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NUNS Special Forces EX-Gear (Military Model)

Anti-Cyborg Rifle
EX-Gear (NUNS Special Forces)

Technical Data

Equipment Type: reinforced-exoskeleton powered suit (military model)
Operators: New United Nations Spacy (NUNS)
Manufacturer: attached to New Unified Forces Special Works Department / L.A.I. Corporation
Cost: approx. twice that of a standard military-grade EX-Gear
Introduction: 2050s
Operational Deployment: 2050s
Accommodation: operator
Dimensions: height 150-225 centimeters (adjustable)
Mass: unknown (lighter than the fully loaded 75 kilogram military EGP-03/05 model)
Structure: unknown
Power Plant: two (possibly three) HR-3UTG Hyper-Eneloop fuel cells
Propulsion: 2 x L.A.I. Corporation VSR-02A chemical rocket engines for high-level flight performance
Performance: approx. 550 kmph (when equipped with flight unit); gliding wheels, 55 kmph (on level ground)
Design Features: powered hands and legs; larger area of protection for occupant and legs; leg section hover units; exclusive headgear mounts over normal helmet during flight; motor glider-type flight unit connected to the back; folding wings; 4 x gliding wheels with built-in motors; full self-adhesive camouflage decals (appliable/removable based on mission requirements); enhanced optical and acoustic sensors; replacement of materials with composites for improved maneuverability and reduced weight; silencing design measures applied to the gliding wheels and the hover unit to reduce operating noise; joints and actuators operate virtually silent
- Armament -
  • 1 x anti-cyborg rifle
  • 1 x submachine gun
  • 1 x survival knife
  • various other weapons

  • Description and History

    The EX-Gear is a reinforced-exoskeleton and powered suit built for a variety of purposes including pilot suit system, variable fighter cockpit interface and combat support. The New Unified Forces Special Works Department in cooperation with L.A.I. designed a specially-modified/enhanced version of the military-grade EX-Gear in limited numbers for the New Unified Forces Special Forces Troops. The Special Forces EX-Gear features numerous design improvements over the standard issue military version including enhanced optical/acoustic sensors and composite material construction for improved maneuverability, reduced weight and faster flight speed. However, the primary advantage of the Special Forces EX-Gear would be the modifications for silent operation. Silencing measures reduce operating noise of the gliding wheels in the feet and hover unit in the backpack as well as the virtually silent operation of the joints and actuators. The resulting EX-Gear is so silent it can go undetected even against cyborg soldiers with senses keener than a normal human's. In addition, the Special Forces EX-Gear is outfitted with a full set of self-adhesive camouflage decals that can be removed and changed according to mission requirements. This makes the EX-Gear perfect for covert operations, infiltration and other subversive roles. Unsurprisingly, the existence of this modified EX-Gear isn't disclosed to the public.

    The Special Forces EX-Gear was a notable success in modifying the hardware to emphasize its operation as a combat powered suit rather than just a pilot suit system. Its greatest features are said to be the adoption of Implant technology and anti-Cyborg soldier armaments. The Anti-Cyborg Rifle is a standard-issue rifle modified for use against cyborg soldiers through use of overpressure ammunition with an exclusive coating on the shells. It also has a grenade launcher and harpoon gun, the latter being used to suppress the movements of cyborg soldiers via implant technology within the harpoon. Following the Vajra attack of the Macross Galaxy fleet, refugee ships transported evacuation groups to the Macross Frontier fleet including covert Galaxy Fleet cyborg soldiers. The cyborg's goal was to infiltrate and take over the Frontier fleet, but Leon Mishima became aware of their plans and coordinated an effort to contain and suppress them. When the cyborg infiltrators made their move, the Special Forces Teams deployed in their modified EX-Gear subdued the infiltrators in short order. Colonel Grace Godunuv (aka, Grace O'Connor) was among those infiltrators outwitted and captured by the Special Forces teams and their EX-Gear.

    The name "EX" is short hand for "Extender"

    Production Notes

    Debut: Macross Frontier The Movie: Itsuwari no Utahime (The False Songstress)
    Pilot(s): no notables
    Other appearances: Macross Frontier The Movie: Sayonara no Tsubasa (The Wings of Goodbye)
    Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki

    Line Art

  • EX-Gear NUNS Special Forces art
  • Information Courtesy of fan translation (Seto Kaiba of the Macross World forum community)
    Images From - Macross Chronicle and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist