Kira, Soldier of Orb

Technical File 1: ZAFT Grunt MS

HMF-19
GAU (General Assault Unit)

Unit Type: Mass-Production General Assault Fighter

Manufacturer: Asimov Design Bureau

Operator: ZAFT

Height: 16.9 Meters

Weight: 79.7 Metric Tons

Armor Materials: Steel-Titanium Alloy

Power Source: Zinc-Air Flow Battery

Propulsion: 2 x Propulsion Binders (Space: 4 x Monopropellant Rockets; Atmosphere: 2 x Ionizing Ramjets; Sea: 2 x Aquatic Turbofan Engines)
8 x Electrostatic Ion Thrusters
Many x Colloid Verniers

Operating System: Adaptive Synchronized System

Special Systems: Active Mass Balance Auto-Control System

Equipment and Design Features: Modular Propulsion Binders (Space, Atmosphere, and Sea Types)
Mono-Eye Centralized Visual Sensor System

Fixed Armaments: 2 x Foot-Integrated 13mm Anti-Infantry Machineguns
2 x 3-Tube L66 Missile Launchers (Optional)

Optional Hand Armaments: L5 50mm Sub-Machine Gun
L17 75mm Heavy Assault Rifle
L95 105mm Anti-Ship Rifle
R29 250mm Recoilless Launcher
R44 Cruise Missile Launcher
A9 Mono-Edged Broadsword

Bio: The very first combat mobile suit produced, ZAFT's General Assault Unit has become the baseline for all mobile suits developed since its original performance in CE 68. Having been originally designed based on worker mobile armors, the GAU has a rather rotund design, with the limbs being more like bolted on additions than integrated appendages. The more recent G ground combat variant possesses a more conventionally humanoid frame, if still rather squat.

Powered by a large Zinc-Air Flow Battery, the GAU has a long operation period, capable of going for fifty-two hours without refueling at a ship or other supporting facility like a hanger.

As it was the first mobile suit, and the Active Mass Balance Auto-Control system was as yet untested, the PLANT engineers who designed the GAU put on an array of thrusters and verniers more suited to mobile armors, in addition to the primary propulsion binders. This makes the GAU extremely agile and fast, especially compared to the Moebius, as its use of the AMBAC system for attitude control, combined with the thrusters and verniers allow it to change direction on a dime faster than the Moebius. The original propulsion binders, designed for space use, had two monopropellant rockets built into each binder. When ZAFT invaded Earth, new binders were designed for use in atmosphere and underwater, using an Ionizing Ramjet that partially converted air and fuel into plasma, and a Turbofan engine designed for use when submerged.

The GAU's armor consists of light-weight rolled armor plating made from an alloy of iron, carbon and titanium simply called Steel-Titanium alloy. It's effective against standard mobile armor cannons, although high-velocity linear cannons and railguns have an easier time penetrating it, and it's virtually worthless against beam weapons of any kind.

The most complicated part of the GAU is it's operating system, called an Adaptive Synchronized System. It works in conjunction with lesser systems in the GAU's processors, creating a linked network of program modules that control everything from sensors, to thruster output, to AMBAC degree, resulting in an enormously complicated system that requires a precise control to operate correctly. Due to this, it would take a Natural of great skill to properly control a GAU without the suit tripping over its own feet, or overcompensating its spin.

Contained in the fin that runs from its forehead to the back of the head is a simple radar sensor system, much like the one carried by modern mobile armors. However, with the Neutron Jammer's side effect of scrambling radio waves, the primary sensor of the GAU is it's Mono-Eye Centralized Visual Sensor System, essentially a high-powered multi-frequency camera system equipped with a laser rangefinder and a semi-automated tracking program. Typically used as the primary sensor, it works in conjunction with both the radar and several less-powerful and smaller camera systems mounted on the head to quickly acquire and track a select target.

Fixed into the GAU's feet are two 13mm machineguns intended for use against infantry, typically used to suppress them in support of allied infantry, allowing the latter to advance unhindered. Optionally mounted on the legs are two L66 Missile Launchers, each of which has three missiles with high-explosive warheads.

While during their original deployment, the GAUs wielded what amounted to haphazardly modified CIWS turrets and tank cannons, continuing refinements have produced the first hand-held mobile suit weapons, each of which are pretty much vastly enlarged versions of infantry small arms.

The two most common weapons used by GAU pilots are the L5 50mm Sub-Machinegun and the L17 75mm Heavy Assault Rifle, the former being smaller and lighter, thus allowing the GAU to move faster while the latter is more powerful with a greater armor-penetration ability and more range.
Typically reserved for recon units, the L95 104mm Anti-Ship Rifle is essentially the GAU's version of a sniper rifle, used to take out warship bridges.
For use against ships and heavy fortifications, the R44 Cruise Missile Launcher carries two large cruise missiles apiece, and possesses the necessary guidance module to home them into the target.
Originally conceived as a joke, the A9 Mono-Edged Broadsword recently went into production when it became apparent that GAUs were being stolen and salvaged before being put back into action by the Earth Alliance as well as several independent groups. Made of a light-weight steel alloy and sharpened via laser to have a cutting edge composed of a single molecule, the sword can cut easily through armor plating and allow a GAU to take another one down without killing the pilot if so desired.

HMF-22
GEL-GOUG (Governing Elite Leader - General Oversight Unit Guide)

Unit Type: Limited Production Command Mobile Suit

Manufacturer: Asimov Design Bureau

Operator: ZAFT

Height: 17.6 Meters

Weight: 82.7 Metric Tons

Armor Materials: Steel-Titanium Alloy

Power Source: Extended Zinc-Air Flow Battery

Propulsion: 2 x Propulsion Binders (Space: 4 x Monopropellant Rockets; Atmosphere: 2 x Ionizing Ramjets; Sea: 2 x Aquatic Turbofan Engines)
4 x Electrostatic Ion Thrusters w/ Thrust-Vectoring Nozzles

Operating System: Adaptive Reaction System - Enhanced

Special Systems: Active Mass Balance Auto-Control System

Equipment and Design Features: Modular Propulsion Binders (Space, Atmosphere, and Sea Types)
Mono-Eye Centralized Visual Sensor System Mark 2

Fixed Armaments: 2 x Head-Mounted 50mm CIWS Guns
2 x 3-Tube L66 Missile Launchers (Optional)

Standard Hand Armaments: 1 x Armed Ablative Shield (Integrated 90mm Heavy Machinegun)
1 x 60mm Rail-Rifle

Optional Hand Armaments: L5 50mm Sub-Machine Gun
L17 75mm Heavy Assault Rifle
L95 105mm Anti-Ship Rifle
R29 250mm Recoilless Launcher
R44 Cruise Missile Launcher
A9 Mono-Edged Broadsword

Bio: ZAFT's next-generation mobile suit, the rather awkwardly-named GEL-GOUG is currently in limited production and issued to ZAFT Commanders and Special Units.

Designed to have much longer staying power than the GAU, the GEL-GOUG hosts an enlarged Zinc-Air Flow Battery, allowing seventy-two hours of uninterrupted operation.

Having proven the maneuverability afforded to mobile suits by the AMBAC system, Asimov Design Bureau's engineers took the initial propulsion systems of the GAU and stripped the Colloid Thrusters and four of the Electrostatic Ion Thrusters from the frame, while adding on thrust-vectoring nozzles to the remaining four thrusters. The overall result was greater top speed and acceleration due to the reduced mass given by stripping the Colloid Thrusters' fuel reserves, with only a comparatively minor loss in maneuverability.

The GEL-GOUG uses the same armor as the GAU.

The operating system has been overhauled, stream-lining the system architecture and allowing for a generally faster processing speed that allows the GEL-GOUG's targeting systems to more accurately acquire and track high-speed enemies, while also enhancing the ability of the sensors to overcome the Neutron-Jammer's radio-scrambling side-effect.

With data on the extent of N-Jammer interference, the engineers modified the sensor system, expanding the head-mounted sensor finn and allowing it to expend more power to acquire and track targets in a general area or acutely scan a small volume. As well, an updated Mono-Eye system was installed, using a Laser Distance and Ranging (LADAR) in place of the more simpler but also cheaper laser range-finder, allowing the GEL-GOUG to have a more detailed and persistent target lock with the system, giving an overall increase to accuracy.

While capable of using the same weapons as the GAU, the GEL-GOUG also comes equipped with its own weapons. First, rather than the 13mm machineguns, it mounts two 50mm quad-barreled CIWS guns in its head, proven to be equally effective against heavy vehicles and infantry alike.
It also marks the first use of a shield on a ZAFT MS, the Armed Ablative Shield designed to defend against the Earth Alliance's ship-mounted beam cannons while also having a built-in heavy machinegun.
The standard-issue hand-held weapon for the GEL-GOUG is the 60mm Rail-Rifle. Firing a high-velocity armor-piercing incendiary slug at high velocities, the Rail-Rifle is most effective against heavily-armored units, and has a magazine loaded with twenty-five rounds.

– The Author –

Alright, so as noted in other updated stories, I've had a big, long absence from Fanfic writing-

(Lazy ass)

-And am now coming back to write, especially Knight of Orb, but in this case it's going to be a short while before the next real chapter comes out, so I'm posting this first Technical File to-

(Delay and make excuses, infuriating most of your pathetically small readership)

Oh look, it's Sentinel Prime.

(DUCK AND COVER! leaps behind a wooden wall)

Truly an example of mechanical logic. Anyway, long story short, real update for this story soon, hope some of you guys get a bit satisfied with this, if not, sorry.

(Hey, maybe you shouldn't work so much on that Mass Effect crossover, devote more time to this?)

Maybe you should run from that Brute husk.

(What are you- OH MY DEVIL GUNDAM! RUN!)

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