Description & Characteristics
Also known as Stealth Field, it is a stealth feature that exploits the nature of GN Particles in a large distribution scale. It is executed by storing concentrated amounts of GN particles and releasing them in a wide area of space to disable communication (e.g.radio) and radar systems. Originally, the GN particles generated by a Gundam alone would provide stealth through communication and radar disruption; but the world's military forces caught on to Celestial Being's methods and created large sensor networks to detect areas that have been blanked due to GN particles. The Stealth Field negates this countermeasure by spreading GN Particles in a wider area, as a result, no military force can effectively communicate and/or detect a Gundam without visual confirmation. All MS units installed with a Stealth Field tend to have particle vents on the relevant parts for releasing and spreading particles effectively in a large radius. The version used by Arche Drei is strong enough to disrupt Fang Control, beam weapons, communication and radar used by GN suits.
The system made its debut during Team Trinity's intervention at the Taklamakan desert. Stealth Field was used to aid in the escape of Ptolemaios team's Gundam Meisters and secure a means of escape for Team Trinity. Throne Drei's Stealth Field can cover an unprecedented wide area of up to several hundreds kilometers. After Team Trinity was defeated, Drei was used in black ops intelligence missions for Wang Liu Mei. After its pilot, Nena Trinity, decided to betray Liu Mei, the system was used one last time as Nena destroys Liu Mei's spaceship with Throne Drei's GN Handgun.
Another variant of the Arche Gundam, the Arche Gundam Drei also possesses a Stealth Field. Its Stealth Field has the ability to disrupt other mobile suits (including GN based ones) communications, Fang/Bit control, and even beam composition. This would leave them only with line-of-sight visual as well as use of non-beam weapons.
- The term Stealth Field is also used in the Star Wars Universe; but in its case, it is more of a personal, short ranged, cloaking device that was used during the Jedi Civil War.
- The GN Stealth Field is one of the Throne Drei's moves in Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full Boost, where using it will protect the unit's partner from being locked-on with range attacks. However, it leaves the Throne Drei vulnerable to attack as it is immobile while the field is activated.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Mobile Suit Gundam 00V Senki Mission 13 GN-20003 Arche Gundam Drei
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Mobile Suit Gundam 00V Volume 17 GNW-20000/J Jagd Arche Gundam