GAT-333 Raider Full Spec
|Developed from||GAT-X303 Aegis Gundam|
|First Seen||71 C.E.|
|Last Seen||74 C.E.|
|Known Pilots||Edward Harrelson|
|Power-plant||Ultracompact Energy Battery|
|Pilot Accommodations||Pilot only (in cockpit in torso)|
The GAT-333 Raider Full Spec is a limited-production transformable aerial attack-use mobile suit, it was first featured in the original design series SEED-MSV. The unit is piloted by Edward Harrelson.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The armament of the Raider Full Spec mainly features machine guns, Trans-Phase armor, two AIM-957F "King Cobra" missiles and no beam weapons. The machine guns consist of two M2M3 76mm machine guns, mounted on the shoulders, which are however only operable in flight mode, two M20 20mm machine guns, mounted on the claws and lastly two GAU-8M2 52mm machine guns, which are mounted on the wing hardpoints. The Raider Full Spec additionally has the ability to carry a sub wing which is able to mount further weapons, auxiliary engines or propellant tanks to lengthen its operation time. The four large thrusters featured on the standard Raider are deleted, as the sub wing's engines had the same purpose. The Raider Full Spec is more specialized toward atmospheric flight, at the expense of inferior space combat capability.
Although not listed in its armaments, the Raider Full Spec can be refitted with Raider's armaments when needed.
- M2M3 76mm Machine Gun
- M20 20mm Machine Gun
- GAU-8M2 52mm Machine Gun
- AIM-957F "King Cobra" Missile
- The AIM-957F is a highly maneuverable missile that features a advanced Target Detection Device equipped and AI system. It is capable of tracking and predicting an enemy’s movement.
Special Equipment & Features
- A support device featuring a flying wing design developed for use with the Raider Full Spec. It was powered by four ramjet engines for flight. It is normally catapult-launched from the ground, and a detachable float for the Sub-wing can also be used for a waterborne takeoff. Interestingly, the sub wing has been known to be used as a ramming weapon by creative pilots.
- Propellant Tank
Although the prototype GAT-X370 Raider was first produced, the Raider Full Spec was the design first developed by the Earth Alliance. After the production of the Raider, the Raider Full Spec was put into limited mass production. The test pilot for the unit is the EA ace pilot Edward Harrelson, who used such a unit In Operation 8.8, an attack on ZAFT's Carpentaria Base on August 8, CE 71. When Edward defected from the Alliance to fight for the independence of his home country the United States of South America, he not only stole his GAT-X133 Sword Calamity but also one Raider Full Spec unit. He used this unit to fight against Morgan Chevalier and his GAT-01A1+AQM/E-X04 Gunbarrel Dagger but since the battle took place in space (where the Raider FS is inferior). Edward was beaten and pulled into Earth's gravity field by Morgan, an incident, which he barely survived. Before this battle the EA sent three Raider FS units to defeat Edward but he destroyed all three units using his Sword Calamity.
Another Raider Full Spec is covertly transferred by Muruta Azrael to Orb's Rondo Sahaku faction, while a further unit is seen in CE 74 as one of the Mobile Weapons to defend Heaven's Base in Iceland. This unit is however quickly destroyed by Rey Za Burrel in his more advanced ZGMF-X666S Legend Gundam.
- Like the GAT-X252 Forbidden Gundam's variants and the GAT-X133 Sword Calamity, Raider Full Spec is one of the first production mobile suits equipped with Trans-Phase Armor