compartment furthest from the shoulder, used for the imaging of regions outside the effective reach of the unit's frontally-oriented fixed scan range.
GN Sniper Rifle
A long-barreled beam rifle, the GN Sniper Rifle is Sadalsuud's primary armament. Due to the abundant energy provided by the GN Drive, the 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. The rifle may be detached and mounted on a bipod, but is usually secured to the right rotatable shoulder dock. An optional scope may be attached above the barrel.
When the creation Fereshte the Sadalsuud, alongside the other second generation Gundams, received a number of upgrades that would allow it to more efficently 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 effecincy 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 effectivly 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 offically assinged as the Sadalsuud's pilot and he took the mobile suit with him in an Assault Container during his hunt.
- GNY-002 Gundam Sadalsuud on Wikipedia
- GNY-002 Gundam Sadalsuud on MAHQ
- GNY-002F Gundam Sadalsuud Type-F on MAHQ