ORB-01 Akatsuki serve as the final defense of Orb, should the need arise. Developed in secret, the Akatsuki is hidden underneath the Orb mainland. The Akatsuki's design is similar to the GAT-X105 Strike Gundam that Orb assisted the Earth Alliance in developing. Aside from visual similarities, the Akatsuki is capable of using several packs similar to the Strike Gundam's "Striker packs." Perhaps the most unique feature of the Akatsuki is its "Yata-no-Kagami" anti-beam defensive reflection system, which is coated on the armor. Comprised of many tiny mirrors, the armor coating the Akatsuki to reflect any beam energy fired at it. [www.mahq.net]
ORB-01 Akatsuki Gundam (SD) Papercraft
SD Gundam Virtue Papercraft
Virtue relies on its overwhelming firepower to destroy its enemies from mid-to-long range, with almost no capabilities in melee combat. Because Virtue's GN Bazooka requires a recharge time after each shot, it depends on its armor and GN Field for protection while recharging. Should opponents attack Virtue while recharging, it can still attack using its dual GN Cannons. However, these same countermeasures are also Virtue's greatest weakness. While the GN Bazooka can be fired through the GN Field, the GN Cannons cannot, requiring Virtue to drop the field while it fires. Its bulky, heavy armor and weaponry also makes Virtue a liability in close-range or high-speed combat. [Gundam-Wikia]
Gundam RX-78 GP01/Fb Diorama Papercraft
Although the RX-78GP01 Gundam "Zephyranthes" mobile suit was intended to be upgraded for use in space, the uprising of Zeon remnants in UC 0083 moved this project up considerably. The GP01, not being properly calibrated for space combat, had been critically damaged by Zeon forces when its pilot, Kou Uraki, had carelessly taken the mobile suit out into battle. The damaged GP01 was immediately taken to Anaheim Electronics' Von Braun City factory on the Moon to be repaired and reconfigured for zero-gee use. Soon, the rebuilt and improved RX-78GP01-Fb Gundam Full Vernian "Zephyranthes" was rolled out and went through a rapid battery of test trials before being redeployed aboard the Federation assault carrier Albion in pursuit of the stolen Gundam GP02A. The Full Vernian GP01 was a tremendous improvement over its original form, almost doubled in acceleration and with a marked increase in maneuverability. It also featured an improved space-use version of its Core Fighter II, incorporating the mobile suit's large thruster- and vernier-laden backpack into its design. Following the nuclear attack on Konpeitoh, the GP01Fb was destroyed in a final duel with the GP02A. [Mecha&Anime HQ]
ZGMF-X56S/b Sword Impulse Gundam Paper Model
The ZGMF-X56S/β Sword Impulse Gundam is the ZAFT equivalent to the Earth Alliance's GAT-X105+AQM/E-X02 Sword Strike Gundam. The Sword Silhouette pack is stored on the Minerva's dedicated hangar for the Impulse Gundam and is sent out onto the field via a computer-controlled flyer craft. The flyer delivers the pack to the Impulse Gundam and automatically returns to the Minerva.
The Sword Silhouette pack's armaments include two beam boomerangs similar to the ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam, as well as a pair of anti-ship swords similar to the GAT-X133 Sword Calamity. The "Excalibur" swords can be combined into one large sword to attack several mobile suits or a battleship.
ZGMF-X56S/a Force Impulse Gundam Paper Model
The ZGMF-X56S/α Force Impulse Gundam is the ZAFT equivalent to the Earth Alliance's GAT-X105+AQM/E-X01 Aile Strike Gundam. The Force Silhouette pack provides the Impulse Gundam with increased mobility in space, as well as atmospheric flight on Earth. The Force Silhouette pack is stored on the Minerva's dedicated hangar for the Impulse Gundam and is sent out onto the field via a computer-controlled flyer craft. The flyer delivers the pack to the Impulse Gundam and automatically returns to the Minerva. The Force Silhouette pack docks with the Impulse Gundam via a laser lock. The only additional armament carried by the Force Silhouette pack is a pair of beam sabers.
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