Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Gundam [Kestrel] Armor Exterior is a set of optional equipment developed in Granada that features additional armor with a beam-resistant coating as well as increased firepower. A linear gun is mounted on the the backpack while a double beam rifle is mounted on the right arm. In addition, missile launchers have been mounted on the backpack, legs, and left arm. The Kestrel's mobility has been reduced, though it is still superior to that of a standard MS. The decreased mobility also results in the mobile suit being easier to pilot. The mobile suit also features propellant tanks and a cooling system to extend its operating time.
- Vulcan Gun
- Beam Saber
- Two beam sabers are stored on the Kestrel's backpack. The beam saber rack replaces the wing binders of the ［Gullinbursti］.
- Linear Gun
- Double Beam Rifle
- Mega Beam Launcher
- A high-power beam cannon that is connected to the arm beam emitter and receives power from the Kestrel. The weapon consists of the main body, a mega condenser, and a replaceable barrel. It can be fired continuously for several seconds, but forced cooling is required afterwards. It is also able to adjust the firing angle of the beam by 15 degrees at the barrel. However, the long barrel results in the weapon having an unstable center of gravity.