Su, Rodrick (rsu@tigana.com)
Wed, 20 Oct 1999 16:09:26 -0700


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tomonaga [mailto:Tomonaga@xtra.co.nz]
>
>
> Edmund Chiu wrote:
>
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Matt Hanyok <mhanyo1@umbc.edu>
> > To: <gundam@aeug.org>
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 1999 8:47 AM
> > Subject: Re: [gundam] a Gundam's special attributes
> >
> >
> > > > Gebrera Tetra AGX-04 - ??? (why'd they build
> this for?)
> > > good question. is it even in the series? Heck, I don't
> actually really
> > know
> > > what the blasted thing looks like. I could go look it up
> but I don't
> > > remember it even being mentioned in the series.
> >
> > I think it's a variation of GP01. Seems to have more
> firepower than GP01
> > yet pretty agile.... As for why it didn't appear as a
> Gundam, people already
> > mentioned that the Fed don't think they can afford another
> Gundam prototype
> > and it seems to look too "Zionish"....
>
> The AGX-04 was developed by Anaheim Electronics
> simultaneously with the GP
> series Gundams but independently from the Federation forces.
> Many of the
> engineers that worked on Unit 2 were ex-Zeonic employees, and
> they worked on the
> Gerbera Tetra (knowing that it was not going to be a
> Federation MS) hence the
> "Zionish" look. The Gerbera Tetra was delivered to the Delaz
> Fleet and was
> piloted by Cima Garahau in 0083 in the final battle.
>
> I think in terms of the UC timeline, this was the first MS
> developed by Anaheim
> Electronics for the 'enemy'. In Z Gundam, they make MS for
> Titans, Federation,
> and the 'enemy' AEUG.
>

It's also cheaper than GP01 and GP01Fb by dropping core fighter. Without
core fighter taking up excessive space, they can afford to stuff it with
bigger engine, more boosters, and more weapons.

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