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The Solar Flare System (also known as the Solar System (ソーラ・システム?)) is a weapon from Mobile Suit Gundam. An improved version known as Solar System II appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory.

Overview

The Solar System was a strategic weapon used by the Earth Federation Forces in their attack on the space fortress Solomon[1]. Like the weapon devised by the ancient inventor Archimedes, an array of mirrors focused the sun's light into a single devastating point, capable of carving through solid rock[1]. The Solar System consisted of four million individually adjustable mirrors, computer-coordinated to form an immense lens tens of kilometers across[1].

A refined version of the Solar System, the Solar System II, was deployed by the Earth Federation Forces in an attempt to stop the Delaz Fleet from dropping a colony on Earth in U.C. 0083[2]. It consists of only 408,000 mirrors, but thanks to improved materials and more sophisticated control software, its destructive power is equal to that of the original[2].

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 GundamOfficial :: Universal Century :: Glossary :: Technology. Archived from the original on 2012-08-25. “Solar Flare System”
  2. 2.0 2.1 GundamOfficial :: Universal Century :: Glossary :: Technology. Archived from the original on 2012-08-25. “Solar System II”
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