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In the anime series Gundam Seed Destiny, the MVF-M11C Murasame is a transformable mobile suit designed by the Orb Union as a successor to their earlier Astray series. While the Astrays had a "flight pack" derived from the GAT-X105 Strike Gundam's AQM/E-X01 Aile Striker for limited aerial maneuverability, the Murasame instead is capable of transforming into an airplane-like flight mode (Mobile Armour) for sustained aerial patrols and combat.
In mobile suit mode, the Murasame is armed with the standard beam rifle, beam saber, and head-mounted CIWS guns, similar to those of its predecessors. In flight mode, its shield becomes the aircraft's nose, and the beam rifle, mounted on the right side, can still be fired. In addition, it mounts a centerline beam gun, four more CIWS on the the forward-swept wings, and four small missile launchers on its underside.
One Murasame is carried aboard the assault ship Archangel, piloted by former ZAFT ace Andrew Waltfeld and painted in his red and gold "Desert Tiger" colors. More than twenty others are carried by the aircraft carrier Takemikazuchi. Murasame is named for a legendary Japanese swordsmith.
Manufacturer: Orb Union
User: Orb Union
Unit type: general purpose mass production transformable mobile suit
Overall height: 17.82 meters
Weight: 46.88 metric tons
Powerplant: Ultracompact energy battery
Armament: M2M5D 12.5mm head-mounted CIWS x2, M2M5D 12.5mm wing-mounted CIWS x4, Type 70J Kai beam saber x2, Type 72 high-energy beam gun x1, Type 66A anti-air missile launcher x4, Type 72 Kai "Ikazuchi" beam rifle x1, shield x1
Pilot(s): Andrew Waltfeld, Baba, Sora Sina , Kel Arsonly, Andrew Mortensen
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