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Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Land Combat Type Gundam Delta Kai is a heavily modified MSN-001X Gundam Delta Kai stationed on Area X in Mariana Base on Earth. The whole suit is changed drastically in design, with its shoulders and legs were changed in order to equip new boosters to work in Earth's gravity. Its legs were equipped with hover units instead of boosters which can still work in Waverider Mode. The unit is however painted in white and blue colors, making it reminiscent of the RX-79(G)Ez-8 Gundam Ez8.
With some of the unit's armament remain like the NITRO System, a few weapons were changed or removed from the refit. Both the Long Mega Buster and Proto Fin Funnels were removed from the unit itself, replacing it with a Custom Railgun.
- Vulcan Gun
- The 60mm vulcan gun has been a standard armament of Federation suits since the One Year War. While not very powerful and typically unable to penetrate mobile suit armor, the vulcan gun is useful in intercepting missiles/rockets, destroying mobile suit sensors, and engaging lightly-armored targets such as tanks and small aircraft.
- Railgun w/Beam Rifle
- Beam Saber
- The Delta Gundam Kai's close combat armaments, they are stored in the shield. It is able to melt through most armor and destroy most mobile suits in one strike. They can be used as beam cannons while mounted in the shield.
- It doubles as the unit's forward section in waverider mode. It stores the Gundam's beam sabers and can mount a variety of weapons.
- Burst Bolt
- Optional close-combat weapon that can be mounted on the front side of the shield. It produces a disruptive effect through a combination of explosive force and high voltage power using a built-in capacitor. A similar weapon is used by the FA-00100S Full Armor Hyaku Shiki Kai.
- "NITRO" Psycommu System
- The Newtype Injection Trace Reformed Oldtype Psycommu System. A specialized Psycommu system installed in the Gundam Delta Kai that can grant Newtype abilities. It projects large amounts of data into the pilot and allows for better response time with the unit and enhanced attack capabilities. With this system, an Oldtype pilot can acquire abilities suitable enough to manipulate the Fin Funnels mounted on the Delta Kai. It causes the Delta Kai to produce blue flames during full output. Because the system has been modified and optimized to "strengthen humans", the brain of the occupant is forcibly rewritten when the system is functioning. As a result, the personality of the pilot becomes more aggressive.
After the Delta Kai was transferred to the Mariana Base on Earth, the unit was given a major overhaul to work under Earth Gravity, being refitted into the Land Combat Type Gundam Delta Kai. This unit is assigned to Federation Pilot Ing Ryudo and was used in an operation to take out the remaining Zeon Remnants in Pagan Island.
- ↑ HGUC Gundam Delta Kai model kit assembly instruction
- Delta is the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 4.
- Chi is the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals, it has a value of 600. Coincidentally, it is pronounced "Kai", the same as the Japanese word for "customized/modified".