GAT-706S Deep Forbidden
|Developed from||GAT-X255 Forbidden Blue|
|First Seen||June 30, 71 C.E.|
|Known Pilots||Jane Houston|
|Head Height||17.2 meters56.43 ft |
|Standard Weight||80.4 metric tons|
|Power-plant||Ultracompact Energy Battery|
|Pilot Accommodations||Pilot only (in cockpit in torso)|
|Armor||Reinforced Titanium (around cockpit)|
The GAT-706S Deep Forbidden is a mass-production transformable amphibious mobile weapon, it is featured in the original design series SEED-MSV. The unit is piloted by Jane Houston.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
A simplified, mass production version of the GAT-X255 Forbidden Blue. Unlike the original design which had the disadvantage of being crushed in deep waters if the "Geschmeidig Panzer" system malfunctions, the Deep Forbidden features an additional reinforced titanium armor around the cockpit, granting the pilots survival if the system fails. Weapons wise, the Deep Forbidden shares many similarities with Forbidden Blue, although some weapons were removed. The armament consists of a single phonon maser cannon, two supercavitating torpedo canister pods, four retractable close combat spikes and a handheld trident. Deep Forbidden also retains Forbidden Blue's "close combat mode" and tail extension.
- Phonon Maser Cannon
- The Phonon Maser Cannon is a sonic weapon that is unaffected by water, allowing it to function as an effective weapon both on land and in the sea. It is mounted on the backpack but only usable in close-combat mode. This weapon is the only energy weapons installed on the suit.
- Supercavitating Torpedo Canister Pod
- Mounted on the backpack, identical to where Forbidden Gundam's railguns are mounted and used to fire supercavitating torpedos, a type of torpedo faster than normal ones.
- Close Combat Spike
- For close combat, the suit features four retractable close combat spikes, with two spikes mounted in each shield.
- An optionally handheld close combat weapon.
Special Equipment & Features
- "Geschmeidig Panzer" Energy Deflection Armor
- As with the other suits derived from the original GAT-X252 Forbidden Gundam, the main special feature of the suit is its "Geschmeidig Panzer" energy deflection armor, which is mounted on the two shields of the suit. This system, as with the other suits derived from the Forbidden to be used underwater, is used to move through water and counteract water pressure.
- Tail extension
- Like the Forbidden Blue, the Deep Forbidden is equipped with a tail extension, which mounts an ultra-long-wave antenna and a towed sonar array, while the anchor installed on the Forbidden Blue was removed. These equipments grant the suit advanced sensor capabilities when used underwater.
In CE 71, the Earth Alliance fielded three new Gundam-type mobile suits, which features improved technology from the five original suits created as part of the G Project. One of the three new Gundam units was the GAT-X252 Forbidden Gundam, which was designed for close combat and equipped with the "Geschmeidig Panzer" energy deflection armor to deflect incoming beam attacks. Since this system was also ideal for use underwater as a propulsion system, a new series of underwater mobile suits was created by the EA to counter ZAFT's underwater mobile suits. The first of these suits was the prototype GAT-X255 Forbidden Blue, but it had a fatal flaw and eventually was redesigned and put into mass production in form of the Deep Forbidden, which features similar but stripped-down armament as the Forbidden Blue as well as improved technology. Eventually the Deep Forbidden was succeeded by the GAT-707E Forbidden Vortex, which was a improved version of the Forbidden Blue. One of these units was piloted by the underwater ace pilot Jane Houston.