A mobile suit tuned to meet Kira Yamato’s need, Strike Freedom has Variable Phase Shift Armor and like its predecessor, Freedom, is primarily armed with powerful ranged weapons. It armaments includes head-mounted CIWS, an abdomen-mounted multi-phase beam cannon, hip-mounted railguns, combine-able beam sabers and beam rifles, DRAGOON pods controlled by the new Super DRAGOON system and beam shields. It is also equipped with “Voiture Lumière” propulsion system, Neutron Jammer Canceller and powered by the new Hyper-Deuterion Nuclear Reactor.
Strike Freedom’s design focuses on mobility rather than armor strength as Kira is rarely hit, and as the beam shields can compensate for the defensive fragility. As a result, the movement range of the joints is increased through the splitting of the armor and its sliding mechanism. To complement this, the internal skeleton also has PS armor. When the internal skeleton phase-shift, the unit possess near human flexibility and through its glowing effect, is able to discharge overflowing residual energy within the body through the joints. This internal PS armor also helps to withstand the high output and Gs caused by Hyper Deuterion and the new propulsion system, playing a role in increasing Strike Freedom’s mobility.
Original: Gundam Seed Destiny
Release Date: Mid Nov, 2013