CBY-077 GN Cannon
|Developed from||GN-005 Gundam Virtue|
|First Seen||2302 A.D.|
|Last Seen||2302 A.D.|
|Manufacturer||Celestial Being Mobile Suit Factory|
|Known Pilots||Beside Pain|
|Pilot Accommodations||Pilot only, cockpit in chest|
CB-077 GN Cannon (aka GN Cannon, pronounced "Gun Cannon"), is a prototype MS series designed for Innovades. It is featured in Mobile Suit Gundam 00P.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The GN Cannon is a limited prototype series created by Innovators. The experimental series was created within the Innovators' mothership, Celestial Being. When Innovators had control of Veda, they had access of its database, including data on CB MS technology. Using data on GN-005 Gundam Virtue, they created a their own heavy assault unit.
GN Cannon's design is heavily based on Gundam Virtue's overall capabilities; a close reproduction based on Innovator MS technology. Like Virtue, GN Cannon serves primarily as a heavy assault unit; however, the unit has no second form. Although the units was based on Virtue, Innovator engineers never gave the unit a second form (like the original Virtue with Gundam Nadleeh); it can't purge its armor in combat nor have any special hidden capabilities, an ironically less capable and less versatile imitation of Virtue. However, the unit is not without its own capabilities.
For weapons, its GN Long Cannons are based on Virtue's GN Cannons and GN Bazooka, interestingly, they have a strong similarity to Seravee Gundam's GN Bazookas. Innovator engineers merged the designs and enhanced the guns to give them extended long-ranged capabilities. For unexplained reasons, Innovator engineers fixed four of the Long Cannons to the chest of GN Cannon; this limits the range and flexibility of its firing capabilities. Two are paired together, located near each side of its MS shoulders for limited vertical angle firing solutions. When greater firepower is needed, the paired cannons can combine like Seravee's Bazookas into a single weapon.
Its armor is much like Virtue's, giving it strong defense capabilities, but limitations in maneuverability and speed. Because the series wasn't meant to be a front-line MS, there was no concern for faster performance as long as it can devastate and destroy the enemy with its powerful beam weaponry. Although its armor is similar to Virtue, its armor wasn't designed for GN Field generation; it makes the unit completely reliant on its armor without additional particle field protection. Although a derivative of Virtue, the unit has faint aesthetics to Gundam Dynames as well.
Like Dynames, the armor skirts of GN Cannon carry micro-GN Missiles. When facing an incoming enemy, its skirt would flip upwards to fire at its target at close range. The MS head is a large sensor scope to compliment its firing systems. Without needing to switch to a Sniper Mode, GN Cannon is capable of powerful long-ranged firing with greater precision than Virtue.
Overall, the unit is not a true successor to Virtue, but a formidable unit in the battlefield. The units are primarily used as long-ranged support gunners to assist the CB-001 1 Gundam series. When developing the GN Cannon's successor, Ribbons wanted to be completely self-reliant in battle and combined the successor of 1-Gundam's design into a single hybrid unit, CB-0000G/C Reborns Gundam.
- GN Long Cannon
- The most powerful member of the GN Cannon family. Its firepower matches that of Seravee's GN Bazooka. Its power output is variable.
- GN Missile
- GN Missiles missile contains an electronics package to handle targeting and telemetry, a propulsion system, and a GN Condenser.
In Gundam 00P, two GN Cannons face off with Gundam Meister 874's GNY-0042-874 Gundam Artemie. They use their particle beams to attack the Artemie, but Gundam Meister 874 uses the Trial Field to freeze it. However, the field's effect was cancelled, as Tieria Erde was also using the Trial system that time, testing GN-004 Gundam Nadleeh. Elsewhere, as Tieria had higher access to Veda than Meister 874, his system access request was given higher priority. Meister 874 then tried to attack using its 4 bits while charging towards the enemy. However, an unidentified mobile suit then entered the battle, maneuvering to intercept her after releasing its optical camouflage.
In a three-on-one battle, both GN Cannons and 1 Gundam were damaging Gundam Artemie bit by bit. Gundam Rasiel, piloted by Grave Violento, forced its way into the fray. Both Grave and Gundam Meister 874 took out one GN Cannon. Then Grave tore 1 Gundam to pieces. Beside Pain, 1 Gundam's pilot, quickly transferred all of his personal data into one of the Innovades piloting his support units with the same base pattern. Beside, piloting the last GN Cannon, withdraws from the battle.
Notes & Trivia
- The GN Cannon's model number is intended as a homage to the RX-77 Guncannon from the original Mobile Suit Gundam series.
Articles & References
- ↑ Gundam 00V Gundam Weapons book