Model number: GNX-603T
Code name: GN-X
Unit type: limited production general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Linear Train Industries
Operator(s): Advanced European Union; Union of Solar Energy and Free Nations; Human Reform League; United Nations Forces; Earth Sphere Federation
First deployment: AD 2308
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in pelvis
Dimensions: head height 19.0 meters
Weight: max gross 70.4 metric tons
Armor materials: E-Carbon
Powerplant: GN Drive Tau, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: 2 x GN Beam Saber, stored in rack in thighs, hand-carried in use; 2 x GN Vulcan Gun, fire-linked, mounted in head; GN Shield, mounted on left forearm, equipped with defense rod, can generate GN Field; 2 x GN Claw, mounted as fingertips
Optional hand armaments: GN Beam Rifle, can be outfitted as GN Long Barrel Beam Rifle with additional parts
The GNX-603T GN-X is a mobile suit built in secret by Alejandro Corner as part of his attempt to disrupt Aeolia Schenberg's plans and seize control of Celestial Being for himself. To hide its development, the parts are produced in civilian factories at Linear Train Industries and assembled in secret at the orbital elevators. Early in its development, the GN-X is intended to use original GN Drives, but this is later changed to a GN Drive Tau. As a result, the GN-X's GN Drive Tau lacks a starter mechanism and must be activated externally. By the time the GNX-609T GN-XIII is developed, GN Drive Tau performance has improved, and thus the specifications to accommodate original GN Drives are dropped. Due to the disruption of radar by GN particles, the suit has enhanced visual analysis capability in the form of its four eyes. The oval piece on the head contains a large computer for analytical purposes; this computer also helps to compensate for the differences in piloting style amongst the pilots from different factions. In consideration of the pilots being unfamiliar with the control of MS from outside their factions, there is a sub-control system in the head that provides support for evasion, aiming and other basic controls.
The protrusions on the chest and waist that collectively form an 'X' shape are known as GN particle generators. They are an enhanced, redesigned version of the Gundam's clavicle antennae. They can control the GN particles around the suit, allowing it to 'stand' stably in mid-air, and are designed for use by pilots that are unfamiliar with controlling machines that require particle manipulation. The generators are miniaturized as solar furnace equipped machines become more common. The cockpit cannot be mounted in the torso due to the large control component of the GN Drive Tau. The control system in the cockpit can be adjusted to be similar as the one used by the pilot's faction. Thus, the elite pilots from various factions can control the suit without any special training. The GN-X's armaments include a GN Beam Rifle, which features its own GN condenser so as not to drain the GN particles produced by the suit. The rifle comes in two configurations: a standard version for close-range rapid fire, and a long barrel version for long-range shooting that has a lower rate of fire, but higher accuracy. The sharp finger tips can be used in close combat, and the deployment of GN particles can increase their destructive power. Other armaments include a pair of GN Vulcan Guns and GN Beam Sabers, plus a GN Shield that can generate a GN Field on its surface. The shield also features a defense rod similar to Union and AEU mobile suits.
Thirty units are initially produced, with 10 units going to each of the world's three superpowers in 2308. The GN-X is immediately deployed against Celestial Being, and while its performance is inferior to that of the Gundams, it can overwhelm a Gundam through superiority in numbers. As some units are destroyed in battle, salvageable parts are cobbled together to create new machines. Under the auspices of the United Nations, a large attack in space ends in the defeat of Celestial Being and the unification of the world under the Earth Sphere Federation. The ESF produces a limited run of GN-Xs that have nanomachines on their armor surface. A limited custom version, the GNX-604T Advanced GN-X, is also produced by the ESF. The formal deployment of the GN-X series through the production of the GNX-607T GN-XII.
Pilot(s): Sergei Smirnov, Soma Peries, Daryl Dodge, Patrick Colasour, Henry, Amy Zimbalist
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 00; Mobile Suit Gundam 00F; Mobile Suit Gundam 00N; Mobile Suit Gundam 00V Battlefield Record; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full Boost; Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Cosmic Drive/Universe Accel; Gundam Versus
Original mechanical designer: Kanetake Ebikawa
GN Beam Rifle
GN Beam Saber
GN Long Barrel Beam Rifle