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AEU-09 AEU Enact[1][2]

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AEU-09 AEU Enact Flight Mode

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338 AEU-09 AEU Enact (from Mobile Suit Gundam 00)

Unit Type

Mass Production Transformable Aerial Mobile Suit

Appearances

Anime

Profile

Model Number
  • AEU-09
Developed from
Variants
First Seen
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Head Height
  • 17.6 meters57.743 ft
    692.913 in
Standard Weight
  • 66.8 metric tons
Power-plant
  • Molecular Fuel Cells
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only (in cockpit in torso)
Armor

Movement

Propulsion
  • Plasma Jet Engine x 4 (Fuel:Stored in Back Tank)
Armaments
  • 20mm Machine Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Sonic Blade searchgray_iconsmall.png
Special Equipments and Features
  • Drum Cockpit searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Visor AI searchgray_iconsmall.png
Optional Equipment
  • ? x Missile searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Chaff Dispensers searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Flare Dispensers

The AEU-09 AEU Enact (aka Enact), is AEU's most advanced MS in season 1 of Mobile Suit Gundam 00. The unit was piloted by Patrick Colasour and Fon Spaak.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The latest MS developed by the Advanced European Union. As a solar energy model, the Enact can accept a direct supply of power from the orbital elevator's generation system via a built in dedicated antenna.[4] The basic design is noted by Union Scientist Billy Katagiri to be heavily based on the Union's SVMS-01 Union Flag and shares many features such as the flight form transformation and armaments.

As the AEU's Orbital Elevator is not completely operational, they have placed the utmost priority on the Enact's development so they can be superior to the other blocs.[4] As the solar energy provision system for mobile suits was only limited to local AEU regions, it can be understood that the deployment of this MS in other nations is not a focus for the AEU.[5] This contrasts with Union policy, who are instead focused more on outbound missions that fits its role a the world's police. Due to this system, as long as the Enact remains within AEU territory, it would theoretically have an unlimited operational time.[4] It can also be thought as a great superiority point over the Flag as such a system is non-existent in the Union.[4] The Enact draws electricity from molecular fuel cells that are infused into the materials that make up the suit.[3]

Immediately upon the completion of their energy reception network, the AEU hastily announced the Enact in order to get a good evaluation.[3] This was mainly because the Union had already announced the Flag earlier, who was coincidentally identical to the Enact at that point in time.[3] In reality however, the Enact would not have had a better technological evaluation even if it was announced earlier.[3] The technical demonstration was a terrible disaster due to the Enact's complete defeat by the Exia, which greatly tarnished the image of the Enact in the public's eyes.[3] The slice marks left by the Exia however, were analyzed and used to eventually create beam resistant coating.[3]

The Enact is a high performance unit that is capable of acting either as a mobile suit or a high speed jet fighter. Both modes are capable of aerial flight with the mobile suit mode providing greater mobility and the jet fighter mode providing greater speed. While it shares this transformation system with the Flag, the adoption of this flight mode was not intended for long distance and wide area operations.[5] Rather it was adopted so it can avoid treacherous terrain locally, not exceeding its national border.[5] It is assumed that like the Flag, the Enact is unable to switch forms in mid-air safely without a pilot skilled enough in such an art. Despite being based on the Flag, it does not use the same E-Carbon fuel system. The Enact's fuel tank is located at its back[3] and is used for its propulsion system. The fuel tank is non-explosive but is still flammable.[3]

The Enact's linear rifle can be used in both modes. However the sonic blade used for close combat and the defense rod are limited to use only in mobile suit mode. Like the Flag, the Enact also features weapon bays in the legs and the forearms. The Enact's forearms also has the option to store grenades and missiles instead of the sonic blades.[6]

The initial version of the Enact was painted emerald green and has a long commander's fin on top of the head. The suit, while structurally similar to the mass production version of the Enact, was used to develop both the AEU-09Y812 AEU Enact Ali Al-Saachez Custom and the AEU-09T AEU Enact Commander Type.

When Katharon fielded conventional units in 2312, some of their units like the Realdo had operating system upgrades in order to improve performance.[7] The Enact however was fielded by Katharon without any upgrades or modifications because it was already considered to be the most pinnacle conventional suit available.[7]

Armaments

  • 20mm Machine Gun
The 20mm machine gun is mounted next to the drum cockpit. This rapid-fire armament is ideal for shooting down incoming missiles or small vehicles. The 20mm machine gun however is generally ineffective in against heavily armored targets like mobile suits.
  • Defense Rod
A standard defensive feature of AEU and Union mobile suits. The defense rod is a rotating rod usually connected to the elbow joint of the mobile suits left arm. The rod is capable of deflecting certain physical rounds such as bullets from a machine gun and in some cases a shot from a beam rifle by generating a plasma field. Like the SVMS-01 Union Flag's defense rod, it is lighter allowing the Enact to have an agility and speed advantage over its opponents.
  • Linear Rifle
A 120mm rifle that fires electromagnetically-accelerated live rounds and was one of the most advanced weapons available before the introduction of beam weaponry. It has a firing interval of 35 seconds per standard shot while also having an alternate rapid fire mode.[6] The battery and ammo pack on the rear serves as reserve ammunition.[6]
  • Sonic Blade (Plasma Sword)
The standard melee weapon of both the AEU's and Union's mobile suits. A sonic blade is a folding dagger-like weapon that incorporates a high-frequency oscillating blade. The vibrations of the oscillating blade greatly increase the weapon's cutting capabilities. The weapon has been known to cause pain to the ears of nearby people not properly protected. It can focus plasma in a sword shape to form a plasma sword though this sword lacks the power to even cut another MS's arm.[6] The Enact's Plasma Sword has an operation time limit of 2.5 minutes.[6] This is shorter than that of the Flags, which can last half a minute longer.[8]
  • Missiles
Depending on mission parameters, the Enact can be equipped with different missiles like air-to-air missiles, air-to-surface missiles or even surface-to-air missiles. These missiles are stored in the shin compartment, which when the missiles are fired would open to launch them.

Special Equipment & Features

  • Drum Cockpit
The drum cockpit is designed to reduce the G forces exerted on the pilot during the unit's flight.It achieves this by having the pilot sit in a lying down fashion. Overall this decreases the burden on the pilot. A sub-cockpit is located in the waist for escape purposes. This feature was originally from the SVMS-01 Union Flag.
  • Visor AI
This AI on the Enact is used to control the patterns made by the unit's visor. This feature was originally from the Union's Flag.

History

The Enact's production was launched in the year AD 2307 and the model was first introduced on the day of the Human Reform League's ten year celebration for the completion of its Orbital Elevator. The Advanced European Union, whose Orbital Elevator was still in an incomplete state, had staked its organization's prestige on the development of this new solar energy-adapted mobile suit. The demonstration unit was operated by AEU ace pilot Patrick Colasour, who had won over 2,000 mock battles, only to be heavily damaged by the GN-001 Gundam Exia during its demonstration.

Although its abilities were virtually identical to the Union's SVMS-01 Union Flag, the Enact's design incorporated the latest in mobile suit technology making it one of the most advanced mobile suits to date in AD 2307. However its capabilities were quickly overshadowed by the Gundam Exia which defeated an Enact piloted by one of the AEU's top aces with ease, completely destroying the unit's head and arms without damaging the cockpit. This humiliating defeat would delay the Enact's launch, but that did not stop the PMC Trust from making use of the mobile suit. Enacts operated by both AEU military and PMC Trust would later take part in battles against Celestial Being's armed intervention with little success.

Some months after the introduction of the Enact the Union, AEU, and HRL would unite together and create the United Nations Forces that would use the GNX-603T GN-X. This was the precursor to the establishment of the Earth Sphere Federation which would mass-produce the GN Drive Tau technology and production of previous non-GN powered mobile suit models such as the Enact would cease in favor for the more advanced mobile suits of the GN-X series.

By the year AD 2312 a significant number of Enacts were still in service for the Earth Sphere Federation Army despite being outmatched by the GN-X series of mobile suits. Much like some of the older and outdated units, such as the SVMS-01 Union Flag and MSJ-06II-C/B Tieren High Mobility Type B, the Enact was used as a stopgap method of supplying the Earth Sphere Federation Army with machines because of how GN-X series has limited operation time and requires specific facilities for recharging.[7] The Enact and its variants were also acquired and used by various independent factions and anti-federation organizations such as the Kingdom of Suille and Katharon.

Variants

Picture Gallery

Notes

References

  1. HG 1/144 AEU-09 AEU Enact Demonstration Color manual
  2. Gundam 00V Gundam Weapons sourcebook; developement chart
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Mobile Suit Gundam 00N Chapter 1
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 HG 1/144 AEU-09 AEU Enact Demonstration Color
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Mobile Suit Gundam 00N Chapter 2
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Gundam 00 1st Mechanics
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Gundam 00 2nd Mechanics
  8. 1/100 SVMS-01O Over Flag manual

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