Technology & Combat Characteristics
A special Gaplant design for supersonic penetration via a ballistic trajectory tactic, similar to intercontinental ballistic missile. A ballistic trajectory involves launching from the surface and temporarily escaping the atmosphere. After re-entering the atmosphere, the machine follows a parabolic course to its target point while maintaining the vast acceleration obtained from the effects of gravity. The base machine of Fiver is a Gaplant with new sensors installed and the beam cannons removed. The backpack unit contains three generators of various sizes, and connects directly to the Gaplant's own back thrusters. A nose unit is attached to the front of the machine, and a heat-resistant field unit with coolant gas emitters is attached to its underside. Two defensive binders are attached to the backpack unit and the Gaplant's arms. Each defensive binder contains one I-field generator and ten beam cannons, whose protective covers are blown off prior to use. Since the I-field generators consume virtually all of the machine's energy output, the beam cannons are powered by energy packs. The lower section of each binder houses a rack of twelve energy packs for this purpose, and this section terminates in a thruster and propellant tank. Each binder can also carry one escort mobile suit, and the upper section of each binder has a manipulator arm to hold these mobile suits in place. The upper and lower sections can be opened up so that the diffuse beam cannons all face forward.
- Diffuse Beam Cannon
- Long Blade Rifle
- Shield Booster
Special Equipment & Features
- I-field Beam-deflecting Barrier Generator