The MSW-004 Gundam [Kestrel] Maneuver Exterior is a variant of the MSW-004 Gundam [Kestrel]. It appears in the Advance of Zeta: The Traitor to Destiny series of light novels. It is piloted by Van Asiliaino.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
After the MSW-004 Gundam [Kestrel]'s laser rocket units were damaged in battle with the RX-136-1 Rakshasa, it was equipped with four shoulder-mounted "Break Binders", with external thrusters and beam gun, to compensate for the loss of maneuverability. Although the AMBAC effect produced by the binders improves mobility, the increased weight reduces stability during combat maneuvers.
- Vulcan Gun
- A wired psycommu weapon that when deployed is capable of carrying out 360° all-range attack on enemy units, within its effective range.
- Beam Saber
- Beam Emitter
- Beam Rifle
- A specialized high-power beam rifle designed for the MSW-004 Gundam, it is the most powerful beam-type weapon of the suit. Four E-pack cartridges are stored on either side of the Kestrel's waist.
- A conventional solid shield attached to the forearm of the Kestrel. It is equipped with three detachable beam sabers.