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GAT-333 Raider Full Spec

GAT-333 - Raider Full Spec - Front View

GAT-333 - Raider Full Spec - Back View

GAT-333 - Raider Full Spec - MA Mode View

Unit Type

Limited Production Transformable Long-Range Assault Aerial Mobile Suit

Appearances

Anime
Manga
MSV
Game

Profile

Model Number
  • GAT-333
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Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Power-plant
  • Ultracompact Energy Battery
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only (in cockpit in torso)
Armor
  • Trans-Phase Armor
Armaments
  • 2 x M2M3 76mm Machine Gun
  • 2 x M20 20mm Machine Gun
  • 2 x GAU-8M2 52mm Machine Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 2 x AIM-957F "King Cobra" Missile
Special Equipments and Features
  • Sub-wing
  • 2 x Propellant Tank searchgray_iconsmall.png

The GAT-333 Raider Full Spec is a limited-production transformable aerial assault mobile suit, it was first featured in the original design series SEED-MSV. The unit is piloted by Edward Harrelson.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The Raider Full Spec is a mobile suit designed for long-range aerial assault combat, and can carry an optional sub-wing to extend its travel range and improve its flight capability. The sub-wing also has hardpoints to mount additional weapons, auxiliary engines, or propellant tanks to lengthen its operation time. The Raider Full Spec is also the original form of the GAT-X370 Raider Gundam, and does not have any thrusters on its legs, as the sub-wing serve similar purpose. Furthermore, Raider Full Spec's main turbojet engine has a higher output than that of Raider Gundam.

The armament of the Raider Full Spec mainly features machine guns, two AIM-957F "King Cobra" missiles, and no beam weapons. The machine guns include two shoulder-mounted M2M3 76mm machine guns, which are only operable in MA mode, two M20 20mm machine guns mounted on the claws, and lastly two GAU-8M2 52mm machine guns mounted on the sub-wing hardpoints. The Raider Full Spec is usually launched from the ground in its MA form using dedicated catapults, and can be launched from water surfaces using detachable float. In MS form, vertical take-off is possible, but not recommend as it consumes too much fuel. Some pilots prefer to first let the sub-wing take-off vertically, followed by vertical take-off of the MS and then they combine in mid-air.

Armaments

  • M2M3 76mm Machine Gun
The M2M3 76mm machine gun is one of the three ballistic weapons used by the Raider Full Spec. They are mounted in the shoulders and are usable only in MA mode.
  • M20 20mm Machine Gun
A machine gun mounted in the middle portion between the claws.
  • GAU-8M2 52mm Machine Gun
Another machine gun, it is usually mounted on the sub-wing but can also be handheld.
  • AIM-957F "King Cobra" Missile
Mounted on the wings, the AIM-957F is a highly maneuverable missile that features advanced Target Detection Device and AI system. It is capable of tracking and predicting an enemy’s movement.

Special Equipment & Features

  • Sub-wing
A support device featuring a flying wing design developed for use with the Raider Full Spec. It contains ramjet engines that are used after the MS enters the atmosphere with its re-entry pod. Hard points are located on the top surface so as to maintain the MS’s aerial characteristics and to allow the weapons to be used by the MS’s arms. Interestingly, the sub wing has been known to be used as a ramming weapon by creative pilots.
  • Propellant Tank

History

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. One of 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 in space. Edward was subsequently 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.

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