The GS-9900 G-Falcon is a support machine which appears in the latter half of the series After War Gundam X.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The G-Falcon was a high speed, high mobility fighter craft originally developed by the UNE for the 7th Space War as a dedicate support machine for their Gundam-type mobile suits. It has the ability to carry a Gundam within it, functioning essentially as a mobile suit carrier. Armed with two Vulcan guns, two scattering beam cannons and two infrared homing missile pods, it has no problem taking down enemy mobile suits on its own. Like the Gundams, the G-Falcon is armored with luna titanium alloy and thus can conduct atmospheric entry. One such unit was abandoned during development for unknown reasons, and after the war, it was recovered and completed by the guerrilla group, Satelicon and assigned to one of its members, Pala Sys.
In accordance with its original role as a mobile suit carrier, the G-Falcon can separate into two sections, the A Part (the front module) and the B Part (the aft module) for combining with a Gundam. The A Part contains the cockpit as well as the Vulcan guns, and can operate independently as a small fighter craft. The B Part is the core of the G-Falcon; it has the primary attachment points for the Gundam, as well as the the scattering beam cannons and infrared homing missile pods. The B Part has no cockpit, but can function as an attack unit remote controlled by the A Part. The B Part also has a large arm unit that can be used to retrieve a mobile suit. Although developed for the Gundams created during the 7th Space War, the G-Falcon has no problem combining with the new GX-9901-DX Gundam Double X, GW-9800-B Gundam Airmaster Burst and the GT-9600-D Gundam Leopard Destroy developed after the war. In this combined state, the Gundam retains use of its own weaponry, with the G-Falcon's parts drawing out each Gundam's characteristic capabilities and enhancing them further.
The combined form with Double X utilized both the A and B Parts, and is known as "G-Falcon Double X". The G-Falcon Double X has two configurations, the first has the Double X in a standing position for combat and is known as 'MS Form', while the second has the Double X in a lying position and is known as the 'DX Storage Form'. The DX Storage Form is for high-speed flight in space and on earth, and can conduct atmospheric entry. Regardless of the configurations, the Double X can fire its Twin Satellite Cannon, with the G-Falcon's parts boosting the Double X's mobility and firepower, including the output of the Twin Satellite Cannon. Combination with the Gundam Airmaster Burst only uses the B Part, and enhances the speed of the Airmaster Burst's Fighter Mode, giving it thruster output superior to that of high-speed space cruiser. Similarly, combination with Gundam Leopard Destroy only uses the B Part; it increase the efficiency of the Leopard Destroy's beam weaponry, grants the Leopard Destroy flight capability under gravity and gives it 360 degree attacking capability in space.
- Vulcan Gun
- A pair of vulcan guns are mounted in the G-Falcon's nose unit, one on each side of the cockpit. They are highly regarded for maintaining high accuracy while the machine is moving at a great speed. They serve as the sole weapon of the A Part.
- Infrared Homing Missile Pod
- Mounted below the wings, each missile pod holds 10 small missiles for a total of 20. These missiles can track their targets via infrared.
- Scattering Beam Cannon
- The main weapon of the G-Falcon, one is mounted on the end of each wing. They can destroy multiple mobile suits in a single blast.
Special Equipment & Features
- Energy Pack
- The pair of energy packs are optional equipment and not part of the G-Falcon's original setup. Mounted below the rear portion of the G-Falcon, one on each side, they are created after the introduction of the Gundam Double X. They are for boosting the G-Falcon's mobility and to supplement the output of the Double X's Twin Satellite Cannon.
Developed by the United Nations Earth as a support craft for their Gundams, an unknown number of G-Falcons were used during the 7th Space War. After the 7th Space War, the guerrilla group Satelicon found and completed an abandoned G-Falcon to be used in their fight against the Space Revolutionary Army.
In AW 0015, G-Falcon pilot Pala Sys rescued Gundam Double X pilot Garrod Ran who was about to lose a battle against SRA ace pilot Lancerow Dawell. She then brought him to the Satelicon base where Garrod decided to join Satelicon to rescue Newtype Tiffa Adill from the SRA. When Satelicon was destroyed by the SRA, only Pala and Garrod escaped in their units. The two then decided to intervene in the firing of the Colony Laser. Their plan involved the G-Falcon marking the targets for the Double X's Twin Satellite Cannon. Also during this operation, Pala took Tiffa from the SRA in the G-Falcon.
After this incident, the three were captured by the New United Nations Earth while returning to Earth, but were able to escape later. They were however chased by the New UNE forces as well as the Frost brothers in their Gundams. It shocked Pala that they were capable of chasing them even with the G-Falcon's speed but she was nevertheless able to shoot down several UNE mobile suits. Pala later joined Jamil Neate's Vulture group and during this time they tested the abilities of the G-Falcon to dock with the Gundams.
When the 8th Space War started between the New UNE and the SRA, Pala fought in her G-Falcon on the Vulture's side to reach the lunar base and meet D.O.M.E.. After the war ended, Pala joined Kid Salsamille's mechanic shop. What happened to her G-Falcon is unknown.
Notes and Trivia
- The G-Falcon is similar in function and design to that of the G-Fighter and FXA-05D G-Defenser of the Universal Century.
- Some media depicts the serial number of G-Falcon Double X as GX-9901-DX+GS-9900.
|Gundam X: Under the Moonlight Mechanics|
DT-6800 Daughtress | DTM-7000 Daughseat | DTM-7200 Daughseat III | GB-9700 Gundam Belphagor | GT-9600 Gundam Leopard | GW-9800 Gundam Airmaster | GX-9900 Gundam X | NR-001 Balient | RMS-006 Jenice | RMS-006 Jenice Kai Gaspa Custom | RMS-009 Septem
DT-6600 Daughtap Underwater Type
Alps-class | Mirage | Rosa Rosa | Trieste-class
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DT-6800F Daughtress Flyer | DT-6800HMC Daughtress High Mobility Command | GB-9700 Gundam Belphagor | RMS-012-8 Descem Hornet | RMS-012-10 Descem Mode X | RMS-019 Crouda
|Cruiser / Mother Ship|
Amanesel | Aoyagi-class
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