General and Technical Data Model number: GAT-X105E Code name: Strike E Unit type: prototype all-purpose multi-mode mobile suit Manufacturer: Actaeon Industries Operator(s): Earth Alliance; Serpent Tail First deployment: unknown Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso Dimensions: head height 17.72 meters Weight: unknown Armor materials: unknown Powerplant: ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Variable Phase Shift (VPS) armor; enhanced power unit; hardpoints for mounting Striker packs Fixed armaments: 2 x M2M5 "Todesschrecken" 12.5mm automatic CIWS, fire-linked, mounted in head; 4 x EQS1358 rocket anchor, mounted in hands and feet; 2 x M8F-SB1 "Shorty" beam rifle, mounted on hips, hand-carried in use Optional fixed armaments: see GAT-X105E+AQM/E-X02 Sword Strike E; GAT-X105E+AQM/E-X03 Launcher Strike E; GAT-X105E+AQM/E-X09S Strike Noir; GAT-X105E+AQM/E-M1 Strike E IWSP Optional hand armaments: none Technical and historical notes During the First Earth/ZAFT War, the GAT-X105 Strike Gundam proves its versatility thanks to the use of its interchangeable "Striker packs." After the war, Actaeon Industries upgrades a Strike Gundam to the GAT-X105E Strike E (E meaning enhanced). The new Strike E features several changes from the original design. Unlike the original, the Strike E is equipped with color changing Variable Phase Shift (VPS) armor, as well as an enhanced power unit. The original's armaments have also been replaced, as the Strike E features new CIWS guns, as well as four rocket anchors mounted in the hands and feet. The hip-mounted "Armor Schneider" combat knives have been replaced with a pair of "Shorty" beam rifles. Like the original Strike Gundam, the Strike E is capable of using Striker packs, although it is usually equipped as the GAT-X105E+AQM/E-X09S Strike Noir in combat. The Strike E is assigned to Phantom Pain pilot Sven Cal Bayang and serves as his personal unit during the Second Earth/ZAFT War.