The AGX-04A1 Gerbera Tetra Kai ("Kai" is the Japanese Kanji character "改", In English translates into "Modified") is a variant of AGX-04 Gerbera Tetra designed by Mika Akitaka. It's first illustration appeared in Bandai Visual's Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory laser disc and later made appearance in Hobby Japan's GUNDAM WEAPONS 3 as well as Gihren's Greed video game. Katoki Hajime later re-design it as part of Gundam Fix Figuration in 9/2002.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The AGX-04A1 Gerbera Tetra Kai is a unit with less modified parts from the RX-78GP04G Gundam "Gerbera" and would be able to maintain more of the original specifications of the RX-78GP04G.
- 110mm Machine Cannon
- The Gerbera Tetra Kai is equipped with four 110mm machine cannons, two mounted on each forearm. Having the greatest rate of fire of all the Gerbera Tetra Kai's weapons these are primarily used to ward off advancing enemies, shoot down missiles, or hit other fast moving targets. They also made good use as anti-aircraft and anti-personnel weapons.
- Beam Saber
- The beam saber is a small cylindrical device held in the mobile suit's hands when deployed and is powered by a rechargeable energy capacitor. It emits high-energy Minovsky particles to form a blade-shaped I-field (via manipulation of electromagnetic fields), and then fills this I-field shell with superheated Minovsky particle plasma to produce an effective cutting blade. The beam saber is capable of cutting through any metal that has not been treated with anti-beam coating.
- X-04 Beam Machine Gun
- The beam machine gun operates on similar principles as a beam rifle, but it breaks down the concentrated mega particles so that it fired a burst of smaller less powerful beams instead of a single large coherent beam. Each individual beam in a burst was less powerful than the coherent beam from most other beam rifles, however because of the immense power in standard beams this was an issue of little importance. The burst did allow for a spread of beams, similar to a beam spray gun, allowing for a greater chance of hitting a target, yet holds the same range as a regular beam rifle. Because the beam machine gun will overheat from constant use, it was equipped with an automatic cooling mechanism.